Emmy nominee Benjamin Semanoff (‘Ozark’) reveals how he learned to direct for Netflix drama [Exclusive Video Interview]

Emmy nominee Benjamin Semanoff (‘Ozark’) reveals how he learned to direct for Netflix drama [Exclusive Video Interview]
“My goal is for the audience member never ever to think about the construct of what they’re watching,” says Benjamin Semanoff in his exclusive interview with Gold Derby about directing and camera-operating for “Ozark” (watch the video above). He continues, “I want them never to realize that there was a human behind the camera at all. I want them almost to be hypnotized into a fantasy world, so when I watch good camerawork, I often realize that it was good because 10 minutes later, I go, ‘Oh my god, I have totally forgotten that I’m watching a television show’.” Semanoff muses further, “The movement of the camera, which again, is a very conscious, deliberate, thought-out process on set, should only be to support what’s happening or the perspective of the character you’re trying to connect with — and leaving things off camera is super interesting.”

SEEour video interview with “Ozark” editor Cindy Mollo.
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