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Frame & Reference is a conversation between Cinematographers hosted by Kenny McMillan. Each episode dives into the respective DP's current and past work, as well as what influences and inspires them. These discussions are an entertaining and informative look in to the world making films through the lens of the people who shoot them.
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122: "Air" DP Robert Richardson, ASC

Frame & Reference PodcastNov 30, 2023

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122: "Air" DP Robert Richardson, ASC

122: "Air" DP Robert Richardson, ASC

On this, the Season 3 Finale of Frame & Reference, I'm absolutely thrilled to welcome Robert Richardson, ASC. You know Bob from his work with Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, and on Ben Affleck's new movie "Air".


You're going to love this one, so I'll let you get to it and we'll be back with more F&R in February!


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Nov 30, 202355:02
121: "Loki" S2 Cinematographer Isaac Bauman

121: "Loki" S2 Cinematographer Isaac Bauman

This week on the pod I'm thrilled to welcome Isaac Bauman, DP of the second season of Loki!


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Nov 23, 202301:09:14
120: "Asteroid City" DP Robert Yeoman, ASC

120: "Asteroid City" DP Robert Yeoman, ASC

This week I'm honored to have Robert Yeoman, ASC joining the esteemed list of F&R guests! You know Bob from his work with Wes Anderson (all of them), Paul Feig, on Kevin Smith's "Dogma", and many many more amazing films. Enjoy!


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Nov 16, 202301:23:32
119: "Appendage" DP Powell Robinson

119: "Appendage" DP Powell Robinson

This week we have the wonderful and funny Powell Robinson on to talk about his work on Hulu's "Appendage"!

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Nov 09, 202301:22:20
118: "Foundation" & "Peaky Blinders" DP Cathal Watters, ASC, ISC

118: "Foundation" & "Peaky Blinders" DP Cathal Watters, ASC, ISC

Another amazing one here! This week we're talking to the wonderful Cathal Watters, ASC ISC about his work on Peaky Blinders, Foundation, and more!

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Nov 02, 202301:18:59
117: "Totally Killer" DP Judd Overton

117: "Totally Killer" DP Judd Overton

This week on Frame & Reference we're talking with Judd Overton, DP of the new smash horror/comedy hit Totally Killer!

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ProVideo Coalition is a top news and reviews site focusing on all things production and post. Check out ⁠⁠ProVideoCoalition.com⁠⁠ for the latest news coming out of the industry.

Oct 26, 202301:08:24
116: "Foundation" DP Owen McPolin, ISC

116: "Foundation" DP Owen McPolin, ISC

This week on Frame & Reference we have an absolutely INCREDIBLE conversation with the amazing Owen McPolin!

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ProVideo Coalition is a top news and reviews site focusing on all things production and post. Check out ⁠⁠ProVideoCoalition.com⁠⁠ for the latest news coming out of the industry.

Oct 19, 202301:43:46
115: "House of the Dragon" DP Catherine Goldschmidt, BSC

115: "House of the Dragon" DP Catherine Goldschmidt, BSC

This week I'm joined by the wonderful Catherine Goldschmidt, BSC!


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(0:00:15) - DP Work and Membership in BSC

(0:09:42) - Long-Term Series Engagement and Film Production

(0:21:03) - Film and TV Lighting Challenges

(0:28:59) - Differences in Shooting Styles

(0:39:37) - Escaping Small Town, Discussing Film

(0:46:47) - Cinematography and Camera Equipment Conversations

Oct 13, 202357:42
113: "The Chosen" DP Petros Antoniadis

113: "The Chosen" DP Petros Antoniadis

This week we're joined by the very talented Petros Antoniadis!

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Oct 08, 202301:08:52
114: "SAW X" DP Nick Matthews

114: "SAW X" DP Nick Matthews

I'm not gonna lie everyone, I've given this AI "summary" program quite a few tries the past few weeks and it's been total ass, so I'm just gonna say enjoy this fantastic conversation with Nick Matthews, the DP off "Saw X". I absolutely adored this conversation, he's a fantastic DP and a wonderful man, and it was a privilege to talk to him.

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NOW, a little inside baseball... I've been emailed too many times from this "podcast assistant" company about giving advice to them... so now having used their product (that I paid for) you tell me what you think of their work. Here we go:


"Listen in as I'm joined by the talented Nick Matthews, the Director of Photography for Song X, as we journey through the evolution of camera technology in filmmaking. From the days of traditional tube cameras to the digital cinema revolution, we reminisce on the progression and reminisce on the good old days of stacking ND filters and metal tubes. As technology continues to evolve, we share our insights on how filmmakers are becoming more camera agnostic and how to maximize resources even with limited budgets.


