VE Crew recently provided 4x Sony F55 cameras with Canon CN7x17 lenses, supporting kit and crew for BBC Two’s ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing’.
Set in Bolton, the programme followed renowned choreographer – Jack Murphy – as he tried to revive the Dance Hall glory days of 1950s Britain and bring the etiquette of the waltz, tango and jive to a new generation.
The majority of the shoot was filmed in Bolton’s renowned vintage ballroom – The Palais de Danse, so the crew needed to cover a lot of movement within a large space.
We supplied a Jimmy jib to shoot sweeping wides of the venue, along with a DJI Ronin with C300 and CP2 primes to enable the crew to get up close and personal with the dancers. These units, combined with the other three F55 camera positions, allowed the crew to achieve the dynamic energy they were looking for.
All cameras were wirelessly linked to a mobile multi-view gallery.
Shooting with F55 cameras meant that the operators were able to utilise the camera’s high frame rate function to capture slow motion shots of the dancing and by shooting in a flat picture profile meant that the post production editors were able to enhance the colour and detail of the images during the grading process.