Clubhouse Conversations — Fallout

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In this episode, cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh, ASC is joined by interviewer Dave Perkal, ASC to discuss his work on Season One of Fallout — the series adaptation of the acclaimed video game that explores the aftermath of a cataclysmic nuclear war.

Fallout's inaugural season explores war-ravaged Los Angeles, where its inhabitants — including mutants, bandits and others — are forced to reside in underground bunkers as they weather the effects of nuclear radiation. Dryburgh shot four of the season's eight episodes, including the pilot, entitled "The End."

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In this interview, Dryburgh discusses developing the show's 1950s-inspired look; working on both a stage environment and an LED volume; how the production's use of virtually rendered environments during pre-production informed his approach; his hands-on collaboration with the production-design department, and more.

Stuart Dryburgh, ASC is a cinematographer whose credits include The Piano (1993), The Painted Veil (2006), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) and The Great Wall (2016). He received Academy Award and ASC Award nominations for his work on The Piano.

Dave Perkal, ASC is a cinematographer working in film, TV and commercials whose recent series credits include Marvel’s Runaways, Netflix's Cowboy Bebop and Warner Bros.' The Vampire Diaries.

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