SyFy’s The Expanse Relies on Cooke 5/i Primes for its Beautiful Visuals

In 2014, when Syfy announced a commitment to 10 one-hour episodes of The Expanse, it was (and still is) the most expensive show the channel has ever produced. Based on the bestselling book series collectively known as The Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey), critics … Read more

Cooke 5/i Primes Help Bring Authenticity to Instrument of War

Instrument of War is a period piece based on the true story of Clair Cline, a US Army Air Forces pilot shot down over occupied Holland during World War II and held at the German Stalag Luft 1 POW camp, and “The Prison Camp Violin” he made from materials found in the camp and by … Read more

Low-budget shooting on BBC Comedy Witless

DP Benedict Spence wrote in with details about his work on Witless, the low-budget but highly-successful BBC comedy series about flatmates Leanne and Rhona who are put into witness protection in a grotty Swindon flat, with two extremely young hit men on their trail. “When my long-term director and friend Andrew Chaplin asked me to … Read more

Nick Dance BSC shoots The Replacement with Cooke lenses

The Replacement, BBC1’s three-part prime time drama, was shot with Cooke S4/i lenses by Nick Dance BSC. Written and directed by Joe Ahearne and starring Morven Christie and Vicky McLure, the unsettling story follows a woman who falls pregnant just as she lands a big contract at work. Her maternity replacement, Paula, seems ideal at … Read more

Netflix 4K Travelers delivers a natural cinematic look

Travelers, the latest science fiction series from creator Brad Wright, which released recently on Netflix in 4K UHD, was shot by DP Neville Kidd in 4K using a RED Dragon (S35 sensor), with a prime lens kit consisting of the full Cooke 5/i range (18mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 65mm, 75mm, 100mm and 135mm) with … Read more

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