63 minutes | Aug 31st 2020

The Plot Against America Cinematography (with Martin Ahlgren) GCS236

Learn how the golden age of photojournalism inspired the cinematography for the Emmy-Nominated “The Plot Against America” with director of photography Martin Alghren

Martin and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss his use of deep focus to create a believable alternative history, and  the perfect camera/lens combination to achieve the unique look. Plus the challenges of filming car scenes, changing camera movement throughout the series, shooting day for night, and more!

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What you will learn in this episode
  • Visually creating an alternative history piece (02:56)
  • Having a period piece not feel sentimental (11:12)
  • Choosing the perfect camera and lens pair for deep focus (13:06)
  • Shooting with deep focus (18:42)
  • Accommodations for lighting a period piece (29:45)
  • Building practical backgrounds on set (34:56)
  • Challenges of filming car scenes (37:51)
  • Changing camera movement throughout the series (44:37)
  • Martins approach to using a LUT (46:30)
  • Shooting Day for Night (50:09)
  • Martin's most challenging scene to film (56:15)
  • And more!

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