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LATEST NEWS

The Bachelor King 3D dives into action

06th January, 2012

We congratulate Atlantic Productions and the teams involved in creating another stunning documentary – The Bachelor King 3D with David Attenborough. The project started some time ago and tells the story of a King Penguin’s life struggles and successes in the remote Sub-Antarctic.

Shot on location in South Georgia, ONSIGHT embraced the challenge of designing a bespoke workflow and a compliment of equipment to suit the enormously challenging conditions. The Camera Rental department supplied cameras and accessories plus skilled crew. RED Ones and SI-2Ks were selected using 3Ality Technica Quasar and Neutron rigs for quality, flexibility and reliability the project required. Combined with Ultra Prime and Optimo DP lenses, the penguins’ world was filmed over 5 months. The small 3D crew, including DoP Paul Williams, were not short of roles or experiences as the shoot unfolded.

The monster challenge of filming in 3D

10th December, 2011

Producing a CGI doc about extinct creatures that would be fit for both the TV screen and Imax took a lot of work and planning, says Anthony Geffen, Producer and CEO of Atlantic Productions.

When Sir David Attenborough and I sat down at the end of a day’s shooting in the Canadian Rockies, we had no idea what it would lead to. David has a fascination with pterosaurs and we began talking about bringing them back to life using CGI, based on the latest research. Then we came up with the idea of telling the story in 3D. A bottle of wine later, we were imagining these giant creatures flying around the Red Pig Tavern.

Last Passenger continues full speed ahead

01st December, 2011

Action thriller Last Passenger is a new UK film, set around a turbulent train journey. With the shoot wrapping last month, we congratulate those involved, including our Camera Rental department.

The BFI and Pinewood Studios, in association with Future Films/2B Pictures, Pathe and NDF International are co-producing this exciting production shot at Shepperton Studios.

ONSIGHT launches a new Camera Rental building

27th November, 2011

ONSIGHT has expanded their Camera Rental department with new premises at Shepperton Studios. Having relocated at the end of last month, the additional space allows the bookings team, operators and technicians to meet the increased demands.

With their second building at Shepperton Studios, this makes ONSIGHT the largest tenant. The existing office, which has housed the camera business for over twenty years, is now where the Edit Rental department is managed from. This conveniently locates both rental businesses at the studios. In the last few months, ONSIGHT supplied Alexa cameras and offline edit stations to Last Passenger, the UK feature film shot at Shepperton. ONSIGHT will also be supplying the camera and post solution for Red Dwarf X series being filmed at the studios.

ONSIGHT adds another Mistika

02nd November, 2011

London-based ONSIGHT has purchased another Mistika 2D and stereo-3D postproduction tool from SGO.

With 64TB SAN, both of its Mistika systems have been upgraded to 4K playback. The new kit will allow ONSIGHT to edit, conform, restore images, composite and grade for 2D and 3D. The firm’s recent credits include Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough