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The Elephant and The Termite

03rd December, 2021

‘The Elephant and the Termite’ tells the remarkable story of the relationship between Africa’s largest and smallest and the unique wildlife community they support. Peabody Award-winning filmmakers Mark Deeble and Vicky Stone (‘The Queen of Trees’) and their small, dedicated team spent two years of their lives camped out at a waterhole in Kenya to record life at Africa’s great wildlife meeting place.

In arid regions across southern Kenya, the waterhole, created by elephants and termites, is central to life. It is where animals visit to drink and where some creatures are born and die. Every visit is charged with tension; a waterhole is the perfect place for predators to wait in ambush. That is the traditional view, but there is an entire community of creatures that call the waterhole home, many of whom live at an elephant’s toenail height such as frogs, dung beetles and chameleons.

OnSight were fascinated to learn through our post production work about the impact this complex relationship has on the environment of Africa’s wildlife. It was a pleasure to provide post production for this enchanting and visually stunning project, with Andy Lee as Senior Colourist, Adam Sample as Senior Online Editor and Jeff Halsey as Post Producer. 

“We had a real advantage with this project as we had worked with the team involved before on The Elephant Queen. This meant we already knew what to expect in terms of their requirements and any challenges we might face, and were set up nicely to circumvent these before they cropped up. This led to a much smoother post process. It was fantastic to work with Mark Deeble and Vicky Stone again, their united creative force is so impressive and it’s a pleasure to work with clients with such high standards.” - Jeff Halsey, Post Producer.

Speaking about where the idea for the film came from, the filmmakers said, “It started with an observation that prompted a question - flying back from our Tsavo camp one evening, we’d remarked about how, from the air, when we’d find a waterhole, it was often set amongst the ochre scars of termite mounds. Was there an association?”

ERIC CLAPTON: THE LADY IN THE BALCONY: LOCKDOWN SESSIONS - Mercury Studios

15th November, 2021

Eric Clapton has returned with a remarkable new release, “The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions”

Directed by David Barnard, “The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions” is available via Mercury Studios on multiple formats, the 17 songs find Eric Clapton and longtime bandmates Nathan East (Bass and Vocals), Steve Gadd (Drums) and Chris Stainton (Keyboards) performing acoustic renditions of Clapton standards and an assortment of other numbers encompassing blues, country and rarified originals.

OnSight are proud to have provided the post production for this live recording of Eric Clapton’s performance, with Andy Lee performing the SDR & HDR grade on both the ‘The Lady in the Balcony’ and ‘The Lockdown Sessions’, Adam Sample as Online Editor and Jess Netley-Verrinder as Post Producer.

Overseen by Eric Clapton's legendary longtime Grammy-winning producer Russ Titelman (James Taylor, George Harrison, Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Rickie Lee Jones) and recorded live at Cowdray House in West Sussex, England, the performance finds Clapton and company revisiting such timeless classics as “After Midnight,” “Layla,” “Bell Bottom Blues,” “Tears in Heaven,” “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” and “Key to the Highway.” In addition to revisiting some of Eric Clapton’s best-loved selections from his own extensive repertoire, Eric Clapton and crew also offer their own versions of songs that had a profound effect on his career and those of his contemporaries including the Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac tracks “Black Magic Woman” and “Man of the World.”

The Colour Room

12th November, 2021

Catch Phoebe Dynevor, star of hit Netflix series Bridgerton, in her feature film debut - Sky Original’s The Colour Room. She stars opposite Matthew Goode, with director Claire McCarthy and DOP Denson Baker. The film has been released in the UK on Sky Cinema and across selected cinemas from Friday, Nov. 12.

The Colour Room is co-produced by Sky, the UK’s Caspian Films, and Creative England. It is written by Claire Peate, who won the Bafta Rocliffe film award for her script in 2016.

Dynevor plays the real-life figure of Clarice Cliff, a factory worker in the industrial British midlands of the 1920s who revolutionized the 20th century workplace, designed the unprecedented Art Deco ‘Bizarre’ range and became one of the eminent ceramic artists of her time.

