The New Age of TV: Bringing the Look of Cinema to the Small Screen - Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography 2018
Moderator: David Leitner (Director, Producer, and Cinematographer)
Panelist: Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC ("Game of Thrones," "Westworld," "Ray Donovan," "The Affair")
Meet the Cinematographer who brought some of the most fantastical and gritty moments from "Game of Thrones" to life, Rob McLachlan ASC, CSC. Rob has directed one of the biggest budget episodes of television in history, "The Spoils of War" and one of the most viral moments of modern television "The Red Wedding." Here with David Leitner, Cinematographer of the critically acclaimed "Trembling Before G-d", serving as moderator, Rob dissects his most recent television work. Rob offers his generous insight into the choices behind his camerawork on "Ray Donovan," "WestWorld," and of course, "Game of Thrones."
About Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC: Robert was born in San Francisco. He became involved with photography and film at an early age thanks to an artistic father. Since then, Robert has moved on with unusual ease between television and theatrical films of all sizes. In the process, winning many awards and amassing hundreds of credits including close to 50 Theatrical and television movies; as well as over 550 episodes of Television that include "MacGyver" in the late ’80s and the groundbreaking, "Millennium" in the mid’90ss. Recently he shot what is regarded as the most famous episode of TV ever - best known as “The Red Wedding”, in addition to the biggest episode of TV ever made, "The Spoils of War." Both of these episodes are from the international phenomenon, "Game of Thrones." His other TV credits include "Westworld" for HBO and Showtime’s critically acclaimed, "Ray Donovan." Along the way, he has returned to wearing both Director and cinematographer hats on the movies "The Golden Compass" and "Dragonball Evolution" on their second units and more recently he has directed episodes of "Ray Donovan."
About the Moderator: David Leitner is a director, producer, and Emmy-nominated DP (Chuck Close: Portrait in Progress), with over eighty credits in feature-length dramas and documentaries, including eight Sundance Film Festival premieres. These include his own Vienna is Different: 50 Years After the Anchluss, Alan Berliner’s Nobody’s Business, Sandi Dubowski’s Trembling Before G-d, the Oscar-nominated documentary For All Mankind, for which he spent nine months at NASA’s Johnson Space Center restoring original 16mm lunar footage, and Memories of Overdevelopment, a Cuban follow-up to 1968’s film classic, Memories of Underdevelopment. For over 25 years, as DP, he has photographed hour-long documentaries on iconic writers, artists, and architects for New York’s Checkerboard Film Foundation. Subjects include Brancusi, Picasso, James Salter, Joel Shapiro, Sir John Soane, Ellsworth Kelly, Milton Glaser, Daniel Libeskind, Dorothea Rockburne, Peter Eisenman, Roy Lichtenstein, Eric Fischl, Jeff Koons, Frank Stella, and Sol LeWitt. Leitner is also an author, columnist, motion picture technologist and industry consultant. From 1977-1985 he was Director of New Technology at DuArt Film & Video in New York, where he created innovations in optical printing, cine lens testing, film-to-tape transfer, and played a key role introducing Super 16 to the U.S. He is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
This year’s fourth annual Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography event we'll go behind the lens to better understand the challenges and decisions made by top visual artists in the realm of narrative TV, documentary and feature films. Our event series is where we hope many pieces of the creative puzzle fit together - a familiar enclave for the exchange of ideas and a celebration of this unique collaborative process.
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