We continue our engaging conversation by sharing our experiences on transitioning from non-union to union work, discussing the nuances of false color and the unique approaches for DPs. Gearheads will love our chat about the gear I use and how I prove to people they'll love the results. We also fondly look back at the Nycore lenses and the T2i camera, which I bought as a hipster. We then move on to the essential aspects of workflow in shooting a scene, lens selection, and how a c500 can simplify the process.


As we conclude our discussion, Nick and I explore the exciting world of film lighting and color palette. From discussing the challenges of incorporating glamorization techniques into cinematography to creating a unique color palette for films like Saw X, we touch on various aspects that go into creating a compelling visual narrative. We even discuss the emerging Chinese lenses in the market and the challenges of working with international crews. Lastly, we share our experiences in color grading, the importance of hiring a colorist whose vision aligns with yours, and how to build a successful filmmaking career."


I'm sorry I subjected y'all to these show notes. I guess I have to do them myself. Again, I do this all for free, I've yet to recieve a cent for this show, so if one of you wants to be the first, you can support the show at


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I very much appreciate it, and going forward we won't be using this AI nonsense. I won't mention the company because it wouldn't matter but it's Podium. Hey the chapters below were generated by them as well!


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(0:00:15) - Evolution of Camera Technology in Filmmaking

(0:14:21) - Discussion on Camera Gear and Lenses

(0:25:31) - Workflow and Lens Selection in Filmmaking

(0:33:26) - Zoom Lenses vs Lighting in Film

(0:37:11) - Film Lighting and Color Palette

(0:46:32) - Lighting and Color in Saw Film

(0:59:31) - Cinematic Techniques and Visual Approaches

(1:08:48) - Learning From Shooting Film

(1:21:37) - Finding Colorist and Building Filmmaking Career

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Filmtools is the West Coast's leading supplier of film equipment. From cameras and lights to grip and expendables, Filmtools has you covered for all your film gear needs. Check out ⁠⁠Filmtools.com⁠⁠ for more.


ProVideo Coalition is a top news and reviews site focusing on all things production and post. Check out ⁠⁠ProVideoCoalition.com⁠⁠ for the latest news coming out of the industry.

Oct 05, 202301:30:20
112: "Andor" & "The Crown" DP Adriano Goldman

112: "Andor" & "The Crown" DP Adriano Goldman

Join us for an enlightening conversation with the extraordinary Adriano Goldman, Director of Photography for Andor and The Crown. Adriano's distinctive insights illuminate the intricate details of digital IMAX capture, the profound depth of field in the format, and the singular challenge he faced while filming a commercial in the exotic Maldives Islands. We share an honest exchange on the unnerving uncertainties sparked by the sudden halt in production due to strikes, the necessity of investing in constructive downtime, and the undisclosed aspects of these strikes.


In this lively discussion, we address the complicated realities and widespread misconceptions of the film industry. Adriano and I take a deep dive into the trials of articulating the crucial yet misunderstood role of cinematographers to those unfamiliar with the industry, the deceptive glamorization of film work, and the deep-seated respect earned by cinematographers despite such misconceptions. We also explore the blurred lines between production design and cinematography, and the cinematic influence of the 'Bourne Trilogy' on public perception.


For all Star Wars aficionados out there, our conversation leads us to a meticulous examination of the subtle differences between shooting for Andor and The Crown. Adriano offers an insider's glimpse of the commendable effort to maintain the authenticity of the Star Wars universe and realities of the various eras depicted in The Crown, the collaborative dynamic between the cinematographer and production designer, and the painstaking endeavours to realistically portray the sets. Our chat covers a lot more ground, exploring the contrasting color palettes of the two series, and the strategies employed to create relatable sets. Tune in to our engaging banter as we cast light on the gritty reality and the artistic nuances of cinematography.

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ProVideo Coalition is a top news and reviews site focusing on all things production and post. Check out ⁠⁠ProVideoCoalition.com⁠⁠ for the latest news coming out of the industry.

Sep 21, 202301:07:06
111: Brandon Cox

111: Brandon Cox

Get ready for an entertaining discussion as we embark on a roller coaster ride through the cinematic universe with Cinematographer Brandon Cox. Listen in as we kick off our chat with our personal experiences of recent movie viewings including Indiana Jones, John Wick 4, and Asteroid City, discussing how we should take film critics with a pinch of salt and enjoy movies for what they are. We also dissect the different rating systems of Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, and Letterboxd, and their influence on viewer perception.


We then transition into a debate on the shift from film to digital production and its implications on the visual aesthetics of cinema. Discover our thoughts on working with low-budget video equipment, the unique characteristics of Canon 5D versus reversal film, and the influence of CGI on the modern look of films. We also discuss our experiences with different cameras and software, citing examples from movies like Chris Nolan's Batman and Gareth Edwards' latest project.


