Fox’s Gotham gives viewers a look at the early days of some of your favorite, and not-so-favorite, Batman characters, mostly focusing on a young detective named Jim Gordon… way before he became the Commissioner Gordon most of us are familiar with.
Gotham tells some dark stories, and the look of the show matches that dark narrative. To talk more about the color of the show, which will shortly come back from hiatus, Encore colorist Paul Westerbeck was kind enough to take time out and answer some or our questions.
What unique challenges does Gotham present?
Starting with the pilot, we were required to do rolling conforms. We colored each version as if it Continue reading →
The American Society of Cinematographers has named its nominees for the 29th Annual Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Awards. The winners will be given their statuettes on February 15, during a ceremony in Los Angeles.
“Our members had a very difficult time choosing these nominees from such an incredible field of submissions,” said ASC president Richard Crudo. “They have done superlative work in a very challenging medium, and we salute them.”
The nominees for Episode of a Regular Series are: P.J. Dillon for Vikings, “Blood Eagle” (History); Jonathan Freeman, ASC, for Boardwalk Empire, “Golden Days for Boys and Girls” (HBO); Anette Haellmigk for Game of Thrones, “The Children” (HBO); Christopher Norr for Gotham, “Spirit of the Goat” (Fox); Richard Rutkowski for Manhattan, “Perestroika” (WGN Continue reading →
Ever wonder what the stoic and steadfast Commissioner Gordon, of DC Comics’ Batman series, was like as a young detective? What about Bruce Wayne as a child? Well, thanks to the new Fox series Gotham, wonder no more. Gotham even gives viewers a glimpse at what some of Batman’s villains were up to in their early days.
Director/executive producer Danny Cannon (Nikita, Dr. Dred, CSI) called on LA-based sound designer David Van Slyke of Sonixphere to help create the pilot’s sound design palette and Episode 3 while also developing a sound design tone that would be carried out throughout the entire series.
For Cannon the choice appeared to be an easy one. He and Van Slyke have worked together Continue reading →