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ZEISS Full Exposure is a podcast that brings you the people who impact the worlds of photography and filmmaking. Interviews, tips, and gear reviews.


ep.46 Charles Libin
Nov 30 • 30 min
Growing up in New York City, cinematographer Charles Libin absorbed the gritty, seventies-era filmmaking of movies made in Manhattan like “Taxi Driver”, “Mean Streets”, and “Dog Day Afternoon”. The Brooklyn-based cinematographer has over…
ep.45 John Kane
Nov 4 • 16 min
In this week’s episode, you’ll learn about the how the collaborative process between artists of different disciplines — photography and dance — unfolds and how the image-maker balances pre-visualization with spontaneous shooting with dancers….
ep.44 Women’s Weekend Film Challenge
Oct 10 • 17 min
On episode 44, we spoke with Katrina Medoff and Tracy Sayre, co-founders of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge and got a crash course in how a great idea blossoms into launching a collaborative film project. The film challenge, is a women-in-film…
ep.43 Alexa Wolf: “Paths”
Sep 20 • 6 min
Learn how DoP Alexa Wolf uses her skills to create a potent visual style with little budget for the music video “Paths” by artist Jenna Kyle directed by Rachel Kessler. Like many Directors of Photography, Alexa Wolf came to cinematography, in New…
ep.42 Alexa Wolf: “The Gathering”
Sep 13 • 7 min
Learn how DoP Alexa Wolf uses her skills to create socially focused visual storytelling on the set of “The Gathering”. Like many Directors of Photography, Alexa Wolf came to cinematography, in New York City after working in camera, grip &…
ep.41 Daresha Kyi: “Texas Strong”
Sep 6 • 18 min
Daresha Kyi is an award-winning filmmaker who writes, produces, and directs for film and television. Earlier this year at the South by Southwest Film Festival we chatted with cinematographer, Amy Bench, who shot Daresha’s documentary for the…
ep.40 Dean Cundey, ASC
Aug 30 • 36 min
For the last of four interviews from Hollywood, we spoke with legendary cinematographer Dean Cundey. To multitudes of cinephiles, Dean’s career as a visual storyteller needs no introduction. From his childhood fascination with set design to his…
ep.39 Bill Bennett, ASC
Aug 23 • 29 min
On the third installment from Hollywood, we had a chat with Bill Bennett, ASC. As a pilot and cinematographer for over two decades he has shot in a range of challenging environments and has been called upon by many of the world’s top auto brands to…
ep.38 John Simmons, ASC
Aug 16 • 24 min
“Every click of the shutter is a totality of the music I’ve heard, the love and pain I’ve seen and lived, and has shaped the way I see.” — John Simmons, ASC On part two of our series of interviews at the American Society of Cinematographers…
ep.37 Richard Crudo, ASC
Aug 12 • 29 min
On the first of four episodes at The American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse we speak with six-time past President of the ASC, Brooklyn-born Director of Photography Richard Crudo. His impressive film resume includes many notable feature and…
ep.36 Valentina Caniglia, AIC IMAGO (Video)
Aug 5 • 28 min
On episode 36, we sat down with New York-based - Italian-born cinematographer Valentina Caniglia, AIC IMAGO. Encouraged by her dad when he gave her a camera at a young age, she was drawn first to still photography - and then evolved to film…
ep.36 Valentina Caniglia, AIC IMAGO
Aug 5 • 28 min
On episode 36, we sat down with New York-based - Italian-born cinematographer Valentina Caniglia, AIC IMAGO. Encouraged by her dad when he gave her a camera at a young age, she was drawn first to still photography - and then evolved to film…
ep.35 James Cawley (Video)
Jul 25 • 20 min
On episode 35 of Full Exposure, we speak with James Cawley a director-cinematographer from Utah specializing in outdoor recreation and tourism films. Working with small crews, he traverses the state and remote locations around the world — working to…
ep.35 James Cawley
Jul 25 • 20 min
On episode 35 of Full Exposure, we speak with James Cawley a director-cinematographer from Utah specializing in outdoor recreation and tourism films. Working with small crews, he traverses the state and remote locations around the world — working to…
ep.34 Trish Clark (Video)
Jul 15 • 27 min
The New Haven 48 Hour Film Project is a crash course in speed filmmaking. On episode 34 of Full Exposure, learn from a veteran TV and film producer how speed-filmmaking can help hone your film production skills AND having fun! Host Jim Kamp speaks…
ep.34 Trish Clark
Jul 12 • 27 min
The New Haven 48 Hour Film Project is a crash course in speed filmmaking. On episode 34 of Full Exposure, learn from a veteran TV and film producer how speed-filmmaking can help hone your film production skills AND having fun! Host Jim Kamp speaks…
