This week on episode #2 of the Wandering DP Podcast we sit down with acclaimed commercial cinematographer Max Goldman. Max breaks down his latest work shooting for Carhartt as well as talking about how he got started in cinematography.
In the interview we go over Max’s background at the American Film Institute where he received his Master’s in Cinematography. We discuss his start in music videos and how he has made the transition from that world to the commercial world. We finish up by talking gear and how Max prefers the Arri Alexa XT combined with vintage lenses to take his looks to the next level.
Things you will learn in the Episode:
– Why Max pushes the Arri Alexa internally to 1280 or even 1600 ISO
– How Max got his big break and why his choice to shoot 16mm with Lomo Anamorphics paid off
– Why Max likes to use Canon K35s when shooting digital
– The importance of his relationship with his colorist, Company 3’s Tom Poole.
– What key tools he uses on every set to get his looks
Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Max Goldman’s Website
- American Film Institute – Cinematography
- Max’s latest commercial work for the brand Carhartt. Shot on Alexa & Canon K35 lenses. Colored by Tom Poole.
- The Killers – When We Were Young
- Max’s Colorist: Company 3’s Tom Poole
- Arri Alexa XT – Max’s preferred digital camera
- Canon K-35 PL Mount Lens Set
- Easyrig Cinema 3
- Cooke Xtal Anamorphic Lenses
Feature: Hello, Tomorrow
Director: Seb Edwards
DP: Lasse Frank
Project Example: Federation University – Bugs
Director: Matt Holcolmbe
DP: Edward Goldner
Capturing Better Images
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