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LATEST NEWS

Making tv a tapeless zone

15th February, 2008

Programme-makers are showing an interest in tapeless production despite the steep learning curve it requires.

If high definition has been the big story in broadcast technology in recent years then 2008 is set to be the year that tapeless production takes off. Increasing levels of HD commissions from broadcasters, coupled with the emergence of a new breed of broadcast-quality tapeless cameras is making tapeless HD a reality.

The heat of the battle

01st February, 2008

How film-maker Nick Broomfield’s latest film used HD to detail the reality of the War in Iraq.

Film-maker Nick Broomfield is no stranger to documenting tragedy. In 2006, he dramatised the real life story of the 23 Chinese cocklepickers who drowned at the hands of Chinese gangmasters in Morecambe Bay in 2004.

Why 3D is about to break through

29th January, 2008

For a long time 3D movies and TV shows have been a bit of a gimmick. They have been used to re-energise a tired franchise, help a film stand out at a crowded box office or to give TV viewers a glimpse of what the future might hold.

But many in the 3D production industry now say that future may be closer than ever before. Film makers, technology companies and post-production outfits recently gathered at the historic Shepperton Studios to assess just how far 3D has come and where it goes next.

RED takes on a Jaguar

20th January, 2008

Tangerine Films recently produced a spot for Jaguar’s new XF range, produced entirely on the Red One Camera System, with full backup & on-set support from Axis Films.

Shot on location in the south of France north of Nice & Monaco, the cameras were subjected to the extremes, mounting on fast moving tracking vehicles and attached to the cars via the Quickrig system. Helicopter Film Services also provided a Red Camera-modified Wescam for some spectacular sequences in the Verdon Gorge.

A question of comic timing

18th November, 2007

A British ROM COM without Hugh Grant, is that as much risk as it used to be? Well Director Col Spector didn’t think so when he shot the movie Someone Else a couple of years ago in Super 35mm.

The film is a kind of Bridget Jones for men and relies heavily for its ‘COM’ on ... timing. Not a problem at the time of the shoot or at the film transfer stage but it was when Col went to get a DVD copy made that the full impact of the ‘mis’-timing hit him.