21st January, 2022
“This was a technically demanding job with an incredibly tight turnaround. The entire team at Onsight were brilliantly accommodating and notably amenable, thus aiding the smooth delivery of the project: we look forward to the next project together." - Simon Fisher, Sifi Productions
Ed Sheeran’s global live-streamed show, The Equals Live Experience, will take you on a transfigurative audio-visual journey with the singer-songwriter, exploring the themes of metamorphosis and renewal that define his fifth studio album. OnSight safely cocooned the Post Production of the show before it fluttered elegantly on to Amazon Prime. It was produced by SiFi Productions with Paul Dugdale directing, Simon Fisher as Producer and Millie Wrench as Production Manager.
The singer-songwriter showcased his new album ‘=’ during a special gig at Alexandra Palace in London, which was broadcast worldwide via Amazon Music. Amongst the small audience were five fans who won the chance to attend the 90-minute “stunning visual performance” in person via a competition promoted on social media. The concert is available to watch now with Amazon Prime.
Delivery to Amazon Prime
OnSight hosted the Production team in our offline and online edit suites, with four editors working simultaneously in our facilities, and provided technical support as needed throughout both processes. We also supplied the transcodes from the 4K Multicam shoot for the offline edit, prepared the conform ready for the grade and online, added audio to the graded picture, and finally created a UHD Prores master and HD Master that was sent to Amazon Prime.
A speedy turnaround
The timeframe for this project was our biggest challenge. We had less than a week turnaround from shoot to delivery, with less than a day to successfully complete the online edit, conform, grade, add audio and deliver the assets.
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?”
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.”
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.”
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.