‘Loki,’ ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ and ‘Winning Time’ Cinematographers on Playing With Light and Color

Carolyn Giardina

June 17, 2022

The DPs Autumn Durald Arkapaw, Mihai Malaimare Jr., and Tommy Maddox-Upshaw reveal their approaches to lensing their vivid series.

...To capture the kinetic feel of the basketball games, they turned to camera operator John Lyke, who was on the court, shooting handheld while moving around on Rollerblades. “He could do 360s around the players. He was basically an extra player on the court,” Malaimare says. “The idea is that no modern tool would be able to travel as fast as a person on Rollerblades. He was quite amazing. But we realized it would be very hard for him to skate really fast with the 35mm camera. The best option for us was the [smaller 16mm] ARRI 416 with all of the accessories in a backpack.”