Nerd For A Living
About This Show
Nerd For A Living explores the lives and careers of people working in pop-culture and genre entertainment industries - film and television, comics, gaming, animation, publishing, and beyond. We feature interviews with working professionals in nerdy career fields, plus speaker panels recorded live at major comic conventions across the US. Hosted by Adron Buske. Produced by Wendy Buske.
Most Recent Episode
Matthew Jensen - Wonder Woman Director of Photography
Our guest this episode is Matthew Jensen, director of photography for the worldwide hit film, Wonder Woman. As of this recording, Wonder Woman is sitting atop the US film charts for the second week in a row, with over $200 million at the domestic box office, and over $435 million worldwide. Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film has been enthusiastically received by fans and critics alike, with standout performances from Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. It's beautifully shot, with a very distinct visual identity that sets it apart, particularly from other super hero films. And that comes from the work of Matthew Jensen. We talk with Matthew about how he was brought on board for Wonder Woman by Patty Jenkins, the production's challenges and technical choices, and what it was like shooting their strikingly charismatic leads. He shares the advice from a college mentor that lead him to focus his entire career towards the goal of becoming a DP, and the path from humble beginnings to a worldwide smash.