Episode 106 »» When Movies Meet Photography

Episode 106 »» When Movies Meet Photography

Shutter Time Flashback

2 years ago, one of our listeners and good friends, Scott Hutchison, joined us for a good ol’ fashioned film chat on episode 52. Mac and Scott were at opposing ends at the time when it came down to the status of film in the industry vs. digital – totally worth a listen to, btw. This time Scott came up with a different show idea and we ran with it!

The Cinema

There are many sources photographers look to for inspiration. One of the inspirations can be motion pictures, though at times we may not realize it. Once Scott came up with this idea, we sat back and came with a list of films and how they have inspired us to pick up a camera. Some of the films may surprise you. No judgement, ok, haha? Please join as we go through our lists and see if you agree!

Join the Convo

Are there any movies which inspire you creatively? If so, which ones and how so? Please chime in over at Bookface and Twitter or here at the blog! Don’t forget you can subscribe for free via iTunes! If you have the Stitcher App, you can also find us there! Big thanks to our new sponsors listeners and the great emails, comments and more! Hugely appreciated! Don’t forget to drop by Bookface and send Mac some extra love! 🙂

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks.

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:

Scott Hutchison, Stick Out Your Face Photography

Scott’s Twitter :: Instagram :: Facebook

Hannibal Rising Trailer

Bridges of Madison County Trailer

Downton Abbey Trailer

The Bang Bang Club Trailer

Reservoir Dogs Trailer

Top Gear Channel

Walter Mitty Trailer

Twister Trailer

Thelma and Louise Trailer :: T&L Selfie Tweet

Sophia the First Trailer

Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

Rent Trailer

The Shining Trailer

LOTR Trailers

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Trailer

Steven Soderbergh’s B&W Version of Raiders Of The Lost Ark – Article 

BBC Nature Documentaries




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6 thoughts on “Episode 106 »» When Movies Meet Photography”

  1. Great show guys and great idea Scott. First things first… I am glad you are home and feeling better Mac! Don’t scare us again. 🙂 I definitely get inspired from certain movies. Here are some that I thought of. The Godfather 1 and 2, ( Inspired to shoot pictures not people 🙂 ), Gone With The Wind ( Not my favorite movie but for its time it is a classic ), All the Disney Nature movies, ( I just watched Bears and it was incredible watching how they filmed it afterwards ), Nanny McPhee ( Recently watched this with my family, Great colors and light ), The Aviator ( Loved the Color tone and mood this film had ), Whiplash ( Great Movie, just watched it and it got my creative juices flowing and I loved the Color, tone and the way they filmed it ), The Big Year ( Because I love to photograph birds and the excitement of finding a rare breed to document and it was funny too ). There are so many! I will leave you with a movie that was pretty good that was about pictures but didn’t really inspire me to shoot. “Momento”. Take care and keep clicking that shutter!

    1. Howdy Dom! Thanks for chiming in, mate.That’s a good list – never even thought about Gone With the Wind or any of the grand epic films – those classics can definitely hand us a lesson or two. The King and I is another one (1956). You’re spot on with The Aviator – so so good.
      Ok, I’m going to check out Bears and the Big Year – very curious. I’ll have to check out the rest of your list as well, but have to chuckle over how the Godfather series inspired you. haha 🙂

      Cheers for the list! Much appreciated. So when are you coming back on the show? hehe

  2. not sure many movies have inspired me to shoot…
    but movies that I like the atheistic of:
    The Matrix: gritty tones and light
    The Dark Knight: same gritty tones
    The newer Dr Who’s CND Netflix) have interesting lighting.
    The NetFlix series Daredevil have very moody lighting.
    300, Sin City and Watchmen all have very dramatic comic style lighting.
    Pretty much any Hitchcock movie for his amazing use of light.
    Radio Days: had an nostalgic feel to it.
    Band of Brothers: this mini series is fantastic and great cinematography.
    hmmm seems dark and moody is my theme….

  3. Mark! Ahhh, good call on the Matrix and DK – very gritty. So what does it exactly make you want to shoot? I haven’t seen most of your choices, so I’ll be hitting up YouTube and Netflix.
    Hitchcock – brilliant choice. Did he inspire your recent b&w YYC images – incl. the one I went mad over? Because that’s what I first thought of when you showed it to me, so it’s interesting you’re listing his work here.
    Band of Bros – brilliant cinematography.

    Cheers for the list, homie. As was with Dom’s – very well thought out. 🙂

    1. I don’t intentionally mimic many styles, I have absorbed the info and let it percolate through my mind and if it influences my work so be it. LOL. I wish I was so intentional, but I operate more by feel, which is one of the reasons that I enjoy going out with other photogs is that I see how they work and what moves them.

      I liked Dom’s list as well, he made me replay the movies that I had seen from his list and I would agree with his choices. all solid.

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