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The Team Deakins podcast is an ongoing conversation between acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins and James Deakins, his collaborator, about cinematography, the film business and whatever other questions are submitted. We start with a specific question and end....who knows where! We are joined by guests periodically. Followup questions can be posted in the forums at

May 31, 2023


Wake up! Today’s Team Deakins Podcast forecast: costume designer Ruth E. Carter (MALCOLM X, BLACK PANTHER, LOVE & BASKETBALL). In an insightful conversation, Ruth shares how she integrated 3D printing into the design and production of costumes for BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER and how she collaborates with the visual effects department to augment her designs. Ruth also reveals how she intuits a director’s potential reaction to costume ideas based on how they themselves dress. Finally, we clarify what are and are not a costume designer’s responsibilities, and Ruth advocates for the increased participation of the costume designer in pre-production and post-production. 


You won’t regret listening to this episode, “and that’s the double truth, Ruth!”


This episode is sponsored by TrueCut Motion