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Podcast

Ron Stannett csc

This podcast features Director of Photography Ron Stannett csc in conversation with Carolyn Wong of the CSC.

Ron reminiscences about his journey from in front of the camera, to behind it downunder in his native Australia, to his long and outstanding career in Canada. His adventures with intense documentary shooting, giving ‘good negative’, how digital is fun and wanting getting ‘edgy’ with his lighting at the age of 74.

Thank you Finalé Post-Production and Andrew Jha in Vancouver for the recording space.

Podcast post production services were provided courtesy of Michael Jari Davidson (Associate member) and Devin O’Haire.

Video

CSC Live: Jeremy Benning csc

Jeremy discusses current happenings with the CSC (as a Board member) and then discusses remote colour grading.

Video

Lighting With Colour: Evans Brown & Jeremy Benning csc

CSC Seminar on Lighting with Colour, held in Toronto at William F. Whites, Sept 14th, 2019.

Modern Lighting meets creative consciousness within the rapid pace of modern day filmmaking. Evans and Jeremy lead this deep dive into the practicalities of the colour of light, how to achieve a look for a show through a Complimentary Color Lighting approach and how this translate on screen. This seminar will cover how Evans and Jeremy approached the series “Condor” and the practical experience from mixing lighting sources, in-camera colour filtration, shifting the spectral curve of the camera sensor, and folding this all into the LUT and On Set Grade.

Also an introduction and explanation of the Quasar Science Rainbow product line and the RGBX color control technology.

The discussion explores:

How the Rainbow products can help benefit a user in not only grading on set but also how the color mixing of light effects your live grade potential.

How colour curves are affected in camera and with lighting.

What is Silver Light?

Controlling sodium vapour with new technologies.

Video

“Jurassic Park” Screening Q+A with DOP Dean Cundey, csc asc

This is the entire Q&A following the 35-mm print screening of Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” on 13 Apr 2019 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto . Its cinematographer Dean Cundey asc csc flew in from LA to be our special guest. It was moderated by Arthur Cooper csc. Also thanks to Marcus Valentin and Alex D’Avolio at Sim Post for assembling this edit, and Andrew M. Richardson for coordinating the video capture of the event.

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“The Abyss” Screening Q+A with DOP Mikael Salomon, asc

This is the entire Q&A following the 70-mm print screening of James Cameron’s “The Abyss” on 19 Jan 2019 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto . Its cinematographer Mikael Salomon asc flew in from LA to be our special guest. It was moderated by Arthur Cooper csc. Thanks to Manny Danelon, Michelle Taddei and Susan Saranchuk for coordinating the event. Also thanks to Marcus Valentin and Alex D’Avolio at Sim Post for assembling this edit, and Andrew M. Richardson for coordinating the video capture of the event.

Podcast

Todd M. Duym csc

This podcast features Director of Photography Todd M. Duym csc in conversation with Carolyn Wong of the CSC.

Todd talks about his “no film school” background and the REM video – his breakout job – shot while living the dual life in his early days as an AC by day, rock ‘n roll stills photographer/DP on music videos by night. How he always creatively pushes his boundaries on each job and how his vast stills experience/experimentation informs his motion picture work. Hear about his “case of solutions” he doesn’t go to set without and his advice to young DP’s.

Guest hosted on the CSC instagram 1-15 March 2019.

Podcast post production services were provided courtesy of Michael Jari Davidson (Associate member) and Devin O’Haire.

 

 

Podcast

Norm Li csc

This podcast features Director of Photography, Norm Li csc in conversation with Carolyn Wong of the CSC.

Norm talks about what it was like shooting the last Fuji stock ever on his break out film, Beyond the Black Rainbow. Hear of his ‘T’ bounce technique on Never Steady, Never Still (secrets revealed!). Since he gives his `all’ to the projects he works on, it is important that they resonate with him on a personal level and be emotionally satisfying and that the evolution of who he is, can be reflected in the projects he chooses. Hear the value of what he never, never, never goes to set without, and the need for everyone to practice equal opportunity in the industry. His recent project, The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open, shot in 16mm and ‘real time’, has its North American Premiere at TIFF 2019.

Guest hosted on the CSC instagram July 2016.

Podcast post production services were provided courtesy of Michael Jari Davidson (Associate member) and Devin O’Haire.

Podcast

Kim Derko csc

This podcast features Director of Photography Kim Derko csc in conversation with Carolyn Wong of the CSC.

Kim reveals her formal and formative background in film school and the arts and how it informs her work. She elaborates on embracing naturalistic, saturated colour play on the ‘female gaze’ remake of the Cronenberg horror classic ‘Rabid’ with Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska aka Soska Sisters – the dream job. And talks about the DP’s challenge of shooting night exteriors in this age of mixed street lighting and how she is now loving car interiors. And finally, it’s never time to toss the light meter.

Guest hosted on our Instagram Sep 2016 and 1-15 Oct 2019.

Podcast post production services were provided courtesy of Michael Jari Davidson (Associate member) and Devin O’Haire.

Video

The Expanse – Practical LED Lighting with Jeremy Benning csc

Director of Photography Jeremy Benning csc walks viewers through the set of The Expanse with explanations of many of the cinematographic approaches used for this series.

Podcast

Craig Wrobleski csc

This podcast features Director of Photography Craig Wrobleski csc in conversation with Carolyn Wong of the CSC. Craig reveals his early days, what he doesn’t go to set without, how large format blew his mind and thread of connectivity. And Tips for DITs. Recent projects include Umbrella Academy and In The Tall Grass. At the time of the podcast, he was prepping to head off to shoot the reboot of The Twilight Zone.

Guest hosted on the CSC instagram 1-15 Jan 2018.

Podcast production services were provided courtesy of Michael Jari Davidson (Associate member) and Devin O’Haire.