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Endeavour 7: FILM 3 – part 6

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

These pictures are from the interior studio set of Castle Gate police station on the final day of filming Endeavour 7 | FILM 3. The second half of the day was spent filming in Bright’s office but as the crew were preparing that part of the set I took the opportunity to document some of the other areas as they had been left from a previous day of filming. The evidence room used to be Thursday’s office in series 6. There isn’t any natural daylight on this set, all of the lighting is courtesy of Vince and his lighting crew.

[Tech info:] Mamiya RB67, 50mm, Kodak Portra 400, Noritsu scans.

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Oxford: Endeavour 7, FILM 1 – part 8

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Day one of filming Endeavour series 7 in Oxford started in New College Lane. It was a busy morning with quite a bit of coverage to film and there was a stunt involving a cyclist. It was fascinating to see the amount of planning involved for a few seconds of action on screen. One of the first scenes to be filmed didn’t make the final cut.

[Tech info]: Leica M6, 35/2.8 Zeiss Biogon, Kodak Portra 400 (could possibly be Superia 200), Noritsu scans.

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Oxford: Endeavour 7, FILM 1 – part 2

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Behind the scenes photography during filming of Endeavour 7 | FILM 1 in Oxford, August, 2019. On this day the morning was spent filming inside the Oxford Union and I had used b&w film pushed to ISO 1600 due to the low light levels. After lunch I decided to load a roll of colour film because the colours inside were so rich (those shots will follow after this episode has been broadcast) and I knew the next location would be outdoors and the sun was too bright for ISO 1600.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, 40/1.4 Voigtlander Nokton, Fuji Superia 200 film, Noritsu scans.

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Oxford: Endeavour 6, FILM 3 – part 2

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Behind the scenes photography during filming of Endeavour 6, FILM 3 – CONFECTION. The location for the day was the Oxford Union – these pictures are from the William Morris room which is decorated in beautiful Willam Morris wallpaper. I have photographed inside this room many times because the OUABC team use it to warm up in for the Town vs Gown boxing competition. The Endeavour art department did a wonderful job of transforming this room and I’ll post more detailed pictures soon.

[Tech info:] Rolleiflex 2.8F, Zeiss Planar, Kodak Portra 400 film. Noritsu scans.

 

Oxford: Endeavour 6, FILM 4 – part 2

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Behind the scenes during filming of Endeavour 6 | FILM 4 in Oxford, October 2018. Day 1 of filming ended on Holywell Street in rapidly falling light thanks to the clocks changing back an hour the previous day. This is something I had anticipated and loaded a roll of Kodak Portra 400 accordingly. Day 2 started on New College Lane in very contrasty sunlight.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, 40/1.4 Voigtlander Nokton, Kodak Portra 400, Noritsu scans.

Oxford: Endeavour 6, FILM 3 – part 1

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Behind the scenes during filming of Endeavour series 6, FILM 3 in Oxford. I only managed to catch the last few hours of this day’s filming but in order to avoid spoilers I only have a handful of shots to share from this roll at the moment. As usual, I will post more after broadcast.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, 40/1.4 Voigtlander Nokton, Kodak Portra 400, Noritsu scans.

 

Oxford: Endeavour 5, FILM 4 – part 13

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

The Endeavour crew came to the Oxford Union to film some scenes from FILM 4 of the fifth series and these behind the scenes pictures are from a scene that involved a flour bomb being thrown. The pictures pick up from after the first take where the flour bomb missed the intended target so quite a bit of clean up was required before the second take – this is where the props guys sprung into action. The last handful of shots are from a different day when I visited the Cowley CID interior set and finished off the same roll of film. I really like the use of daylight balanced HMI lighting because it enabled me to use daylight film without any filters.

[Tech info:] Konica Hexar AF, Kodak Portra 400, Pakon scans.

Oxford: Endeavour 5, episode 5 – part 4

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Behind the scenes during filming of Endeavour series 5 episode 5 in Brasenose college, Oxford. These pictures are from the last part of a  long day where the rapidly descending sun was causing all sorts of issues with long shadows being cast where you don’t want them. We had nice light all day and I chose this particular film stock (Portra 400) because I knew it would not only cope well with the contrasty light but also the extra speed would come in handy in the shade as the light level dropped.

[Tech info:] Leica M6, 40/1.4 Voigtlander Nokton, Kodak Portra 400 film, developed by Ag photo lab, Pakon scans.