Insider recently went behind the scenes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to discuss the show's impressive, but often overlooked, cinematography.
If you didn't notice or haven't watched Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the first episode opens with an incredibly impressive long take.
If you're unfamiliar with the terminology, a "long take" refers to a scene being filmed continuously without cutting to a different camera or angle.
Long takes used to be the only way to film a movie, but technology soon allowed filmmakers and editors to piece different takes together.
Nowadays, long takes are an impressive feat, requiring stringent planning and choreography.
M. David Mullen is Director of Cinematography on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
He explained to Insider that the opening scene of Season 2 took 3 to 4 weeks to plan the one minute, 17 seconds long scene.
How 'The Marvelous #MrsMaisel' filmed this long scene in one shot https://t.co/WX1Nw9gJwp— Insider (@Insider)1547636400.0
People are thoroughly impressed.
Guys and gals. This show is a MUST WATCH. A spectacle beyond spectacles https://t.co/MY7EuRCCWG— ｔｏｒｉ ｇａｂｅｒｔ (@ｔｏｒｉ ｇａｂｅｒｔ)1547791977.0
@thisisinsider There were so many long one-shots this season I was amazed— Laura J (@Laura J)1548247519.0
The visuals of this show are just another reason you need to watch it. The opening scene of the 2nd season was one… https://t.co/5IdRl92Mq9— Caitlin Strayhorn (@Caitlin Strayhorn)1547839409.0
This was an epic shot, in fact all the cinematography on this show is mind blowing https://t.co/4zPnyYgP4m— Shayne @ The Skate School (@Shayne @ The Skate School)1547786848.0
Just pure joy to watch this long shot https://t.co/4J67n0SSzw— Rose D. (@Rose D.)1547818800.0
@thisisinsider I love the behind the stuff. You guys do great work.I played back this scene a couple of times whe… https://t.co/WBT81k6eq2— patti genko (@patti genko)1548212761.0
Love love LOVE this show!! https://t.co/laaujXt8oX— Mae-MaeShenanigans (@Mae-MaeShenanigans)1547786719.0