American Cinematographer - April 2017 - 92
At Home and at War
From left: Gaffer Matt Malloy, director Alex Graves, Salas, 1st AD James Burton, A-camera
operator Rick Davidson, B-camera operator Michael Bonsignore and others survey the scenery
inside the abandoned cement-factory location the SEALs raid in the finale.
and a bit more for the finale. Todd really
understood the look of the show and
would get each episode looking great,
then I would come in and put on the
finishing touches. It was really rewarding to get to that level of detail and
refinement, which I had only experienced on features until that point."
Bochner graded the series using
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve version
12.5 at 1920x1080 resolution using an
uncompressed DPX workflow, and
delivered it for broadcast as a ProRes
4:2:2 HQ file.
One collaborator who was particularly impressed by the various looks
created for the finished series was
Mikael Salomon, ASC, who directed
episodes four and seven. "What
Armando did in the final grading made
the show extremely cinematic,"
Salomon says. "I hate to use the cliché
that it 'looks like film,' but it does look
different from most of what you see on