New camera technology meant Wolf Hall adaptation could be shot by candlelight

by Rachel Baker on December 13, 2014

This is really really cool. When we see movies, most of us don’t actually contemplate the technology behind the movie. In this case, because of the book, the movie adaptation really does need to have the candlelight feel. Its incredibly awesome that there is technology now that can make this happen.

Read more: New camera technology meant Wolf Hall adaptation could be shot by candlelight

Hilary Mantel has praised the “visual flair” of the BBC’s adaptation of her Booker Prize winning novel Wolf Hall, which uses latest camera technology to film by candlelight in Tudor halls and country homes.

The director of the six-part series, Peter Kosminsky, who is known for his minute attention to authentic detail, used an Arri Alexa camera to film all the night-time scenes by candlelight.

“With the advent of the Alexa camera it is actually possible to shoot by candlelight,” he said. “One of the extraordinary things was to be in some of these rooms where the characters had stood and to light the rooms as they had been built to be lit – not by floodlights and space lanterns in the ceiling but by candlelight.”

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