72 minutes | Dec 17th 2020

Mank Cinematography (with Erik Messerschmidt ASC) GCS250

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David Fincher's highly-anticipated Netflix film MANK is here! Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt ASC explains how modern equipment and techniques were used to create an authentic-looking 1930s black and white film.  Erik and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss why they chose not to shoot on film, how shooting & lighting black and white is different than color, Erik's philosophy on camera coverage, and so much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Prep and working with David Fincher (03:31) Authentic black and white visual approach (16:02) Shooting with deep focus (21:44) Lighting for black and white (23:15) Lighting dissolve transitions in Mank (26:24) Transforming 8K footage to look like film (30:43) Why shooting on film was never considered (35:43) Filtration used on Mank (40:30) Philosophy on camera coverage (44:40) Filming and lighting the election party (53:12) Using ND filter contacts for actor eyes (57:40) Production design in black and white (01:04:24) And more! Go Creative Show is supported by: MZed - Education for Creatives PostLab - Stress-free collaboration for Final Cut Pro X   Subscribe + Follow Go Creative Show Twitter Facebook Apple Podcasts Stitcher Google Play Podcasts iHeart Radio YouTube Show Links Mank on Netflix Mank IMDb Follow Our Guest Erik Messerschmidt’s IMDb Erik Messerschmidt’s Instagram Follow Ben Consoli BC Media Productions BenConsoli.com Twitter Instagram  Follow Matt Russell Gain Structure Sound Twitter
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