Take a look at the amazing rig used to shoot a key scene in a recent episode of the drama, 'This is England '90', posted on Instagram by Warp Films

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We’re suckers for a good glimpse behind the scenes of any shoot, but this is exceptional. Warp Films, the production company behind the popular UK drama This Is England ’90 recently took to Instagram to show off the elaborate setup that went into a key scene in the most recent episode.

The caption elaborates a little on the technical details that went into the scene, arguably one of the most intense in television history. It was shot in two takes, the first of which was half an hour long, and was originally planned to be shot with nine cameras, though this was subsequently reduced to seven.

It was shot by cinematographer Stuart Bentley, and was very much in line with the naturalistic style of series creator Shane Meadows.

In a comment on the image the Warp Films account explained that the final scene was a combination of scripting and improvisation, saying ‘Shane works very closely with the actors to get them in the right frame of mind for it.

The effort that went into capturing the scene seems to have a paid, with the drama garnering a hugely positive reaction from viewers on social media.

One commenter on the Instagram image said, ‘This was without doubt one of the finest scenes I have ever seen: was in tears pretty much the whole episode. Unbelievable achievement. Thank you for making TV worth watching again!

Included in the rig we reckon we can see a Blackmagic Cinema camera and a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera – what else can you spot?

This Is England ’90 continues with its final episode on Sunday.

 

  • Curt Taylor

    Alexa mini in there for sure!