Cinematographer Larkin Donley is our guest on the show this week and he is on to talk about a unique project shot for PBS titled The Express Way with Dule Hill.

This elevated documentary presented a number of unique opportunities as well as some interesting challenges and Lark talks us through his process for crafting the final images.  It is certainly the first time I have seen a documentary shot on a Mini LF with Full Frame Anamorphics.


Mastering Exposure - Course

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

Patreon Podcast - Setting the Floor

This week over on Patreon we are doing another podcast to expand on some of the topics we discussed last week around wrapping the light on set, setting expectations on a project for crew members and a whole lot more.

I enjoy these more candid episodes and if you have topics you want to hear more on please don't hesitate to reach out and let me know so I can cover them in future episodes.

If you want to check out the podcast clink the link below:

The Wandering DP Podcast Patreon

Featured Guest - Cinematographer Larkin Donley

Website: Larkin Donley

Instagram: @larkindonleydp

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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