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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Phedon Papamichael. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Phedon Papamichael, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Phedon Papamichael. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Phedon Papamichael, often where they are interviewed.

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Phedon Papamichael is an Actor's Cinematographer. What Does That Mean?

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Phedon Papamichael's career as a cinematographer goes back to the 80's, but he's still a go-to DP for the best filmmakers in the business. You might call him an “actor’s cinematographer” or a stylistic chameleon. Phedon talks about his approach to the craft: rather than trying to put his visual stamp on a movie, his goal is to serve the story and overall vision. He compares his experiences working with Alexander Payne, George Clooney, Aaron Sorkin and James Mangold -- and what it was like juggling the massive personalities on the set of Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7. Phedon and recalls his early days shooting stripper-centered B-movies under Roger Corman’s tutelage — with Wally Pfister and Janusz Kaminski as his camera crew. This is a masterclass in what it means to be an A-list cinematographer. Don't miss this one: Phedon is the man.

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Nov 25 2020 · 1hr 1min
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Phedon Papamichael, ASC on The Trial of the Chicago 7, working with writer/director Aaron Sorkin, and more

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Phedon Papamichael's latest project is The Trial of the Chicago 7, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. The bulk of the story centers on the 1969 trial of seven men accused of inciting a riot in the park outside of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. In Phedon's view, a film is actually made three times: it's conceived in the writing process, developed during principal photography, then reinvented and finalized in the editing process. When working with a director and writer like Aaron Sorkin, the way the film is scripted is exactly what he wants to see on the screen. The person speaking must be on camera, and specific shots are needed to sync with the rhythm of his words, like a poem. Sorkin is not a technical filmmaker, and after their initial meeting, Phedon knew Sorkin would rely heavily on him for creating the visuals. Since the majority of the action takes place in the courtroom, Phedon had to generate visual interest, making sure they had the right lenses and angles to enhance the drama, and to get good reaction shots of the jury and spectators. He used the lighting within the courtroom to enhance the moods and tension, and adjusted the light coming through the windows to reflect the changing seasons. When shooting the protests in the park and the violent clashes with the police, the camera crew went hand-held documentary style. Some of the footage from the protests was actually intercut with real footage taken from a film called Medium Cool, a combination documentary/fiction film by famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler, who shot actual footage of the riots in the park from the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

You can watch The Trial of the Chicago Seven streaming now on Netflix.

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Oct 17 2020 · 58mins

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Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

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Acclaimed cinematographer Phedon Papamichael (Sideways, Ford v Ferrari) returns to our podcast to discuss his latest project - the highly acclaimed drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 written and directed by Aaron Sorkin.

Oct 05 2020 · 42mins
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1: Phedon Papamichael Breaks Down His Cinematography Career

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Academy Award® Nominee, Phedon Papamichel (Walk The Line, Nebraska, Ford v Ferrari) is a Greek cinematographer, director, and painter. Phedon chats with Portbox about his career, from his early collaborations with Jon Turteltaub, followed by frequent collaborations with directors like Alexander Payne (Sideways) and James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari). Madhav asks Phedon about Phedon's approach to interpreting a screenplay, and Phedon tells the story of how collaborating with directors who have a similar taste as he shaped his career. The two talk about how influences can elevate one's storytelling; Phedon recalls how Johnny Cash's roadie informed his decisions while shooting Walk The Line.
Apr 17 2020 · 1hr 19mins
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Ep196 - Phedon Papamichael, Cinematographer ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ ‘Walk the Line,’ & ‘Nebraska’

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Phedon Papamichael Jr. grew up surrounded by creativity. His father was a Greek cinematographer best known for working with John Cassavetes. Through various influences, Papamichael got involved with photography and then filmmaking.

The cinematographer is now known for working on movies like ‘Sideways,’ ‘Walk the Line,’ ‘The Weather Man,’ ‘3:10 to Yuma,’ ‘W.,’ ‘The Descendants,’ ‘Nebraska,’ ‘Downsizing,’ and now, ‘Ford v Ferrari.’

