The Making of Joker with Cinematographer Lawrence Sher, ASC

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  • Joker cinematographer Lawrence Sher, ASC visits the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood to discuss his work on the critically acclaimed psychological thriller.

    Listen to the extended interview:

    Producer / Editor: Samantha Dillard

    Producer: David E. Williams

    Interviewer: Jim Hemphill

    Cinematographer: Dennis Flippin

    Location Sound Recordist: Ricardo Mejia

    Special Thanks: Lawrence Sher, ASC; Warner Bros. Pictures; Rachel Aberly; Gabriella Belzer; Brian Golding

    Shot on location at the ASC Clubhouse in Los Angeles, CA

    Footage property and courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
    Score Composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir
    Unit Photography by Niko Tavernise
    Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

    The Hangover
    Footage Property of Warner Bros. Pictures

    Old School
    Footage property of DreamWorks Pictures

    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
    Footage Property of NBC Studios

    Additional Music
    "Rock and Roll"
    Property of Bell

    "Live! with Murray Franklin Theme"
    Ellis Drane and his Jazz Orchestra

    "Algorithms ", "The Chorus Ceases", "Elipsis", "Illustrated Novel", "Moonrise", "Negentropy"
    Podington Bear

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  • dummy !
    dummy ! 5 दिन पहले +1

    3:17 u will get shot if we film this are u sure...

    • dummy !
      dummy ! 5 दिन पहले

      I wonder who's the first like bc I never like my own comments are anything 😂

  • AlienFirefox
    AlienFirefox 14 दिन पहले

    i doubt this movie would have been anywhere near successful as it was if jaoquin pheonix wans;t the joker, if this was some random actor it would have sucked, i dont watch jaoquin pheonix movies often but when i have they have always been great

  • Charlie Wood
    Charlie Wood 18 दिन पहले

    17:52 These shots are evocative of 1983's "Angst" which was shot by a man named Zbigniew Rybczynski

  • badhabit
    badhabit 19 दिन पहले

    Imagine what a Batman origin from Todd and crew will be like.

  • deMarko
    deMarko 29 दिन पहले

    Please do the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

  • Adrian Reynolds
    Adrian Reynolds महीने पहले

    This music though - rock and roll pt 2 - the glitter band , Gary Glitter Iconic glam rock early 70s music suits it perfectly and most disturbing, from a convicted pedophile, and sex offender. Dark, twisted, brilliant and perfect.

  • Forever Metal
    Forever Metal महीने पहले +1

    The artist is front of the camera, behind and everywhere surrounding. The artist in ALL these people participating in their own capacity, is what creates, and ultimately, the final product is over the top Beautiful and indeed something to be extremely proud of. Thank ALL OF YOU for this amazing movie.🤘

  • Marcel B.
    Marcel B. महीने पहले

    For my Mother, the movie is too brutal. But I love the movie :p

  • Stu Mccreadie
    Stu Mccreadie महीने पहले

    No cigarettes were harmed in the making of this movie

  • Pillan Datti
    Pillan Datti महीने पहले +2

    15:03 he sounded like joker when he said " wallstreet guys"

    • Xavier Mireles
      Xavier Mireles महीने पहले

      For sure, good catch.. these are real dudes, finally adults making a real movie. When Phillips asked him over and over again if he still wanted to shoot movies, you know he was basically hinting at making something deeper than "deep", more human than "human", and more committed than "committed"; down the rabbit hole, and Sher is like, "YES! YES! YES!"

    ВЗРЫВ МОЗГА महीने पहले

    Awesome pictures

  • Simon Owens
    Simon Owens महीने पहले +2

    I’ve never watched a movie that I can’t stop thinking about to this level. It was really something special.
    I’ve watched it 4 times, still want to watch it again and I’ve watched lots of videos like this. And I still don’t know why

  • Captain Mario
    Captain Mario महीने पहले

    *The Joker>>>>>>Shazam and Black Panther*

    DATA ONE महीने पहले

    If they believed that he would give technical details, it is not the right place ... well they never say it ... you know company policies

  • Truth Seeker
    Truth Seeker महीने पहले

    And the Oscar for cinematography goes to...

