Recently, we wrote about some up-coming series that had a lot of interest to us. Atlanta has been at the top of my list for quite some time now. I'm glad that we had a chance to highlight it and I wanted to take another look at it, since the first three episodes have aired.
I've been a huge Donald Glover fan since Mystery Team and Sick Boi. His point of view has always been poignant and intriguing to me, and he is a great writer. Atlanta is no different. It takes a look at the city of Atlanta as a character in the world that is crafted by Glover. The writing is fun and whimsical, while still having weight to each character and their decision-making.
We already discussed the premise of the movie in the previous BlogV, but I wanted to take a look at the Cinematography of the show. The Cinematographer of the show is Christian Sprenger, who has also shot such shows as Last Man On Earth, and Baskets. He crafts a destroyed and imperfect look at Atlanta which helps add to the feel of the show.
Sprenger was interviewed by NoFilmSchool about how he came about creating the look of the show.
Sprenger wanted to replicate the look of film while embracing the imperfections. Often times, you see a perfect look and perfect lighting, which makes Atlanta quite refreshing in those regards.
Sometimes you can get caught up in over-complications or over-covering a scene. Sprenger talked about how they faced that situation and what they did to address it.
Please take a look at the interview below and a promo for the series.