Ford v Ferrari Cinematography

Screen Shot 2019 11 28 at 6 00 55 PM

On this week’s Go Creative Show podcast, cinematographer Phedon Papamichael ASC talks about filming Ford v Ferrari. Phedon and host Ben Concoli discuss how the race scenes were shot, the benefits of filming on the fly vs using storyboards, the challenges of shooting in a functioning airport.

You can listen to the full episode above.

Topics Discussed

  • 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)

Phedon Papamichael ASC has filmed such movies as Walk the Line, Nebraska, The Descendants, and Downsizing.

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