“Black Lightning also offers the DP’s the chance to work in unusual smaller setups. A favorite of [series cinematographer] EDUARO MAYEN’S was something he took directly from a comic book — the “Blam!” shot.
“I remembered the original Batman TV show, and the ‘BLAM’ punches,” he recalls. “So, I thought, what if we could get something that is iconic for our show—with a twist?”
The solution was to put a Micro 4/3 Black Magic camera with an 8mm lens on the forearm of Black Lighting’s suit — and punch-in. The result was a cool fist in the foreground as he hits someone in the face!”
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