Legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins has launched a podcast dedicated to filmmaking, called Team Deakins. Speaking extensively on topics like location scouting, shot composition, and more, the show was realized alongside his wife and longtime collaborator James Deakins. It launched early last week and currently has six episodes.
On reasons why they started the podcast, read what the 14 Academy Awards nominator and maker of 2018’s Blade Runner 2049, Shawshank Redemtion (1994), Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Sicario (2015), to name a few, said to Collider below:
We have been doing our website for years now and love connecting with people who are starting out and sharing our experience with them. Over the years, we have done many Q&As and, afterwards, answered individual questions and realized that we often answer the same questions. So the idea of a podcast came to me late last year and Roger thought it would be something interesting. I didn’t really get a chance to start moving forward until January and then the shelter in place time took away any excuses I could have used to put it off! It has meant a huge amount of learning for me since I know visuals but sound was a new area for me. Once we started making the episodes, it just grew. We have so many ideas for episodes now and are being joined by people in different areas of the craft. We find ourselves continually coming back to the collaborative nature of the film business and this makes us want to delve into all the areas of making a film. We also discovered that having a young cinematographer, Matt Wyman, join us in this really added to the podcast and its relevance.