FotoKem’s Alastor Arnold helps set look for
Ash vs Evil Dead
The colorist worked hand in hand with director Sam Raimi and
editor Bob Murawski
By Randi Altman
Halloween is known for its ghosts, goblins and gruesome zombies, but this year we got an extra serving of the non-alive, dished up by Sam Raimi and Starz Network. Fans of Raimi’s
The Evil Dead (1981) and its sequels were treated to the pilot episode of
Ash vs Evil Dead. Many consider The Evil Dead films
(including Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness) cult classics, but they are so much more than that. Yes, they are campy and gory and more bloody than necessary, but it’s all done in an effort to make people laugh.
Back for this comedy/action/horror series on Starz is Bruce Campbell as Ash, the man who lost his hand in battle and then cleverly replaced it with a chainsaw. His quick wit and sarcasm have amazingly not diminished over the years. You know, it’s not easy to keep your sense of humor when evil dead people are after you!
Raimi, who directed the first episode, worked very closely with long-time editor and collaborator Bob Murawski and
FotoKem colorist Alastor Arnold to create the look of the pilot.
While the show was shot digitally on Arri Alexa (with a couple of pickups shot via a Sony F55), Raimi wanted a filmic look, and that is a big part of what Murawski and Arnold worked to accomplish.
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