In the latter part of our discussion, we shed light on the importance of understanding and mastering lighting techniques in filmmaking. Hear about Brandon's journey from shooting music videos to high-budget films, his experiences on set with stars like Robert De Niro and Dave Bautista, and his love for action movies. We also touch upon the evolution of lighting technology, the benefits of modern LED panels, and how the use of different tools and techniques have transformed over the years. Don't miss out on our take on film restoration and preservation, the importance of archiving movies, and how streaming services have altered the movie release landscape. So, sit back, relax, and join us on this cinematic journey.


(0:00:15) - Film Reviews and Recent Viewings

(0:07:01) - Film vs Digital

(0:15:32) - Discussion on Film Look and Cameras

(0:25:12) - Success in Film School and Cinematography

(0:31:41) - Lighting Techniques in Action Filmmaking

(0:38:06) - Techniques for Fast and Efficient Lighting

(0:44:59) - Evolution of Lighting Technology

(0:55:50) - Kino Flo and Astera Tubes

(1:07:46) - Experimentation and Learning in Filmmaking

(1:15:19) - Discussion on Film Restoration and Technology

(1:23:44) - Discussion on Preserving and Restoring Films

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ProVideo Coalition is a top news and reviews site focusing on all things production and post. Check out ⁠⁠ProVideoCoalition.com⁠⁠ for the latest news coming out of the industry.

Sep 14, 202301:33:41
110: "Wednesday" DP David Lanzenberg

110: "Wednesday" DP David Lanzenberg

Join us as we explore the world of lighting and camera technology in film production with our special guest, David Lanzenberg, the Director of Photography for the show Wednesday. We discuss the pros and cons of different lighting equipment, including the unique light used for moonlight scenes in Wednesday and fixtures like the FII.LEX Phylex light and delve into the film versus digital debate, examining the commitment of emerging filmmakers to only shoot on film.


Further in our conversation, we navigate the complexities of working with IMAX cameras and the different aspect ratios they offer. We also discuss the controversial RED Dragon sensor and its distinctive look. The discussion takes a practical turn as we discuss shooting handheld scenes and the intricacies of matching different cameras in post-production.


Finally, we switch gears and examine the differences between shooting beauty commercials and narrative work, touching on the use of layers and multiple lighting sources. We also delve into an engaging comparison between films like Oppenheimer and Barbie, discussing how each film impacts the viewer's perception. So tune in as we unravel the behind-the-scenes technicalities of filmmaking and learn how David Lanzenberg applies these techniques in his work.

(0:00:15) - Discussion on Lighting Equipment and Innovations

(0:15:18) - Film and New Camera Technology

(0:21:43) - Discussion on Shooting Film vs. Digital

(0:31:33) - IMAX Cameras

(0:38:16) - Shooting LF and Matching Cameras

(0:43:45) - Lighting Techniques and Equipment in Filmmaking

(0:55:44) - Contrasting Commercials With Television

(1:08:15) - Discussion About Films, Lenses, and Oppenheimer

(1:12:35) - Movies and Oppenheimer's Impact on Cinema

(1:18:32) - Working Efficiently


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ProVideo Coalition is a top news and reviews site focusing on all things production and post. Check out ⁠⁠ProVideoCoalition.com⁠⁠ for the latest news coming out of the industry.

Sep 07, 202301:29:10
109: "Anamorphic on Budget" creator Tito Ferradans

109: "Anamorphic on Budget" creator Tito Ferradans

Join us for an engaging chat with Tito Ferradans, creator of Anamorphic on a Budget, as we journey through his experience in filmmaking, from researching lenses and adapters to understanding the cinematic language. Tito shares the behind-the-scenes of his process, the struggles and successes he faced, and how his work evolved from a YouTube channel to a popular resource for aspiring filmmakers. We also touch on Tito's transition from computer science to film, a unique experience with Panavision, and his take on anamorphic lens development.

In this episode, we reflect on the importance of film history in education and discuss the value of hands-on experience in film school. We delve into our personal experiences of giving bad advice, including Tito's recommendation to glue the inside of a lens with super glue and my suggestion to put a beach worth of sand inside a lens. Listen in as we explore how learning through trial and error played a crucial role in our understanding of the cinematic language.

Tito also opens up about the challenges and opportunities he faced while collaborating with sponsors and growing his YouTube channel. We chat about his process of creating short films to test lenses, and the creative approaches he took to filming. Wrapping up the episode, we take a critical look at Netflix's meta trend, discuss our favorite sci-fi shows, and reminisce about our own college filmmaking experiences.


(0:00:15) - Anamorphic Lenses and Sci-Fi Shows

(0:14:32) - Anamorphic Filmmaking and Research Journey

(0:19:44) - Discussion on Anamorphic Lens Development

(0:32:31) - Exploring Panavision and Anamorphic Lenses

(0:38:54) - YouTube Channels and Filmmaking Exploration

(0:50:08) - YouTube Channel Growth and Filmmaking Exploration

(0:59:54) - Collaborating and Growing on YouTube

(1:13:39) - Film History's Importance in Education

(1:17:46) - Action Films to Film School Transition


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ProVideo Coalition is a top news and reviews site focusing on all things production and post. Check out ⁠⁠ProVideoCoalition.com⁠⁠ for the latest news coming out of the industry.

