‘Loki’ DP Explains How She Filmed That Complex One-Shot Sequence

Jazz Tangcay

August 2, 2022

Autumn Durald Arkapaw made Variety’s 10 Cinematographers to Watch list in 2014, and she just landed her first Emmy nomination for lensing for a single-camera series for Disney+’s “Loki.”

“Loki,” which earned six noms, was her first foray into the comic book realm. She met with director Kate Herron and the two immediately hit it off. The bonus was that she already was a fan of Tom Hiddleston’s leading character. “If I was watching anything Marvel, he stands out. So, I already had a love for his character,” she says.

The series throws the God of Mischief into a world inspired by “Blade Runner 2049,” “Brazil” and even “Seven.”

For the climactic ending of the third episode, “Lamentis,” production designer Kasra Farahani built the city of Shuroo. Loki and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) race through the streets as they search for a getaway spaceship. As the frantic chase played out, Arkapaw captured the characters with a single tracking shot.