In this interview, Papamichael talks film school through with stripper vampire films, why he shoots in a traditional sense, why he didn’t initially connect with the script for ‘Sideways,’ how luck plays into any career, and his involvement with the new Aaron Sorkin film.

For more details on ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ listen to Episode 195 with screenwriter Jason Keller and Episode 192 with stunt coordinator Darrin Prescott.

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Dec 19 2019 · 28mins
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Phedon Papamichael, ASC talks Ford v. Ferrari, his love of racing and classic cars, working with director James Mangold

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Phedon Papamichael and director James Mangold created an exciting, visceral experience of auto racing for Ford v. Ferrari, rather than the basic panning wide shots used in sports broadcasting or car commercials. Phedon had to shoot extremely close to the speeding cars in order to capture the effect of high velocity.
Dec 17 2019 · 43mins
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Ford v Ferrari Cinematography (with Phedon Papamichael) GCS196

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Go behind the scenes of Ford v Ferrari with cinematographer Phedon Papamichael. Phedon and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss filming the race scenes practically, the benefits of filming on the fly vs using storyboards, the challenges of shooting in an functioning airport, and more!

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What you will learn in this episode
  • Filming race scenes practically (05:28)
  • Quickly filming on the fly vs using storyboards (12:16)
  • Using 4 cameras at once to film inside the race cars (22:39)
  • How they made the cars look like they’re driving fast (31:55)
  • Filming the rain scenes (38:33)
  • Lighting the film (41:30)
  • Filming at a functioning airport
  • Phedon’s relationship with camera operators (52:53)
  • How Grand Prix was a source of inspiration (56:46)
  • Will the Cinerama make a comeback? (58:07)
  • Where Phedon wants to see the film industry to go (01:01:00)
  • And more!

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Nov 26 2019 · 1hr 6mins
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Ford Vs Ferrari Interview Phedon Papamichael

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Phedon Papamichael is a long-time cinematographer and has worked on films as varied as Nebraska, Cool Runnings, Phenomenon, Sideways and Walk the Line. Today he talks about his work on the James Mangold film Ford v Ferrari. Noel T. Manning II interviews filmmakers like this on Cinemascene & Meet me at the Movies courtesy of WGWG.org & C19 TV.
Nov 15 2019 · 20mins
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The Wandering DP Podcast: Episode #195 – Phedon Papamichael ASC, GSC

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We are mixing it up this week on the podcast.  Normally this would be a breakdown episode but we were lucky enough to get to chat to cinematographer Phedon Papmichael ASC GSC about his latest collaboration with James Mangold For vs. Ferrari. I am a big phan of Phedon's and the two trailers out now for […]

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Sep 30 2019 · 50mins
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Phedon Papamichael - Award Winning Cinematographer - Sideways, The Weather Man, 3:10 to Yuma, The Descendants, Nebraska, and The Monuments Men

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Born in Athens, Greece, and educated in Germany, Phedon moved to New York in 1983, working as a photojournalist, and eventually crossing over into cinematography.

Phedon now counts over 40 feature films to his credit as Director of Photography. Some of his earlier work includes Dance of the Damned, Cool Runnings, and Phenomenon.

His more recent credits include Walk the LineThe Weather Man, The Pursuit of Happyness, 3:10 to Yuma, and Oliver Stone's W.

Phedon has shot several films for Alexander Payne, including Sideways, The Descendants, and most recently Nebraska, about an aging father travelling from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Nebraska along with The Descendants and Sideways were nominated and won several Oscars and Phedon was nomimated for an Oscar for Nebraska for Best Cinematography.

Most recently, Phedon shot The Monuments Men, directed by and starring George Clooney, about a World War II platoon that rescues art stolen by the Nazis.

Jan 21 2014 · 29mins