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73 minutes | audio

60: Twin Peaks Pilot (1990)

with:

Ron Garcia, ASC, cinematographer

Jim Hemphill, host

Cinematographer Ron Garcia, ASC, recalls shooting the Twin Peaks pilot for director David Lynch. He discusses why he was an unlikely choice for the project, how he coaxed the desired warm tones out of his Fuji negative, and the importance of working with a great gaffer.

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33 min | audio

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with:

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with:

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Iain Stasukevich, host

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33 min | audio

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with:

John Schwartzman, ASC, cinematographer

Jim Hemphill, host

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35 min | audio

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with:

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Iain Stasukevich, host

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with:

Phedon Papamichael, ASC, cinematographer

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24 min | audio

Riddick

with:

David Eggby, ACS, cinematographer

Jim Hemphill, host

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36 min | audio

The Conjuring

with:

John R. Leonetti, ASC, cinematographer

Jim Hemphill, host

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with:

Robert McLachlan, cinematographer

Iain Stasukevich, host

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29 min | audio

Pain and Gain

with:

Ben Seresin, ASC, BSC, cinematographer

Jim Hemphill, host

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with:

Nancy Schreiber, ASC, cinematographer

Dan Mirvish, director

Jim Hemphill, host

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Cloud Atlas

with:

John Toll, ASC, cinematographer

Frank Griebe, cinematographer

Iain Stasukevich, host

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45 min | audio

Jobs

with:

Russell Carpenter, ASC, cinematographer

Joshua Michael Stern, director

Jim Hemphill, host

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with:

Norm Li, CSC, cinematographer

Panos Cosmatos, director

Iain Stasukevich, host

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Jim Hemphill, host

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with:

Claudio Miranda, ASC, cinematographer

Jim Hemphill, host

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27 min | audio

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with:

Peter Deming, ASC, cinematographer

Iain Stasukevich, host

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46 min | audio

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with:

Mikael Salomon, ASC, director

Ben Nott, ACS, cinematographer

Jim Hemphill, host

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32 min | audio

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with:

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Erik Wilson, cinematographer

Jim Hemphill, host

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with:

Frank Barrera, cinematographer

Jim Hemphill, host

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Iain Stasukevich, host

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with:

Alex Vendler, cinematographer

Jim Hemphill, host

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23 min | audio

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with:

Mátyás Erdély, HSC, cinematographer

Jim Hemphill, host

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Oliver Stapleton, BSC, cinematographer

Jim Hemphill, host

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26 min | audio

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Fred Murphy, ASC, cinematographer

Iain Stasukevich, host

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27 min | audio

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with:

Chris Menges, ASC, BSC, cinematographer

Jim Hemphill, host

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31 min | audio

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Jim Hemphill, host

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Iain Stasukevich, host

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Iain Stasukevich, cinematographer

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Iain Stasukevich, host

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Jim Hemphill, host

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