185 episodes

The Team Deakins podcast is an ongoing conversation between acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins and James Deakins, his collaborator, about cinematography, the film business and whatever other questions are submitted. We start with a specific question and end....who knows where! We are joined by guests periodically. Followup questions can be posted in the forums at www.rogerdeakins.com.

Team Deakins James Ellis Deakins, Roger Deakins

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 887 Ratings

The Team Deakins podcast is an ongoing conversation between acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins and James Deakins, his collaborator, about cinematography, the film business and whatever other questions are submitted. We start with a specific question and end....who knows where! We are joined by guests periodically. Followup questions can be posted in the forums at www.rogerdeakins.com.

    EDWARD BERGER AND JAMES FRIEND - Director and Cinematographer Team

    EDWARD BERGER AND JAMES FRIEND - Director and Cinematographer Team

    ED BERGER AND JAMES FRIEND - Director and Cinematographer Team
    On this episode of The Team Deakins Podcast, we connect with a talented filmmaking duo for a fabulous conversation. Director Edward Berger and cinematographer James Friend (YOUR HONOR, ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT) tell us how they like to make their films using only a single camera. They explain how using one camera allows them a level of precision that isn’t possible on a multiple camera shoot. We also discuss the importance of understanding the perspective of the film that’s being made. For them, that perspective dictates where the camera is placed for every shot, and how the sequences are edited. Edward and James were wonderful guests, be sure not to miss it! Available now!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    CASEY AFFLECK - Actor

    CASEY AFFLECK - Actor

    CASEY AFFLECK - Actor
    For this episode of The Team Deakins Podcast, we have a delightful conversation with the brilliant actor, Casey Affleck (MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS, GONE BABY GONE). Our conversation with Casey really shines a light on his dedication as an actor. We talk about the value of rehearsals, and the romantic notion of foregoing rehearsal in order to find it on the day. Casey is vert thoughtful when discussing the importance of connecting with a project emotionally, and making sure you are taking a role for the right reasons. We also share some fun memories from working together on THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES! Listen in to hear it all. Available now.

    • 59 min
    MANDY MOORE - Choreographer

    MANDY MOORE - Choreographer

    MANDY MOORE - Choreographer
    The effervescent and talented choreographer Mandy Moore (LA LA LAND, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, DANCING WITH THE STARS) joins us in conversation for this episode of The Team Deakins Podcast. Mandy’s enthusiasm is infections, and her knowledge of dance is vast. She walks us through the ways she designs a dance for a single camera shoot, and how her methods change on a multiple camera one. We also dig into some of her most iconic work, including the stupendous twilight at Griffith Park sequence she arranged for Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. We also spend some quality time gushing over the persistent genius of CABARET, and why it’s one of the all-time greats! Listen In! Available now!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    MARTIN MCDONAGH - Director

    MARTIN MCDONAGH - Director

    MARTIN MCDONAGH - Director
    For this episode of The Team Deakins Podcast, we have a delightful conversation with the brilliant writer and director Martin McDonagh. (IN BRUGES, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN) Martin tells us how he got his start as a playwright. He goes on to tell us all about the difference between writing plays and writing movies, especially when it comes to having control over the project. He also walks us through some of his experiences making his films, including where the inspiration for each of them came from. Martin is an absolute joy to talk to. Listen in, we know you will agree!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    CRIS GRAVES - Documentarian

    CRIS GRAVES - Documentarian

    CRIS GRAVES - Documentarian
    For this episode of The Team Deakins Podcast, we have a delightful conversation with the documentary producer and director, Cris Graves. Cris is a mover and a shaker, and her can-do spirit is infections. As she pivots her attention to launching her own narrative feature film, Cris tells us how she’s not willing to compromise her own vision and how her story has already become an inspiration for others. Listen in and let her enthusiasm for filmmaking grab ahold of you! Available now.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    PEARCE ROEMER - Assistant Editor

    PEARCE ROEMER - Assistant Editor

    PEARCE ROEMER - Assistant Editor
    On this episode of The Team Deakins Podcast we are joined by the fabulous assistant editor Pearce Roemer (1917, TENET, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE). Pearce really understands the nuts and bolts filmmaking that goes on in the editorial department, and he tells us everything we want to know. We learn how Pearce got involved with the X-Men franchise, and has become an indispensable part of that team over the years. We also touch on a wide array of topics, including how Covid completely restructured the editorial workflow, screening the very first day of dailies for 1917, and even how solar radiation can lead to dead pixels in your footage! Don’t miss it!

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
887 Ratings

887 Ratings

Lakin B ,

Just amazing

It’s genuinely incredible that this exists. A must listen for anyone with even a passing interest in movies.

rawpanic54 ,

A true gift.

As an ex film major and makeup effects guy who is currently using my mid life crisis to go deep into stop motion animation, I happened upon this podcast and can’t believe how much of a game changer it has been for me.

As a lifelong cinephile, I usually bore all within earshot as I wax on about different films and their impact. Until now, only a few close friends and my sons, who’ve I raised on a steady diet of Kubrick, Kurosawa, Honda, Scorsese, Coppola, Coens, Tarentino and yes, Roger Corman, would tolerate an exchange with me.

I feel like the proverbial pig who discovered a sea of lovely mud to wallow in. The depth and knowledge that is openly and warmly shared by James, Roger and their guests is jaw dropping.

Beyond a deep dive into the industry and technique, this podcast is so personal it’s wildly entertaining. As a testament, my wife who will leave the room if I show any reaction to a rack focus, push in, frame or track (you couldn’t pay her to watch 1917 with me) has taken to listening to this on her own. She could not care less about how a film is made, but she enjoys the presentation and information of Team Deakins (with the exception of color science or Arri).

Thank you both.

MIKEMENTOR! ,

BEST PODCAST for cinema lovers

This podcast takes you inside the very beginning of the subject with the insight of Rodger & James. It’s just spot on with excellence all around. Hope to be a guest one day!

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