The Cinematography of Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets Cinematography

On the latest Go Creative Show podcast, cinematographer C Kim Miles ASC CSC and host Ben Consoli discuss how Yellowjackets was shot.

Yellowjackets follow the wild journey of a high school soccer team after they become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash.

Ben and C Kim Miles ASC CSC discuss making creative changes after filming the pilot, choosing lenses based on storyline, the incredible value of a DIT, and how certain scenes were filmed.

Above you can listen to the full podcast.


  • Making creative changes after filming the pilot (03:24)
  • Production of television vs feature films (08:20)
  • Deconstructing the woods visual approach (14:16)
  • Visual tricks to play on the subconscious (20:34)
  • Approach to lighting exteriors (24:26)
  • Adjusting lenses to affect visual approach (27:54)
  • Visual approach to the 90s scenes (33:55)
  • Lighting and shooting interior scenes (43:49)
  • Choosing a lens based on plot (47:45)
  • Deconstructing the episode 8 walk and talk scene (52:28)
  • Value of having a DIT on set (58:14)
  • Advice for aspiring cinematographers (01:07:37)

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