  • Rigane
    Rigane महीने पहले

    So, he's one of the genius behind the screen.

  • BanjoQueen
    BanjoQueen महीने पहले +2

    I was speechless after I watched this film. It is a magnificent work of art.

  • Mysterious Jimi
    Mysterious Jimi महीने पहले

    To get the Joker look kind of.. Do you really need ARIA ALEXI camera(s) and the expensive Lenses and accessories? It should be possible to create a movie like Joker with a BMPCC 4K/6K or FujiFilm XT3 with a budget kind of cinema lens? Or is that possible?!? Thanks for the great interview. Peace / J

  • Shouvik Roy
    Shouvik Roy महीने पहले

    I was hesitant honestly to watch this after the Heath Ledger performance.
    But I watched it last week..and I just finished watching thrice now.
    I think the last time I was so engrossed in an out and out character-driven story was during The taxidriver.

  • Jake Street
    Jake Street महीने पहले +1

    so long, gay boy

  • Pat Morgan
    Pat Morgan महीने पहले +1

    I have never laughed as hard as i did when Joker shot murray? Is something ok with me?

  • John Ayala
    John Ayala 2 महीने पहले

    Who jumped to ShotDeck immediately?

  • S A
    S A 2 महीने पहले

    One of very few movies made me going back and forth in my life experiences and how human beings are so sophisticated to truely understand

  • Vincent Gatekeeper
    Vincent Gatekeeper 2 महीने पहले

    Look Ill say it again and again. both phoenix and the writers stole the
    character from a great film called Bronson. Only difference is phoenix
    played a less physical Bronson. Watch the movie and you will see every
    aspect of where they stole the story.

    • Vincent Gatekeeper
      Vincent Gatekeeper महीने पहले

      @Tim2049 And I can respect your views on it. I've seen both movies more than twice, and everytime there is always something exact from Bronson movie that I see on the joker movie. But I can only give my opinion, not try to change others.

    • Tim2049
      Tim2049 महीने पहले

      I've seen Bronson a few times, one of Refn's best films. I don't happen to agree with you though. There ae similarities between the two films, but they're broad at best.

  • Vincent Gatekeeper
    Vincent Gatekeeper 2 महीने पहले

    Look Ill say it again and again. both phoenix and the writers stole the
    character from a great film called Bronson. Only difference is phoenix
    played a less physical Bronson. Watch the movie and you will see every
    aspect of where they stole the story.

  • Vincent Gatekeeper
    Vincent Gatekeeper 2 महीने पहले

    Look Ill say it again and again. both phoenix and the writers stole the
    character from a great film called Bronson. Only difference is phoenix
    played a less physical Bronson. Watch the movie and you will see every
    aspect of where they stole the story.

  • Axl Jonathan
    Axl Jonathan 2 महीने पहले

    Joker 2019:
    1. Naskah yang hampir sempurna.
    2. Joaquin Phoenix menyatu dengan karakter Joker.
    3. Scoring musik yang diluar dugaan memuaskan dan "baru".

  • Laatu
    Laatu 2 महीने पहले +1

    All tars after the movie! Master piece of the decade! 11 Oscars 👍

  • Junior Bobie
    Junior Bobie 2 महीने पहले +1

  • Carly
    Carly 2 महीने पहले

    Beautifully shot movie 😍

  • Yes Youre Donkey !
    Yes Youre Donkey ! 2 महीने पहले +2

    The best joker is ‘’Old Joker’’ !!

  • Bomber Harris
    Bomber Harris 2 महीने पहले

    It's a shame it wasn't shot on 65mm, the box office more than enough made up for the budget cots of it.

    • Charlie Wood
      Charlie Wood 18 दिन पहले

      Digital enabled them to be spontaneous, it was the right move given Phoenix's impromptu acting style

  • Sheerkat7
    Sheerkat7 2 महीने पहले

    I have to watch it again now. I appreciate the technical excellence of it. Thank you.

