Today on the show we sit down with cinematographer Elliott Nieves for a chat about coming up in the industry, trying to break in to commercial work, plus we go over a job that we worked on together.

We haven't had someone on the show (unless you count the Wunderboi's handful of appearances) that has actually been in the wild on a job with yours truly.  

Elliott changes that in this episode.

Make sure you give him a follow on Instagram and check out his some of his latest work on his website below. 


Latest Course: Mastering Exposure

Courses take the 400+ hours of cinematography content we have created on the podcast and break them down to their absolute essentials.  

They deliver, over a period of 6 hours, that which took me a decade or more to learn on my own.

Cinematography can seem incredibly complex but underneath it all there are some fundamental decisions that must be made if you are going to get images you are happy with.  Exposure and understanding how to best manipulate exposure and why one way is better or more efficient than another is absolutely essential if you are going to work with a crew and on schedule.

This course is my attempt at sharing my exact process so you don't have to struggle to find answers like I did.

If you are interested you can check out the course here:

Mastering Exposure - The Language of Image Creation

Featured Guest - Elliott Nieves

Website: Elliott Nieves

Instagram: @elliottnieves.dp

The Spot(s) - Random Grabs

Spot #1 - The Bedroom

The Ad

This wide was the final shot of the spot we were doing on this day.  A big ride on crane number and we needed to see 270 degrees for the shot to work.

Spot #2 - The Living Space

The Ad

This was the first shot of the day and needed to be directionally cheated for schedule purposes.

About The Author

Cinematographer and host of The Wandering DP Podcast. You can see select examples of work at my personal site or follow me on instagram.

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