Posts filed under film

Film Production Hangs On With Package Production Deal for Indies

When DP Charlotte Bruus Christensen and her Director Thomas Vinterburg insisted on using 35mm film for their film Far From The Madding Crowd, they were told only a couple of weeks before shooting that they could and there were only two UK labs available to process the film and

Posted on May 7, 2015 and filed under fillm, 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 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.