The Trial of the Chicago 7 Cinematography (with Phedon Papamichael ASC) GCS260

Aaron Sorkin’s Golden Globe-nominated film THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 perfectly balances incredible visuals with stunning performances. Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael ASC comes on to discuss working with Sorkin and the importance daylight plays when filming the courtroom scenes.

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Phedon and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how the visual approach contrasts between the courtroom and riots, his obsession with motivated camera movement, filming with up to 3 cameras at once on a tight schedule, and more!

What you will learn:

  • Working with Aaron Sorkin and overview on visual approach (02:24)
  • Why windows played a pivotal role in the courtroom (13:09)
  • The film’s fast-paced shooting schedule (20:55)
  • Is a film like this important to be accurate? (25:01)
  • Using natural sunlight to your advantage for exterior scenes (29:56)
  • Shooting multiple cameras at once and getting coverage (34:59)
  • Keeping camera movement motivated (49:11)
  • How virtual production can be valuable (53:29)
  • And more!



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