19th May, 2008
On Sight’s latest range of high end tapeless cameras from Panasonic and Sony are set to raise the bar on tapeless production and meet broadcaster’s stringent HD requirements.
HD specialist On Sight’s reputation for being ahead of the game with the latest kit was underlined recently with the order of the latest large format tapeless HD cameras from Panasonic and Sony.
13th May, 2008
Congratulations goes out to the Third Eye Film Team for their recent success with Three Miles North of Molkom.
After World Premiere sell-outs in competition at IDFA, Three Miles North of Molkom won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Gothenburg International Film Festival (out of 450 dramas and documentaries), before appearing at Hot Docs.
07th May, 2008
Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday tribute concert in Hyde Park in June was one of the musical high notes of the summer – a fitting salute to the world leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Named the 46664 Concert, the event was the latest in a series held around the world to raise money for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 HIV/AIDS charity. The number refers to the former South African president’s prison number on Robben Island, where he was notoriously incarcerated for 18 of his 27 years behind bars.
24th April, 2008
Distributors are finding that they need to keep a closer eye on the quality of masters in a world of HD production.
There’s little doubt that the business of programme distribution has gotten more complicated over the last few years. While on the one hand high quality HD formats are becoming standard, delivery requirements are anything but, differing not just from territory to territory but from client to client. The result has been a surge in demand for technical advice about HD by programme distribution companies.
07th April, 2008
Expert advice was what Bikini film director Andy Soup needed when he decided to use Panasonic’s P2 tapeless system for the first time, on a music video shoot for artist Leon Jean Marie.
“The concept was to get all the props and furniture in Leon’s studio to move in time to the music Fantasia-style, switching between locked off live action shots and stop frame animation, using P2’s ability to switch between individual frames and live action,” says Soup, who visited Onsight with several members of his production team to discuss the workings of the Panasonic HVX200 cameras, storage and inputting onto MacBook and editing on Final Cut Pro.