Filming Endeavour in Oxford, Part Three

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

It seems that I run into this film crew everywhere I go now. I mean, really, I’m not stalking them. I simply can’t turn a corner in Oxford without running headlong into a scene-on-pause. Always rife with classic automobiles and actors in costume, their sets are usually a photographic playground that I can’t resist. I am so glad they’re good sports.

(Above: From left, actors Sean Rigby, Anton Lesser, Dakota Blue Richards,
Caroline O’Neill, James Bradshaw, Abigail Thaw, and Roger Allam.)

In this instance, they are gathered in the street (Merton Street) outside the Wessex Bank (formerly the University of Oxford Philosophy Centre) and preparing to stage a hold up.

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Filming Endeavour in Oxford, Part Two

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

On this fine, sodden, English morning, I was getting rained on from the moment my bus dropped me in town, so when I turned the corner onto Market street, I was unsurprised to find the loitering film crew of the TV series, Endeavour, probably waiting for any moment when water wasn’t falling from the sky. They had another of their fantastic vintage buses in tow, so, of course, out came the camera.

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

It did come as a surprise when I realized that the bus in my viewfinder happened to be sheltering Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, and other cast members, all stylishly dodging the steady precipitation in which I was, at that very moment, standing. Whether for this fact or just the uncommon appearance of a Rolleiflex twin lens camera, it seemed that I had young Morse’s attention, so I approached the door and asked if he wouldn’t mind a photo to which he affably nodded.

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

But this was not my last encounter with the Endeavour crew, for the very next day … continued in Part Three, coming soon.

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter (in too big a hurry to remove it) *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Filming Endeavour in Oxford, Part One

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

I was walking through Radcliffe Square one day when there appeared before me a shiny, classic bus. And people. Classic people! With a bus! All set out perfectly photogenically, as if to test Dave to see if he’s on top of things and carrying his camera today. Well, I am, ha!

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

And, no, it turns out that this scene was actually laid out for a crew filming the TV series, Endeavour, a frequent sight in Oxford, today using the Radcliffe Camera, the surrounding square, and outer wall of All Souls College as stage setting.

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

This is so frequent an occurrence, in fact, that there are still more photos to come. Stay tuned … 

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter *
* Ilford Delta 100 *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

www.DavidStumpp.com