Michael Gershman was a cinematographer and director, as well as the director of photography for the majority of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes.

Biography[edit | edit source]

In addition to Buffy, Gershman also served as a director and cinematographer for the series Crossing Jordan. He spent more than forty years working as a cinematographer and camera operator in motion pictures, including The Deer Hunter (1978), Heaven's Gate (1980), Midnight Run (1988), The Golden Child (1986), and We Were Soldiers (2002).

Gershman earned an Emmy Award nomination as "Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series" for his work in episode "Hush".[1]

Upon Gershman's death, series creator Joss Whedon addressed: "TV fantasy was all fisheye lenses and purple gels. With a budget of zero dollars DP [director of photography] (later director) MICHAEL GERSHMAN made Buffy look grown up and gorgeous. It helped define the show more than people know. Great guy, great eye. R.I.P."[2]

Buffyverse credits[edit | edit source]

Below is a list of works by Gershman in the Buffyverse.

Director[edit | edit source]

Cinematographer[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Gershman behind the scenes for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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