  • Kalle Blomqvist
    Kalle Blomqvist 2 महीने पहले +4

    Maybe I look very happy on my profile picture, and I often is, but just after 15 seconds into the movie I knew I felt exactly like Joker when he was crying at the subway. I've been just as mistreated by society (mostly criminals and government officials) like Joker. And I would like to start a revolution just like him.

  • David S
    David S 2 महीने पहले +14

    It's shit like this that makes me love the internet - being able to just see how things are done at the click of a button. Awesome video, thanks for the upload.....

  • Jimi Ehlers
    Jimi Ehlers 2 महीने पहले +1

    Thank you for this film. Just a great surprise from DC. Don’t think people were really sure it’d be any good. But it helped end the decade of cinema with a bang.

  • bliglum
    bliglum 2 महीने पहले

    What a fantastic movie.. Such a shame the liberal media slammed it because it didn't meet with their expectation of far-left wokeness.

    • Charlie Wood
      Charlie Wood 18 दिन पहले

      I think the problem is that websites want visibility. The other problem is algorithms that push ever more polarizing content.

      People also lack nuance in their thinking. So when Karen Han of Polygon reviewed Joker

      polygon [dot] com/reviews/2019/10/3/20893138/joker-review-joaquin-phoenix-robert-de-niro-todd-phillips

      calling it "All show no substance", it then is seen as the opinion of every editor at Polygon (instead of just Karen Han's opinion) and is further extrapolated to mean every Leftist has this opinion.

      When a person wants to know whether a movie is good or bad, they don't go to see it and form their own opinion, first they check Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic. If a movie is above a certain aggregate it is said to objectively be "good"; and bellow some arbitrary number it is said to objectively be "bad".

      I don't believe Right Wing voters are immune to this kind of group think, whether Left or Right, most people have been incentivized throughout their careers as students, spiritual participants, and workers to NOT think critically and instead default to somebody else's perceived expertise.

      The dream is that someday they, too, will be seen as experts and that people will listen to them, but until then they believe they have to practice having the right opinions and so they sacrifice independent thought believing that to think independently means adopting the thoughts of those they believe are independent thinkers who themselves never learned independent thought and instead worry about what their peers and mentors think --- it's a damned ouroboros

    • bliglum
      bliglum 18 दिन पहले

      @Charlie Wood It's such a shame the powers that be have created such a divisive, and overly politicized climate these days.. Racism this, sexism that. And the left and right have become so extremist! It's far-left vs alt-right apparently. Don't know what their motive is, but they're doing plenty of damage along their way. Can't we all just get along!?

    • Charlie Wood
      Charlie Wood 18 दिन पहले

      Speaking as a person on the Left, I loved this movie

  • DyslexicGod
    DyslexicGod 2 महीने पहले

    Lets not forget, Godzilla KoM had gorgeous cinematography.

    • Tim2049
      Tim2049 महीने पहले


  • Jesusita Mejia
    Jesusita Mejia 2 महीने पहले

    Daaaaaamn i don’t get tired of these great scenes

  • Straight Edge Punk
    Straight Edge Punk 2 महीने पहले +1

    joker is overrated

    • Straight Edge Punk
      Straight Edge Punk 2 महीने पहले

      Jacob Reeves joker is more overrated

    • Jacob Reeves
      Jacob Reeves 2 महीने पहले

      Edge is over rated.

  • The Collekter - Blu Rays, DVD’s, and Vinyl Records
    The Collekter - Blu Rays, DVD’s, and Vinyl Records 2 महीने पहले +3

    That’s my friends uncle! Lawrence Sher is amazing!!

  • John Youngblood
    John Youngblood 2 महीने पहले +3

    I like Joaquin. As an actor and a person I've watched documentary about him. Very similar life style he and I have. Anyway I enjoyed the movie all n all. I've watched it a few times now.

  • Brandon Lee
    Brandon Lee 2 महीने पहले

    Remember...the more realistic...the more relatable the story is.

