Team Deakins

By James Ellis Deakins, Roger Deakins, Matt Wyman

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The Team Deakins podcast is an ongoing conversation between acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins and James Deakins, his collaborator, about cinematography, the film business and whatever other questions are submitted. We start with a specific question and end....who knows where! We are joined by guests periodically. Matt Wyman, an aspiring DP, is our frequent collaborator. Followup questions can be posted in the forums at www.rogerdeakins.com.

Episode Date
Peter Ramsey - Spider-Man:Into the Spider-Verse
57:08

Episode 15 - PETER RAMSEY Team Deakins is joined by Acadamy Award Winning Director Peter Ramsey. The conversation begins with how Peter came up in the industry, his love of storyboarding and reading, and how his voracious appetite for knowledge lead him to opportunities in Hollywood. Having started out in live-action and transitioning to Animation, we discuss the differences in the two, and why someday soon he could be back on live sets. We also dive into his Oscar-winning efforts in Directing Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse and the many challenges they faced to ensure this film was unlike anything ever seen! The conversation is one not to miss for any filmmakers!

Jun 03, 2020
FIONA WEIR - Casting Director
59:55

Episode 14 - FIONA WEIR - Casting Director. Team Deakins speaks with renown Fiona Weir and learns the ins and outs of casting. A specialty often hidden from the day to day shooting process and yet so important. Fiona lets us know how it's done!

May 31, 2020
Josh Gollish DIT
01:16:57

Episode 13 - JOSH GOLLISH DIT - Join us as we speak with #Teamdeakins member Josh Gollish, our DIT - Digital Image Technician. We talk all things DIT, from where the role originated, what Josh does on set from day to day, how some productions work without

May 27, 2020
Animation - Dean DeBlois
01:02:15

Team Deakins is joined by the incredibly talented Dean DeBlois , a writer director with credits like Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, and all three How to Train Your Dragon movies. He takes us through his journey as a filmmaker, sharing his knowledge about story

May 24, 2020
George MacKay
01:25:16

Episode 11 - GEORGE MACKAY. James & Roger catch up with actor George MacKay with whom they worked on the film "1917". They talk about the shared process of "1917", George's experience on his most recent film on Ned Kelly and his process as an actor. G

May 20, 2020
Animation - Part 2
59:22

Episode 10 - ANIMATION PART 2 - YONG DUK JHUN & ANDY HARKNESS. Team Deakins is joined by two acclaimed filmmakers, Yong Duk Jhun and Andy Harkness. Masters of their craft, they serve as head of Layout and Head of Lighting respectively. They have worked on such films as Kung Fu Panda, Moana, The Croods, Shrek and Zootopia. The conversation ranges from the actual process of getting an Animated film off the ground, to specifics in lighting, composition, and the technology behind it all. A fascinating episode and something filmmakers of all backgrounds will enjoy.

May 17, 2020
Learning Lighting
46:14

Episode 9 - Learning Lighting. We talk about lighting in this episode. Different styles of lighting, challenges in lighting and how to experiment to broaden your grasp on lighting.

May 13, 2020
Animation
47:00

Episode 8 - ANIMATION - PART 1. This episode looks at our experiences on animation projects as visual consultants. We'll then dive deeper into the actual process in Part 2 and finally, in Part 3, talk with Dean DeBlois, director of the three How to Train your Dragon. There's so much to examine in Animation, don't be surprised if there is a Part 4 in the future!

May 10, 2020
Lens Choice
44:15

Episode 7 - LENS CHOICE - In this episode, we talk about what goes into choosing lenses for your project and the aesthetic differences between lenses. We also discuss prime lenses vs zooms and how we go about testing lenses. And more!

May 06, 2020
Bev Wood - Journey from Film to Digital
01:25:05

Episode 6 - Beverly Wood - From Film to Digital. We speak with Beverly Wood, former Executive VP at Deluxe and Managing Director at eFilm. We discuss the transition in Hollywood from Film to Digital with one of the industries foremost experts on the science behind it all. We discuss how film emulsion actually works, color science, her work with Roger and James, and films like SkyFall, O Brother, Where Art Thou and more.

She's been with us through our journey from film to digital and is a great source of information in general!

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/episode-6/

May 03, 2020
Composition
53:47

Episode 5 - COMPOSITION. Roger, James and Matt look at the subject of composition, the role it plays in storytelling, how composition differs in still images vs moving images.

Apr 30, 2020
Practical Lighting
30:48

Episode 4: PRACTICAL LIGHTING - James and Roger discuss practical lighting - what it means, the additional challenges and why you might prefer to use practicals for a scene.

Apr 28, 2020
Location Scouting
30:48

Episode 3: LOCATION SCOUTING - In this episode we talk about the ins and outs of location scouting.  As always, a special thanks to our collaborator, Matt Wyman.

Apr 27, 2020
Working Together
38:37

WORKING TOGETHER - Roger and James talk about their collaboration. Matt Wyman joins them.

Apr 26, 2020
Beginnings
56:15

Episode 1: BEGINNINGS - Roger and James talk about the journey that brought them into the film business. We are joined by Matt Wyman.

Apr 25, 2020