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HIS DARK MATERIALS SERIES TWO This handsomely assembled adaptation of Philip Pullman’s trilogy is the result of one of the most ambitious feats of storytelling ever seen on TV. In series one, more than 2000 shots of CG and animation work were used to bring its richly imagined universe and colourful denizens to life, and we can expect even more from series two thanks to a new camera package. The Arri Alexa LF was swapped for the Sony Venice to record in native full-frame 6K in X-OCN, as this allowed for more re-racking and reframing of images, which is a particularly useful feature when creating heavy VFX scenes. Here, Lyra Silvertongue, played by the extraordinary Dafne Keen, has a new realm to explore with her daemon, Pan (pictured right) – plus a new companion to explore it with in the shape of Amir Wilson’s slightly puzzled Will Perry. It’s now airing on BBC One in the UK and on HBO in the US.

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