Aug 31, 202301:28:01
108: Christian Sebaldt, ASC

108: Christian Sebaldt, ASC

Christian Sebaldt, ASC has shot shows like CSI, CSI: Vegas, Lucifer, Pacific Blue, Greys Anatomy, films like Resident Evil: Apocalypse, On a Wing and a Prayer, and Feardotcom, and is currently in pre-production on Final Destination 6. Enjoy!


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ProVideo Coalition is a top news and reviews site focusing on all things production and post. Check out ⁠⁠ProVideoCoalition.com⁠⁠ for the latest news coming out of the industry.

Aug 24, 202301:18:55
107: "Cabinet of Curiosities" DP Anastas Michos, ASC GSC

107: "Cabinet of Curiosities" DP Anastas Michos, ASC GSC

Step into the fascinating realm of cinematography with our special guest, Anastas Michos, ASC GSC. A seasoned expert in the field, Anastas unlocks the mysteries of television and feature film cinematography, highlighting the way technology is reshaping these two distinct mediums. We navigate the landscape of artificial intelligence and its impact on the world of filmmaking, as well as the unique perspectives of different unions and guilds.


In this engaging discussion, we venture into the realm of personalized creativity in cinematography. We grapple with the thorny issue of image authorship and the absence of laws in the United States that safeguard the creators of these images. Anastas enlightens us on how he navigates projects without relying on the safe and familiar, and what elements give a project an organic feel. We also explore the role of lenses, both physical and virtual, in crafting the look of an image.


As the conversation evolves, we explore the creative process of filmmaking. Anastas shares his insights on the influence of nostalgia and artificial intelligence on new ideas. We touch on the unique work of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, delve into the intriguing concept of the cabinet of curiosities, and discuss Anastas' experience working with actor F Murray Abraham. Brace yourself for a riveting expedition into the world of film production, full of collaboration, innovation, and a dash of humor. Don't miss out!

(0:00:15) - TV vs Film Production (0:13:19) - Authorship in Cinematography (0:25:02) - Creativity and "The Autopsy" (0:41:01) - Imagination in Film Production (0:53:32) - Collaboration (1:01:13) - Innovative Camera Movements and Artistry

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ProVideo Coalition is a top news and reviews site focusing on all things production and post. Check out ⁠⁠ProVideoCoalition.com⁠⁠ for the latest news coming out of the industry.

Aug 17, 202301:17:23
106: "I Think You Should Leave" DP Markus Mentzer

106: "I Think You Should Leave" DP Markus Mentzer

Join us on a riveting journey into the world of filmmaking with our esteemed guest- Markus Mentzer, the Director of Photography for 'I Think You Should Leave.' We navigate the twists and turns of this fascinating industry, exploring how cinematic gems like Pacification, Succession, The Crown, and Barry have left indelible imprints on viewers. We also touch on the intriguing shift in viewing practices during the pandemic, observing how we've turned to our phones for movie experiences.


Our conversation takes an enlightening turn as we dissect film and digital filming's intricate aspects. Markus imparts invaluable insights on the unique challenges of shooting on film, the unnerving tales related to film loading, and the pain of lens adapter technology in achieving the intended depth of field on older digital cameras. We also cast a spotlight on industry milestones like the introduction of ARRI Alexa and how events like Cinegear that have shaped the film domain.


Then, we delve into the roles on a film set and the dynamic art of filmmaking. Markus gives us a peek into the technical impediments in filmmaking, the pivotal role of instinctual skills, and the need for Digital Imaging Technicians (DITs). He also shares his affinity for the second unit DP role and reflects on the increasing corporate nature of the film industry. Plus, he humorously debates the fashion choices of a DP. Do join us for an engaging discourse that promises to submerge you into the captivating world of filmmaking.


(0:00:15) - Film Industry and Personal Experiences

(0:15:01) - Discussion on Film and Digital Filming

(0:26:09) - Experience and Technical Challenges in Filmmaking

(0:37:19) - Comparing Approaches to Filmmaking

(0:42:25) - Film Set Roles and Energy Drinks

(0:47:55) - Maximizing Efficiency and Creativity in Filmmaking

(1:02:19) - Value of Curation in Today's Society

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Aug 10, 202301:12:16
105: "Star Trek: Picard: DP Crescenzo Notarile, ASC AIC

105: "Star Trek: Picard: DP Crescenzo Notarile, ASC AIC

What if every frame of a television show could be a beautifully composed photograph? Join us as we converse with the master of visual storytelling, Crescenzo Notaralie ASC AIC, the lens behind the latest season of Star Trek: Picard. Crescencio's work is not just a series of moving images but a complex dance of light, texture and emotion that pulls you right into the narrative. We delve into his approach, from his influences and the art of photography, to the technicalities of lighting design and visual effects, especially during a global pandemic, and the importance of collaboration in bringing a script to life.


