Jerusalem (w/t) – High Drama in High DefinitionMarc Ehrenbold
Balancing on Borders
Jerusalem is set in a period when the Second World War has come to an end and Winston Churchill’s reign is over but fresh conflicts are emerging as new allies and enemies are made in the shadows.
Set for release on Channel 4 in 2019, Jerusalem focuses on the young and courageous Feef Symonds (Emma Appleton) who joins the Civil Service in 1945 but her paths are twisted as she becomes romantically involved with an American suitor.
She agrees to spy on the British government for the Americans who were influenced by a paranoid fear of socialist murmurings in the newly liberalised British parliament. Caught between a hard place and a rock, Feef must forge her own path as her surroundings start closing in.
Melding the Old with the New
The producers of the show have been vocal about how Bash Doran (Masters of Sex and Boardwalk Empire) has created a show that “echoes down the decades”, as the post-WWII relations between America and Britain resonate with the present-day contexts of Trump and Brexit.
The historical drama will be filmed using Aimimage supplied Sony VENICE cameras, described as the “next-generation motion picture camera system”. The post-war 1940s will be shown in a visual clarity that the period has never previously benefited from as a shadowy past is illuminated by cutting-edge technology.
The series will consist of six hour-long episodes, allowing the drama and the camerawork to be fully appreciated by an audience that will no doubt be captivated by this tale of treachery and uncertainty.
Sony VENICE Specifications
- Full Frame Sensor 24×36 mm
- Painterly Look 6K Full Frame 6048 x 4032 maximum resolution 4K Super35 window
- Full Frame, full 6048 photosite width of the sensor
- Widescreen spherical 2.39:1 or Large Format ‘Scope
- Super35 full height 2.0x squeeze Anamorphic 8-Step, 8-Stop Internal NDs
- PL and Ruggedized E-mount
- Spherical FF & S35
- Anamorphic FF & S35
- 15+ Stops of Exposure Latitude
- Native ISO 500 (maybe 800)
- Retains highlights and colour detail 6 stops overexposed and 9 stops into the shadows
- Power: both 12 VDC and 24 VDC