Schliessler has lensed many major blockbusters, collaborating with directors Peter Berg, Bill Condon, and Ava DuVernay on a variety of scales and genres. What's the throughline? An ability to take it slow, develop his abilities, and constantly learn from his collaborators. But for all the fun details you have to hear it from him:

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