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Academy award winning cinematographer Linus Sandgren, FSF, ASC on No Time To Die and Don’t Look Up

The Cinematography Podcast

Acclaimed cinematographer Linus Sandgren just happens to have two Oscar nominated films out right now- the new James Bond movie, No Time to Die and the Adam McKay satire, Don't Look Up. Both films are extremely different from each other, and Linus was excited to work on both. Linus says that working on a Bond film is about creating a heightened reality, escapist adventure that romanticizes action and espionage. Don't Look Up is also about creating a type of heightened reality, but in an absurd, satirical way that tells the truth.Linus was very excited to shoot No Time to Die with director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Linus always tries to find a story and script that he hasn't done before, and it was a new challenge for him to take on a film with so much action. They focused on making it their own Bond, rather than looking at previous James Bond films. No Time to Die even begins differently from past Bond films- instead of an action set piece, Linus and Fukunaga chose to create a horror movie feeling in the opening. For the opening sequences of No Time to Die, Linus set the creepy tone, choosing monochromatic grays and icy blue skies, and a very isolated location. By contrast, the very next action sequence featuring Bond is full of harsh bright sun washed in yellows and browns. For every film Linus shoots, he likes to have keywords for the emotions in the script to guide him in prep for different scenes, such as horror, grief, loss, humor, etc. and decides how to address those emotions visually. Linus and Fukunaga also discussed the expectations of a Bond film: an entertaining action-packed joyride, but still have No Time To Die act as a final chapter wrapping up Daniel Craig's arc as James Bond.Don't Look Up is a disaster-movie satire film directed by Adam McKay. Linus felt the script was terrific and horrific at the same time, and it was clear to him that McKay wanted to comment on how people's personal and political agendas cause them to ignore glaring problems, such as climate change, and hijack the actual solution that could save lives. Linus felt like it was an important and hilarious film to shoot. He decided that the visuals should feel like a political thriller, because the comedy and satire would come through in the writing. Linus would dolly in to create tension, use longer zooms to compress the shots, then go close up with a macro lens in order to get right on a character's eyes. The shoot required a lot of extras, which was made even more challenging with COVID protocols. Linus had to be creative to figure out how to shoot with fewer extras, using longer lenses so the physical distancing wouldn't be as apparent, and they often re-used the same actors in different scenes since they were in a quarantine bubble together.Find Linus Sandgren: Instagram @linussandgren_dpYou can purchase and stream No Time to Die on AppleTV, Amazon, Vudu, or your preferred service. Don't Look Up is available on Netflix.Find out even more about this episode, with extensive show notes and links: http://camnoir.com//ep158/ Sponsored by Hot Rod Cameras: www.hotrodcameras.com Sponsored by Arri: https://www.arrirental.com/en The Cinematography Podcast website: www.camnoir.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheCinematographyPodcast Facebook: @cinepodInstagram: @thecinepodTwitter: @ShortEndz


9 Feb 2022

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2x17 Linus Sandgren es el mejor.

Aberraciones Cromáticas

HEMOS BAJADO EL PRECIO DEL PATREON. Dicho esto, con este capítulo volvemos a las clásicas chapas sobre dires de foto, esta vez con el gran Linus Sandgren: director de fotografía de las películas de Damien Chazelle (La La Land, First Man) o David O. Russell (American Hustle), entre otros. No falta nuestra ya clásica sección de actualidad y también hablamos un poquito del mundo del streaming de videojuegos. Esperamos que os guste.

1hr 11mins

12 Jan 2022

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No Time To Die Cinematography (with Linus Sandgren FSF ASC) GCS284

