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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Dan Laustsen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Dan Laustsen, often where they are interviewed.

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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

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Special: The Cinematography Podcast- War Stories Vol. 4

In 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!

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Oct 09 2020 · 33mins
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EP82 | Cinematography: Injecting Color Into Action (Guest Dan Laustsen)

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In the film industry, time is king. So many of us are racing toward our goals and constant improvement is necessary, but the reality is that it's going to take a long time for us to achieve our goals as creatives. Host Mike Pecci spoke with Cinematographer Dan Laustsen about his decades of experience as one of the best DPs in the industry. Dan's insane career includes shooting household names like Crimson Peak, The Shape of Water, and John Wick 2 & 3. Through his colorful style, he crafts these unique worlds we all know so well. The best part is, he doesn't hesitate to share his techniques and wisdom. Take notes on this one, folks.

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May 26 2020 · 1hr 37mins

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Ep 36 – Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF – The Oscar Nominated Cinematographer of Shape of Water, Dives into John Wick 3, Shooting Film and His Career

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Acclaimed Danish cinematographer Dan Laustsen talks to Illya about working with Guillermo del Toro on The Shape of Water, Crimson Peak and Mimic.  Del Toro's frequent collaborator discusses the ease of shooting digital cinema now vs. the old days of relying on a lab to process the film correctly.  For the John Wick films, lens choices and tricks played a big part in how he and director Chad Stahelski accomplished a flare effect on the films.  In John Wick-Chapter 3- Parabellum, Dan discusses shooting mainly at night and created a glistening, rainy look.
Jun 06 2019 · 38mins
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'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' - Chad Stahelski & Dan Laustsen

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On this weeks episode Carolyn meets with Chad Stahelski & Dan Laustsen, the Director and Cinematographer for the new action packed film that opened and topped the box office this last weekend, 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum'. Together the due describe how they pulled off some of the most amazing and mesmerizing shots and stunts.

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 Giardina
Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham

May 23 2019 · 51mins
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Dan Laustsen - Danish Cinematographer - Nightwatch, 1864, Crimson Peak, Small Town Killers, John Wick: Chapter 2, Simon and the Oaks, and The Shape of Water

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Over his career, Dan has worked on numerous films and television projects both in Denmark and internationally. His work has garnered much critical acclaim, including nominations and wins for the Robert Awards, the Danish Academy Awards. Dan has collaborated with several notable directors, including Ole Bornedal and Guillermo del Toro. Some of Dan's work for director Ole Bornedal includes the films Nightwatch, I Am Dina, and Small Town Killers, as well as the mini-series 1864. For Guillermo del Toro, Dan had shot Mimic and Crimson Peak. Other films Dan has shot include: Brotherhood of the Wolf, Zaytoun, Simon and the Oaks, and John Wick: Chapter 2. Dan's most recent collaboration with Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water, has earned him much acclaim, including an Oscar nomination, a BAFTA nomination, and an ASC award nomination.

Feb 01 2018 · 29mins
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Ep 2 | Dan Laustsen, Cinematographer ('John Wick: Chapter 3', 'The Shape Of Water')

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We sit down with Oscar-nominated cinematographer Dan Laustsen to discuss his imaginative creative process on films like THE SHAPE OF WATER and the JOHN WICK franchise - and to celebrate his collaboration with director Guillermo Del Toro. THE SHAPE OF WATER won 4 Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Picture, and Dan is currently working on Del Toro's upcoming film NIGHTMARE ALLEY.

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Jan 25 2018 · 31mins
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Shape of Water Director of Photography: Dan Laustsen

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We kick off a new season of The nsavides Podcast with Dan Laustsen, the cinematographer behind the critically acclaimed film The Shape of Water. The film marks the third collaboration between Dan and Guillermo del Toro. They also worked together on Mimic and Crimson Peak.

Thus far, The Shape of Water has received a Golden Globe for Guillermo, it won the 23rd Critics' Choice Award for Best Picture, Director, and Production Design, and Dan's work on the film was nominated for an Outstanding Achievement Award by the American Society of Cinematographers. Quite possibly the film will receive more accolades as we progress through this awards season.

On this episode we discuss

  • What Dan does for inspiration
  • How he likes to prep for a show
  • How he works with a director and a production designer to develop the colors used in a film
  • Specific stylistic choices he made on John Wick 2, Crimson Peak, and The Shape of Water and why
  • How he has collaborated with Guillermo del Toro and what he's observed about his shooting style
  • His approach to shooting challenging content 


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Music for the show provided by Rob Costlow


Films Mentioned
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf
  • Citizen Kane
  • Crimson Peak
  • Frankenstein (1931)
  • John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Mimic
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Rebecca
  • The Shape of Water


Books Mentioned
  • The Divine Comedy
  • Gilgamesh
  • Harry Potter series
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • The Odyssey


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Jan 17 2018 · 1hr 25mins
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Dan Laustsen

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Deadline Hollywood's Anthony D'Alessandro is joined by cinematographer Dan Laustsen to talk about his work on The Shape of Water. Produced by David Janove.

Nov 13 2017 · 24mins