Crescencio's insights span the industry from the recent evolution of television content, with mentions of popular shows like Euphoria, Succession, and Your Honor, to the often overlooked but crucial roles of below-the-line members in the industry. He emphasizes the importance of composition, the fundamental difference between pictures and photographs, and how renowned photographers like Irving Penn and Rembrandt inspire his work. Crescencio also shares captivating details of how his team used over a thousand lights to breathe life into the visuals for the third season of Star Trek: Picard while adhering to pandemic restrictions.


Lastly, we discuss his experiences working with the likes of Jonathan Frakes on Star Trek: Picard, where he beautifully managed to respect the show's canon while adding his own creative touch. Our conversation extends into the realm of cinematography and lighting in film production, and the importance of fewer, high-quality shots in television production. Join us for this enlightening episode, filled with practical insights and untold stories from the world of television cinematography. And remember - it's not just about capturing a scene, but about painting a narrative with light.


(0:00:15) - The Importance of Photography in Cinematography

(0:08:08) - Photographic Influences

(0:23:46) - Creativity, History, and the Cinematic Process

(0:37:21) - Season 3 Visual Effects and Lighting

(0:43:36) - Film Set Lighting Design Collaboration

(0:50:49) - Cinematography and Lighting in Film Production

(0:59:56) - Frakes as Director and Team Captain

(1:12:51) - Quality Shots in Television Production

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Aug 03, 202301:20:24
104: "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" DP Benji Bakshi

104: "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" DP Benji Bakshi

Join us for an exciting conversation with Benji Bakshi, the Director of Photography for Season 2 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. We delve into our creative processes, drawing inspiration from both internal and external sources. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at the use of cutting-edge AI tools to layer additional creativity onto the work, and the effort to keep it organic and human. We also discuss the challenge of seamlessly integrating the volume with the physical set, ensuring it doesn't feel like a prop.


Next, we journey into the world of lighting. From utilizing millions of embedded LEDs in sets to the challenges of lighting the bridge set due to its design, Benji shares the creative processes behind finding the right looks for the show. We explore the use of different lighting equipment and techniques to create a unique atmosphere, highlighting how the crew's knowledge of the Star Trek universe informs creative decisions.


Lastly, we touch on the relationship between music and cinematography and the importance of creativity and resilience in the industry. Benji shares how he applies his multifaceted background and the lessons he has learned from working on various projects to his work on Star Trek. This is an episode that shines a light on the intricate processes behind bringing a beloved universe to life. Don't miss out!

(0:00:15) - Visual Effects in Star Trek Discussion

(0:12:46) - Exploring Lighting Challenges and Techniques

(0:22:21) - Lighting Techniques and Equipment in Production

(0:30:07) - Star Trek Lighting Challenges and Choices

(0:44:06) - Exploring Filming Techniques on the Volume

(0:56:34) - Collaboration, Filmmaking, and 3D Printing

(1:09:27) - The Connection Between Music and Cinematography

(1:15:45) - Importance of Creativity and Starting Low


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Jul 27, 202301:25:45
103: "The Other Two" DP Charlie Gruet

103: "The Other Two" DP Charlie Gruet

Join us as we explore the fascinating journey of Charlie Gruet, the director of photography for The Other Two. Charlie kicks things off by sharing his entry into the creative industry through the High Maintenance web series, revealing his experiences at festivals like South by Southwest and his transition from the documentary space to scripted work. Charlie's intriguing storytelling paints a vivid picture of navigating the ever-changing creative landscape, providing insights into how the industry has evolved over the years.


Charlie also brings us along as he reflects on his passion for cinematography and prop making. He discusses the significance of HD cameras and how he utilized his still photography portfolio to land documentary work. Technology has revolutionized the creative industry and Charlie explores this theme, emphasizing the role of equipment and portfolio reels in seizing opportunities. Also, hear about his unique experiences on set at Saturday Night Live, working with different lenses and cameras to achieve varying looks.


Towards the end, Charlie shares some wisdom, touching on topics such as the best and worst pieces of advice he has received, dealing with car impoundment, and the importance of trustworthiness. We also examine the distinct challenges comedy production presents compared to dramatic production, taking a closer look at the work of Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, creators of The Other Two. Listen in for Charlie's thoughts on filming techniques, VFX considerations, and how tech scouting and pre-lighting can create the desired ambiance for a scene. You won't want to miss this exciting journey into the world of cinematography and the creative industry.

