Susan Swarner and Ben Blohm
April 6, 2023
Life in the Credits
Life in the Credits is an educational podcast where hosts Susan Swarner and Ben Blohm learn about the entertainment industry from the people who work in it. They discuss the guest’s career, a feature film, and play a game. For anyone who dreams of working on movies, wants to learn about film-making, or loves watching shows.
Danny González, Gaffer, joins Susan and Ben to discuss Mank, a 2020 biographical drama. Danny shares what it’s like having a career in the lighting department for movies, TV, and commercials. He discusses the process of building a lighting design for a show, the difference between lighting on a sound stage versus on location, executing a particularly difficult scene on the set of Devotion, and filming on Hawaii on the deck of Queen Anne’s Revenge from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides during a huge storm. We also get a behind-the-scenes look into Danny’s work on the Oscar-winning film Mank. Danny plays our “Fincher’s Familiar Films” game.
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Life in Our Credits:
Executive Producer: Michelle Levin
Logo Art: Melissa Durkin
Music Composer and Performer: Steve Trowbridge