Cinematographer Mike Berlucchi details his camerawork on the AppleTV+ series, as interviewed by Charlie Lieberman, ASC — whose own extensive experience in television production leads to informed discussion.
On the set, from left, are B-camera operator Andy Depung; Ericka Ward; DoP Mike Berlucchi and director David Gordon Green.
Berlucchi photographed all 10 episodes of the first season of Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet for creator Rob McElhenney and Apple TV+. Hailed by critics as a groundbreaking show, it brings The Office-level humor to the complicated world of video games. He also shot the first season of Netflix’s upcoming Teenage Bounty Hunters series from executive producer Jenji Kohan. Previously, he photographed the third, fourth and fifth seasons of FX’s beloved You’re the Worst series for directors Stephen Falk and Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
A native of Chicago, Lieberman is a self-taught cinematographer who learned on the job while shooting documentaries, shorts and industrial films before photographing his first feature, the horror classic Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer. After relocating to Los Angeles, he began working in television, shooting a series of stand-out network series, including My So-Called Life, Once and Again, Joan of Arcadia and Heroes. An alternate member of the ASC Board of Governors, he is also the chair of the ASC Photo Gallery committee.
Charlie Lieberman, ASC