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Sep 27, 2022

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In this episode, we have a conversation with Director, Producer, and Cinematographer Haley Watson. We talk about the Academy Award Winning film ‘Queen Of Basketball,’ her film ‘The Getaway,’ working with Director Ben Proudfoot, the concept of “measurable error,” the challenges of shooting outside of her home country (U.S.), the importance of building community, and her formula for getting incredible shots. Enjoy! 

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Queen of Basketball (documentary)

The Getaway (short film)

Breakwater Studios

Ben Proudfoot (director)

Brandon Somerhalder (cinematrographer)

Desert Cathedral (film)


Cinema & Media Studies at University of Washington

Lynn Shelton (director)

Reed Morano (cinematographer)

Touchy Feely (film)

What Artists Do by Leonard Koren (book)

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. (book)