35 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

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9, 392 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.

    Joe Walker - Editor

    Joe Walker - Editor

    EPISODE 35 - JOE WALKER - Editor
    Team Deakins speaks with friend and two time collaborator, editor Joe Walker. We get an interesting look into the changes in the techniques of cutting between now and when Joe started. We talk about where the cutting style of the movie comes from, when a sound editor comes in and what they, test screenings - pros and cons. We also touch on the editing in Sicario, 12 Years a Slave and Shame. We do get into what crossing the line is and what you can get away with continuity-wise. And we even share our personal work-related nightmares! It’s an episode packed with information that you won’t want to miss!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    John Lindley - Cinematographer

    John Lindley - Cinematographer

    EPISODE 34 - JOHN LINDLEY - Cinematographer
    Team Deakins speaks with John Lindley, cinematographer and president of camera local 600. We talk about documentaries and what working on them gives you - both personally (it “enlarges your life”) and skill-wise. We also talk about handling the pressure on the set tin the role of dp and how to oversee the people you’re working with and getting the best out of them. The difference between working in TV and on features is also looked at. We also learn about unions and the camera union.

    • 52 min
    Joel Coen - Director

    Joel Coen - Director

    EPISODE 33 - JOEL COEN - Director
    Here’s the episode you’ve all been waiting for! Team Deakins sits down with long time collaborator, director Joel Coen. A great conversation that covers aspects of their experiences together as well as the importance of collaboration and letting go of defensiveness. Of course we talk about storyboards and their place in the process as well as the power of editing. We talk about the importance of casting and the way he works with actors. As well as the fact that not having a large budget can be a blessing. Joel is an incredible filmmaker and it’s amazing to hear him speak on the craft of making films. Be sure not to miss this one!
    RECOMMENDED EPISODE VIEWING: True Grit (2010), The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)
     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Dick Pope - Cinematographer

    Dick Pope - Cinematographer

    EPISODE 32 - DICK POPE - Cinematographer
    Team Deakins has an entertaining conversation with cinematographer, Dick Pope who also happens to be a long time friend. We talk about his start in film, his work in documentaries and his long term collaboration with director Mike Leigh. Along the way, we also touch on the importance of trust between DP & Director, working with keys that you don’t know and in particular how he works with gaffers. We touch a bit on operating and even end up with a bit on film vs digital, although we weren’t planning on going there! It’s a fascinating episode and we promise you will laugh during parts!
    RECOMMENDED EPISODE VIEWING: Any Mike Leigh film

    • 1 hr 17 min
    PeteFranciosa - Agent

    PeteFranciosa - Agent

    EPISODE 31 - PETE FRANCIOSA - Agent
    Team Deakins talk with Pete Franciosa, head of production at UTA talent agency. We talk about what an agent does, how to get an agent, what “packaging” is, how he choses people to represent, the differences between the agencies and lots more! It’s an interesting look inside the talent agency.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Alex Webb - Still Photographer

    Alex Webb - Still Photographer

    EPISODE 30 - Alex Webb - Stills Photographer
    Team Deakins does something different with this episode. We took the opportunity to talk to an extraordinary visual talent who is NOT a part of movie production. He is a well known still photographer and someone we are great admirers of. It was great to talk with him about his work, what he thinks is important in photographer, how he approaches his work, the importance of color in his work, what pictures can mean and the role of serendipity in great photographs. It’s an immersive dive into creating visuals.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
392 Ratings

392 Ratings

ActualMovieCritic ,

Best filmmaking podcast

I enjoyed the discussions with director Joel Coen and Denis Villeneuve a bunch. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

Jessica Lipinski ,

BEST podcast I’ve come across!

This podcast is the best I’ve heard about filmmaking and I mean it. I’ve listened to so many others and usually it’s too vague on a job or position focused on the “main” jobs of film like a producer or director and I haven’t seen many cinematography podcasts let alone one that also talks about all the other parts of filming and everyone involved and connecting it all together. I’m so thankful for everyone involved for making this podcast.

operaglass ,

Lack of diversity leaves much to be desired.

Why does this podcast only feature male guests? Who are constantly referring to other male artists? Really disappointed.

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