As a director, producer and showrunner on HBO's acclaimed series' Six Feet Under and The Newsroom, Alan Paul helped bring two incredibly unique and engrossing worlds to life. He lead the two shows to a collective 10 Emmy Awards, and secured his reputation for crafting engrossing, honest stories.
"The response is thrilling to me, because it’s causing people to debate these expectations—how do we watch a drama?"
- Alan Poul, New York Magazine
"The show is shot in a rather unusual way. We always work with multiple cameras. In general, rather than having our directors come in and stage a scene the way it’s in their mind, we try to let the action evolve organically, and then our cameras’ job is to figure out how to capture it.
So, doing that with multiple cameras and zoom lenses on very long pieces of track or board, our camera operators are able to follow the action in a more organic way, rather than forcing the actors to step into the camera. That gives you the sense of something that you’re overseeing, and it gives the show a lot of its sense of realism."
- Alan Poul, Collider
Director. Producer. Showrunner.