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The Wandering DP Podcast: Episode #247 – Jas Shelton

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On the show this week we chat with Jas Shelton the cinematographer behind the look of Homecoming Season 2 which recently earned him an Emmy nomination. Jas talks about his approach the pre-production, working on a series at scale, and his on set process.  Lots of great info from someone producing great work at a very […]

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Sep 29 2020 · 50mins
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Jas Shelton, Emmy-nominated cinematographer on Homecoming Season 2, working with the Duplass brothers, Keanu with Key and Peele, The Stanford Prison Experiment

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Jas Shelton's career has spanned nearly every genre, from comedy to horror and suspense. Jas grew up in East Texas and attended the University of Texas in Austin. He had difficulty getting into the film program, so he started shooting music videos for bands, then began shooting student films. Austin was a hub for fairly large films at the time, where Jas found work as a gaffer or on second unit, including Miss Congeniality, Varsity Blues, and The Ladykillers. When he and director Kyle Alvarez began planning for the second season of Homecoming on Amazon, they chose to use a different color palette from season one, with darker, moodier looks for the flashback sequences vs. the present day. They were influenced by the look of 70's movies and Brian DePalma films, with slow push-in zooms on the characters, several split-screen sequences and off-center framing. Jas shot all seven episodes of the series, and has received an Emmy nomination for his work. Jas had also worked with Kyle Alvarez on The Stanford Prison Experiment, which was another challenging project since most of it was shot on a white laboratory set, but careful use of close-ups and shadow helped bring more depth to the film. Jas's tight camerawork and careful planning for Homecoming was a much different approach from Jas's previous work with the Duplass brothers on the series Togetherness, The Do-Deca-Pentathalon and Cyrus. Mark and Jay Duplass favor a rough, homemade, documentary style, with lots of improvisation, so scenes often began with close ups on long lenses, with wider shots at the end. For the film Keanu, Jas's experience with more improvisational filmmaking was useful, since Jordan Peele would often rewrite scenes right before shooting.

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Instagram: @jasshelton

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Aug 31 2020 · 1hr 24mins

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Homecoming Season 2 Cinematography (with Jas Shelton) GCS222

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Amazon Prime's HOMECOMING has some of the most compelling visuals on tv. Listen as Cinematographer Jas Shelton shares his techniques for lighting, lensing, camera movement and more.

Jas and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how the look has evolved for season 2, how Alfred Hitchcock inspired the show, how they achieve the show's incredible cinematography, the importance of a DIT, and so much more!

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What you will learn in this episode
  • How COVID-19 has affected Jas (02:05)
  • Collaborating with the season 1 DP (06:20)
  • How the show’s look as evolved in season 2 (11:26)
  • Hitchcock’s inspiration on the show (20:19)
  • HOMECOMING’s incredible camera movement (23:35)
  • How Jas likes to prep for shoots (33:17)
  • Working with actress Janelle Monae (35:36)
  • Camera and lenses of HOMECOMING (38:35)
  • The importance of a DIT (44:10)
  • Approach to lighting (47:21)
  • Filming the incredible 360º house shot in season 2 (54:19)
  • And more!

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