Cinematography

Shooting Stuff You'll Never Notice

Shooting Stuff You'll Never Notice

On this week's show, we air the first half of our interview with Mark Weingartner, Visual Effects Director of Photography, who came down to the studio and took the time to explain some of the most complex visual effects sequences and talk about his experiences that led him to be one of the leading Visual Effects Supervisors in Hollywood.  We talk about how to make "grist for the digital mill" and the distinction between visual effects and practical effects and we discovered that sometimes, talking about guilty movie pleasures can be more fun than talking about the big shows as we loop back around three times to Under Siege!  

Grist for the Digital Mill

Grist for the Digital Mill

On this week's show, we air the first half of our interview with Mark Weingartner, Visual Effects Director of Photography, who came down to the studio and took the time to explain some of the most complex visual effects sequences and talk about his experiences that led him to be one of the leading Visual Effects Supervisors in Hollywood.  We talk about how to make "grist for the digital mill" and the distinction between visual effects and practical effects and we discovered that sometimes, talking about guilty movie pleasures can be more fun than talking about the big shows as we loop back around three times to Under Siege!

Ground Control to Major Tom

Ground Control to Major Tom

Cinematographer James Neihouse, A.S.C. joins us to discuss his latest work, "A Beautiful Planet" - a documentary shot on the International Space Station that leaves you speechless, transfixed and downright inspired.  James Neihouse strategically trained the astronauts how to use and troubleshoot an IMAX 70mm and then piloted them through any problems they encountered from ground control.  Impressive?  Listen to this week's episode to learn more.  

Cinematic Immunity Launches Season 2

Cinematic Immunity Launches Season 2

After a long hiatus, Cinematic Immunity launches for another round of great interviews and brand new content.  This year, we tackle independent film distribution and sales, VFX in the modern world and a host of other topics as we continue to sit down with entertainment veterans from across the range of crafts that work in the entertainment industry.

Starting this Thursday, May 5th, Cinqo de Mayo, we are releasing a brand new episode, picking up where we left off with Visual Effects Cinematographer Christopher Lee Warren.  We recorded this interview with the intention of releasing it nearly two years ago and are excited to bring you a blast from the past.  Louis and Bryan will be back the following week to check in and catch everyone up with something brand new.

Meanwhile, stay tuned into Cinematic Immunity on Social Media. We are posting new links and content all the time.

Resolution Independent

Resolution Independent

Happy Thanksgiving, Cinemaniacs! What are you thankful for this year? We here at Cinematic Immunity are grateful for many things: For the wise and witty guests that have sat down with us each week since our first episode back in February, for the generous support of our friends, families and colleagues - including Steve Hopkins, for providing the space to sit down with those guests! - and, of course, we're thankful for our loyal listeners, for subscribing to the podcast and sharing Cinematic Immunity with your friends week after week. Thank you all for helping Cinematic Immunity continue to grow and bring you first-person stories about the art and craft of movie-making! We couldn't do it without you - and we wouldn't want to anyway!

Now, just because we're about to slip into our annual food-comas doesn't mean we're not going to have a brand new episode for you when we wake up in a few days... On Tuesday, we'll bring you an interview with cinematographer and visual effects master, Christopher Warren

Like so many C.I. guests before him, Chris Warren is a third-generation filmmaker. He was, "...born with an Academy Award already in the family," (that of his grandfather, Gene Warren), and grew up experiencing the magic of Hollywood in ways that most of us can only dream of.  In one story you'll hear in episode 35, Chris recalls being a child and asking his father, Gene Warren, Jr., what he was doing. His dad's reply? "We're making boots for Planet of the Apes." 

It isn't hard to understand why Chris says things like, "I love what I do, so I can't wait to get to work," and, "I can't see myself doing anything else."

On Tuesday, whip up a leftover-turkey sandwich, grab another slice of pumpkin pie, and check back right here for more of Chris Warren's tales of growing up on-set, and get his take on the past, present and future of visual effects and filmmaking.