Cinematography

  • Wednesday's Watching Supernatural 11.10 "The Devil In the Details"




    A  loop de loop ride of meta voices, time loops, loopholes and plot Lu Lus, lit by
    sparkling stars.

  • Wednesday's Watching: Supernatural 11.08 “Just My Imagination”

    Marshmallow fluff on nachos; Ninja moves in grandpa's slippers; Glitter on blood;
    Rubber ducks in a blood bath; Light and dark;
    SALTY AND SWEET!

  • Wednesday's Watching Supernatural 11.06 "Our Little World"

     Mercy!

    What did I watch?

  • Wednesday's Watching Supernatural 11.05 "Thin Lizzie"

    For real, the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast/Museum exists.

    Double dare you to spend the night!!

    Book a room at the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast!

  • Wednesday's Watching Supernatural 11.03 "The Bad Seed"

     Can Action!Ackles direct?

  • Wednesday's Watching Supernatural 11.02 "Form and Void"

     Although the Darkness was reduced to "giant crazy fart" the script held many repeated words, motifs and symbols
    carefully woven through a visual tapestry of imagery by Director Phil Sgriccia and Director of photography Serge Ladouceur.

  • Wednesday's Watching Supernatural 11.01 "Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire"

     Look carefully. What do you see?

  • Updated: RearView Review: Supernatural 10.23 "Brother's Keeper"

    (Updated with Quiz Answers)

    THEME 
    What would you be willing to sacrifice in order to attain your desires?
    Would you sacrifice someone you Love for Freedom and Power?
    Would you sacrifice your morals to save someone you loved?
    Would you sacrifice someone you loved to save the world?
    Would you sacrifice your life to save someone you loved?

  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.22 "The Prisoner"

    THEME 

    Monster or human?Evil or good? Angel or human?
    As characters struggle with their identities, the
    audience sees a lot of grey areas.
    We end up rooting for the evil as much as
    the good. But, who are the real monsters?
    Who is right? Who is guilty? Who is to
    blame?
    There is a monster in everyone.

  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.17 "Inside Man"

    Lying is always a gamble. Who can you trust?
    Who believes who when the deception and lies fly fast and furious?
    Pull a thread and watch it unravel in Wednesday's RearView Review.

  • Visual Review: Supernatural 10.17 "Inside Man"

    One of Supernatural'shallmarks is it's unique look. It is lucky to have some of the best directors, set designers and lighting artists in the business. The cinematography of “Inside Man” is particularly outstanding, though, so much so that it is worth spending some time focusing on its brilliance. 
  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.03 "Soul Survivor"

     Memories hit us with shots of guilt and remorse 
    but they also inspire and motivate us.
    Even a lame lie can be annoying and hurtful. 
    (Everyone loves  Dean.)   
  • Supernatural Hiatus Hunting 6.15 "The French Mistake" Part 2

    As we continue with our "Hiatus Hunting" for "The French Mistake", we are thrilled to rerun two masterful reviews that look at the production and meta aspects of the episode. The nuances offered by these insightful examinations reveal the quality and depth of meaning that permeated so many levels of this episode, making it a true series masterpiece. Enjoy!
  • Rearview Review: Supernatural 10.01 "Black"



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    By Wednesday

    Supernatural “Black”

    Season 10, Episode 1

    Airdate:  October 7, 2014

    Written by Jeremy Carver

    Directed by Robert Singer

    Theme

    “For nought so vile that on the earth doth live
    But to the earth some special good doth give,
    Nor aught so good but strain'd from that fair use
    Revolts from true birth, stumbling on abuse:
    Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied;
    And vice sometimes by action dignified.”
    (Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 3)

    Shakespeare noted that no one is entirely good, nor entirely evil and sometimes to do good, one must do evil; when doing evil, sometimes good may come of it. That is where we are in this Season 10 opener. Sam, Castiel, and a new character Cole (Travis Aaron Wade), are good trying to do good but performing terrible vile deeds. Dean transitions to a vile demon but is there any good left? A line has been crossed. There is no grey area here. We are in the black.
  • Supernatural Review of 10.23 "My Brother's Keeper"

    It’s all about the love one is willing to sacrifice in order to keep that one true love. Besides their brotherly love, there has always been one love that the Winchester brothers were willing to die for. There is one love both brothers would sacrifice each other for. There is one love motivating all that the brothers do. This is their love for the good and the innocent of the world and this love requires their wholehearted commitment and protection.
  • Visual Review: Supernatural 10.14 "The Executioner's Song" - Part 2

    There is no doubt that Supernatural’s mid-season finale, “The Executioner’s Song” was a masterpiece. The script, acting, music, sets and direction all combined to create a stunning example of television artistry. The visual and cinematography choices that presented the characters’ conflict were masterfully woven into the story, yet they immeasurably added to the story’s impact.
  • Visual Review: Supernatural 10.14 "The Executioner's Song" - Part 1

    There is no doubt that Supernatural’s mid-season finale, “The Executioner’s Song” was a masterpiece. The script, acting, music, sets and direction all combined to create a stunning example of television artistry. The visual and cinematography choices that presented the characters’ conflict were masterfully woven into the story, yet they immeasurably added to the story’s impact.
  • Visual Review: Supernatural 10.13 "Halt and Catch Fire"

    There are several different layers to each Supernatural episode.  Fans can watch the obvious story of the monster hunt, the symbolic story of the myth arc, or the dramatic story of the Winchester brothers' plight. We almost always notice and comment on the superb acting, and often we notice the sets, but it is easy to take for granted things our eyes don't initally see. Supernatural has a tradition of  superior direction and cinematography. In the episode "Halt and Catch Fire", the talent for those positions was offered by John F. Showalter and Serge Ladouceur, respectively. Looking at the directorial choices and composition of the scenes, including color, angles, lighting, props and wardrobe, adds a whole new level of meaning to the story.
  • Visual Review: Supernatural 10.11 "There's No Place Like Home"

    Superb cinematography has long been a hallmark of Supernatural.  An extremely talented team comprised of Serge Ladouceur (Director of Photography), Jerry Wanek (Set Design), Phil Sgriccia (Director), wardrobe, camera crews and many other dedicated people work together to create both conscious and subconscious messages that added to our viewing experience of Supernatural's "There's No Place Like Home".
  • Visual Review: Supernatural 10.10 "The Hunter Games"

    There are so many different ways to watch and enjoy a Supernatural episode. You can watch for the plot or for the pretty. You can analyze canon, decipher symbolism or listen for subtext. One of the best filters to apply to each show, though, is specifically analyzing the cinematography.  The visual themes in "The Hunter Games" were particularly striking.