(0:00:15) - Creative Community and Festival Navigation

(0:16:21) - Passion for Cinematography and Prop Making

(0:21:44) - The Importance of Reels for DPs

(0:28:50) - Filmmaking Process and Equipment Usage

(0:40:47) - Season 3 of the Other Two

(0:47:19) - Discussing Filming Techniques and VFX Considerations

(0:54:44) - Film Preferences and Worst Advice Discussion


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Jul 20, 202301:05:49
102: "Extrapolations" DP Eigil Bryld

102: "Extrapolations" DP Eigil Bryld

Join me as I chat with Eigil Bryld, a hardworking Director of Photography, and we explore his recent projects – Extrapolations, The Machine, and No Hard Feelings, which had a very quick turnaround. Listen in as we share our thoughts on the writers' strike against studios, its difference from the COVID-19 situation, and the luxury of being able to refuse work. We also discuss how saying no has sometimes led to even better opportunities. We go on to discuss how Eigil's background in documentaries has shaped his work in cinema, influencing his naturalistic approach to cinematography. His journey from documentary filmmaker to cinematographer is truly fascinating, as is his work on films like Wisconsin Death Trip. Hear about his approach to shooting films and the importance of placing the camera perfectly to capture the dynamics of a scene. Finally, we spend a good chunk of time discussing his work with iconic director David Fincher and the lessons that came with it. Eigil shares his experience on House of Cards and the techniques he used to capture the perfect shot. We also discuss his approach to lighting, the importance of quick setup and breakdown of equipment, and the dance between the camera and the actors. All this and more in our enlightening conversation with Eigil Bryld! (0:00:15) - Busy Film Career, Appreciation for Writers (0:07:18) - The Influence of Documentaries on Filmmaking (0:19:20) - Working With David Fincher and Ambience (0:29:46) - Cinematography Techniques and Visual Style (0:43:45) - Two Cameras (0:49:16) - Cinematography and Lighting Techniques in Film (1:00:53) - Exploring Filmmaking and Mark Hamill Stories ⁠Follow F&R on all your favorite social platforms!⁠ You can directly support Frame & Reference by ⁠Buying Me a Coffee⁠ Frame & Reference is supported by Filmtools and ProVideo Coalition. Filmtools is the West Coast's leading supplier of film equipment. From cameras and lights to grip and expendables, Filmtools has you covered for all your film gear needs. Check out ⁠⁠Filmtools.com⁠⁠ for more. ProVideo Coalition is a top news and reviews site focusing on all things production and post. Check out ⁠⁠ProVideoCoalition.com⁠⁠ for the latest news coming out of the industry.
Jul 13, 202301:06:23
101: Luke Bryant, DP of "The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die"

101: Luke Bryant, DP of "The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die"

This week's epsisode is with Luke Bryant from The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die. Our conversation starts in the realm of television filmmaking, focusing on being the head of a department and the significance of fostering a positive work environment. Luke shares his insights on managing a shared vision in television shows and discusses his experiences in projects like 'I Hate Susie'.

In this engaging discussion, we also turn our attention to film aesthetics and technical considerations. Luke and I analyze the task of an HOD in crafting a memorable visual experience and the strategic use of tools to manipulate an image. We also revisit popular films from yesteryears and the color palettes they used to capture the essence of their era. Our conversation also touches upon the genius of directors like Brian De Palma and Martin Scorsese, and the impact of their work on cinema.

Further, we navigate the world of anamorphic lenses, discussing their depth-adding capability and cinematic appeal. We also address the challenges of filming battle scenes and the logistics involved in managing a large number of people on set. As we reflect on the artistry of cinema, we explore the use of soft light and HDR delivery, the subjective nature of HDR, and the crucial role movie theaters play in delivering the perfect visual experience. So, tune in for an insightful journey into the world of television and film with Luke Bryant.


(0:00:14) - Collaboration and Vision in Television Filmmaking

(0:11:40) - Exploring Film Aesthetics and Technical Considerations

(0:16:59) - Anamorphic Filming and Visual Perception

(0:21:20) - Artistry, Hollywood Blockbusters, and Scorsese's Impact

(0:25:05) - Reflections on Art and Filmmaking

(0:28:32) - Cinematic Techniques and Lighting in Filmmaking

(0:34:55) - Candlelight and Projection in Film

(0:42:45) - Filming Challenges and Logistics

(0:53:54) - Discussion on Film and TV Technology

(1:01:08) - Film and Television Fidelity and Resolution

(1:11:24) - Conversation on Time and Content Length

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Jul 12, 202301:12:25
100: "Star Trek: Picard" DP Jon Joffin, ASC

100: "Star Trek: Picard" DP Jon Joffin, ASC

Episode 100! Thank you for being part of this amazing journey :)


This weeks episode Kenny talks with cinematographer Jon Joffin, ASC about "Star Trek: Picard." Enjoy the episode!

