Today we are chatting with my dear friend Alyssa Brocato. Ali is a cinematographer based in LA, was the first DP I’ve ever worked with as a director, and is an all around gem of a human being. 

Episode Topics:

  • Staying calm under stress
  • Steps to take to become a cinematographer
  • Doing your best rather than trying to be “the best”
  • Giving yourself permission to fail
  • Caring about what you’re working on and who you’re working with
  • How cinematography is more than making a beautiful image
  • Finding fulfillment outside of the job
  • The issue with being known as a “female cinematographer”

Mentioned in the Episode:

Book: Masters of Light
Movie: Up in the Air
Haruki Marakami
Lulu Wang: Giver Her the Job

Connect with Alyssa

IG: alyssabrocato

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Ari Johnson Podcast Host

Hi there! I’m your host, Ari Johson (that’s airy like the air!) I’m so happy you’re here. Plot twist – I’m here because I don’t know the secret. So I started chatting with badass creatives including actors, directors, and film folks, to figure out how they did it – what their magic sauce to fulfillment is, and well, it got pretty interesting. So I thought I’d share it with you.

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