April 20, 2018
This video looks at four trademarks that gave the series a uniquely hypnotic aesthetic.
When people talk about the legacy of Breaking Bad, one name usually comes up: Vince Gilligan, the series’ creator, writer, director, and showrunner. But the series, as famous for its cinematic aesthetic as its Shakespearean storyline, had another titanic creative force: DP, Michael Slovis.
Slovis arguably played an equal role in shaping Bad, which was one of the most stylized TV series ever to hit airwaves. This video from ScreenPrism looks at four trademark camera moves from the series, dissecting how they worked with the show’s existential themes to create a unified work of American art.