#9 - Greg Harrington (Director of Photography)

 LEFT TO RIGHT: CLAYTON JACOBSON & GREG HARRINGTON

LEFT TO RIGHT: CLAYTON JACOBSON & GREG HARRINGTON


This week we chat with acclaimed director of photography Greg Harrington. Greg has been working in the camera department for almost thirty years and has shot a wide variety of projects. His work ranges from TV shows & narrative films, to music documentaries & concert films for artists like Beyonce, Rage Against The Machine, Katy Perry, Pink, Metallica, Queen, & the king of pop himself Michael Jackson. Greg talks us through his long & illustrious career, starting out as a news camera assistant, all the way through to his move to the L.A. & working on the cult hit comedy series Arrested Development.

A quick note: Chris' recommendation of the week, High Maintenance, has just been picked up by HBO for a new season.


Points of Discussion:

  • The role of the DP.
  • Relationship between the DP & Director.
  • Relationship between the DP & Cast.
  • The freelance lifestyle.
  • Hierarchy of the Camera Department.
  • Being pigeonholed.
  • Camera Assisting for the news.
  • Shooting live concerts.
  • Shooting Arrested Development.

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