SOC Creative Spotlight
A conversation with Tom Verica, Director; Nzingha Stewart, Director; Tim Norman, Cinematographer & George Bianchini, SOC, Camera Operator; hosted by Kristin Petrovich
Netflix’s new original series Inventing Anna, based on a May 2018 article in New York Magazine, follows journalist Vivian Kent as she investigates Anna Delvey, a German heiress and Instagram superstar who has entrenched herself with New York City’s social elites—and who uses that standing to steal their money. The series is created and produced by Shonda Rhimes and stars Anna Chulmsky as Vivian Kent and Julia Garner as the titular Anna “Delvey” Sorokin.
In this Camera Operator video interview, we got to talk with series camera operator George Bianchini, SOC, as well as cinematographer Tim Norman and directors Nzingha Stewart and Tom Verica. From shooting locations that spanned the globe to being one of the first productions in New York to restart following the outbreak of COVID-19, the series had its fair share of challenges.
With a structure that demanded five directors and four cinematographers trading responsibilities across the series’ nine episodes, Bianchini—as the camera operator for each episode of the series—was one of the constants in the production, helping to create a cohesive feel to a show that featured such varied talent and locations.
SOC Creative Spotlight: Inventing Anna
A conversation with Tom Verica, Director; Nzingha Stewart, Director;
Tim Norman, Cinematographer & George Bianchini, SOC, Camera Operator; hosted by Kristin Petrovich
BEHIND THE SCENES OF INVENTING ANNA
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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR ADVERTISERS
Behind-the-scenes photos by Nicole Rivelli/Netflix
TECH ON SET
GPI Steadicam PRO
KFX Aurora Remote Head
Various Technocranes & Stabilized Heads
Cinema Devices Ergorig Handheld Device
SONY Venice Rialto Mode
George Bianchini, SOC