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The Lion King’s Virtual Cinematography: Caleb Deschanel, ASC

Caleb Deschanel, cinematographer for Disney’s live-action The Lion King, shares how they used traditional cinematography to create the life-like virtual film. Caleb and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss modeling cameras and lenses for virtual filmmaking, how Caleb was able to move the sun around in virtual space to get the perfect lighting, using a real drone for the Circle of Life sequence, and more!

Caleb Deschanel, cinematographer for Disney’s live-action The Lion King, shares how they used traditional cinematography to create the life-like virtual film. Caleb and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli discuss modeling cameras and lenses for virtual filmmaking, how Caleb was able to move the sun around in virtual space to get the perfect lighting, using a real drone for the Circle of Life sequence, and more!

In this conversation, Ben and Caleb discuss:

  • Caleb’s pre-production process for The Lion King
  • Building and filming the Virtual Reality sets
  • How Caleb managed to use traditional gear to film a virtual world
  • Being able to move the sun around in virtual space
  • How Caleb was able to alter virtual sets to achieve certain shots
  • Post-production process for The Lion King
  • Using a real drone for the Circle of Life sequence
  • Caleb answers your audience questions
  • How Caleb drew inspiration from the animated film
  • Caleb’s take on the future of filmmaking
  • And more!

You can also download the MP3 file here.

About The Go Creative Show
The Go Creative Show has become one of the most listened-to podcasts of its kind. It continues to grow filled with shared experiences and gear talk, as it informs, entertains, and inspires its audience. Shows have included interesting guests like Jeff Cronenweth (Director of Photography : Gone Girl, Social Network, Fight Club), Stefan Czapsky (Director of Photography : Max, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood), Michael Slovis (Director of Photography: Breaking Bad, CSI), Igor Martinovic (Director of Photography: House of Cards), Tim Webber (Visual Effects Supervisor: Gravity, Avatar), David Burr (DP Second Unit: Mad Max: Fury Road), David Franco (Director of Photography: Boardwalk Empire), Tim Ives (Director of Photography: Stranger Things), Salvatore Totino (Director of Photography: Everest), Zach Zamboni (Cinematographer: Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown).

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