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‘Chernobyl’ Cinematographer Jakob Ihre Talks Lighting an ‘Invisible Monster’ and More on the Look of the Show

Ralph Ineson, Mark Bagnall, Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd, Jared Harris in ‘Chernobyl.’
Photo by Liam Daniel/HBO

In this five-part video series from American Cinematographer, Chernobyl cinematographer Jakob Ihre discusses the look of the acclaimed HBO series, from lighting an “invisible monster” to using LUTs to convey reality.

Watch below.

Chernobyl Part I: Lighting the Invisible Threat from American Cinematographer on Vimeo.

Chernobyl Part II: Creating a Distorted World from American Cinematographer on Vimeo.

Chernobyl Part III: Adding a LUT to Create Reality from American Cinematographer on Vimeo.

Chernobyl Part IV: 3 Volunteers and the Importance of Sound from American Cinematographer on Vimeo.

Chernobyl Part V: Responsibility to Mankind from American Cinematographer on Vimeo.

And here’s another “case study” with Ihre.

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