I recently discovered this excellent podcast by Eastwood’s regular Cinematographer Jack N. Green
Jack N. Green, ASC, connects with AC via Skype to discuss his work on Clint Eastwood’s acclaimed Western Unforgiven. Touching on his three-decade collaboration with Eastwood, Green discusses several aspects of the project, including the decision to shoot in Alberta, Canada; how he worked with production designer Henry Bumstead to develop a period-correct lighting scheme and muted color palette; the importance of shooting anamorphic; and what it’s like to collaborate with a director who is also the star.
Born in Daley City, Calif., Jack N. Green, ASC, was enjoying still photography as a hobby and pursuing a career as a barber — the family business — when one of his customers, a former combat cameraman, asked him to help out at a new Bay Area production company. Green subsequently spent more than 20 years working as a camera assistant and operator on a variety of projects. He moved up to director of photography on Eastwood’s Heartbreak Ridge, and his other features include Bird, The Bridges of Madison County, Twister, Speed 2: Cruise Control and Girl, Interrupted. Green received an ASC Award nomination for The Bridges of Madison County, and he was honored with the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.