The Cinematography of Netflix’s Queer Eye

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On the latest Go Creative Show podcast, host Ben Consoli speaks to Garrett Rose, the DP of the Netflix reality TV show Queer Eye.

If you are not familiar with the show, it is an American reality television series, that is a Netflix reboot of the Bravo series of the same name. The style experts (the Fab Five) forge relationships with men and women who often have different beliefs from them, leading to moments of social commentary interspersed with style advice. Advising people in need of lifestyle makeovers are food and wine specialist Antoni Porowski, interior designer Bobby Berk, grooming consultant Jonathan Van Ness, fashion designer Tan France and culture expert Karamo Brown.

Garrett and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the concept of “cinema verite,” shooting on the versatile Sony FS7, Garrett’s approach to soft but natural lighting, and the importance of experimenting as a cinematographer.

You can listen to the podcast episode above.

Topics Covered

  • Getting involved with Queer Eye (02:39)
  • Rebooting the series (06:13)
  • Shooting on the Sony FS7 (08:10)
  • Documentary filming style of Queer Eye (17:42)
  • Approach to lighting (29:03)
  • Filming authentic reactions (31:22)
  • Preparing to get as much coverage as possible (32:59)
  • Experimenting as a cinematographer (34:42)
  • Cinematic approach to filming Queer Eye (38:09)
  • Have light be soft but natural (48:11)
  • Why Garrett is not involved in Post Production (54:34)

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