This week, we are entering the casting phase for Bathsheba. Along with casting for actors and actresses, we are also considering the use of two very different cameras for the shoot. For the past two editions of the Women in the Bible series, we have shot on the RED ONE camera system, a prestigious camera with lots of great professional features. For this shoot, we’re also considering the new Sony A7sii camera, a much smaller camera that is also 10 years newer.
It’s amazing how much different the two cameras are, and how far technology has come in 10 years. We’re weighing the pros and cons of each camera system, doing lots of tests on how each serve us both in production and in post-production as we push the footage to the limits to recreate biblical Jerusalem, digitally.
As I think about the technology and how much things have changed in a decade, I’m also struck by how timeless the stories are that we are telling. The story of redemption in Bathsheba is still as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago when it occurred. The same God offers the same mercy to us as He did for David, even in his extreme weakness. We are telling this story using the latest technologies and with modern filmmaking techniques, to tell today’s world an old story that shows the unchanging, incredible love of God.