28th July, 2023
"OnSight provided the usual high standard of technical support to ensure that the grade ran smoothly, allowing me to focus on the creative aspects and deliver a bold look in both HDR and SDR." - Steve Atkins, Colourist
Burna Boy performed on the 3rd of June this year at London Stadium, an epic, joyful experience and expression of legendary talent and showmanship. It’s the first time an African artist has headlined a stadium show in the UK, and it is now available to stream on Apple Music Live. At this historic show, Burna Boy was joined by Stormzy, J Hus, Dave, and Popcaan. The show was directed by Paul Dugdale, produced by Simon Fisher for SiFi Productions, with executive producers Lee Lodge and Paul Dugdale, and line producer Eibhin Taylor.
“I had an unforgettable experience performing at London Stadium, the energy from the crowd was unmatched, and I’m grateful to all my fans for their unwavering support. Being featured in Apple Music Live is an incredible opportunity to share this historic moment with my fans worldwide. I’m excited for everyone to witness the magic we created that night. Special thanks to Apple Music for capturing and showcasing the performance.” - Burna Boy
Burna Boy is a global sensation, and a leader in the Afrobeats genre, the most streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Apple Music, and the most streamed artist in Nigeria. His career started over a decade ago, and his music crosses genre and generational structures, his appeal equalling sold out tours and a huge following as African music continues to gain popularity.
We are delighted to have worked with SiFi Productions again on this new project, which was overseen by OnSight’s Post Producer Jade Townsend. The project was finished in 4K Dolby Vision, with colour by Steve Atkins and Dolby Atmos, and is also one of only a few concerts in the market available in 4K Dolby Vision with a matching immersive audio experience!
We provided the grade (providing the technical know-how for Dolby Vision), handled VFX returns, and created the deliverables. We also worked on the Tik Tok version of the concert, with our colourists Andy Lee and Emily Russul Saib assisting with the grade, and created the deliverables.
Watch the concert film here
11th July, 2023
David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Georgia Tennant, and Anna Lundberg return for a third series on BBC One and BBC iPlayer as they navigate life after lockdown and a fallout with their Director Simon. You can also catch up on iPlayer!
It’s certainly worth the watch, as Staged 3 has also just won 3 Telly Awards; Silver Award for Use of Comedy for episode Knock Knock, Bronze Award for Writing also for Knock Knock and Bronze Award for Television Documentary Series.
Staged 3 had just under 1 million viewers watching live for episode 1 on BBC One, and it was the highest rated Comedy across all channels for the week.
26th June, 2023
"OnSight, you are the post house of dreams." - Kirk Flash, Director
“They’re called 'gays' - but what are they? Who are they? And why? Part mockumentary, part sketch show, This Is Gay attempts to answer these important questions. Your guide, a figure simply known as 'Host,' takes you on a strange adventure with many stop-offs along the way, including renaissance Italy, modern-day London, a charming Welsh parish and a fridge.”
Written and directed by Kirk Flash, and produced by Rupert Majendie.
New documentary UNTOLD: The Cost of Being a YouTuber is out on Channel 4 on the 20th of June and is live on Channel 4 player!
19th June, 2023
Being a YouTuber is the dream career for many young people today but is it really a viable one?
Presented by Youtuber and comedian Dan Howell, who meets Dan Rhodes, Vikkstar, Ellie Marie, and the Sidemen management team, the documentary is directed by RVBBERDUCK, with Executive Producer Jamie MacDonald, and edited by Ona Bartroli.
We were pleased to offer post for this project, with Audio by Andy Coles, Online Edit by Andrew Fisun, overseen by Post Producer Cem Kilinchan.
New documentary celebrating the life of documentary photographer Tish Murtha opened Sheffield Doc Fest!
06th June, 2023
"Working with Emily and the Onsight team on the colour grade for Tish was a wonderful experience. As a colourist, Emily has great instincts and we quickly established a palette for the three narrative strands across actuality, recon and Tish's original photographs. Further to that, I was impressed by Emily's empathy for Tish's story and how she reflected the mood on screen as the story progressed with subtle yet significant adjustments. I look forward to our next collaboration." Paul Sng, Director
New documentary TISH is an exploration into the life and work of photographer Tish Murtha, her role as a mother, artist, and young working-class woman from the North East; her perspective, challenges, and motivations. The documentary opened the 30th edition of Sheffield DocFest on June 14th.
Led in part by Ella, Tish’s daughter, the documentary looks to ‘elevate and preserve Tish’s legacy’, displaying attitudes towards working-class communities - especially their artists. Directed by Paul Sng, the film takes a personal approach to the space crafted by Tish’s work, the insight she offered into marginalised communities, and the relationships she forged in the creation of her art. The documentary is produced by Jen Corcoran through Freya Films and Sng’s Velvet Joy Productions, with cinematography by Hollie Galloway, and the voice of Tish played by Maxine Peake. The team has strong affiliation with the voices and stories being told in TISH, the story of a female working-class artist from the Northeast of Britain. The documentary serves to celebrate working-class communities and culture in the same way Tish used her photography. The production has received support from the BBC, BFI, and Screen Scotland.
Emily Russul Saib, our colourist, completed a four day, Projection grade, SDR for the project. “As the documentary is about a photographer we didn't want to alter any of the stills that were taken by Tish.” The documentary was made up by various interviews shot on Sony a7s in Rec709 which were given a grade, film archive which was corrected and balanced, reconstruction filmed on Arri in Log C and then stills taken by Tish. Emily particularly enjoyed working with Paul and having his trust. The project was overseen by Post Producer Cem Kilinchan.
Tish was born in South Shields in March 1956, but later moved to Elswick in the West End of Newcastle Upon Tyne. She took her first steps into photography by way of a course at Bath Lane, Newcastle, followed by the Documentary Photography course in Newport (set up by David Hurn and the only one of it’s kind at the time), propelled by her lecturer who also helped secure her the education grant that allowed her to go. In Newport, she captured PM James Callaghan opening up a new stretch of the M4, Aubrey Hames’ year as Mayor of Newport, and local election campaigns.
Returning to Newcastle, her photography turned towards her friends and family, and the documenting of marginalised communities from an insider’s perspective. Trust was the primary building block of her relationships with her subjects, offering copies of her photographs, fostering an understanding of what she was trying to achieve with her access. Tish used her photography to display these communities positively, while forcing a spotlight onto the challenges and disadvantages faced by those pictured. Two of these projects were Youth Unemployment, and Juvenile Jazz Band, later raised as subjects of debate in the House of Commons, in which she wanted to show ‘how tenacious, resourceful, clever and resilient they were (and had to be) - Tish was always fiercely protective of them.’
Tish passed away in 2013, the day before her 57th birthday, after suffering a brain aneurysm. Her organ donation meant that the lives of four women, and the eyesight of four men, were saved. This is another part of her legacy that her daughter Ella looks to remember and campaign for.