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Conversation with Cinematographer, Denson Baker, ACS, NZCS

08 Nov 2018 1:28 PM | Amber Wakefield (Administrator)

Mid-August saw an enthusiastic turn-out of regulars and newcomers to listen to Denson Baker NZCS ACS, show clips and talk about his work on three main projects: the yet to be released feature film 'Ophelia' shot in the Czech Republic, a season finale episode of the English TV drama 'Victoria', and the award-winning NZ feature film 'The Dark Horse'.

The evening hosted at Department of Post’s new facility in Newton Rd was kindly facilitated by Denson’s old film school buddy, Mark Lapwood ACS, and Murray Milne NZCS.

Denson showed a great cross-section of his cinematography work, which was accompanied by some exciting previews and behind-the-scenes stills shots, showing very detailed technical set-ups. An informal atmosphere for relaxed discussion about his different creative approaches to the various projects and questions flowed from the audience.

Of particular interest were some of Denson’s challenges. Such as shooting in real historical castles in the Czech Republic for Ophelia. Being a guest appearance as DP on Victoria, with an English crew who had settled into an established approach to lighting often-visited sets, which Denson didn’t necessarily feel the mandate to duplicate! Also, his varied visual approach to shooting the different mind states of Cliff Curtis in his lead role in The Dark Horse.

The NZCS thanks accredited member Denson, for taking time out of his schedule to share, connect and discuss with members and friends. 


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