How we shot Discovery of Witches Season 3 | Set Tour.

On behalf of IJPR, Bad Wolf & SKY TV. Premiered by Digital Spy.

A year in the making! We can’t believe it. In November 2020, IJPR reached out and asked if we could help film & edit a press tour for Season 3 of A Discovery of Witches. Naturally, we jumped at the opportunity!

Follow us as we explore Bad Wolf Studios with Teresa Palmer, Steven Cree, Edward Bluemel, Aiysha Hart and Adelle Leonce. On our journey, Teresa discovers many unusual and fantastic facts about the Bad Wolf Studios, including the various props used during Season 1, 2 and 3!





4 Facts about filming Discovery of Witches Season 3 Press Tour.


1.

The press tour was shot over 5 days. As the production for DOW3 was actively going ahead at the time we had to be creative with how and when we could film, Teresa often kindly let us film her on lunch breaks!



2.

We shot around 2 hours total of footage, only 10 minutes made the cut! Poet Palmer, Teresa's daughter, joined us on Day 3 of production, however, these sections did not make the cut. You might be able to catch a small hand holding Teresa’s as we entered the props department!



3.

We shot everything on a Panasonic Lumix S1H in 4K MOV. Without this full-frame camera, we would have struggled in the dark areas of the set, its low-light capabilities are incredible.



4.

70% of the shots are handheld, meaning no gimbal. We needed to be light & fast at all times as the time constraints were very tight, this was the best option, in our experience a gimbal is only reliable 60-70% of the time, we needed 100%. Once again, the S1H built-in stabilisation helped here, the results are outstanding.



About Discovery of Witches

“A Discovery of Witches features Diana Bishop, a historian who discovers a bewitched manuscript in the Bodleian Library. As she attempts to unravel the secrets this book holds about magical creatures, she is forced back into the world of magic, full of vampires, daemons, witches and forbidden love.”

Many thanks to Liam, the IJPR Cardiff Manager who organised this adventure.


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