'Hinterland' DP Talks Respecting the Moody Welsh Landscape for the Detective Series

Author:
Publish date:

Sound & Picture talks to cinematographer Hubert Taczanowski who shot the first two episodes of Netflix’s new 4-part series, Hinterland. The detective drama takes place in Aberystwyth, Wales and was shot in two languages: English and Welsh.

“We didn’t want people from Aberystwyth to say, this is not where I live,” Taczanowski says about honoring the location’s natural terrain. “[Director] Marc [Evans] wanted daylight a little bluer and desaturated with greens and yellows in the background. When we went to night, if there was tungsten on the street, we didn’t pull it out, but we went for it.”

“It was a location-heavy project, and they really wanted to show the Welsh landscape--the colors and culture in scenes,” Taczanowski continues. “We didn’t have a big budget, but in terms of shooting locations, they were very generous.”

The color correction work during post-production also followed this credo. “We pulled back the yellows in the sodium vapor lighting to make them a little more pleasing and not as rough, and kept the landscape a little coldish and blue—there wasn’t that much work to do and we really liked how it turned out,” he explains.

Read the full story here.

Related

TheVitecGroup_Autoscript_EPIC-IP19XL

Vitec Production Solutions at GV Expo 2018

Vitec Production Solutions provides cost-effective products that support broadcast and educational productions, live events, and more. Media professionals, AV teams, and lighting technicians from across the public sector need intuitive solutions that integrate easily into existing infrastructure and production workflows while remaining within budget. Anton/Bauer's Dionic XT is a great example of a high-performance product offering outstanding ROI that's also cross-compatible with nearly any charger on the market. We look forward to showing GV Expo 2018 attendees how all of our lighting, camera support, prompting, and mobile power solutions can help them create and capture the video content they desire while giving them the flexibility and durability they need.

BeckTV-UofL-Broadcast-Center-Control-Room

University of Louisville Completes State-of-the-Art Control Room Build With Systems Integration by BeckTV

BeckTV, one of the United States' premier design-build systems integrators, served as the systems integrator for the control room build at the new University of Louisville (UofL) Athletics Broadcast Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The state-of-the-art, 7,850-square-foot television production facility, which opened its doors in September 2018, is designed to house all of the equipment and personnel necessary to originate live programming for the comprehensive linear and digital ACC Network, which will be launched by the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and ESPN in 2019.