25th September, 2013
Orbit Ever After is the award-winning new short, written and directed by Jamie Stone. Having provided the film with a shooting package, we pass on a big congratulations to the team for receiving the Brief Encounters Grand Prix Award on 22 September at this year’s Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival. The project is produced through the BFI Shorts Scheme, managed by Lighthouse.
Our camera department worked closely with DoP Robin Whenary to provide the best set of equipment for the job. The Alexa and Ultra Prime lenses were selected for filmic quality and versatility. To meet the story development, the shoot was challenging, but inventive. Whenary adds, "It was a technically ambitious film, and Jamie and I had great fun devising and testing lots of in-camera effects which we relied on during the shoot. For instance, we achieved the anti-gravity scenes without wires, which sometimes involved the actor rather than the camera being pushed along on a dolly.
09th September, 2013
Pandas 3D: Back To The Wild is the new film from Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) for Sky in association with CWCA & Wolong Panda Conservation Centre, National Geographic Channels, National Geographic Entertainment and CCTV9. The ONSIGHT team is the proud facility provider for both cameras and post, following numerous collaborations with OSF.
Sky commissioned the 3D documentary film and it is the first film OSF has produced in the 4K format. With ONSIGHT's experience in both 3D and 4K, we were on hand to manage the significant equipment and data throughout the entire production process. Our camera team supplied RED Epics to capture the footage in those formats. The cameras were combined with 3ality Technica’s Atom rig and a selection of lenses for the logistically demanding job. Shot in China over the course of a year, the team provided on location data management, where all of the rushes were transcoded and prepared for the Avid offline at ONSIGHT’s Soho facility.
22nd August, 2013
Congratulations to our Colourist and Online Editor, David Gonzalez Lozano, for being named one of the Broadcast 2013 Hot Shots! It is terrific news for him and our post production team in Soho.
The entries focus on talented under-30s working in TV with established work to their name. Read the comments from this week's Broadcast magazine below.
19th August, 2013
Last Passenger is a new suspense thriller, now due for release in cinemas from 18 October. The British film revolves around a man and his young son, travelling home on the last train of the day when the journey takes a sudden turn for the worst. It stars Dougray Scott and Kara Tointon.
Shot at Shepperton Studios, where ONSIGHT's camera department is based, the team supplied Alex Plus equipment and editing solutions. Here is our story at the time the shoot wrapped.
16th August, 2013
Recognised for their culinary ventures, the Hairy Bikers are back with a new special series. For the first time ever, they’re focus is not on food, but industrial heritage in The Hairy Bikers' Restoration Road Trip.
To capture the action, ONSIGHT’s camera department provided Canon EOS C300s over a number of weeks, using the EF Mount zoom lenses. The 3 x 60 episodes are produced by Arrow Media for the BBC.