The production team from J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot Productions (Lost, Alias, Star Trek) enlisted Radiant, which provided one of the four camera packages for season 1, to be the exclusive provider of gear and support for season 2.
“We are so pleased and excited to be the working with Revolution exclusively on season 2,” said Michael Mansouri, VP at Radiant Images. “We love the show, the energy and the whole concept of the story. We feel Revolution is a good match for our capabilities, mindset and the solutions that we can offer.”
Radiant technicians were in Austin for the beginning of shooting, providing on-site support to the cinematographers, William Wages, ASC and Jimmy Lindsey and the film crew. Radiant Images is providing ARRI Alexa Plus cameras lensed with ARRI Ultra Primes and a wide assortment of Optimo Angenieux, Fujinon Cabrio and the latest Fujinon Premier lenses.
The cinematographers also have a pair of Radiant’s Novo cameras on set. The tiny digital cinema camera can be mounted almost anywhere for tight shots and dynamic photography. Radiant worked with View Factor Studios to develop the Novo, which was released earlier this year.
“The Novo as an important new tool to help cinematographers achieve their vision without compromise, which is our goal,” Mansouri said. “Given the look and feel of Revolution, including all the action sequences and shots in tight quarters, the Novo is going to be quite useful.”
Revolution tells the story of a group of revolutionaries who confront an authoritarian regime 15 years after a global shutdown of all electrical devices – computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights – known as the Blackout.
Season 2 of Revolution will premiere Sept. 25 on NBC.