Go Creative Show

Go Creative Show

The Go Creative Show is dedicated to creative professionals in the video, film, tv and music industries. Hosted by Ben Consoli, Director and owner of BC Media Productions. Each week Ben takes on topics relevant to the film making, video, music and visual arts worlds, talking about tools, talent, challenges and successes. A wide range of topics are discussed, as well as various special guests involved in both mainstream and independent creative production are invited to join in.

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January 25, 2022 71 min
YELLOWJACKETS follows the wild journey of a high school soccer team after they become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash. Cinematographer C Kim Miles ASC CSC breaks down each of the series' spectacular visual looks.

Kim and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss making creative changes after filming the pilot, choosing lenses based on storyline, the incredible value of a DIT, deconstructing your favorite scenes, and ...

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SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME cinematographer Mauro Fiore and production designer Darren Gilford discuss their collaboration on the blockbuster Marvel movie.

Mauro, Darren, and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the dramatic last-minute changes at the start of production, the benefits of filming on location, and breakdowns of some of the biggest scenes in the movie.

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    Aaron Sorkin’s BEING THE RICARDOS is a masterful retelling of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s life on and off camera. Cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth ASC shares the camera, lighting and lenses he used to recreate vintage Hollywood and the iconic I Love Lucy stage.

    Jeff and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss bringing energy to dialogue scenes through blocking and camera movement, breaking down some of the scenes in the film,...

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    Steven Spielberg’s WEST SIDE STORY is a fresh remake of the classic film packed with stunning cinematography. Camera operators Mitch Dubin SOC AOC and John "Buzz" Moyer SOC share what it’s like working with Spielberg and the challenges of filming movie musicals.

    Mitch, Buzz, and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the the camera operators' creative freedom, tips for operating steadicams, accepting their mistakes...

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    SUCCESSION season 3 cinematographers Christopher Norr and Patrick Capone join us to discuss the show's multi-camera handheld-style and natural lighting.

    Christopher, Patrick, and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, share why they film close up shots first, showing vulnerability through cinematography, working as co-cinematographers, and more!

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    GHOSTBUSTERS AFTERLIFE -- with its incredible sets, props, and the infamous Ecto-1 car -- have given movie lovers the nostalgic and entertaining blockbuster they have been waiting for. Production designer Francois Audouy explains his approach to designing films, and how attention to detail and practical sets made GHOSTBUSTERS AFTERLIFE a massive success.

    Francois and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how the original film...

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    AMERICAN HORROR STORY DOUBLE FEATURE cinematographer Andrew Mitchell had a massive challenge to overcome: how to film two unique stories with distinct looks in a cohesive way. Learn his visual approach for each half of the season and how he transitioned from camera operator to DP.

    Andrew and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the essential skills every DP should have, using visual effects and clever editing to fake Sarah P...

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    Discover how FINCH cinematographer Jo Willems ASC SBC overcame the challenges of filming the relationship between Tom Hanks, a dog, and a motion capture robot. Jo and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the film's unique look and creating intimacy with the camera. Learn how Jo filmed the desert scenes practically, the decision to shoot handheld, embracing lens artifacts, and so much more.

    Jo and Go Creative Show host,...

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    Cinematographer Simon Dennis BSC of IMPEACHMENT: American Crime Story masterfully depicted one of the most iconic moments in American history while capturing portrayals of Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, and of course Bill & Hillary Clinton.

    Simon and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the show's desaturated look, claustrophobic feeling, why he chose the Sony Venice, working with split diopters, and inventing a new v...

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    DUNE, with its stunning cinematography and epic sets, was packed with unique challenges for director of photography Greig Fraser ACS ASC -- including filming in whipping sands and lighting football field sized sets. 

    Greig and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss discuss how he balances epic and intimate, his techniques for large night exteriors, embracing the shadows and Greig’s unique film transfer process that jumps from ...

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    The tragic death of Cinematogarpher Halyna Hutchins has ignited a worldwide conversation about gun safety on film sets. Armorer Bryan W Carpenter joins us to discuss current safety standards and what protocols were missed leading up to the tragic shooting.

    Bryan and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss pros and cons of practical firearms vs visual effects, the difference between “blanks” and “dummy” ammunition, and what a “p...

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    HALLOWEEN KILLS is packed with gory murders and cinematography that elevates the horror genre. Cinematographer Michael Simmonds returns to discuss the film's camera choices, lighting techniques and visual approach while breaking down the most challenging kill scenes.

    Michael and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss filming the 1978 flashbacks, Michael's use of zoom lenses, how the house fire scene was shot, telling m...

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    NO TIME TO DIE not only elevates the 007 universe, but it is filled with stunningly beautiful and logistically challenging cinematography. Director of Photographer Linus Sandgren FSF ASC talks lighting, lensing, locations and of course STUNTS!

    Linus and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss finding the spirit of James Bond and using hand-held IMAX cameras to blend classic 007 storytelling with new filmmaking technologies.

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    Rather than releasing a series of music videos, Halsey has released a short film featuring her latest album IF I CAN'T LOVE, I WANT POWER. Music video producer Jamee Ranta gives us a behind the scenes look at making the film and music videos for other iconic artists.

    Jamee and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the decision to create this short film, how a producer is involved in the creative process, breaking into the...

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    By a nearly unanimous margin, IATSE members in TV and film production vote to authorize a nationwide strike. Cinematographer Jim Denault ASC explains the proposed changes union workers are looking for and why they matter.

    Jim and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the existing working conditions, what has changed over the decades in the industry, the opposition to the new terms, worldwide support, and more!

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    Imagine having only six weeks to prep for an entire movie trilogy, each one having its own distinct look. That was exactly the reality for cinematographer Caleb Heymann with Netflix's Fear Street trilogy.

    Caleb and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss relying on candles and sunlight for the 1666 movie, creating that incredible bread machine kill scene, how to deal with the challenges of neon colored lighting, and more!

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    THE WHITE LOTUS features incredible voyeuristic-style cinematography that constantly keeps you on edge. Director of photography Ben Kutchins explains his unique visual approach and the difficulty of filming in an actual hotel.

    Ben and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the juxtaposition between the warm color palette and plot, filming with as much natural light as possible, constantly rolling with the punches on set,  and ...

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    Learn how to skillfully introduce characters through cinematography and the benefits of cross-shooting with the director of photography of the Emmy-nominated series HACKS, Adam Bricker.

    Adam and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how and why the two lead characters were shot differently, blending cool and warm light sources, customizing lenses for projects, and much more!

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    JUNGLE CRUISE is a modern adventure film with cinematography inspired by old-school classics! Cinematographer Flavio Labiano shares his experience working with Emily Blunt and The Rock and shooting most of the film in a giant water-tank in an Atlanta parking lot.

    Flavio and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the challenges of filming the boat scenes, the role of 2nd unit cinematography, importance of color in cinematograph...

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    Disney has outdone themselves again with the incredible life-like and vivid animation of RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON. Co-cinematographers Adolph Lusinsky and Rob Dressel come on to discuss how Disney tackles animated films and the biggest challenges of RAYA.

    Adolph, Rob, and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss each of their roles as cinematographers, striking the right balance of realistic lighting, designing Sisu the Dragon,...

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