Director of photography Sam Renton used Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras to help capture detail and action shots on the upcoming second season of the ITV family drama The Durrells. With a desire to capture as many interesting angles and detailed shots as possible, Barron and director Steve Barron sought out a small production-oriented camera that they could use as a third and fourth angle.
“The Micro Cinema Camera allowed us to quickly grab another angle that we otherwise may not have had the time to get,” Renton explains. “The interchangeable lens mount, along with the fact that we could control our focal length, allowed us to shoot in a style very similar to our other camera. We could rig one up and leave it running, maybe even in time lapse, and what we got was useful cutaway material that was a level above anything we’d been able to achieve in the previous season.”