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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Checco Varese. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Checco Varese, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Checco Varese. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Checco Varese, often where they are interviewed.

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Cinematography On The iPhone |Cinematographer Checco Varese

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Cinematographer Checco Varese talks about doing his job now with an iPhone as the entertainment industry tries to evolve and keep new content coming during Coronavirus. Still, the conversation itself evolves into so much more looking at humanity and why we all need to decide how we want to survive this moment in history.

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Jul 30 2020 · 46mins
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Checco Varese ASC - Construyendo miedos - Episodio 18

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En este número hablaremos con el Director de foto peruano, Checco Varese ASC. Checco nos describe su trabajo, a lado del director Andy Muschietti, en la película  "It: capítulo 2". En el episodio se aborda el tema de cómo fue que construyó una atmósfera para el género de terror y los retos que esto implicó.

El trabajo de Checco se ha desarrollado en varios países, entre ellos México y Estados Unidos. Ha fotografiado series como "Jack Ryan" para Amazon y "The Return" para A&A. Así como varios pilotos de otras reconocidas series. 

Tiene una decena de películas fotografiadas, entre ellas: "Los 33" (2015) dirigida por Patricia Riggen; "Réplicas" (2018) protagonizada por Keanu" Reeves; "El aura" (2005) dirigida por Fabián Bielinsky y protagonizada por Ricardo Darín.

Jun 16 2020 · 1hr 17mins

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IT: Chapter Two & The 33 w/ Checco Varese, ASC

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Acclaimed cinematographer Checco Varese, ASC’s recently released feature It: Chapter Two is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. 

It: Chapter Two, (from Warner Brothers and New Line) hits theaters Sep. 6. It is the eagerly-awaited sequel to It – director Andy Muschietti’s blockbuster adaptation of author Stephen King’s classic horror masterpiece by the same name. Within hours of its debut, It: Chapter Two’s trailer, alone, generated millions of views and sent fans and social media into a frenzy. Stephen King himself took to Twitter to praise the film.

The saga’s latest chapter finds the self-proclaimed ‘Losers’ Club’ returning to their hometown of Derry, Maine after 27 years to defeat Pennywise – the shape-shifting, dancing demonic clown portrayed in terrifying fashion by Bill Skarsgård. All grown up and ready for serious battle, the all-star cast also features Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Isaiah Mustafa, and Bill Hader.

For Muschietti, who stepped back into the director’s role, tapping veteran cinematographer Checco Varese to shoot the sequel was a natural choice. “Checco and I go back a long time. We made commercials together a decade ago in Spain, as well as a little short film, and a pilot, too. Our communication has always been great, not only because of the shorthand coming from our cultural background and language, (I was born and raised in Argentina, while he is Peruvian but lived in Buenos Aires for years) but also because we speak a similar visual language. Just a few words were enough to express my vision of this film to him, and immediately an effervescent creative dialogue began. For a cinematographer, working with a director who is very visual can be a blessing or a curse. That’s why Checco is such a trooper. His patience is monumental, and his support unconditional,” compliments the director. 

He also cites Varese’s background as a war camera person as a huge asset, “That might explain his versatility and ability to adapt to the circumstances. In production, you have to change horses many times as you’re crossing the river, and when that happens, you want someone like Checco on your side, always supportive, loyal, and ready to share his visual creativity.”

In addition to his collaborations with Muschietti, Varese has also partnered on several features with director Patricia Riggen including, Miracles From Heaven, Under the Same Moon, and the The 33, which starred Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche and is based on the real-life story of 33 miners trapped in a Chilean mine. 

Varese also enjoys a reputation for being the unofficial ‘pilot guy,’ lensing more than two dozen season starters – nineteen of which have been picked up for series including, True Blood; The Strain; The Returned; The Fosters; Colony; and The Defenders. He once again partnered with Riggen for the CBS’s pilot, Surveillance. His other credits include several episode of the first season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan for Amazon, and the sci-fi thriller Replicas featuring Keanu Reeves and Thomas Middleditch. 

Oct 14 2019 · 1hr 31mins
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The Cinematic Violence of IT Chapter 2 (with Checco Varese) GCS185

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Today we welcome the cinematographer of IT Chapter 2, Checco Varese. Checco shares his cinematography and lighting techniques that made Pennywise both horrifying and engaging, how he lights for the darkness, the digital de-aging process, how he brings authenticity to violent scenes and so much more.

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What you will learn in this episode
  • Checco's thoughts on 4K and tech
  • What IT Chapter 2 was shot on
  • Getting involved in IT Chapter 2
  • How they de-aged the child actors for the flashback scenes
  • Creating the seamless transitions between scenes
  • Checco's lighting approach for IT Chapter 2
  • How Checco used 300 light panels in a scene
  • The most challenging scene to film in IT Chapter 2
  • How Checco approached filming differently for IT Chapter 2
  • How Checco filmed the hallucinogen effect in-camera
  • Checco's approach for lighting for the dark
  • Filming the opening scene of IT Chapter 2
  • Creating authentic cinematic violence
  • And more!

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Sep 17 2019 · 1hr 10mins
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Special Episode: IT Chapter Two- Cinematographer Checco Varese, ASC reveals the stories behind the biggest horror franchise of the year

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Checco Varese gives us the scoop on shooting IT Chapter Two with director Andrés Muschietti. Checco and his crew's commitment to their craft has paid off: at the time of this post, IT Chapter Two has grossed more than $320 million worldwide.
Sep 16 2019 · 55mins
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Checco Varese ASC - Keepers Of The Memories

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Checco Varese ASC talks about shooting "It: Chapter 2" as well as Amazon's "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" and being the go-to guy for pilot season.  We discuss the dynamics of the husband & wife, cinematographer & director relationship and how to juggle parenting and filmmaking along with where our industry is at and where it's going.
Sep 07 2019 · 52mins
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Meet Me at the Movies: Checco Varese interview It Chapter 2

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It: Chapter 2 Cinematographer Checco Varese talks with entertainment journalist Noel T. Manning II about his history in documentary, journalism, music videos, film and his work on It: Chapter 2 on this week's Cinemascene on WGWG.
Sep 06 2019 · 29mins
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The Art of Cinematography: Checco Varese

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The Movie Geeks speak with acclaimed cinematographer Checco Varese, ASC (The 33, True Blood) about his origins as an architect and news cameraman, his experiences working with music legend Prince, and his latest work on the horror epic IT: CHAPTER 2.
Aug 23 2019 · 35mins
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Special Episode – Checco Varese, ASC – Live Podcasting at Hot Rod Cameras “Cine Beer” 2019 Summer Bash

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In our second LIVE podcast, Checco Varese, ASC discusses his collaborations with Guillermo Del Toro on “Pacific Rim” and “The Strain,” his upcoming movie, “It: Chapter 2,” working on many TV pilots and music videos, his early days in South America as a war correspondent and much more.
Jun 17 2019 · 48mins
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5 Days of War / Checco Varese, ASC, Episode #31

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Checco Varese, ASC, AMC talks with American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill about filming Renny Harlin's 5 Days of War in the Georgian Republic, about working with the Georgian military to stage a massive military attack and his use of an early RED camera.

Mar 08 2012 · 31mins