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Jun 30, 202301:08:37
99: "Mrs. Davis" DP Joe Anderson

99: "Mrs. Davis" DP Joe Anderson

On this episode, Kenny talks with cinematographer Joe Anderson about the series "Mrs. Davis." Enjoy the episode!

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Jun 22, 202301:27:18
98: "BEEF" DP Larkin Seiple

98: "BEEF" DP Larkin Seiple

On this episode, Kenny talks with cinematographer Larkin Seiple about the Netflix series "BEEF." Enjoy the episode!

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Jun 22, 202334:21
97: "Extrapolations", "Wonder Woman" 1 & 2 & "The Mandalorian" DP Matthew Jensen, ASC

97: "Extrapolations", "Wonder Woman" 1 & 2 & "The Mandalorian" DP Matthew Jensen, ASC

On this episode, Kenny talks with cinematographer Matthew Jensen, ASC about his work on "Extrapolations", "Wonder Woman" 1 & 2 & "The Mandalorian." Enjoy the episode!

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Jun 20, 202301:14:38
96: "Perry Mason" Season 2 DP Marialy Rivas

96: "Perry Mason" Season 2 DP Marialy Rivas

On todays episode, Kenny talks with cinematographer Marialy Rivas about season 2 of the HBO series "Perry Mason." Enjoy!

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Jun 19, 202301:08:31
95: "Scrambled" DP Julia Swain

95: "Scrambled" DP Julia Swain

On this weeks episode Kenny talks with cinematographer Julia Swain about the film "Scrambled." Enjoy!

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Jun 07, 202301:14:45
94: "Scream VI" DP Brett Jutkiewicz

94: "Scream VI" DP Brett Jutkiewicz

On this weeks episode, Kenny talks with cinematographer Brett Jutkiewicz about "Scream VI." Enjoy the episode!

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May 25, 202301:12:48
93: "Mrs. Davis" DP Xavier Dolleans

93: "Mrs. Davis" DP Xavier Dolleans

On this weeks episode Kenny talks with cinematographer Xavier Dolleans about the Peacock series "Mrs. Davis." Enjoy the episode!

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May 18, 202301:13:29
92: "The Magician's Elephant" DP Gary H. Lee

92: "The Magician's Elephant" DP Gary H. Lee

On this weeks episode Kenny talks with VFX guru and cinematographer Gary H. Lee about "The Magician's Elephant." Enjoy the episode!

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May 11, 202301:20:59
91: "Harlem" Director Shea Vanderpoort

91: "Harlem" Director Shea Vanderpoort

On this weeks episode, Kenny talks with director Shea Vanderpoort about the hit comedy "Harlem." Enjoy the episode!

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May 04, 202301:27:03
90: "Kung Fu" DP Chris Kempinski

90: "Kung Fu" DP Chris Kempinski

On this weeks episode, Kenny talks with cinematographer Chris Kempinski about the CW series "Kung Fu." Enjoy the episode!

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Apr 28, 202301:21:18
89: "King Coal" DP Curren Sheldon

89: "King Coal" DP Curren Sheldon

In this episode, Kenny talks with cinematographer Curren Sheldon about the Sundance documentary "King Coal." Enjoy the episode!

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Mar 31, 202301:14:50
88: "Bad Press" DP Tyler Graim

88: "Bad Press" DP Tyler Graim

This week, Kenny talks with cinematographer Tyler Graim about the Sundance documentary "Bad Press." Enjoy the episode!

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Mar 28, 202301:08:32
87: "Is There Anybody Out There?" DP Annemarie Lean-Vercoe

87: "Is There Anybody Out There?" DP Annemarie Lean-Vercoe

On this weeks episode, Kenny talks with cinematographer Annemarie Lean-Vercoe about the Sundance film "Is There Anybody Out There?" Enjoy the episode!

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Mar 11, 202301:10:60
86: "Detective Knight" Trilogy DP Laffrey Witbrod

86: "Detective Knight" Trilogy DP Laffrey Witbrod

Welcome to another episode of the Frame & Reference Podcast, this week Kenny talks with cinematographer Laffrey Witbrod about the "Detective Knight" trilogy. Enjoy the episode!

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Mar 02, 202301:36:39
85: "Shirampari" DP Diego Perez Romero

85: "Shirampari" DP Diego Perez Romero

Welcome to episode 85 of the Frame and Reference Podcast! This week, Kenny talks with cinematographer Diego Perez Romero about "Shirampari." Enjoy the episode!

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Feb 23, 202356:37
84: "Firefly Lane" DP Vincent De Paula, CSC

84: "Firefly Lane" DP Vincent De Paula, CSC

Welcome to another episode of the Frame & Reference Podcast. This week Kenny talks with cinematographer Vincent De Paula, CSC about his work on the Netflix show "Firefly Lane." Enjoy!

