S2:E2 - Embracing Yourself+Diversity On Set - Natalie Kingston

S2:E2 - Embracing Yourself+Diversity On Set - Natalie Kingston

New episode alert! Today we're we talking to Natalie Kingston!

I mention this in the show, but I met Natalie last year at Film + Music, which is funny because today's episode is our first ever sponsored episode of the podcast, and we're sponsored by Musicbed and Filmsupply, and talking about Film + Music! More info in the show and at the bottom of this post, but you should go. Seriously. Save 10% on your registration using code SUPERSECRET.

Natalie is a Cinematographer who was born and raised in a small southern Louisiana town where she ran around with a VHS camcorder on her shoulder as a young girl shooting her own movies. She quickly became fascinated with the idea of creating images and sharing them with other people. Natalie has been attached to the camera's viewfinder since.

Natalie recently wrapped production for the feature film, LOST BAYOU, a Duplass Brothers grant recipient.

She shot Sam Pollard's grammy-nominated TWO TRAINS RUNNIN' narrated by COMMON and featuring the music of GARY CLARK JR.

Natalie was the cinematographer of the award-winning commercial - READY TO SPEAK UP for BOOTS NO.7 featuring CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE. She was also behind the lens for the music video - Everything's Gonna Be Alright - for PJ MORTON of MAROON 5.

She received the BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD at the 2015 New Orleans Film Festival for her exhibited body of work across four narrative films - Atchafalaya, Rite, Dandelion and Si.

She was honored with the ZEISS PRECISION IMAGE AWARD for her cinematography on the film, After the Circus in 2011.

Natalie completed a Cinematography Residency at Maine Media College and has a Bachelor of the Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She also completed the highly regarded ASC Masterclass. Natalie is a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers and Women in Film and Television.

You can find more of her work here: nataliekingston.com
Instagram: @nataliekingston

Today's Sponsor - Musicbed + Filmsupply

Ok, let's briefly talk a little more about Film+ Music. Held September 29-30 in the heart of Fort Worth, TX’s cultural district,  Film + Music will feature inspiring keynotes and hands-on breakouts from some of the most influential and visionary leaders in the industry. Some of the killer lineup so far are Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Robert Legato, founder of The Black List Franklin Leonard, Cinematographer Laura Merians Gonçalves, and more. 

The teams at Musicbed + Filmsupply also offered me an exclusive coupon to share with Super Secret listeners. To save 10% on your Film + Music pass just enter code ‘SUPERSECRET’ at checkout. Don’t miss this incredible weekend of creative inspiration, quality education, and new connections. To learn more, visit filmandmusic.com 

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