  • Angel La Canfora
    Angel La Canfora 2 महीने पहले +42

    At the end of the film, I sat there in the theater, stunned and speechless. I felt like I'd witnessed something truly special. I've since seen it 3 more times and that feeling has only gotten stronger. It's more than just a genius movie - it's an experience!

    • Saul Martin
      Saul Martin महीने पहले

      Watch any stanley kubrick movie . Masterpieces all of them .

  • Shinobi Engineer
    Shinobi Engineer 2 महीने पहले +1

    Congratulations! You did an excellent job! 🤡👍

  • Rick Parker
    Rick Parker 2 महीने पहले

    this movie sucked.

    • K K
      K K 2 महीने पहले

      Haha.. your still immature or immune from reality

    • Brandon Lee
      Brandon Lee 2 महीने पहले +1

      Your taste obviously does.

  • Domino
    Domino 2 महीने पहले +6

    Literally a masterpiece. A film that left me breathless and with goosebumps. Amazing.

  • marlene g
    marlene g 2 महीने पहले

    Bradley Cooper circa the Hangover....yummy!

    • Don Corleone
      Don Corleone महीने पहले

      Lmao. She horny

    • Tim2049
      Tim2049 महीने पहले +1

      One of the very few female commentators on this thread...and it's a "Mmm he's hot!" message..(!) Quite amusing...

    • grahamjarman
      grahamjarman 2 महीने पहले

      take a cold shower
      or ill help you out

  • Mark Arandjus
    Mark Arandjus 2 महीने पहले +1

    King of the Monsters and Joker were some of my very fav 2019 films, great year for Sher!

  • Tim Scott
    Tim Scott 2 महीने पहले +1

    Respect due to paying attention to the small details and reality that 99.987% of us normies would never notice otherwise, enjoy the success of your work.

  • 10allesandro
    10allesandro 2 महीने पहले +1

    what is it with the New-York Subway photo shoot policy?
    Are they for real?
    its not like its the corridors of the Pentagon...
    let the Genius guys do their thing and film the god damn MASTERPIECE.

  • Harry Pothead
    Harry Pothead 2 महीने पहले

    He was also the cinematographer for Godzilla kotm?🤔

  • nikodim
    nikodim 2 महीने पहले +2

    In my opinion, this movie is a stand alone masterpiece

  • Greebo
    Greebo 2 महीने पहले +8

    Great insights. Thank you. Joker is top of my list of great movies. Ever. I'm 66 and have seen a few.

    Now, let's see if the snowflakes can bring themselves to give it the rewards it so richly deserves. Sure, it has some competition for Best Picture, but who can beat phoenix for Best Actor? His performance was mesmerising, and shattering. To think that it was largely unrehearsed is mind blowing. Like the movie itself.

    Joker is genius.

  • Ryan Svend
    Ryan Svend 2 महीने पहले

    What’s the word he says at 6:32? See them all as a pestigue?

    • Ryan Svend
      Ryan Svend महीने पहले

      LuchininPLAY thank you. 🙏🏼

    • LuchininPLAY
      LuchininPLAY महीने पहले


  • milunapardo
    milunapardo 2 महीने पहले +3

    This movie was amazing! JP was amazing! lots of spoiler scenes in this interview

  • Xina Stella
    Xina Stella 2 महीने पहले +8

    I understand this is too much info but I humbly wanted to share this. Before my older brother’s passing he said “let’s watch the joker, you’ll understand how I feel” & my heart aches in so many ways I wish I could take away his pain sucks knowing that you can put in so much work & effort into someone to be happy & have faith that there is good people out here just for another human being to ruin it for you within seconds. Amazing movie with a powerful message & I’m just glad he came to me to speak out 💚 if you guys ever feel that way I promise someone out there is listening! Amazing movie, amazing piece & I can seriously watch this history behind it all day everyday!

    • carlos colon
      carlos colon महीने पहले +1

      Not to much info, you're expressing yourself and it could very well help someone which is cool.

