Magazine article Variety

Mind of a Genius

Magazine article Variety

Mind of a Genius

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When "The Good Doctor's" Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) searches his mind for solutions to the most perplexing medical cases, onscreen graphics let the audience travel with him as he scans his memories of anatomy texts and visualizes the body's inner workings. These graphics - which range from drawings in the style of an old-fashioned anatomy book to sleek animations with a modern feel - help make "The Good Doctor" a visual standout.

The distinct visual style originated with executive producer Seth Gordon, who has a background in visual effects.

"For the pilot, I roughed all these graphics up in After Effects, and that's basically what went into the show," Gordon says. "It served the dual purpose of getting inside Shaun's mind so you could see how he thought about things. …

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