Clubhouse Conversations — The Crown (Season 6)

In this episode, cinematographer Adriano Goldman, ASC, ABC is joined by interviewer Steven Fierberg, ASC to discuss his work on the sixth and final season of The Crown — the historical-drama series that charts the reign and private life of Queen Elizabeth II.

Season Six of The Crown is told in two parts — the first centered on the relationship between Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki) and Dodi Fayed (Khalid Abdalla), culminating in their tragic deaths in Paris; the second following Queen Elizabeth II (Imelda Staunton) as she reflects upon her reign, and upon the budding romance between Prince William (Ed McVey) and Kate Middleton (Meg Bellamy). Goldman has served as director of photography on 28 episodes during the series' run — one of which earned him an Emmy for his work in 2018 — including four of 10 installments for Season Six.

In this interview, Adriano discusses his use of single-source lighting; what inspired his decision to create a cold and desaturated color palette; what informed his camera-angle choices; and his collaboration with director/producer Stephen Daldry throughout the series, and on the final episode.

Adriano Goldman, ASC, ABC is a cinematographer whose credits include Sin Nombre (for which he won the Excellence in Cinematography Award at the 2009 Sundance Sundance Film Festival), Trash, August: Osage County, and the Star Wars series Andor.

Steven Fierberg, ASC is an award-winning cinematographer whose credits include the TV series Emily in Paris, Entourage, mini-series Attila, and feature Secretary (2002). In 2002, he won the ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for his work on Atilla. He was honored with the ASC Career Achievement in Television Award in 2024.

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