Clubhouse Conversations — The Crown

Adriano Goldman, ASC, ABC, BSC discusses his much-honored camerawork in this regal Netflix drama with interviewer Larry Sher, ASC.


Goldman — knighted to shoot The Crown by executive producer/director Stephen Daldry (both seen above, from left) — served as cinematographer on the show’s 2016 pilot episode, and has shot 22 episodes in total thus far. A two-time Emmy Award nominee for his work on the series, Goldman won for the Season 2 episode “Beryl,” which also earned him his second ASC Award for the show; he had previously won for the Season 1 episode “Smoke and Mirrors.” “Beryl” also brought in a 2018 BAFTA Television Award for Goldman, who has shared cinematography duties on The Crown with Stuart Howell; Ole Bratt Birkeland; Frank Lamm; Fabian Wagner, ASC, BSC; and Ben Wilson.


On Season 3, Goldman relied upon Sony Venice cameras paired with Zeiss Super Speed lenses for a crisp, more modern look, shooting with an eye toward an HDR finish. Shooting raw and X-OCN — Sony’s eXtended tonal range Original Camera Negative format — the cinematographer finishes his work with colorist Asa Shoul at Warner Bros. De Lane Lea in London.



Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Goldman is also known for his work on such features as Romance, Conviction, The Company You Keep, August: Osage County and Burnt. He collaborated with director Cary Joji Fukunaga on the feature Sin Nombre, which earned a cinematography award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and the pair reteamed for the feature Jane Eyre.

Born in New Jersey, Larry Sher attended Wesleyan University, where he studied economics. During the program, he took a course in film history, which sparked his passion for cinema. After graduating, Sher relocated to Los Angeles, where he served as a camera assistant and gaffer before working his way to director of photography. His credits include Kissing Jessica Stein; Garden State; I Love You, Man; Paul; The Dictator and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. His most recent feature, Joker marked the sixth collaboration between Sher and director Todd Phillips, following The Hangover trilogy, Due Date and War Dogs. For his camerawork on Joker, Sher earned the Golden Frog at Camerimage and Academy and ASC Award nominations.


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