    • lilith181 41
      lilith181 41 2 महीने पहले +1

  • sparky10142
    sparky10142 2 महीने पहले

    IL defo be using shotdeck

  • Jonathan Boyd
    Jonathan Boyd 2 महीने पहले +2

    A Brilliant Interview of a Spectacular Movie after watching joker it takes some processing to digest it I need to watch it again now

  • NFL is rigged
    NFL is rigged 2 महीने पहले +17

    This movie is beautiful to watch. Stunning.

  • Oswald Thatendswald
    Oswald Thatendswald 2 महीने पहले +130

    This is one of those classic masterpiece movies that I really don't want them to make a sequel for but I really really want to see a sequel for.

    • Alessia Generoso
      Alessia Generoso महीने पहले


    • Anonyme User
      Anonyme User 2 महीने पहले

      Hahaha very well said

    • K K
      K K 2 महीने पहले

      Just make him meet new batman. (I mean a suitable actor amd director) I really want to see them together. 🥺

    • Aisha Hussain
      Aisha Hussain 2 महीने पहले

      thay will make one right?! :"(

    • Bigboy Ramboy
      Bigboy Ramboy 2 महीने पहले +2

      @Oswald Thatendswald I agree

  • peanutbutterrobot
    peanutbutterrobot 2 महीने पहले +3

    great movie, just wish they chose a different song for the stairs scene

    • Brandon Lee
      Brandon Lee 2 महीने पहले +1

      Funny... That song wasnt pedophilia til the artist was found out. How many songs out do we know and love are written or produce by pedophiles?? Dont blame the music and label it pedophilic because of its creator.

    • peanutbutterrobot
      peanutbutterrobot 2 महीने पहले +1

      @grahamjarman the only thing that seemed bizarre was the song choice

    • grahamjarman
      grahamjarman 2 महीने पहले

      i like the song. funny and bizarre

  • sign543
    sign543 2 महीने पहले +7

    What’s so great about these filmmakers is that they care for the craft, using cinematic techniques and giving a lot of care to the filming even when it’s a comedy like The Hangover. They care about the process, the product they are delivering...they can be trusted to handle your film or script with care. True artists.

  • conanbarbrien
    conanbarbrien 2 महीने पहले +2

    Joker is a wonderful film. Thanks for your review. :)

  • Sarath Chandran.k
    Sarath Chandran.k 2 महीने पहले +1

    Great movie.Great cinematography.

  • Andrew Herrera
    Andrew Herrera 2 महीने पहले +2

    some of the shots are very beautiful (and give a dream quality) as if it were something more than what it is.

  • Ethan Hostetler
    Ethan Hostetler 2 महीने पहले +179

    This movie is such a masterpiece. I literally could not speak for an hour after seeing it in the theater.

    • Anonyme User
      Anonyme User महीने पहले

      OK. So I have watched it two weeks ago and I gotta be frank. It is a very good movie. The performance was spot on. But it's not necessary the best movie there is. And also, it wasn't even that brutal. Idk why everybody kept saying he ends up killing everyone?!

    • luv1yLynn
      luv1yLynn महीने पहले +3

      My buddy and I actually stood up and clapped in the theatre when the movie was over and instead of getting weird looks for everyone, they all joined in.

    • BanjoQueen
      BanjoQueen महीने पहले +2

      I was speechless after I watched it too.

    • Anonyme User
      Anonyme User 2 महीने पहले +2

      Wow OK. Guess I'll watch it tomorrow. Wish me luck

    • Charles the dancer
      Charles the dancer 2 महीने पहले +2

      This perfectly describes how good the film is

  • Hektōr Munoz
    Hektōr Munoz 2 महीने पहले +21

    So much value in this interview. Could watch a full hour of this and would never lose focus

  • 11sdownie
    11sdownie 2 महीने पहले +7

    He did a fantastic job.

