Matthew Scott is an Australian cinematographer living in Tasmania. He is constantly exploring and pushing for the mastery of his craft. He also enjoys cooking, retro games, playing piano and going on adventures with his lover.
“Share shit. Be a voice.”
In this episode we dive deep. We talk about how Matt quit high school, got a job, and focused on his love of photography. How he later quit his job and decided to pursue a career as a cinematographer. We dig into his all or nothing attitude, his process for lighting a scene, working with crew members, improving his craft, his desire to share his work through his blog mattscottvisuals.com; including his successes and failures, and the pressures and pleasures of living his dream as a director of photography.
“Set ridiculous challenges for yourself.”
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Show Notes (Ep 17)
Born in India and blessed by the Dalai Lama [01:54]
Was there a point when he decided to start making films [17:48]
Where should a new cinematographer invest their time and money [58:02]
How Matt creates his lighting diagrams [01:06:31]
Learning Davinci Resolve [01:09:45]
How knowing color grading can help on set [01:14:33]
Things that Matt does to improve that others do not [01:17:05]
Matt’s routine for preparing for a new shoot [01:20:17]
The biggest decision that has propelled Matt as a cinematographer [01:23:24]
How much you consume vs produce [01:29:30]
Biggest influences [01:32:30]
Some favorites [01:44:29]
Final advice for photographers and cinematographers [01:49:33]