The Amazing Camerawork of Mad Men

19 Aug

Mad Men Meeting 1“Sorry I’m late.  Did I miss anything?”

Mad Men Meeting 2“………………”

Mad Men Meeting 3“Oh.  It’s that meeting. Sorry about that.”


HA. Man, I’m seriously, the shots they get on this show are just amazing.  As great as Mad Men is at writing and characterization, I think that half of the show’s appeal lies in the extraordinary framing of the shots and the incredible, still-life quality that the DPs manage to capture.  Each scene has a tangible, meditative air that’s super fun to watch.

Mad Men Bert's Office Framing



2 Responses to “The Amazing Camerawork of Mad Men”

  1. thesoniashow August 19, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    I love the sets. I love the clothes. I love the writing. I love the subtle performances. I’m in love with “Mad Men.”

  2. David August 19, 2009 at 11:02 am #

    Definitely some good camera in Mad Men and overall amazing production design. Here is a strange thing though, I think the HD broadcast looks better than the Blu-ray, at least for season 2. The Blu-ray reveals too easily that the show was shot in HD video at 30 frames per second. There is overall more light, more crispness, and it looked like sets rather than rooms. It makes me wish they had the budget to shoot this baby in film. A coworker pointed out the film-grain filter applied to the video when we watched some of the Blu-ray, but it was still a little too obvious. I want 24 frames per second please!

    Great start to the 3rd season by the way.

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