On the latest Go Creative Show Podcast, cinematographer Flavio Labiano shares his experience working with Emily Blunt and The Rock on Disney’s Jungle Cruise.
Jungle Cruise is a modern adventure film whose cinematography is inspired by old-school classics. Cinematographer Flavio Labiano and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli talk about the movie and go into a lot of detail about how the film was mainly shot in a giant water-tank in an Atlanta parking lot.
Flavio and Ben discuss the challenges of filming the boat scenes, the role of 2nd unit cinematography, and the importance of color in cinematography.
- What it’s like working with A-list actors (01:04)
- Why the boat scenes were so challenging (03:29)
- Importance of color in cinematography (07:02)
- Why the Jungle Cruise ride was not a big inspiration (11:06)
- The movie’s inspiration from 1970s movies (13:47)
- The role of 2nd unit cinematography (16:08)
- Deconstructing the “coming out” scene (19:02)
- Challenges of shooting in an exterior water tank (22:57)
- Creating the vintage camera scenes (34:11)
- How to create engaging action sequences (35:57)
- Shooting with Alexa Mini and Panavision lenses (40:52)
- Flavio’s early film career (44:10)
- Lack of passion in some filmmakers (49:14)