How to Craft Natural Light into Stunning Visuals for 'The Banshees of Inisherin'

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in 'The Banshees of Inisherin.'Credit: Searchlight Pictures
Cinematographer Ben Davis shares what his process was like as the DP of The Banshees of Inisherin, which is currently in theaters. 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Comparing the flexibility of a small film versus a larger film
  • Being open to change even with a structured plan in place
  • Capturing the idea of loneliness and isolation with cinematography
  • Why Davis doesn’t work against the light source
  • How they got the digital format to look like film 
  • Choosing the color palette with the director, Martin McDonagh
  • What it was like working with Clint Eastwood in the film Cry Macho
  • A powerful lesson about ego

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

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