Cinematic Designer Scene Highlight: Batman – Enemy Within, John Doe’s Reflection

This is a scene I worked on from script to polish. I was focused on maintaining a tension between Bruce and John in this scene, where the player can never quite predict if John has lost his mind or if he’s really in control.
As a cinematic designer I’m given a dialogue file, character rigs and a suite of animations. I come up with the scene staging changes, shot framing and pacing to be approved by the episode director. From there I apply animation tracks to the actors, down to the last eyebrow twitch, and polish the camera’s movement through the scene. I’m also responsible for making dialogue choices feel motivated in the moment.