  • Paola
    Paola 2 महीने पहले +1

    Joker fantastico film, fantastica interpretazione di joaquin Phoenix, lo consiglio perché insegna certi aspetti crudeli e purtroppo tristi della vita di persone ammalate gravemente e bisognose di assistenza assoluta come nel triste caso dell' interprete del film, molto spesso abbandonate e lasciate sole alla deriva, persone che se curate e assistite non farebbero del male nemmeno ad una mosca.

    • Paola
      Paola 2 महीने पहले +1


  • John Ta
    John Ta 2 महीने पहले

    Great insight

  • Ophelia Darkling
    Ophelia Darkling 2 महीने पहले +51

    It's been over 3 months since I saw this movie the the theater & I'm still obsessed with every single aspect of it. Great interview with so much technical info to soak in. Such a fantastic job Mr. Sher did on this. Looking forward to his future works. Hope he rakes in many awards..fingers crossed for an Oscar or at the very least, the nomination.

  • Aran Knowles
    Aran Knowles 2 महीने पहले +1

    Great questions, great interview. Thanks.

  • Anja K.
    Anja K. 2 महीने पहले +6


  • Channel9Productions
    Channel9Productions 2 महीने पहले +61

    This was a really good interview. Deserves more views for sure.

    • Cam Dinner
      Cam Dinner 2 महीने पहले


  • Mark Toia
    Mark Toia 2 महीने पहले +2

    BEST EVER. Lawerence, Well done, I applaud you,

  • Alien Lentil Creations
    Alien Lentil Creations 2 महीने पहले +13

    the best film since the 70s i'd say

    • A Rahul
      A Rahul 2 महीने पहले +1

      One of the best for me... I just can't let go of Silence, inception, The Last Samurai, Rush and many more... For me, this one stands with them head on.

  • Stephen Perera
    Stephen Perera 2 महीने पहले +4

    masterpiece.....would have been epic on film though....65mm film wow

    • Xavier Mireles
      Xavier Mireles महीने पहले

      @Stephen Perera oh yeah for sure, I absolutely agree. Everything about it, just guys/men being guys/men and making something they knew was correct and true for what they wanted to do. Ironic is a great word for it; maybe because of the times we are in and the hold/control studios have over these things. Maybe even more ironic for being set in the past and how maybe films like this WOULD have been easier to make and distribute but now is almost impossible. $ VERY ironic.

    • Stephen Perera
      Stephen Perera महीने पहले +1

      @Xavier Mireles but you know what I mean right....its what they WANTED to do.....they were not allowed....ironic considering the money they made

    • Xavier Mireles
      Xavier Mireles महीने पहले +1

      For me, its up there with "Citizen Kane". If they did shoot 65mm it would have been so wildly expensive and closer to "Intolerance". And the entire audience would have been in tears with how beautiful it would have been, if they werent passed out with how beautiful it was. Maybe one day these guys will go all in and give us 65 on something yet to come. Even though they killed it, who knows if a studio will give Phillips this kind of room again - they were so sneaky with what they were making!

  • Jag
    Jag 2 महीने पहले +6

    I will stop analyzing camera work if Lawrence doesn't win Oscar.

    • Jack Reacher
      Jack Reacher 2 महीने पहले +3

      Roger Deakins with 1917 will win it, sorry mate. Guess you will have to find a new hobby.

  • Polotov
    Polotov 2 महीने पहले +2

    The only part I really dislike is when Arthur says “ all I
    Have is negative thoughts” for some reason Arthur just shows
    His pain and doesn’t need to verbalize it

    • Polotov
      Polotov 2 महीने पहले

      Natalie Muñoz not even the same thing it’s obvious he is talking to a therapist and that’s one question therapist may ask to get you to talk about what you are feeling she knows he has negative thoughts we know he does it just make it sound cheesy

    • Natalie Muñoz
      Natalie Muñoz 2 महीने पहले +1

      I would say, this is like saying "I love you". It shouldn't be necessary, but sometimes, is needed to say it/hear it.

    • vargheese joseph
      vargheese joseph 2 महीने पहले +1

      From that point following dialogue s I don't even know I existed, where Arthur dies joker emerges, I believe that s pivotal scene in the film lot of subtexts