Behind the Scenes of SNL’s “Djesus Uncrossed”

SNL’s Digital Shorts DP Alex Buono discusses in depth the tight schedule and production of the controversial Quentin Tarantino spoof “Djesus Uncrossed” (Watch the Sketch on Hulu) I’m reading the script for the first time, thinking – “We’re supposed to shoot all of this…TOMORROW?”  The script was written by Zach Kanin and Colin Jost – Read MoreRead More

Creating Pictures of Fried Chicken for the KFC Website

Teri Campbell breaks down his approach to creating new iconic photos for a fried chicken franchise. My studio had already been shooting nearly all of KFC’s print work for more than a year when their in-house creative group first contacted us. Turns out they found us through a Google search, and didn’t even realize we had Read MoreRead More

The Making of SNL’s “Bathroom Business”

Alex Buono, SNL’s short film camera unit, describes the process of shooting and lighting “bathroom business” – detailing the lighting and set design required for this 100 second sketch In the script, written by Co-Head Writer Colin Jost, Keenan Thompson plays a workaholic executive who can’t stand wasting even a moment of time by taking a Read MoreRead More

How Alex Buono shot SNL’s “History of Punk” Sketch

Cinematographer Alex Buono describes the process of shooting the SNL sketch “History of Punk” a satirical tribute to Margaret Thatcher that required recreating different looks of the punk era on an extremely tight schedule. For starters, let’s talk about the weekly schedule at SNL. The writers and cast members have to reinvent the show every Read MoreRead More

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