Michael Gershman
Michael Gershman
Name Michael Edward Gershman
Gender Male
Date of Birth June 17, 1944
Date of Death March 10, 2018
Place of Death Malibu, California, USA
Job(s) Director

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

He 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]

Episodes Directed

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer awards and nominations
  2. Joss Whedon on Twitter, March 18, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.