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Ideal series six - first look!

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David Thair | 10:15 UK time, Thursday, 12 August 2010

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Ben Wheatley writes...

Here it is - the trailer for Ideal series six. This is the second series of Ideal I've directed and I felt a lot less nervous than last year. In series five I went in as a fan - just being in the set was exciting. This year I knew all the nooks and crannies. Last year we shot 1000 slates, so I was ready!

The main difference for me this year is that we shot using prime lenses. Primes are what feature films use. The lenses give you a much shallower depth of field, and it looks great. It also puts a lot of pressure on the camera department. Director of Photography John Sorapure (with Pete Rowe on the first two weeks) and his focus puller Geriant Owen really earned their money this year. Hehe you can tell this is written by the director... nobody wants to know any of this!

What, you want to know, is Johnny Vegas like? Well, I like Vegas so much I have a sculpture of his head in my front room. When I am on the phone I have developed a nasty habit of cupping his chin as I talk.

Ideal in Two Minutes


A lot can happen in one series of Ideal, never mind five.


Ben Wheatley directed the new series of Ideal, which starts on Tuesday 17th August at 10.30pm on BBC Three. He is also one half of The Amazing Wizards.


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