Posts filed under film

A Love In Time And Space

The future Mr and Mrs Hawking meet for the first time.

The Theory of Everything is a moving tribute to one of the most famous scientists in the world. The shooting story is a textbook digital workflow with the concentration on the balance between a required look and the management of the light

Posted on February 11, 2015 and filed under Grading, cameras, case study, cinematography, colour correction, film, lights.

Creative Skillset Funding Place Over £100,000 Into Industry Training As Part Of Film Forever

An extra £111,000 has been raised by Skill set for three distinct industry sectors including VFX and digital exhibition As part of Creative Skillset’s work in film an additional £111,000 has been made available for organisations to provide training and skills development in the priority areas of digital exhibition, audience development and VFX.

Creative Skillset offers funding for organisations to provide subsidised courses and development opportunities which address key training issues, which are identified through working closely with industry.  The funding ensuring that a diverse range of people across the UK can access affordable training and that the UK film workforce continues to be highly skilled and world-class.

Funds are now available in the following priority areas:

·         £45,000 in digital exhibition.

·         £16,000 in travel bursaries to support VFX learning in Europe.

·         £50,000 in audience development.

Dan Simmons, Head of Film at Creative Skillset, said: “These additional funds address vital concerns. With digital and technological advancements taking place overnight, the film and VFX industries need support to ensure that existing professionals keep up with change, and that students leave university with the skills and knowledge needed in the workplace.”

The funding is part of Creative Skillset’s four-year film skills strategy which supports the BFI’s strategic priorities, outlined in its five-year strategy Film Forever. Information and applications can be found at www.creativeskillset.org/film/funding. The deadline for applications is 9 January 2014.

Posted on December 3, 2013 and filed under film, technique, training.

Restoration File: The Persuaders!

Classic seventies buddy TV series is restored back to it’s gritty best and they found some rare footage too that made the extrasBBC Studios and Post Production’s Digital Media Services team has digitally restored the complete series of the 1970s hit show, The Persuaders! for home entertainment label Network. Starring two great actors of the era, Roger Moore and the late Tony Curtis, the classic ITV series was given an HD digital makeover to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a Blu-ray box-set release. 
Posted on July 31, 2012 and filed under fillm, film, post.

Blackmagic Design Acquires Assets of Cintel International

Cintel are experts in film scanners and telecine - not Blackmagic's natural home you would thinkBlackmagic Design today announced the acquisition of the assets of Cintel International, one of the world’s leading researchers, designers and manufacturers of motion picture film scanners.

Simon Westland, Director of Sales for Blackmagic Design EMEA answered some of our questions.

Buying in to the film business on the face of it doesn't really make sense at this time. What is your thinking? 

Posted on July 24, 2012 and filed under film.

HD Magazine DIGITAL EDITION 56 Published

HD Magazine Digital Edition 56 features Downton Abbey production, anamorphic MTV, Grading Great Expectations, reviews of Panasonic's HPX250 and AVID's latest NLE, PLUS much more....

HD Magazine Digital Edition 56 features Downton Abbey production, anamorphic MTV, Grading Great Expectations, reviews of Panasonic's HPX250 and AVID's latest NLE, PLUS much more....

HD Magazine's Digital Edition 56 is now available for download in our iBooks store. Only 99p or currency equivalent this latest edition is packed full of vital information for the video professional, including 16 pages of Downton Abbey series 2, reviews of camcorders and editors, interviews with DoPs and post experts and our camera equipment listing.

BBC Studios and Post Production breathes new life into Trumptonshire trilogy

Forget the Twilight trilogy here comes the remastered Trumpton TrilogyFor anyone above a certain age, the towns of Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley, with their weird and wonderful collection of characters, hold a special place in our hearts. Telling the everyday tales of the inhabitants of these imaginary (yet somehow very real) places, the domestic goings-on of Windy Miller, Doctor Mopp, Captain Flack, Peter the Postman, Harry Farthing and the like have enthralled children and parents alike since the 1960s.
Posted on December 22, 2011 and filed under colour correction, film, post, technique.

Arri's ALEXA Goes For It At The Movies

Still from Anonymous shot with Arri's ALEXA.

Still from Anonymous shot with Arri's ALEXA.

ALEXA at the movies

Title

Director

Cinematographer

3D

Studio

Anonymous

Roland Emmerich

Anna Foerster

SPE

Hugo Cabret

Martin Scorsese

Robert Richardson

Yes

Paramount Pictures

The Three Musketeers

Paul W.S. Anderson

Glen MacPherson

Yes

New Legacy, Constantin

Vicky & the Treasure of The Gods

Christian Ditter

Christian Rein

Yes

Constantin Film, Rap Pack Filmproduction

Killer Joe

William Friedkin

Caleb Deschanel ASC

Voltage Pictures, WorldEnt.

Spy Kids 4

Robert Rodriguez

Jimmy Lindsey/RR

Yes

Dimension Films, Troublemaker Studios

Bernie

Richard Linklater

Dick Pope BSC

Castle Rock Ent., 20th Century Fox

Drive

Nicolas Winding Refn

Newton Thomas Sigel

Bold Films, Film District

Two Days in New York

Julie Delpy

Lubomir Kakchev

Alvy Prod., Holywood Ent.

Prom

Joe Nussbaum

Byron Shah

Disney

In Time (Now)

Andrew Niccol

Roger Deakins ASC/BSC

New Regency Prod., 20th Century Fox

47 Ronin

Carl Rinsch

John Mathieson BSC

Yes

H2F Ent., Universal Pic.

Final Destination 5

Steven Quale

Brian Pearson

Yes

Jellystone Films, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros.

Life of Pi

Ang Lee

Claudio Miranda ASC

Yes 

Fox 2000 Pic.

Gravity

Alfonso Cuarón

Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC

Reality Media, Universal Pic.

Extremly Loud & Incredibly Close

Stephen Daldry

Chris Menges BSC ASC

Paramount Pic., Warner Bros.

Gambit

Michael Hoffman

Florian Ballhaus

Crime Scene Pic., CBS Films

The Inbetweeners Movie

Ben Palmer

 Ben Wheeler

Bwark Prod., Film 4, Entertainment

Wild Bill

Dexter Fletcher

George Richmond

20ten Media

Outpost: Black Sun

Steve Barker

Darran Tieman

Black Camel Pic. Matador Pic.

Comes a Bright Day

Simon Aboud

John Lynch

Ipso Facto Films, Cinema Six, Matador Pic.

The Wholly Family

Terry Gilliam

Nicola Pecorini

Short

Blue Door Soc.

Melancholia

Lars von Trier

Manuel Alberto Claro

Zentropa Ent.

Barberian Sound Studio

Peter Strickland

Nic Knowland BSC

Illuminations Films, Warp X Prod.

Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia

Laurent Tirard

Denis Rouden, AFC

Yes 

Cinetotal, Wild Bunch Dist.

Kon-Tiki

Joachim Rønning

Geir Hartly Andreassen FSF

Nordisk Film Prtod., RPC, Nordisk Film Dist.

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mark Waters

Florian Ballhaus

20th Century Fox

World War Z

Mark Forster

Robert Richardson ASC

Paramount Pictures

Posted on July 25, 2011 and filed under cinematography, film.