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!
These are just a few of the things you'll hear in part two: Questionable John Woo impersonations, what it's like shooting on a moving train from a moving helicopter, who wins a budgets-vs.-creative battle in the studio system - or budgets and efficiency vs. safety - how our guest climbed the ladder in production, the answers to questions like Why are we still waiting to shoot? Why are studios the way they are? What goes into the machinery of studio financing? ...and how Billy knew he had finally made it in the business when no one would sit with him at lunch. All that, and more, this Tuesday on Cinematic Immunity!
He operated cameras on features and episodic television shows for well over a decade. High lights were HBO's 'Sex and the City' series and Craig Brewer's indy, 'Hustle and Flow'. "Operating is often the best job on the set!" In recent years he has served as the Director of Photography on 'Law and Order:SVU', CBS's 'A Gifted Man' and many other productions in New York City. Join us on Tuesday, July 15th as we sit down with Tom Weston on Cinematic Immunity.
Bruce Logan's love of imagery paid off when he was hired by Stanley Kubrick to work under Douglas Trumbull on 2001: A Space Odyssey. He came to California in 1968 and worked as a DP on over a dozen films, including: Star Wars, Star Trek, Airplane, Tron, Firefox, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Batman Forever.