This week on the show we are chatting with cinematographer Sam McCurdy ASC BSC about his latest work on the series Shogun.

Sam breaks down how he approaches a project as massive as this one, details what he does to be prepared for the shoot, and so much more.

If you aren't familiar with Sam's work be sure to check out the trailer below and also give his website a look.  He is very good.


Cinematography Course - Mastering Exposure

Course Link:  Mastering Exposure: The Language of Image Creation

Understanding exposure was key to my development as a cinematographer and the first major unlock of knowledge that made a measurable impact on my ability to create images I was happy with.  

The system I used to strengthen my understanding of exposure and how to improve my ability to recognize various patterns of exposure gave me an ability to bypass years of on set experience.  The tools that I used and still use to this day were simply unavailable to cinematographers up until a very short time ago.

In Mastering Exposure I breakdown my techniques for learning exposure, we go over just how important exposure actually is, and then lay out my workflow from start to finish as to how to use the knowledge you gain from your studies.

I can confidently say that nothing has made a larger impact on my cinematography abilities than my thorough approach to understanding exposure and how to manipulate it in the most efficient way possible.  

My hope is the course will be as impactful for you and your career.

If you want to learn more about the course check it out here:

Mastering Exposure: The Language of Image Creation

Featured Guest - Cinematographer Sam McCurdy ASC BSC