Matthew Libatique is here to tell us the whole story. Starting in early days at AFI doing student projects with Darren Aronofsky, on to the $30,000 "stunt" known as Pi, this great DP/director collaboration was born.

Libatique talks at length about the impact of music and music videos on his filmmaking approach, influencing key creative choices in Requiem for a Dream. We discuss how he has managed to stay cool and relevant for over 20 years and how this journey is a constant struggle to find new techniques that match the substance of each story. Also pretty fun: Libatique managed to sneak a peek at Roger Deakins’ LUT.

*Editorial note: we apologize for occasional background noise in Matthew's audio.

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