Today on the show we catch up with cinematographer Ana M. Amortegui ADFC as she shares her stories about coming up in the industry, how she fell in love with cinematography and so much more.
Ana's enthusiasm for her work is infectious and when you listen to her speak about the job you can sense how much effort she puts in to the end project. It was a great conversation and I know you will like hearing her approach.
Be sure to check out her website below to see other projects she has been involved in as well as give her a follow over on Instagram.
A Cinematography System: The Playbook Approach - Volume II
The latest course went live last week and I couldn't be more excited to get this content out in to the world and start getting feedback on the system.
The course continues the exploration of my own system for blocking and coverage that I call the BODVO system. I use it on every single scene I shoot but I haven't shared it in great detail here on the podcast because it can get so complex.
This particular course is Volume II and it centers on the most common scenario which is the Office Scenario. The name office has nothing to do with the physical location of the scene but rather the orientation of the characters relative to one another.
Once you see the system, you can't unsee it.
Nothing has improved my cinematography more than leaning in to this methodology and so far the feedback has been nothing short of amazing.
If you want to learn more about the course and the BODVO system you can check it out here:
Patreon Podcast - The Diplomat
The White House has to be the most photographed set in the cinema universe and anytime a new series comes along that plays in that world it is interesting to see how it is approached.
There is the classic West Wing approach or the House of Cards at the other end of the spectrum. This week on the breakdown video we look at The Diplomat.
Using new technology in camera and lighting it is incredibly interesting to see how problems are being solved on these modern shows and how that translates to style choices.
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