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Go Creative Show is a place for revealing and informative interviews with A-list filmmakers. Hosted by Producer and Director Ben Consoli, each week we feature cinematographers, production designers, directors and producers to share behind the scenes experiences from the hottest movies and shows. Whether you're a brand new filmmaker or a film industry veteran, Go Creative Show will entertain, inform and make you a better filmmaker.

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    • 4.8 • 169 Ratings

Go Creative Show is a place for revealing and informative interviews with A-list filmmakers. Hosted by Producer and Director Ben Consoli, each week we feature cinematographers, production designers, directors and producers to share behind the scenes experiences from the hottest movies and shows. Whether you're a brand new filmmaker or a film industry veteran, Go Creative Show will entertain, inform and make you a better filmmaker.

    Candy Cinematography (with Simon Dennis BSC)

    Candy Cinematography (with Simon Dennis BSC)

    Learn how cinematographer Simon Dennis BSC created an authentic and super saturated early 1980’s world for CANDY on Hulu.
    Simon and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss why he chose the Sony Venice and custom tuned lenses to create CANDY and how the look was inspired by William Eggleston and Napoleon Dynamite.  We also dive deep into the 1:66 aspect ratio, the challenges of working with child actors, how to make multi-camera look like single camera, and much more!
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    What you will learn in this episode How color and saturation represents plot (03:35) Being influenced by Nepolioan Dynamite (09:15) Recreating the 1980s through cinematoraphy (13:18) Shooting with limited daylight hours (17:14) Why the 1.66 aspect ratio is important (20:10) Simion's approach to shooting wideshots (24:09) Creating a "vinyl" look with detuned lenses (30:31) Approach to lighting CANDY (36:25) Working with actor Justin Timberlake (40:32) Deconstructing the court room scenes (50:02) And more! Subscribe + Follow Go Creative Show
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Pachinko Cinematography (with Florian Hoffmeister BSC)

    Pachinko Cinematography (with Florian Hoffmeister BSC)

    PACHINKO cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC shares how he created one cohesive look to represent multiple decades in Japan and Korea. What cameras and lenses did he choose and why? We discuss it all.  Florian and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, talk about the challenges of filming in a language and culture he didn’t understand, why episode 7 has a completely different look, his approach to the earthquake scene, lessons learned, and more!
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    What you will learn in this episode What PACHINKO accomplishes as a story (01:46) Portraying the changing time periods (03:09) How to use space effectively in cinematography (06:05) Challenges of not knowing the language or culture (10:32) When to say no to a project (17:38) The visual approach to PACHINKO (24:57) Florian's approach to filming exteriors (30:05) The crazy logistics of using a camera crane on the water (35:42) Shooting episode 7 with a different aspect ratio (42:22) Breaking down the earthquake scenes (47:45) Lessons learned filming PACHINKO (51:54) And more! Subscribe + Follow Go Creative Show
    Twitter Facebook Apple Podcasts Stitcher Google Play Podcasts iHeart Radio YouTube Show Links PACHINKO trailer PACHINKO on Apple TV+ PACHINKO IMDb Panaspeed | Panavision Gordon Parks's Long-Forgotten Color Photographs of Everyday Segregation Gordon Parks's Intimate Color Photographs of Life in Segregated Alabama - Artsy Follow Our Guest Florian Hoffmeister’s Instagram Florian Hoffmeister’s IMDb Follow Ben Consoli BC Media Productions BenConsoli.com Twitter Instagram  Follow Connor Crosby (producer)
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    • 58 min
    The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Cinematography (with Shawn Peters)

    The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Cinematography (with Shawn Peters)

    Learn the masterful way that cinematographer Shawn Peters visually portrayed dementia in THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY on Apple TV+.
    Shawn and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how to use different lenses and camera tricks to evolve a show's look over time, using broken glass to create stunning in-camera effects, how to create the perfect day for night, and more!
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    What you will learn in this episode Working on an Oscar-winning project (00:55) Incorporating archive footage into a project (03:41) Did Will Smith's slap take away from winning an Oscar? (11:10) Establishing an evolving look to the series (12:54) Using broken glass to create unique in-camera effects (18:48) Portraying character development through different lenses (29:22) How to do a perfect day for night (41:15) Creating realistic moonlight (49:23) Lighting and filming realistic fire scenes (55:54) And more! Subscribe + Follow Go Creative Show
    Twitter Facebook Apple Podcasts Stitcher Google Play Podcasts iHeart Radio YouTube Show Links THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY IMDb THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY trailer THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY on Apple TV+ Angenieux 50mm .95 Camtec Falcon Lenses Days of Heaven The Plot Against America Interview on Go Creative Show Follow Our Guest Shawn Peters’ IMDb Shawn Peters’ website Shawn Peters’ Instagram Follow Ben Consoli BC Media Productions BenConsoli.com Twitter Instagram  Follow Connor Crosby (producer)
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Dropout Cinematography (with Michelle Lawler)

    The Dropout Cinematography (with Michelle Lawler)

