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Cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom on the film Thirteen Lives and working with director Ron Howard

The Cinematography Podcast

The film Thirteen Lives is about the rescue of the Thai soccer team who were trapped in an underwater cave in 2018 for 18 days. Cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, who is Thai, knew that it was important to make the film seem as realistic as possible since everyone in Thailand was very familiar with the story. He liked director Ron Howard's movie Apollo 13, which vividly dramatized a real-life event, so he was excited to work with Howard on Thirteen Lives, a true story he was familiar with. After reading the script, Thirteen Lives was a movie he could clearly see in his head, because it dealt with people against the elements.Sayombhu decided to approach the film like a documentary, as though the viewer is right there in the cave with the characters. His first task was to think about how to shoot and light underwater, and he worked closely with the second unit crew to find the best methods. When shooting, Sayombhu did a lot of handheld camerawork, operating the B camera on first unit. He would actually occasionally duck underwater with the camera, so that it looked as dynamic as possible, even though the second unit handled most of the underwater work.The caves were all a set built in Australia, except for some exterior shots of the real cave in Thailand. Because the caves had no light sources at all, Sayombhu knew all the light had to be motivated. He had to pick the color and intensity of the light, and figure out where to place lights and cameras during the cave design set build. The actors became part of his lighting crew, since much of the light had to come from their flashlights and headlamps. Sayombhu would often ask them to hold the lights and point them up or down to help illuminate the scene- actors Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell practically became a part of the lighting crew, he jokes.Sayombhu Mukdeeprom IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1178928/Thirteen Lives is currently on Amazon PrimeSponsored by Hot Rod Cameras: www.hotrodcameras.com The Cinematography Podcast website: www.camnoir.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheCinematographyPodcast Facebook: @cinepodInstagram: @thecinepodTwitter: @ShortEndz


21 Dec 2022

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135 - Ron Howard and the Making of Thirteen Lives

Sound + Image Lab: The Dolby Institute Podcast

Director Ron Howard joins us to discuss his thrilling new film, “Thirteen Lives,” a harrowing dramatization of the real-life rescue of thirteen young Thai soccer players who were trapped in a flooding cave in 2018. Joining the discussion is much of the film’s post-production team:Rachael Tate, Supervising Sound EditorOliver Tarney, Supervising Sound Editor/Sound DesignerChris Burden, Re-recording MixerWilliam Miller, Re-recording MixerJames D. Wilcox, EditorAuthenticity was the name of the game and the entire filmmaking team took great pains to make this film as historically accurate as possible.“It was great having [the actual rescue divers] Rick Stanton and Jason Mallinson around [set] because they were not only there to help make sure that the diving was accurate and that the divers’ technique was right, and that we understood what the threats and the complications were, and the procedure of it all. But… they're not guys that dwell on emotions very much as individuals. Nonetheless, on the day that we were actually shooting the scene [where they first discover the boys] with the flashlights, I just remember Rick talking about he wasn't sure he'd ever see those boys again. He knew he was leaving them in the dark and… he just thought it was a hopeless scenario and he was pretty shattered by that. And I just thought, ‘leave them in the dark.’ Making a moment that will allow that sort of focus. The flashlights kind of coming out [and] just slowly disappearing until we were in the complete darkness.”— Ron Howard, Director, “Thirteen Lives”Thirteen Lives is available to stream right now on Prime Video.Please subscribe to The Dolby Institute Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.You can also check out the video for this episode.Learn more about the Dolby Institute and check out Dolby.com. Connect with Dolby on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. 

1hr 2mins

2 Dec 2022

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Ron Howard and Brian Grazer - Box Office Business - [Invest Like the Best, EP.305]

Invest Like the Best with Patrick O'Shaughnessy

Today I’m joined by two Hollywood greats, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. They have produced, directed, written, and acted in a number of the most popular films and tv shows ever made, including Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, 24, and Frost/Nixon. Their partnership is one of the longest running in Hollywood, and the business they founded in 1985, Imagine Entertainment, has won 49 EMMY awards, 11 Golden Globes, and 10 Academy Awards. There are few better storytellers in the world and it was a thrill to talk about curiosity, trust, and business building with them both. Please enjoy this great conversation with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Canalyst. Canalyst is the leading destination for public company data and analysis. If you're a professional equity investor and haven't talked to Canalyst recently, you should give them a shout. Learn more and try Canalyst for yourself at canalyst.com.  ----- Today's episode is brought to you by Brex. Brex is the integrated financial platform trusted by the world's most innovative entrepreneurs and fastest-growing companies. With Brex, you can move money fast for instant impact with high-limit corporate cards, payments, venture debt, and spend management software all in one place. Ready to accelerate your business? Learn more at brex.com/best. ----- Invest Like the Best is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Invest Like the Best, visit joincolossus.com/episodes.  Past guests include Tobi Lutke, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, John Collison, Kat Cole, Marc Andreessen, Matthew Ball, Bill Gurley, Anu Hariharan, Ben Thompson, and many more. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus Show Notes [00:02:44] - [First question] - The value of trust and how Ron built it up over time with Brian [00:08:34] - The spark that allowed Brian to trust and work with Ron  [00:14:45] - Ray Stark calling Brian and threatening him over their mermaid movie [00:16:37] - Keeping their creative spark alive as their business scaled and matured  [00:20:20] - Principals like the universality concept that they return to most commonly  [00:23:24] - Seemingly bottomless wells of inspiration that they both pull from [00:26:18] - Curiosity precedes innovation and the curiosity conversations Brian has [00:30:15] - The pitch format Brian uses to try and secure a guest for a curiosity talk [00:32:16] - The role of engaging with conversations or ideas Brian disagrees with  [00:33:56] - How curiosity shapes the nitty gritty of Ron’s directing and producing  [00:37:41] - The biggest mistakes they’ve come across that people make telling stories [00:40:27] - Pinpointing the defining moments of their careers outside of the obvious wins [00:44:27] - Thoughts about how the industry has changed across their careers [00:47:19] - How they’ve gotten better at taking a project from nothing to the finish line  [00:49:53] - The kindest things anyone has ever done for them  


