Digital Convergence Episode 19: Rodney Charters, ASC – Director of Photography, Cinematographer for Fox’s TV Series 24
Rodney Charters, ASC, is a familiar name to DSLR video shooters. Rodney brings a reasoned approach to the new technology – embracing the potential and acknowledging the weaknesses. Rodney Charters is the DP behind the popular Award winning Fox series “24″ starring Kiefer Sutherland.
About 6 years ago Rodney was invited by to become an member of the American Society of Cinematographers. Being able to add those prestigious 3 letters “ASC” to your name is quite an honor – and it was one that is well-deserved by Rodney who is indeed a master artist and craftsman with film and sensors.
In this episode of the Digital Convergence podcast, Rodney opens up with his insider take on film education, 3D technology, DSLR video, and the business of the film industry and episodic television. His candid and passionate remarks provide an insight into the industry that few of us could obtain elsewhere. I’m grateful to Rodney for taking a few minutes to share his insight, knowlegde and experience with us.
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Links from the podcast:
Rodney Charters on the web: http://www.rodneycharters.com/
Rodney Charters on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rodneykiwi
American Society of Cinematographers: http://www.theasc.com/
Zacuto Films presents their first ASC cast with FilmFellas Cast 8: ASC Cinematographers in 5 Webisodes. Starring: Stephen Goldblatt ASC, BSC, (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lighting Thief), Rodney Charters ASC, CSC, (Television Series: 24), Nancy Schreiber ASC (The Nines) and returning Host Jens Bogehegn (DP/Producer of FilmFellas/critics). Directed by Steve Weiss.
Come watch this award winning ASC cast share their trials and tribulations of being a Director of Photography in New Hollywood. Now in their 8th Season, the FilmFellas webisodic series premieres June 16, 2010 only at http://www.zacuto.com/filmfellas-cast-8.
FilmFellas Cast 8 Trailer Credits:
Shot by Daniel Skubal and Scott Lynch. Edited by Scott Lynch. Shot on location: Lake Michigan and the Chicago River May 2010.
A short intro to the Arri Alexa
While at NAB 2010 Thomas Roberts talks with the Director of Photography of Television Show 24 about the new DSLR Revolution, and what’s coming to this new DSLR Technology. He talks about season finale of ‘House’ which was shot with a DSLR Camera and Canon Lenses, and some of the struggles that came with shooting that way. He also talks about why ’24′ was cancelled, and what some of the highlights of NAB 2010 are.