ep.33 Lauren Owens Lambert (Video)
Jul 3 • 19 min
On episode 33 of Full Exposure, we sit down with Boston-based photojournalist and filmmaker Lauren Owens Lambert who documents her passion: the human aspect of conservation and climate change research. Her work focuses on people as a vital part of…
ep.33 Lauren Owens Lambert
Jul 3 • 19 min
On episode 33 of Full Exposure, we sit down with Boston-based photojournalist and filmmaker Lauren Owens Lambert who documents her passion: the human aspect of conservation and climate change research. Her work focuses on people as a vital part of…
ep.32 Amy Elliott: “Salvage” (Video)
Jun 21 • 17 min
On episode 32 of Full Exposure, New York City-based photographer and documentary filmmaker Amy Elliott discusses how persistence and innate curiosity are two elements instrumental in effective non-fiction visual storytelling. For the past 10 years…
ep.32 Amy Elliott: “Salvage”
Jun 21 • 17 min
On episode 32 of Full Exposure, New York City-based photographer and documentary filmmaker Amy Elliott discusses how persistence and innate curiosity are two elements instrumental in effective non-fiction visual storytelling. For the past 10 years…
ep.31 Robin Hauser: “Bias” (Video)
Jun 14 • 38 min
Filmmaker Robin Hauser is a proven storyteller of complex topics. In her award-winning documentary, “Code—Debugging the Gender Gap” she examined the dearth of women in computer coding. Now, in her latest film, “Bias”, Robin posits compelling…
ep.31 Robin Hauser: “Bias”
Jun 14 • 38 min
Filmmaker Robin Hauser is a proven storyteller of complex topics. In her award-winning documentary, “Code—Debugging the Gender Gap” she examined the dearth of women in computer coding. Now, in her latest film, “Bias”, Robin posits compelling…
ep.30 Barbara Vekarić: “Aleksi” - ‘Lazy. Crazy. Sexy.’ (Video)
Jun 8 • 18 min
Brooklyn-based Barbara Vekarić is an emerging producer, director and writer originally from Croatia. Barbara’s first feature length-film is “Aleksi” – ‘Lazy. Crazy. Sexy.’ – a slice of life comedy set on the bucolic adriatic seaside….
ep.30 Barbara Vekarić: “Aleksi” - ‘Lazy. Crazy. Sexy.’
Jun 8 • 18 min
Brooklyn-based Barbara Vekarić is an emerging producer, director and writer originally from Croatia. Barbara’s first feature length-film is “Aleksi” – ‘Lazy. Crazy. Sexy.’ – a slice of life comedy set on the bucolic adriatic seaside….
ep.29 Jenna Ricker ‘Qualified’ (Video)
May 28 • 37 min
Producer-director Jenna Ricker has worked solely in narrative film until now. In “Qualified,” her first non-fiction feature, the film’s subject is a pioneer in motor sports — and feminism — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to compete in the…
ep.29 Jenna Ricker ‘Qualified’
May 28 • 37 min
Producer-director Jenna Ricker has worked solely in narrative film until now. In “Qualified,” her first non-fiction feature, the film’s subject is a pioneer in motor sports — and feminism — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to compete in the…
ep.28 Andi Obarski (Video)
May 13 • 18 min
Emerging cinematographer Andi Obarski has shot numerous documentaries, short and long form narratives and music videos. Her ceaseless drive and energy is a great example of how to make it in today’s competitive film industry. The New York City-based…
ep.28 Andi Obarski
May 13 • 18 min
Emerging cinematographer Andi Obarski has shot numerous documentaries, short and long form narratives and music videos. Her ceaseless drive and energy is a great example of how to make it in today’s competitive film industry. The New York City-based…
ep.27 Sasha Gordon (Video)
May 4 • 17 min
Sasha Gordon is a Russian-born now New York City-based award-winning writer, director and composer. Following on her critically acclaimed 2016 romantic comedy “It Had to Be You”, Sasha’s South by Southwest entry was “Maggie” a dramedy…
ep.27 Sasha Gordon
May 4 • 17 min
Sasha Gordon is a Russian-born now New York City-based award-winning writer, director and composer. Following on her critically acclaimed 2016 romantic comedy “It Had to Be You”, Sasha’s South by Southwest entry was “Maggie” a dramedy…
ep.26 Kestrin Pantera (Video)
Apr 26 • 18 min
LA-based writer, director, actor and rock cellist! Kestrin Pantera arrived in Austin in style aboard her lime green karaoke RV to promote her latest dramedy premiering at South by Southwest. “Mother’s Little Helpers,” unfolds as four siblings…
ep.26 Kestrin Pantera
Apr 26 • 18 min
LA-based writer, director, actor and rock cellist! Kestrin Pantera arrived in Austin in style aboard her lime green karaoke RV to promote her latest dramedy premiering at South by Southwest. “Mother’s Little Helpers,” unfolds as four siblings…
ep.25 Christine Chen (Video)
Apr 19 • 16 min