Go Creative Show

NO TIME TO DIE not only elevates the 007 universe, but it is filled with stunningly beautiful and logistically challenging cinematography. Director of Photographer Linus Sandgren FSF ASC talks lighting, lensing, locations and of course STUNTS! Linus and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss finding the spirit of James Bond and using hand-held IMAX cameras to blend classic 007 storytelling with new filmmaking technologies. Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Visual approach to James Bond movies (00:51) Pre-lighting sets using miniatures (07:58) Shooting on IMAX handheld (13:41) Grounding stunts in reality (21:31) Filming in various locations around the world (24:59) Challenges and logistics of NO TIME TO DIE (33:38) And more! Go Creative Show is supported by: MZed - Education for Creatives   Subscribe + Follow Go Creative Show Twitter Facebook Apple Podcasts Stitcher Google Play Podcasts iHeart Radio YouTube Show Links NO TIME TO DIE IMDb NO TIME TO DIE trailer Follow Our Guest Linus Sandgren’s IMDb Linus Sandgren’s website Linus Sandgren’s Instagram Follow Ben Consoli BC Media Productions BenConsoli.com Twitter Instagram Follow Dave Siegel (sound mixer) Dave Siegel's website Dave Siegel's Instagram Follow Connor Crosby (producer) Ignition Visuals' website Ignition Visuals' Instagram


19 Oct 2021

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Interview With "No Time To Die" Cinematographer, Linus Sandgren

Next Best Picture Podcast

Coming off of an Academy Award win for "La La Land," Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgren is one of the most in-demand DPs working in Hollywood today. His most prominent film to date is his latest, a James Bond film and his first collaboration with director Cary Joji Fukunaga on "No Time To Die." Linus was kind enough to talk about his approach to the film, respecting other films in the franchise, what it was like working with Cary, and more! Be sure to take a listen down below and see the film on the biggest screen you can find in theaters to take in Linus's excellent work fully. Enjoy!Check out more on NextBestPicture.comPlease subscribe on...SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/nextbestpicturepodcastiTunes Podcasts - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/negs-best-film-podcast/id1087678387?mt=2Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7IMIzpYehTqeUa1d9EC4jTAnd be sure to help support us on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture


11 Oct 2021

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'No Time to Die' - Linus Sandgren

Behind The Screen

The Cinematographer for the much anticipated James Bond film, 'No Time to Die', shares how he worked with the Director, Production Designer, and the Special Effects Supervisor to carry on the legacy of the Bond franchise in Daniel Craig's last hurrah as 007.'In this podcast series, Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor for The Hollywood Reporter, extends her coverage of the filmmaking crafts. She will be talking with the cinematographers, editors, production designers, composers, visual effects supervisors, and other leading artists that bring the magic of motion pictures to theaters. Subscribe now to receive episodes of this inspired new series that shines a light on the artists that spend most of their time behind the screen.Hosted by: Carolyn GiardinaProduced by: Matthew Whitehurst Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


7 Oct 2021

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“ดูหนังฟัง..M Talk” 🎧 [EP.43] : ย้อนไทม์ไลน์ 'Linus Sandgren' ผู้กำกับภาพสุดเท่ห์แห่ง No Time to Die (เข้าฉายเร็วๆนี้)

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“ดูหนังฟัง..M Talk” Podcast 🎧 [EP.43] : ย้อนไทม์ไลน์ 'Linus Sandgren' ผู้กำกับภาพสุดเท่ห์แห่ง No Time to Die   คุยเรื่องหนังมันส์ๆ สาระแน่นๆ กับคุณ ‘เฮนรี่ ทราน’ กูรูภาพยนตร์ระดับตำนาน ที่จะทำให้คุณรู้จักหนังมากกว่าที่คุณเคยรู้ 🍿🎬 ทำความรู้จักกับตำแหน่งผู้กำกับภาพ .. เขาทำอะไรในกองถ่าย? และมารู้จักกับผู้กำกับภาพที่น่าจับตา ผู้ถ่ายภาพสวยๆให้หนังเหล่านี้ * Promised Land * American Hustle * La La Land * The Nutcracker and the Four Realms * The Hundred-Foot Journey * Joy * First Man * และล่าสุด 007: No Time to Die พยัคฆ์ร้ายฝ่าเวลามรณะ (เข้าฉายเร็วๆนี้) - - - - - - - - - - - - - 📍 ติดตามรับฟังตอนใหม่ของ "ดูหนังฟัง..M Talk" ทุกวันพฤหัสบดี 17:00 น. ทาง YouTube : https://rb.gy/ily1wg Spotify : https://rb.gy/xr7pqr Apple Podcasts : https://rb.gy/55czxz Google Podcasts : https://rb.gy/6neaey ร่วมพูดคุยกับเรา - แลกเปลี่ยนความเห็น - หรือทิ้งคำถามไว้ที่ Comment (แล้วเราจะนำมาตอบช่วงท้าย Podcast) หรือติดตามเราได้ในช่องทางเหล่านี้เลย ^^ FB : https://www.facebook.com/mtalkpc IG : https://www.instagram.com/mtalk_podcast TW : https://twitter.com/mtalk_podcast #ดูหนังฟังMTalk #Podcast #HenryTran #MajorCineplex #อยากดูหนังนึกถึงเมเจอร์ #MTalkPodcast #เฮนรี่ทราน #LinusSandgren #007 #NoTimeToDie #พยัคฆ์ร้ายฝ่าเวลามรณะ


