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Phil Cooke Podcast

Jan 21, 2020

If you aspire to a career as a DP or cinematographer, Phil Cooke’s interview with Hollywood DP and producer Stephen Ashley Blake will take your career to a new level. Gain detailed information from these seasoned Hollywood professionals that will increase your skill level and help you maintain your integrity in Hollywood.


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Do you have a message or story the world needs to hear? As a Hollywood producer and media consultant, I offer advice for leaders and creatives each week on filmmaking, digital media, publishing, strategy, communication, leadership, culture and faith – to help you get from where you are to where you want to be in your career.


More about this episode: Stephen Blake Interview: Hollywood Director of Photography

In this interview, Stephen Blake speaks to the learning disciplines and processes of becoming a good DP, including lighting, studying the masters, leadership on set, as well as maintaining good character in your career.


Stephen Blake was drawn to media at a young age. He interned for Oscar and Emmy Award winning producer Arnold Shapiro at Goden West Broadcasters when only 17 years old and was working as a director of photography by age 22. Today, he leads Realm Entertainment, a company passionate about telling stories that captivate the world. Find out more about his current project “Steal Away” here:



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