Filmmaker Christine Chen wears many hats: a writer, director, photographer, entrepreneur and an Academy-qualified producer/director. She fell in love with capturing images and telling stories through film the first time she got her hands on an early…
ep.25 Christine Chen
Apr 19 • 16 min
Filmmaker Christine Chen wears many hats: a writer, director, photographer, entrepreneur and an Academy-qualified producer/director. She fell in love with capturing images and telling stories through film the first time she got her hands on an early…
ep.24 Rory Doyle (Video)
Apr 13 • 17 min
Rory Doyle is the winner of the 2019 Zeiss Photography Award. A native of Maine, Rory moved to the delta town of Cleveland, Mississippi to teach when he happened on a sight that struck him; African-American cowboys on horseback. He went on to gain the…
ep.24 Rory Doyle
Apr 13 • 17 min
Rory Doyle is the winner of the 2019 Zeiss Photography Award. A native of Maine, Rory moved to the delta town of Cleveland, Mississippi to teach when he happened on a sight that struck him; African-American cowboys on horseback. He went on to gain the…
ep.23 SXSW - Josh Silfen (Video)
Apr 4 • 14 min
Cinematographer Josh Silfen dreamed of making movies from an early age which eventually led him to NYU film school to study cinematography. He met director Emily Ting through mutual friends at NYU, and has collaborated with her on shorts, commercials…
ep.23 SXSW - Josh Silfen
Apr 4 • 14 min
Cinematographer Josh Silfen dreamed of making movies from an early age which eventually led him to NYU film school to study cinematography. He met director Emily Ting through mutual friends at NYU, and has collaborated with her on shorts, commercials…
ep.22 SXSW - Amy Bench
Mar 24 • 11 min
On today’s episode, we spoke with documentary cinematographer Amy Bench. We initially spoke with Amy about shooting Deresha Kyi’s doc short “Trans in America: Texas Strong” screened here in Austin. Amy directed her own film premiering at SXSW…
ep.21 SXSW - Ava Berkofsky
Mar 24 • 62 min
We begin our extensive coverage of the SXSW Film Festival with guest host Snehal Patel, Zeiss Cine Sales Manager, Americas, interviewing Ava Berkofsky, Cinematographer. Ava Berkofsky was born in Wales, raised in the mountains and cities of California,…
ep.20 A French - Daylight Studio
Mar 1 • 20 min
On this episode of Full Exposure we pay another visit to one of our favorite Manhattan locations — the Union Square daylight studio of photographer Andrew French. We spoke with Andy about the amazing light in his studio in episode seven. He hosts…
ep.19 Ann Lupo
Feb 20 • 43 min
As an award-winning writer, director, producer, editor and actor, Ann Lupo wears a lot of hats. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she has worked as an editor on music videos, commercials and a feature documentary for CNN. Her feature film…
ep.18 Richard Falco
Feb 13 • 35 min
For over thirty years award-winning documentary photographer, filmmaker and journalist, Richard Falco has covered the world for major magazines and published books on the September 11th attacks and paramedics in Harlem. He is now the Coordinator of…
ep.17 Creative Culture at Sundance
Feb 2 • 20 min
On episode sixteen of Full Exposure, we met Sean Weiner and several filmmakers from the Creative Culture program at the Jacob Burns Media Center in New York. On today’s show, we caught up with some of the filmmakers in Park City Utah at the 2019…
ep.16 Creative Culture at the Jacob Burns Film Center
Jan 26 • 56 min
The Jacob Burns Film Center, north of New York City is a growing hub for cinema education and media literacy giving a platform to emerging filmmakers within its Creative Culture Fellowship program. Graduate-level students are mentored in developing…
ep.15 Victoria Negri
Jan 19 • 38 min
Victoria Negri is an award-winning writer, director, producer and actor. She made her feature directorial debut in the 2016 film Gold Star, it’s a story of a music school dropout resistant to connecting with her father but finding herself as her…
ep.14 Delphine Diallo
Jan 12 • 40 min
Delphine Diallo is a New York City-based French/Senegalese visual artist and photographer. Graduating from the Académie Charpentier School of Visual Art in Paris, she started working in the music industry as a video editor and graphic designer, yet,…
ep.13 Adrian Peng Correia
Jan 4 • 82 min
For our first show of 2019, cinematographer Adrian Peng Correia joined us in the studio. Adrian found his joy of cinema in college after leaving an engineering program to pursue history and sociology. Encouraged by a mentor at school, he immersed…
ep.12 Rachel and Richard Prendergast
Dec 21, 2018 • 37 min
On our year-end episode of ZEISS Full Exposure for 2018, we’re joined by husband and wife filmmaking team Rachel and Richard Prendergast. For their first narrative film, the UK-based production team unearthed a tender real-life story set in America….
