March 2024

Buffy: Young Blood

This article originally appeared in AC June 1999Unit photography by Byron J. Cohen and Richard Cartwright. The great thing about Buffy is that there are absolutely no rules,” declares director of photography Michael Gershman with delight. “Do I want to overexpose something five stops? Sure. Do I want to underexpose something to the point where you almost don’t know it’s there? Sure.” Gershman has served as director of photography on a half-dozen television series, but none of them allowed him the freedom he exercises every week on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the cult favorite that’s about to enter its fourth season on the WB television network. “The nature of the [subject matter] gives me more freedom with the lighting,” he explains. “We...more

Buffy vs The Master

Jean Oppenheimer

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