The T Stop Inn
The T Stop Inn
Ben Allan ACS CSI
A series of relaxed conversations between Ben Allan ACS CSI and some of the most interesting people in the industry today talking about the film industry and the craft of cinematography.
Camera Czech: Mark Bliss ACK
The career of Mark Bliss ACK unfolds like a cold war adventure novel with a daring escape from behind the iron curtain leading to starting over as a refugee in Australia and an incredible career in cinematography. Starting down under with music videos and commercials his work eventually lead him back to Europe where he has had an incredible run of work for over a decade, recently leading him to the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival.
Mar 6, 2023
1 hr 22 min
Intelligence Briefing: Dr Mike Seymour & AI in Film
Dr Mike Seymour shares his insights into how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology will change the way that every department in film production works over the next two years.
Jan 27, 2023
1 hr 7 min
Clooney, Netflix & The Midnight Sky: Martin Ruhe ASC
Martin Ruhe ASC talks about his recurring collaborations with George Clooney and the NETFLIX science fiction epic THE MIDNIGHT SKY.  Martin discusses the practicalities of the ambitious film including the choice of ARRI ALEXA 65 & DNA Prime Lenses, shooting on an Arctic glacier, LED volume in studio, the lighting approach and working with Clooney's dual roles as director and star. Martin also talks about the virtues of shooting single camera, doing his own operating and how he grounds the visuals in the story and character while working film style with digital cameras as well as working with legendary colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld at Company 3.
Jan 10, 2023
48 min
Gimmick or Game Changer? Da Vinci comes to the iPad
Ben Allan ACS CSI and Clara Chong discuss the realities of editing and grading in Da Vinci Resolve on the new M2 iPad Pro.
Dec 23, 2022
1 hr 3 min
Dances With Oscars: Dean Semler AM ACS ASC - Part 2
From "Dances With Wolves" to working with Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Jim Carey, Eddie Murphy, Renee Zellwegger and Arnold Schwarzenegger, this is an inspiring and hilarious rollercoaster ride through Hollywood and the world of big movies. Dean Semler opens up about experiences and insights from one of the most remarkable careers of a generation.
Nov 15, 2022
1 hr 18 min
From Renmark to Hollywood: Dean Semler AM ACS ASC - Part 1
In Part 1 of this special, Dean Semler AM ACS ASC explains how he got his start in the industry, his early experiences in TV and shooting documentaries and then the making of MAD MAX: ROAD WARRIOR, DEAD CALM, COCKTAIL, YOUNG GUNS, LONESOME DOVE, K9 and DANCES WITH WOLVES and shares some of the best things he learned along the way.
Jul 1, 2021
48 min
Shooting "RAMS": Steve Arnold ACS
Steve Arnold ACS talks about his experience shooting the hit Aussie film "RAMS" with Sam Neill, Michael Caton and director Jeremy Sims.  Steve tells us about the process of testing and comparing the full range of Panavision Anamorphic lenses, creating custom LUT's for the film and how he works to get a much of the look as possible captured in camera.   This episode was recorded with a live audience at the United Cinemas Opera Quays in Sydney as a special event with the NSW ACS.
May 25, 2021
53 min
Lions, Rogues and Darkness: Greig Fraser ACS ASC
Greig Fraser ACS ASC discusses his Emmy Award winning work on "The Mandalorian" and the realities of working with the LED Volume virtual production system the made the series practical.  He also talks about "Lion", "Zero Dark Thirty", "Star Wars: Rogue One" and "Dune" and looks back at some of his early work including the Palm d'Or winning short film "Cracker Bag".
Sep 18, 2020
1 hr 10 min
Mihai Malaimare Jr - Shooting Jojo Rabbit
Mihai Malaimare Jr is an extraordinarily talented Romanian cinematographer who has worked with some of the best directors in the world, including Francis Ford Coppola and Paul Thomas Anderson.  In this episode he talks about his work on JOJO RABBIT, how he collaborated with Taika Waititi and how he used an incredible quirk of mathematics to frame the film in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio while using anamorphic lenses.
Apr 24, 2020
49 min
Mark Lapwood ACS - The Perfect Balance
Mark Lapwood ACS has had built an international reputation as a visually inventive and collaborative cinematographer working on big budget TV commercials and feature films all around Asia and India as well as in Australia and New Zealand.  Mark has also managed to find a very rare balance of this work with his passion projects in documentary and time-lapse.  In this conversation Mark explains how he did it and what he expects from the future.
Apr 3, 2020
59 min
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