ep.11 Eden Martinez
Dec 14, 2018 • 52 min
On this episode of Full Exposure, New York city writer, producer and director Eden Martinez stopped by the studio. A self-described “New-Yorican” who grew up on Manhattan’s lower east side, Eden found her calling at the ripe old age of twelve,…
ep.10 Sinjun Strom
Dec 11, 2018 • 41 min
Minnesota native now based in New York, Sinjun Strom is a photographer and visual artist who doesn’t just take portraits — she makes them. Her ideas take root in detailed journals she keeps, mapping out possible subjects and sets for her…
ep.9 Asif Rashid Khan
Dec 11, 2018 • 53 min
For Asif Rashid Khan, his love affair with photography began at age 14 when his father handed him a 35mm film camera. He never stopped photographing. Even taking a detour to get a degree and work in finance didn’t sway him from realizing his dream…
ep.8 Regina Fleming
Dec 11, 2018 • 51 min
Today’s guest is Regina Fleming, a former fashion model who found her way into shooting by attending the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan which led to assisting NY-based portrait photographer Joyce Tennyson which in turn led to an…
ep.7 Andrew French
Dec 11, 2018 • 69 min
Today Andrew French, established New York City based portrait, fashion and figure photographer makes an impassioned case for film! Andy landed in New York in the 1980s – the era of Mapplethorpe, Haring & The Talking Heads. Andy was just one of a…
ep.6 PhotoPlus Expo Part 2
Dec 10, 2018 • 32 min
Today, on the final installment of Full Exposure from Photo Plus in New York, we’ll speak with various ZEISS experts about their latest release — the Batis 40mm f/2 close focus — as well as get some cool background on the history of ZEISS lens…
ep.5 PhotoPlus Expo Part 1
Dec 10, 2018 • 33 min
On this episode of ZEISS Full Exposure we’re on location in New York for the PhotoPlus Expo. Inside we’ll chat with photographers from across the US, who flock to New York once a year for one of the largest imaging gear shows. Join our host Jim…
ep.4 Greg Watermann
Dec 10, 2018 • 38 min
We’re excited to be in New York this week for Full Exposure at the Photo Plus Expo. For episode 4 we’re joined by Rock ‘N’ Roll photographer, Greg Watermann. Greg has traveled the world, first as a photo assistant then concert photographer and…
ep.3 Moh Azima
Dec 10, 2018 • 63 min
This week’s guest is Moh Azima, who made his filmmaking debut at Sundance with his short, TRAPPEDINFREEDOM. After shooting music videos all around the world for artists like Interpol, Cold War Kids, Chromeo and Lenka as well as a season of The…
ep.2 Stephen Shames Part 2
Dec 10, 2018 • 49 min
Zeiss Full Exposure brings you the people that impact the world of photography and videography. Hosted by veteran photographer and filmmaker, Jim Kamp. This week, Part Two of our interview with Stephen Shames.
ep.1 Stephen Shames Part 1
Dec 10, 2018 • 41 min
Zeiss Full Exposure is a podcast that brings you the people who impact the worlds of photography, videography and cinematography. Interviews, tips, and gear reviews. Our guest today is Stephen Shames, a 50-year veteran who creates award-winning photo…