EPISODE 100 - ALEXEY RODIONOV - Cinematographer (7 replies and 7 comments)
For our 100th episode (we can’t believe we’ve reached this!), Team Deakins has a special conversation with Alexey Rodionov, the cinematographer of one of our favorite films, Come and See. We have the opportunity to go behind the scenes on this movie and ask everything we’ve always wanted to know. The more we learn, the more our admiration for the film grows. He shares they had many limitations in terms of money and equipment, but they did have the luxury of time. VFX was not an option so they had to figure out how to do everything in-camera. Some of the stories from the making of the film are quite amazing - like the use of real bullets in the scenes. We also delve into his other movies and his approach. It’s a great conversation with a great talent!
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Now I have to get the film!
This is the video Alexey Rodionov mentions at the beginning of the podcast. It's part of the extra features included in the Criterion restoration of "Come and See."
thank you for the link.
Roger, can you explain me a bit about the time you used ''silver based makeup'' to enhance the face in dark scenes in 'The Assassination of Jesse James''? Or did I get it wrong?
You got it right. We used a silvered make up that reflected a little more light so the characters faces seemed more distinct against the darkness around them. What we did created a subtle difference but if you use a heavier mix it can be quite interesting.
Maste roger Could you elaborate what material did you suggest for silver make up.
Thank you very much!
I don't have the specifics of that make-up.
Rossana signorile download you know anything specific of that silver make up.
No, sorry. But you could talk with a make up artist about it. I guess it's just a kind of make up that highlights your features through highlighters and lighter foundation.
This is film history right here. Come and See will change the way you shoot. Please give us more like this, with people whom we may soon lose.
He mentioned Zbigniew Preisner - that would be an amazing interview!