Protecting the Frame
Summary: Welcome to Protecting the Frame, a podcast that is all things cinematography. Come join us as we discuss the business, craftsmanship and life behind the camera in today's thriving film industry.
In this LIVE episode recording we chat with camera operator / steadicam operator Neal Bryant, SOC about his interesting introduction to the steadicam at such an earlier age. We also get very nerdy into Neal's obsession of steadicam and techniques to improve your very own craft.
Every now and then we go LIVE on the Society of Camera Operators Instagram account and chat with other operators also in the SOC. This episode is the first of many that we have recorded from these sessions and turned into an episode with additional content not included in the live recording. Join us as we chat with camera operator / steadicam operator Jason Ellson, SOC about life behind the camera and how that intermixes into our daily life in our health, fitness and family.
In part 2 of episode 213 we have a discussion with camera / steadicam operator Chris McGuire about his professional career and how he now views his position and job as a camera operator. We also take a detailed dive into his steadicam oner on season 1 of True Detective. Some of Chris' credits include: -Hillbilly Elegy -Pitch Perfect -Terminator: Dark Fate -The Suicide Squad -True Detective
In part 1 of episode 213 we have a discussion with camera / steadicam operator Chris McGuire about his career, how he got started and how steadicam gave him that start. Come of Chris's credits include: -Hillbilly Elegy -Pitch Perfect -Terminator: Dark Fate -The Suicide Squad -True Detective
In Episode 212 we talk with camera operator Casey Hotchkiss, SOC. We discuss how he approaches his job as a camera operator, some of those he's most enjoyed working with and the reasons behind it. Some of Casey's credits include: -Bill and Ted Face the Music -Ghostbusters -The Boss -Bridesmaids -Final Destination -Apollo 13 and more.
In Episode 211 we talk with camera operator / steadicam operator James Reid, SOC. We discuss how he was introduced to the film world, how he found his way into that world as a camera operator and where he finds himself today.
In episode 210 we talk with camera operator and cinematographer Andrew Rowlands. We discuss the specific job of a camera operator and how the attitude of the operator can be one of the most important tools to continuing to work as well as doing good work.
In episode 209 with Mich Froehlich we discuss how he found his way into the film industry and specifically into the art of cinematography as a camera operator and cinematographer.He has some great practical advice on how to work improve your craft as well as become a better asset for those who hire you. We also get into the niche he has found as a 2nd unit cinematographer on some of today's larger movies including Hidden Figures, Spiderman: Far From Home, Gemini Man and much more.
In episode 208 we talk with cinematographer Karina Silva. We talk about her film which awarded her the high honor of one of Local 600's Emerging Cinematographer Awards in 2016 as well as her experience on many of her projects including The Mandalorian, Beauty and the Beast, Mr. Holmes and much more.
In part 2 of episode 207 with camera operator Mitch Dubin, SOC we discuss more of his experience with the specific job of a camera operator, what he would do differently in this time of filmmaking as well as what the future could look like.
In part 1 of episode 207 with camera operator Mitch Dubin, SOC we discuss his introduction into the film business, how he was able to find himself into tole of a camera operator and begin to collaborate with one of the all-time greatest directors, Steven Spielberg.
In episode #206 we have a chat with camera operator / director of photography, Duane Mieliwocki, SOC on how his interest in the film industry began. He talks us through his journey to becoming a camera operator by way of working through the ranks of the camera department and how that helped inform his progress.
In episode 205 we talk with SOC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dan Gold. As a newly retired camera operator we look back on his career and pass along the decades of knowledge he has to give. He has helped bring to life some of Hollywood's classics like Air Force One, Casino, The Perfect Storm, The Wedding Singer and many many more. Enjoy!
In episode 204, my wife and I try to answer the requests of the listeners in talking about what a relationship while working in the film business could look like. We are by no means perfect and therefore not the prime example for everyone to follow but having been married and working in the film business for 10+ years we can at least offer a little of our perspective to help inform those who are looking for the information.
Here in episode 203 we talk with camera operator Bonnie Blake, SOC about how she began her career, how she got started and how she was able to excel in the film industry when not a vast amount of women were doing so. With her dedication and persistence to improve her craft she has become an example to young women filmmakers that this isn't just a business for the guys.