In this episode, we talk about…

  • John Brawley’s career journey and how he was able to keep moving forward toward his goal of being a cinematographer, even while going through rough patches.
  • The various jobs Brawley did in the film industry in his early days and how they served as a sort of film school for him.
  • How film work is a lifestyle and often doesn’t leave much time for a personal life.
  • Why having to edit your own shots is vital to becoming a good cinematographer.
  • The formal education programs Brawley went through.
  • Brawley’s experience with Blackmagic cameras and how he’s known the founder for a long time.
  • What went into Blackmagic cameras’ designs.
  • The factors that come into play for Brawley when choosing a camera for a shoot and other decisions a cinematographer must make that may be even more important than camera type.
  • Unique challenges that come up when working on a TV series.

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman.