Go Creative Show
Go Creative Show
Nov 16, 2021
Impeachment: American Crime Story (with Simon Dennis BSC) GCS288
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Cinematographer Simon Dennis BSC of IMPEACHMENT: American Crime Story masterfully depicted one of the most iconic moments in American history while capturing portrayals of Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, and of course Bill & Hillary Clinton.

Simon and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the show's desaturated look, claustrophobic feeling, why he chose the Sony Venice, working with split diopters, and inventing a new visual genre… “Gloom Glam”.

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What you will learn in this episode
  • Balance of filming non-fictional projects (00:59)
  • "Glamorous gloom" visual approach (10:08)
  • Simon's stylistic lighting approach (12:58)
  • Warm visual approach to the White House (17:53)
  • Dreary look of the Pentagon (20:40)
  • Not having characters motivate cinematography (27:46)
  • Using a split diopter (30:37)
  • Why Simon chose the Sony Venice (36:15)
  • Feeling of claustrophobia (42:02)
  • Why the jury trial scene was so challenging (46:37)
  • Making the mundane exciting through cinematography (49:24)
  • Monica Lewinsky's involvement with the show (53:05)
  • And more!

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