Director of Photography on Supernatural, for all episodes except for 1.01 Pilot.
The job of the cinematographer is to create the looks and the moods through lighting, choice of colors, and the control of contrast. The cinematographer selects the different instruments, cameras, lenses, filters, lighting units, gels, and diffusion material to achieve this goal. The cinematographer supervises the camera, the grip, and the the electric crews. If the first assistant director is the left arm of the director, the cinematographer is the right hand..
– Serge Ladouceur, Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 6
We wanted Supernatural to look like it could happen in real life. For me, there is a strong reality-base bias. Lights are source justified: lamps, candles, daylight coming through a window, flashlights, etc... Also, we didn't want to "glamorize" the action by using slow-motion effects in fight or action scenes. The concept was, and still is, to base the stories in real-life America, so when the "supernatural" occurs, you believe it could spring from the day-to-day life and [it] surprises or frightens you. We wanted the show to feel organic, moody, and, of course, dark.
– Serge Ladouceur, Supernatural: Official Magazine - Issue #6 2008
|Location||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Occupation|| Director of Photography|
|Episode(s)|| 2.18 Hollywood Babylon (mention)|
6.15 The French Mistake
- Video of the trailer for the movie.
When Virgil starts killing the crew, Serge calmly dodges the bullets "Matrix"-style.
- Williams, David E. 2020. Supernatural – Family Business. American Cinematographer, March 8; archive link
- Clarissa. 2016. Supernatural: Behind the Scenes With Set Design and the Impala. The TV Addict, December 6; archive link
- Sarah House and Lynn Zubernis. 2014. “Fan Appreciation No.2 Serge Ladouceur: The Cinematographer.” In Fan Phenomena: Supernatural, edited by Lynn Zubernis and Katherine Larsen. Bristol and Chicago: Intellect.
- Knight, Nicholas. "Meet the Crew" in Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 6. London: Titan Books, 2011
- Serge Ladouceur: Camera Obscura. Supernatural: Official Magazine, Issue #28, Nov 2011; archive link
- spnfans. 2010. Our Warm Winter Evening with Serge Ladouceur – Part 2. Fangasm, February 21; archive link
- spnfans. 2010. Our Warm Winter Evening with Serge Ladouceur. Fangasm, February 15; archive link
- Vision Quest: An interview with Serge Ladouceur. Supernatural: Official Magazine, Issue #6 Oct./Nov. 2008; archive link
- American Cinematographer magazine has a brilliant in-depth interview with Supernatural Director of Cinematography Serge Ladouceur.