BBC’s Wallander shot on the RED camera
Wallander , a TV mini-series that was shot on the RED camera has started showing on the BBC. The show will consist of three single dramas based on the Kurt Wallander Mysteries books and stars Kenneth Branagh.
You’ve been quick to adopt new technology before but how confident were you that you could deal with the Red One?
“We all live in our world of expertise. I’ve hammered through my career and I move so fast – as we all have to – that I just soak up technology as it comes and I look at it with a critical eye and also with an open heart. I know roughly the tendencies. You don’t have to be a genius to know roughly which way things are going as far as celluloid and digital media is concerned. In the world of digital cinema for both theatre and television cinematography is down to fundamental things such as definition, resolution and quality of the final result. What also comes into the bargain, as you embrace new technology, is the slightly new workflow.”
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Episode 2 and 3′s DP Geoff Boyle using Element Technica’s prototype hand held system for the RED camera.
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