29 Nov 2022

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Ron Howard

The Jess Cagle Podcast w/ Julia Cunningham

Ron Howard speaks with Jess and Julia about his awards contender, "Thirteen Lives." Plus, he looks back on his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard's journey to become an actor and jokes that he isn't jealous of her "Star Wars" voice role. The Jess Cagle Podcast with Julia Cunningham is a weekly podcast and an extension of SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, which has become the premiere spot for the biggest names in Hollywood. You can hear the live show every weekday from 11 a.m. PT to 1 p.m. PT on Radio Andy, SiriusXM Channel 102. Follow Jess Cagle on InstagramFollow Jess Cagle on TwitterFollow Julia Cunningham on InstagramFollow Julia Cunningham on Twitter


29 Nov 2022

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Ron Howard Talks 'Thirteen Lives,' 'Apollo 13' & More


Ron Howard joins the show to talk about his new film Thirteen Lives, his career, and more. We sat down with Ron Howard at the SCAD Savannah Film festival, and the filmmaker opened up about films from across his career including Apollo 13 and its parallels to Thirteen Lives. Also this week, we react to news of James Gunn and Peter Safran being appointed co-chairmen and CEOs of DC Studios, overseeing DC’s film, TV, and animation projects. We also react to the previous weekend’s box office results, Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania’s new trailer, and review the powerful new film Till which hits theaters this weekend. ReelBlend PremiumSign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at bit.ly/reelblendpremium.ReelBlend on YouTubeBe sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube (YouTube.com/ReelBlendPodcast) for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The ShowReelBlend - @ReelBlendSean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakesKevin - @KevinMcCarthyTVGabe - @gabeKovacsTimestamps (approx. only)00:00:00 - Intro00:07:26 - Ron Howard Interview 00:30:55 - James Gunn DC Studio Co-CEO00:43:50 - Box Office Reactions00:57:30 - Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania Reaction01:07:42 - This Week In Movies01:16:05 - The Good Nurse Review01:21:20 - Till Review01:30:58 - Our Favorite Cate Blanchett Movie01:41:55 - OutroSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reelblend/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 47mins

28 Oct 2022

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Ron Howard: How food saved my movie career. Plus José whips up marinated olives and answers your questions

Longer Tables with José Andrés

In this episode, José talks to Ron Howard the Emmy nominated documentary "We Feed People" and about how food saved his movie career. (Hint: the secret recipe was a rack of lamb.) Plus he makes his favorite tapa and answers your questions. Get full access to Longer Tables with José Andrés at joseandres.substack.com/subscribe


4 Oct 2022

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A talk with Beverly Gray about Roger Corman, Ron Howard, and what it takes to do a biography

A Life in Biography

How do you become a biographer? Hear one story about it and Beverly Gray’s adventures with Roger Corman and Ron Howard


10 Sep 2022

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Cinemascope 349: RIP Uri Klein; Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero; Ron Howard’s 13 Lives

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1hr 1min

3 Aug 2022

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Ron Howard, DC League of Super-Pets, Hit the Road, Thirteen Lives, Fire of Love

Kermode & Mayo’s Take

Simon talks to legendary Hollywood director and actor Ron Howard, about his new biographical survival film ‘Thirteen Lives’ - starring Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, and Joel Edgerton. Mark reviews the new animation ‘DC League of Super-Pets', ‘Thirteen Lives’, documentary ‘Fire of Love’ - following the lives and careers of volcanologists Katia and Maurice Kraftt, and ‘Hit the Road’ - a new film by Iranian director Panah Panahi, that tells the tender and chaotic story about a family on a road trip You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or find us on our social channels. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Exclusive! Grab the NordVPN deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/take Try it risk-free now with a 30-daycare  money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 19mins

29 Jul 2022

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Chef Jose’ Andres, Ron Howard, Quilceda Creek Winery, and Mother Earth

Cogill Wine and Film: A Perfect Pairing

The Cogills present a fascinating new documentary from director, Ron Howard, that examines the worldwide mission of Chef Jose Andresto provide chef-prepared meals to communities impacted by natural disasters and during prolonged humanitarian crises.World Central Kitchen is the remarkable nonprofit and “We Feed People” is the name of the film currently available on Disney+.Sommelier, Hayley Hamilton Cogill, toasts Washington State ultra-premium winery, Quilceda Creek, producing high end wines that raise money to benefit World Central KitchenIn its enormous humanitarian efforts, recently to the tune of over $300,000.  She also introduces us to some of the top wineries focusing on ending the climate crisis the world is facing, including Lail Vineyards, Symington, and Jackson Family Wines.


11 Jun 2022