This week on the show we are chatting with cinematographer Tomas Brice about his latest commercial work and breaking down everything that went in to making the project a success.
Tomas shares his path in the industry, details his techniques for creating the final look of the spot and so much more. I really enjoy these breakdown episode with cinematographers from the Patreon group because I am able to sit back and learn as well.
Be sure to check out more of Tomas' work on his website listed below and his Instagram.
A Cinematography System: The Playbook Approach - Volume II
The latest course is live 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 Banshees of Inirsherin
Over on Patreon this week we are looking at a very specific scene from the film The Banshees of Inisherin shot by Ben Davis BSC.
I enjoyed the cinematography throughout the film and the scene we take a deep dive in to is probably the most challenging scene you can be put in without crazy stunt work or long action sequences. It is challenging from a lighting point of view and a coverage perspective.
Ben handles it beautifully and we take a look at how it all came to be.
If you'd like to watch the video click on the link below:
Main Crew - Credits
EP: Manuel Santiago & João Rito
DoP: Tomás Brice
Gaffer: Sérgio Pontes
Key Grip: David Valente
Focus Puller: Inês Gonçalo
Steadicam Operator: Emanuel "Manu" Garcia
Colour grading: Marco Amara