The Cinematography of Black Widow

GCS276 Gabriel Beristain

On the latest Go Creative Show podcast, cinematographer Gabriel Beristain ASC BSC explains his filmmaking philosophy of treating the camera like a character.

Gabriel and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the visual references of the film, why Gabriel always used 3 cameras on set, not being ashamed of relying on filmmaking fundamentals.

Above you can listen to the episode.

Topics Covered:

  • Responding to movie critiques (01:12)
  • Visual references for BLACK WIDOW (04:36)
  • The camera being a character (10:57)
  • 3 camera setup on set (18:35)
  • Not be ashamed to use filmmaking fundamentals (26:44)
  • Shooting on the Sony Venice (33:32)
  • Filming car chase scenes (38:23)
  • Challenges on set of BLACK WIDOW (43:39)
  • Lessons learned as a cinematographer (53:01)

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