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Bancroft
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Bancroft

Selection of scenes from “Bancroft” Series 2. ITV/Amazon Prime

Director of Photography: Mattias Nyberg GBCT

Production and Technical information

Lens/Camera Information
Lens series: Cooke S4/i
Focus length: 14mm, 18mm, 21mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 65mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm, 180mm
Original Aspect Ratio: 2:1
Cameras: Sony Venice
Format: Digital
Rental Company: 24-7 Drama https://www.24-7drama.com/

DOP Information
Director of Photography: Mattias Nyberg GBCT http://mattiasnyberg.com/
Agent: WPA https://wp-a.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cinemaeyes/
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/mattiasnyberg
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cinemaeyes

Production Information
Production: Bancroft (s2)
Producer: Simon Meyers
Director: Lawrence Gough
Colourists: Paul Staples & Chris Rodgers
Post Production Company: Encore Post http://www.encorepost.co.uk/#home
Production Company: Tall Story Pictures https://www.tallstorypictures.co.uk/
Distributer: ITV / Amazon Prime
Distributer Website: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bancroft-Series-2/dp/B0838MGRMD
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6712476/?ref_=ttco_co_tt

DOP  Mattias Nyberg on his camera and lens choices
“I know the s4i’s almost like the back of my hand, having used them on many different productions in the past, which is why they were my choice for Bancroft. I know the performance I’m going to get; beautiful skin tones, lovely colour separation and contrast. This provided a solid base for me to use a lot of filtration to layer the look of the show, to give it texture. Most of the time we had a Smoque1 + 3mm Clear Streak & 1/8 BPM in front of the glass. That’s a lot of variables to consider on a fast paced tv-drama set.

The consistent high performance of the s4/i’s gave me the confidence to follow through on my slightly unorthodox approach. Having those lenses, that I knew really well and trusted 100%, allowed me to take more risks with my photography. As a shooting stop, I normally like to be around T2 ½ (D&N) and using the Venice that was always easily achievable. Sometimes we’d go wide open (T2) on some shots, and the lenses always performed the way I wanted them to. The combination of the Venice sensor and the Cooke lenses is definitely one I’ll be using again.”

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