Portrait by Eli Ade on the Savannah, GA set of Devotion
Director of Photography – Mank
Erik Messerschmidt, ASC (Instagram)
On set, David Fincher prioritizes time with the actors more than anything else, so most of our work is done in the prep. In terms of Mank, we spent much of that prep time discussing how we could incorporate the visual language of black and white cinema into our own version of the story. We wanted to transport the audience to the time period without too much pastiche. It was a delicate balance.
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