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Feb 16, 202301:31:01
83: “Descendant” DPs Zac Manuel & Justin Zweifach

83: “Descendant” DPs Zac Manuel & Justin Zweifach

Welcome to another episode of the Frame and Reference Podcast, this week Kenny talks with cinematographers Zac Manuel & Justin Zweifach about the Netflix documentary "Descendant." Enjoy! 

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Feb 09, 202359:40
82: "Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin" DP Agnesh Pakozdi

82: "Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin" DP Agnesh Pakozdi

Welcome to season 3 of the Frame & Reference podcast! On this weeks episode Kenny talks with cinematographer Agnesh Pakozdi about the series “Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin”, enjoy the episode!

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Feb 02, 202301:10:38
81: “Devotion” DP Erik Messerschmidt

81: “Devotion” DP Erik Messerschmidt

Season two finale time! On this weeks Kenny talks with cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt about the new film “Devotion.” Erik has had a very interesting career including work on series such as “Mindhunter”, “Legion”, “Fargo" and as the DP of “Mank” for which he won an Oscar. Enjoy the episode and happy holidays!

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Dec 08, 202201:35:51
80: Gal Musette Music Video DP Wes Cardino & Director Maria Garcia

80: Gal Musette Music Video DP Wes Cardino & Director Maria Garcia

This week, Kenny talks with cinematographer Wes Cardino & director Maria Garcia about shooting the Gal Musette music videos "Je vois le ciel" & “Julia.” Enjoy the episode!

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Dec 01, 202201:19:58
79: "Dambusters" Francisco Campos-Lopez

79: "Dambusters" Francisco Campos-Lopez

On todays episode, Kenny talks with writer, director and cinematographer Francisco Campos-Lopez about the documentary "Dambusters." Dambusters is a documentary that follows scientist around the world who are working to remove dams around the world in an effort to restore the earths waterways. Enjoy the episode!

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Nov 24, 202201:41:15
78: "Bruiser" DP Justin Derry

78: "Bruiser" DP Justin Derry

On this weeks episode Kenny talks with Justin Derry, cinematographer behind the the film "Bruiser" which just showed at TIFF. The film follows a 14-year-old boy who turns to a charismatic loner for help after being beaten up. Kenny talks to Justin starting his career as a skate filmer, managing a set and so much more. Enjoy the episode! 

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Filmtools is the West Coasts leading supplier of film equipment. From cameras and lights to grip and expendables, Filmtools has you covered for all your film gear needs. Check out Filmtools.com for more.

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Nov 17, 202201:18:45
77: "Bandit" DP Alexander Chinnici

77: "Bandit" DP Alexander Chinnici

On this weeks episode Kenny talks with cinematographer Alex Chinnici about "Bandit." You might know Alex from his work on the extremely popular "Uncharted" fan film as well as the film "V/H/S/99." Enjoy the episode!

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Filmtools is the West Coasts leading supplier of film equipment. From cameras and lights to grip and expendables, Filmtools has you covered for all your film gear needs. Check out Filmtools.com for more.

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Nov 11, 202201:20:59
76: “100 Foot Wave” DPs Mike Prickett & Josh Quick

76: “100 Foot Wave” DPs Mike Prickett & Josh Quick

On this weeks episode, Kenny talks with Michael Prickett and Josh Quick two of the cinematographers behind the Emmy Winning documentary “100 Foot Wave." They chat about the challenges of filming in the ocean, managing multiple camera operators and much more! Enjoy the episode

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Nov 03, 202201:06:54
75: "The Expert at the Card Table; Looking For Erdnase" Director & DP

75: "The Expert at the Card Table; Looking For Erdnase" Director & DP

On this weeks episode Kenny talks with director Hans-Joachim Brucherseifer and cinematographer Marc Tressel-Schmitz about the documentary "The Expert at the Card Table; Looking For Erdnase." In this episode they chat about achieving a professional look on a low budget, the importance of production design and costuming, and how magic and film mirror each other. Enjoy the episode!

To see the BTS featurette played at the start of the podcast, check out the video version of the podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boUW1aCMLgo 

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Oct 27, 202201:41:45
74: "Everything's Trash" DP Adam McDaid

74: "Everything's Trash" DP Adam McDaid

On todays episode Kenny talks with Adam McDaid about shooting the FreeForm series "Everything's Trash." Kenny and Adam dive into a bunch of topics including Adams filmography, dealing with notes from studios and a bit of camera talk which is always fun. Anyways, enjoy the episode!

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Oct 14, 202201:28:08
73: "Key and Peele" DP Charles Papert

73: "Key and Peele" DP Charles Papert

On this weeks episode, Kenny talks with "Key and Peele" cinematographer Charles Papert. Other than his work on "Key and Peele", Charles shot "A Black Lady Sketch Show" and "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television." He also worked on both "Office Space" and "American History X" which is super cool! Enjoy the episode.

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Oct 12, 202201:43:11