We’ve been getting a unique chance to get behind the camera of a major motion picture this summer and fall through Apple’s partnership with Baz Luhrmann and his upcoming movie, Australia. The latest installment deals with cinematography and the partnership between director and the director of cinematography.
You don’t have to be a master movie maker or a Mac user to appreciate the planning and attention to detail that they describe in this latest podcast. You also don’t have to have Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, the production crew, and all the fancy equipment you see in this podcast to apply the principles described to your classroom projects.
Listen as they describe the planning process and ask themselves what mood or emotion is being conveyed here, where is the light coming from, and what scene/image comes next? Regardless of onscreen talent and equipment, those are questions any good visual storyteller should be asking.
Screenshots are from the Set to Screen “Cinematography” podcast.