Alongside Goode - as eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter - and Dynevor, the cast also includes David Morrissey, Darci Shaw, Kerry Fox and Luke Norris.

Thembisa Cochrane and Georgie Paget produced for Caspian Films, in association with Denaire Motion Picture Poetry and co-producer Neil Jones. Executive producers are Laura Grange and Jasmin Morrison for Sky, Paul Ashton for Creative England’s West Midlands Production Fund and David Gilbert, Charlie Dorfman and Marlon Vogelgesang for Media Finance Capital in association with OnSight.

“The introduction of colour is a running theme throughout the Colour Room as was Clarice Cliff's ambition with her pottery,” said Andy Lee, Senior Colourist. “Denson’s creative approach to lighting enabled the grade to highlight warm and cool elements throughout the film and not shy away from creating a colourful palette which lifts the film out of a 1920's period look and into the word of colour that Clarice was creating through her art.”

Arsène Wenger: Invincible

11th November, 2021

‘Arsène Wenger: Invincible’, the definitive portrait of one of the greatest managers of all time.

Available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download from November 22 and now on the big screen.

Courtesy of Noah Media Group, the creators of some of the most acclaimed feature-length sports documentaries of recent years (Finding Jack Charlton, Bobby Robson: More than a Manager, The Edge, Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans), comes the very first documentary about Wenger, as told in his own words.

OnSight provided full post production for ‘Arsène Wenger: Invincible’ with Adam Sample as Online Editor, Max Horton providing the grade with Jess Netley-Verrinder as Post Producer. 

A genius, visionary and obsessive, what Wenger achieved with Arsènal changed the landscape of the English game and shaped football worldwide.

Featuring remarkable access and previously unseen archive footage, directors Gabriel Clarke (Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager, Finding Jack Charlton) and Christian Jeanpierre draw back the veil on a truly enigmatic figure who discusses, for the first time, the football ‘addiction’ that was both his driving force and his 'fatal flaw’. 

Shot on location in England, France and Arsène’s home village of Duttlenheim, Arsène Wenger: Invicible is a compelling, intimate insight into a football figure like no other.

BOARDERS

08th November, 2021

‘Working with OnSight has been an absolute pleasure. They have supported the project from the very beginning and we couldn’t have made the film without them. They truly worked with us, we felt truly supported by OnSight throughout.’  Jasmin Morrison - Producer

Boarders available on Amazon Prime as part of your subscription, captures the rich culture of the British skate scene. Told through the lives of four British skateboarders as they aim to qualify for the Tokyo Games, where skateboarding made its debut as an Olympic sport.

With director Annika Ranin, Sean Fee and produced by Annika Ranin and Jasmin Morrison from UnMannered Limited. Boarders premiered at Genesis Cinema on July 16th London with International Sales by Urban Distribution International and Reservoir Docs. The film is being distributed by Bohemia Media in the UK, it is now available on iTunes, Sky Store and the Bohemia Euphoria platform.

Filmed over a period of 12 months, Boarders documents a historical moment in time with skateboarding heading to the Olympics and looks under the surface to discuss what it is like to be a professional skateboarder; with bigger competitions and more money entering the sport, the stakes are higher for everyone involved.

Boarders is a character focused film digging deep into the journeys of a group of British skateboarders who are vying for a spot to represent their country at the pivotal arena of elite sportsmanship, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where skateboarding will make its debut as a competition sport. Starring: Sam Beckett, Alex Hallford, Jordan Thackeray, Alex deCunha

However, a key talking point within the skateboarding community has been whether the Olympics and the influx of commercial interest it brings will dilute the core values of the culture. With archive footage covering 6 decades of British skateboarding, Boarders looks at the various waves of popularity that skateboarding has undergone and introduces a strong look and feel of what skate culture is in the UK. 

Boarders is visual and distinct in its style - after all skateboarding’s rise to the timeless status could not have happened without photography and film.