    THE DROPOUT cinematographer, Michelle Lawler, shares her unique opportunities and challenges while filming on location for the hit Hulu series about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos.
    Michelle and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how character development affects cinematography, using 200 astera tubes to light an office, tips for creating eyelights, and so much more.
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    What you will learn in this episode Cinematography appeal to THE DROPOUT (01:57) How reality can affect cinematography (06:00) The role of a pilot cinematographer (09:14) Using 200 astera tubes to light an office (11:43) How character development motivates cinematography (20:20) Why Cooke lenses are so good (26:30) Using Leica lenses to create a modern look (30:18) Shooting on stage vs. shooting on location (37:19) Using very intentional camera movement (40:30) Limited lighting options for office interiors (46:50) Using a pizza box bounce for eyelights (48:53) Cramming 5 weeks of prep for 4 episodes (54:19) And more! Go Creative Show is supported by:
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    Twitter Facebook Apple Podcasts Stitcher Google Play Podcasts iHeart Radio YouTube Show Links THE DROPOUT IMDb THE DROPOUT trailer THE DROPOUT on Hulu Leica Summilux-C Lenses Follow Our Guest Michelle Lawler’s IMDb Michelle Lawler’s Instagram Follow Ben Consoli BC Media Productions BenConsoli.com Twitter Instagram  Follow Connor Crosby (producer)
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Winning Time Cinematography (with Todd Banhazl and Mihai Malaimare Jr.)

    Winning Time Cinematography (with Todd Banhazl and Mihai Malaimare Jr.)

    Even if you're not a basketball fan, you will fall in love with the 1980s visual style of HBO's WINNING TIME. Cinematographers Todd Banhazl and Mihai Malaimare Jr. discuss how they used several different camera types and formats to perfectly capture the look of the series.
    Todd, Mihai, and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss filming with the Ikegami camera, post-processing techniques to help age the look, creating a visual rule book, how hard light affects character development, breaking down the biggest scenes, and more!
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    What you will learn in this episode Why WINNING TIME was shot multi-format (01:34) The 1980s visual look with the Ikegami camera (04:35) Techniques to help age the footage even more in post (11:55) Why having a visual rule book was so crucial (15:29) "Aggressive" cinematography style approach (21:55) Building light structures in ceilings (25:34) Referencing 1980s advertising (29:50) How hard light affects character development (34:07) Approach to night exteriors (41:25) Techniques for filming authentic basketball games (44:28) Lighting the White Party scene (52:57) Shooting the Lodge scene (56:35) And more! Go Creative Show is supported by:
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    CODA Cinematography (with Paula Huidobro)

    CODA Cinematography (with Paula Huidobro)

    CODA cinematographer, Paula Huidobro, discusses the Oscar-winning film and unique challenges of filming actors using sign language. Plus, her thoughts on the Will Smith slap incident.
    Paula and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, share techniques for lighting natural looking interiors, letting the camera take a back seat, embracing harsh sunlight and the cinematic beauty of New England. We also talk about how she captured the 1980s with her work on the show PHYSICAL.
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    What you will learn in this episode CODA's Oscar win and reaction to Will Smith slap (01:23) How sign language affects cinematography (06:27) Realistic approach to lighting interiors (13:14) How the Sony Venice allowed for low light cinematography (20:38) Capturing the Look of New England (24:45) Why all boat scenes were shot in the ocean (28:45) Embracing harsh sunlight for exteriors (32:15) Go-to lighting fixtures and filtration (37:26) Shooting the 1980s period comedy drama PHYSICAL (40:37) Taking a backseat approach to shooting CODA (45:53) And more! Go Creative Show is supported by:
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    Twitter Facebook Apple Podcasts Stitcher Google Play Podcasts iHeart Radio YouTube Show Links CODA IMDb CODA trailer CODA on Apple TV+ PHYSICAL IMDb PHYSICAL trailer PHYSICAL on Apple TV+ Follow Our Guest Paula Huidobro’s IMDb Paula Huidobro’s Instagram Paula Huidobro’s website Follow Ben Consoli BC Media Productions BenConsoli.com Twitter Instagram  Follow Connor Crosby (producer)
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

Story Lit Films ,

My favorite podcast

As a cinematographer this podcast is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. I listen to every episode and sometimes listen to an episode 2-3 times! Ben Consoli and Connor Crosby have crafted an amazing podcast that inspires and educated me to be a better filmmaker.

Matt Sweeney ,

Inspiring, informative, entertaining

I don’t know of any other podcast or place for this kind of behind the scenes information where you get such wonderful technical insight on how a show/movie is filmed. Sure you can subscribe to American Cinematographer, but Ben grounds his interviews with A-List DPs and filmmakers on a human level that makes you feel like anything is possible and you too can make your dreams come true.

This podcast covers all aspects of cinematography from the technical details of camera, lenses, lighting, blocking… to the lifestyle and relationship side of what its really like dedicating part of your life to a film.

If you’re a filmmaker or aspiring filmmaker I can’t recommend the Go Creative Show enough. I’ve been DPing for 10+ years and am always excited to listen to the next episode because I know I will learn something new. And better yet…be inspired for my next project knowing I have a new trick or two up my sleeve.

Thanks Ben for all of your dedication to this show and love for the movie making process.

Action!

Jdupiton3 ,

Great Show! Film Student Perspective

This show has been instrumental in furthering my education as to what it’s like to be working on a modern Film Set as a DP! Having just graduated Film School, this show has been ON IT! The Cinematographers who come on to the show are working on some of the biggest Films of the year including the Oscar winning Greg Fraser, who shot Dune! The Host, Ben Consoli is awesome and asks ALL the question we want to hear about how specific scenes were shot even down to the specific camera and lens package that they chose with the director. I’m trying to break into commercial and narrative film as a freelancer right now and this show has helped to steer me in the right direction! S/O Dallas!

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