16 Sep 2021

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War Stories Vol. 4: Tales from the Set featuring Quyen Tran, Mike Figgis, Dan Laustsen, Abe Martinez, Bill Wages, Larry Fong, Vanja Černjul, Rachel Morrison, Linus Sandgren, Stefan Ciupek, Matty Libatique

The Cinematography Podcast

Special: The Cinematography Podcast- War Stories Vol. 4In our fourth War Stories Special, we feature eleven guest's harrowing, hilarious or heartwarming stories they had while on set, or a formative career experience that led them to cinematography.Find full interviews with each of our featured cinematographers in our archives!Cinematographer Quyen Tran on her life-changing experience after 9/11 in New York; Mike Figgis and a nearly disastrous screening of Timecode; Dan Laustsen tells the story of how his sister influenced him to go to film school; Abe Martinez serendipitously found the perfect house while staying in Kenya; Bill Wages was dissuaded early on from becoming a National Geographic Magazine photographer; Larry Fong talks about getting his big break with JJ Abrams on Lost; Vanja Černjul on his secret to decompressing after wrapping on a big shoot; Rachel Morrison's story of making a huge mistake as a set P.A. with Matty Libatique; Linus Sandgren on his early days working as a gaffer with a seasoned electrician; Stefan Ciupek talks about the blooper in the single-take film, Russian Ark; and finally, Matty Libatique on getting real concert footage for A Star Is Born.Do you have a War Story you'd like to share? Send us an email or reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!Find out even more about this episode, with extensive show notes and links: http://camnoir.com/warstories4/Sponsored by Hot Rod Cameras: www.hotrodcameras.com Website: www.camnoir.comFacebook: @cinepodInstagram: @thecinepodTwitter: @ShortEndz


9 Oct 2020

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Linus Sandgren - Cinematographer

Team Deakins

EPISODE 36 - LINUS SANDGREN - Cinematographer Team Deakins sits down for a conversation with cinematographer, Linus Sandgren (NO TIME TO DIE, FIRST MAN, LA LA LAND, JOY). “I love the creation of the image.” We cover a lot of ground in our talk and touch on, among other things, Swedish films and sensibilities, working minimally, how important it is to find the right approach for each movie. He also goes into detail about how he develops the look with the director. He tells us about working with David O Russell and does a deep dive on the making of FIRST MAN which you don’t want to miss! And finally, of course, we talk a bit about shooting a Bond movie. A fascinating conversation with a talented image-maker! RECOMMENDED EPISODE VIEWING: First Man, 6 Souls

1hr 29mins

12 Aug 2020

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Ep 35 – Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF – The Oscar Winning Cinematographer Talks First Man, Damien Chazelle, Gus Van Sant, David O. Russell and Storyboarding

The Cinematography Podcast

Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgren talks to Illya about his extensive career working with high profile directors like Damien Chazelle on First Man and La La Land, Gus Van Sant on Promised Land, and David O. Russell on the films American Hustle and Joy. For the film First Man, Linus used 16mm, 35mm and IMAX formats to portray different looks throughout the movie. While working on Promised Land, he and director Gus Van Sant decided to use Super 35mm 1.3x anamorphic. He also discusses lighting choices and his passion for drawing his own storyboards.


23 May 2019

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Refreshing Yourself with Linus Sandgren X Saman Kesh | AD 107

Artist Decoded

Linus Sandgren is a Oscar and Academy Award winning Swedish cinematographer best known for his work on the films La La Land (2016), First Man (2018), and American Hustle (2013). www.artistdecoded.com

1hr 8mins

18 Nov 2018