The Cinematography Journal

The Cinematography Journal

www.jwcinematographer.co.uk
I am going to be sharing experiences and insights from my recent cinematographic exploits. The good the bad and most of all the truth. This podcast is about relaying my journey as a cinematographer trying to find a foothold and seeing if there’s anything interesting about where I may be heading next.


Zach Lipovsky
Nov 20, 2019 • 48 min
Today I talk with Emmy-nominated director Zach Lipovsky. Zach has directed and produced projects for Syfy, Lionsgate, Legendary and Disney. Following the recent release of his feature FREAKS, we talk everything from getting started in film, to directing…
Let It Rain
Nov 20, 2019 • 47 min
This episode covers my first experience on a car spot. It was a test of my adaptability with lighting, working with both available and staged lighting, as well as my ability to problem solve on the fly and be a team player when sh*t hits the fan. Enjoy!
Omari (Motion) Carter
Nov 3, 2019 • 62 min
Today I speak with our first guest. I’m so privileged to invite ex-west end STOMP! performer Omari (Motion) Carter to the podcast. Omari has been building a Screendance production company for several years now and has been a close collaborator of mine on…
The Oner
Sep 1, 2019 • 40 min
Episode number TEN!! This time I am talking about my unique use of the oner. How I work with stage performers, and how it works in practise when I walk you through a really neat short screendance film I DP’d. Enjoy!
Bulbs And Basements
Sep 1, 2019 • 54 min
This shoot was a culmination of past experience all coming together to craft a visual style that was story driven but still heavily conceptual. Working with mixing camera sensors and shaping a location using practical lighting. Enjoy!
Talking About Talking
Aug 17, 2019 • 39 min
This episode is a bit of a different format. I’m looking over multiple projects to compare and analyse the various interview setups I’ve done over the years. This selection of frames spans both planned and unplanned interview setups as well as high key &…
Tripods For Sea Sickness
Aug 17, 2019 • 47 min
I’m walking through the process of lighting and shooting a Gospel music video. This video had us in one very conventional studio and one very unconventional location. This music video project is also the project responsible for hooking me on the…
Full Frame Coverage
Jul 11, 2019 • 38 min
A look at an old project from back in the 5D heyday. From braving the freezing beaches of northern England in late November to the shifting workflow of shooting for coverage, rather than executing specific visuals shot by shot. Enjoy!
All Natural & Negative
Jun 17, 2019 • 19 min
A look at one of my favourite dance films to date. This hybrid concept short/music video was a great chance to explore my love for available light. Enjoy!
Finding A Documentary
Jun 17, 2019 • 17 min
This episode looks at an unconventional documentary process with good friend and collaborator Omari Carter from The Motion Dance Collective, and how this seemingly small project has brought about the pursuit of a new feature exploration into the…
Alpha Music Video
Jun 17, 2019 • 18 min
Here’s an oldie, but a goodie! Looking back at one of the rare occasions where I have taken on music video projects. This one has a really unique and simple concept that was fun to shoot and also pretty fun to edit.I also have a quick rant about the low…
Infinity Fashion
Jun 17, 2019 • 28 min
Talking this time about a high street fashion commercial shot on an infinity cove. Let’s talk about how I went about lighting this cove without overhead rigging and tackling the challenges of directional lighting when props are involved.Also in this short…
On Set Therapy
Jun 17, 2019 • 35 min
Taking a look over a recent shoot. This one was for a long time collaborator and friend Brendon Hansford and was a 9 minute concept film about mental health. I will be talking about the journey of the shoot day and some of the things we tackled to get…
Let Me Introduce This Thing
Jun 17, 2019 • 2 min
I am going to be sharing experiences and insights from my recent cinematographic exploits. The good the bad and most of all the truth. This podcast is about relaying my journey as a cinematographer trying to find a foothold and seeing if there’s anything…