Creative Lives: Tristan Oliver, cinematographer for Isle of Dogs


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Our guest this week is Tristan Oliver, a cinematographer specialised in stop-frame animation, whose work includes shooting recent releases ‘Isle of Dogs’ by Wes Anderson, and ‘Loving Vincent’ by Dorota Kobiela. Originally from Gravesend in Kent, Tristan moved to Bristol to study English and theatre at university, before going on to enrol at the local film school. He tells us how earning some well-regarded awards during his studies became the springboard for his work behind the camera; and what part Aardman Studios played in his development. Tristan also describes the unique working processes behind both ‘Isle of Dogs’ and ‘Loving Vincent’, with insight into timelines, crew and set scale. Plus, he shares essential advice and practical tips on making first steps into the film industry. ... This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Indi Davies and the editor was Ivor Manly. Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand patrons – they include ustwo, GF Smith and The Paul Smith Foundation.

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