Bluebolt provides VFX for Netflix’s The Irregulars

BlueBolt revealed their involvement for the new Drama Republic supernatural crime series, The Irregulars, streaming on Netflix. Starring Thaddea Graham and Darci Shaw, The Irregulars is an eight episode drama series set in Victorian London following a gang of delinquent teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for Doctor Watson and Sherlock Holmes.   The BlueBolt … Read more

Lights, camera, action: how UV-C disinfection can save time and money in film production

The coronavirus pandemic has presented those in the film industry with a sanitation dilemma. How can studios and the delicate, expensive technical equipment within them be adequately disinfected without causing damage or having to quarantine items for 72 hours between each user?  Given the projected $160billion loss for the film and TV industry over the next five years … Read more

TV and film industry unites to launch new fund for unscripted TV

A new fund which will address skills gaps and shortages in unscripted television across the UK and build a bigger pool of off-screen crew and talent in the nations and regions is announced today by ScreenSkills with broadcasters, SVoDs and Pact. The new Unscripted TV Skills Fund will invest matched contributions from broadcasters and productions to … Read more

Cinematographer Trevor Forrest discusses his work on Tell Me Your Secrets

Cinematographer Trevor Forrest discusses combining the Millennium DXL camera with Primo 70 optics for the series Tell Me Your Secrets. The 10-episode series Tell Me Your Secrets interweaves the stories of three characters whose troubled pasts have set their moral compasses adrift and their destinies on a collision course. Following a stint in prison that stemmed from … Read more

ARRI equips state-of-the-art WELT TV studios with IP-based lighting technology

At the new Axel Springer Campus in the heart of Berlin, WeltN24 has commissioned two state-of-the-art TV studios for the station WELT. The new studios are not only an architectural statement for the digital tomorrow. Both news studios are equipped with Ethernet/IP-capable lighting fixtures throughout, enabling IP-end-to-end communication and, therefore, efficient workflows that are fully integrated … Read more

Junior Agyeman-Owusu

RISING STAR Filmography so far: Feature films: Boxing Day (2021) Branded content: YouTube Legacy, AXA, Swarovski, Shelter – Scotland, Juvenile Consciousness, Rejoice Resist, A Response to Music: Hope Tala – Cherries, Yonaka – Seize the Power, V9 – Do It When did you discover you wanted to work in film and what inspired you to … Read more

Mia Cioffi Henry / Superior

Lead Image: Filmmaker Erin Vassilopoulos (middle) and cinematographer Mia Cioffi Henry (left) (Credit: Matt Borowick) SECOND COMING Life has gone full circle for filmmaker Erin Vassilopoulos and cinematographer Mia Cioffi Henry at Sundance as they were nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize in 2015 for Superior and have returned with a feature version. … Read more

Ashley Barron ACS / The Tailings

ISLAND LIFE Australian films and television have always reflected the country’s two landscapes: the fertile, more urbanised coastal regions and the huge, central interior known as the Outback. In recent years, the darker side of isolated, small town communities has become a focus for filmmakers, with The Tailings ostensibly the latest example of the genre. … Read more

Brompton Technology introduces ShutterSync in new Tessera v3.2 software

Brompton Technology has announced its new Tessera v3.2 software with ShutterSync, a tool for users of Tessera SX40 and S8 LED processors. In addition, it has added the option to upload a custom 3D LUT directly to the Tessera LED processor for the very first time. Tessera v3.2 is ideal for creatives using LED on camera … Read more

ScreenSkills’ Creative Careers Programme reaches more than 120,000 young people in 2020/21

More than 120,000 young people, 900 schools and 200 careers advisers have engaged with the Creative Careers Programme in the last year despite the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions. This includes 461 schools who participated in the Discover! Creative Careers Week 2021. The initiative – which aims to build awareness of the jobs that exist in the … Read more

Sony announces the compact, ultra-wide angle, large aperture FE 14mm F1.8 G Master Prime

The newest addition to Sony’s E-mount lens lineup offers impressive resolution, quiet autofocus capabilities, and more. Sony further expands its E-mount lens lineup with the introduction of the FE 14mm F1.8 GM – a compact, large F1.8 aperture, ultra-wide angle lens that aims to allows users a greater adeptness when shooting landscapes, architecture, starry skies … Read more

Scorsese, Nolan and more pay tribute as BFI creative director Heather Stewart steps down

After a career at the BFI spanning 30 years, Heather Stewart is to step down in September 2021 from her current role as creative director. She will take on a new position as BFI director emeritus. As director emeritus, Stewart will continue to be an ambassador and advisor to the BFI, with a focus on … Read more

StandardVision adds Mo-Sys’ precision camera tracking to studio

Mo-Sys Engineering is installing a StarTracker system in the Los Angeles studio of StandardVision. This extensive facility builds on StandardVision’s experience in design and implementation of large-scale displays, with an LED studio for virtual production. StandardVision has an enviable reputation for both the creative and technical aspects of architectural lighting and digital media. Projects have … Read more

The 30th UFVF/Kodak Student Filmmaking and Cinematography Grants are open

Kodak and the UFVF (The University Film and Video Foundation) have announced that the 30th UFVF/KODAK Student Filmmaking and Cinematography Grants are open. Submit your film (no entry fee) to win cash prizes and Kodak Motion Picture products. The UFVF (The University Film and Video Foundation) is a not-for-profit corporation that engages in and promotes … Read more

The VFX & Post Talent Agency add six to roster

The VFX & Post Talent Agency, which launched at the end of last year, has announced six new members to its roster of top VFX and post production talent. Strengthening the agency’s team, the new additions are: VFX supervisors Stephen Coren (Discovery of Witches S2, Bad Wolf / Sky) and James Mac (Ted Lasso, Apple TV+ / Warner Bros, … Read more

April 2021: Slow motion and tuxes

“Life in slow motion,” Dame Cleo Laine once sang, “suits me fine.” Of course, we’ve been bifurcated between a blur of ceaseless events – pandemics, putsches, elections, vaccines and variants – contrasted with a year spent mostly… at home. It is that latter “quarantine” mode that lends itself to the seemingly endless “slow motion” of … Read more

ARRI cameras, technology and services behind a haul of latest Oscar winners

This year’s Academy Awards recognised many outstanding films and artists this year. ARRI provided camera equipment for Oscar’s big winner of the evening, Nomadland, and many others. The postponed 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by AMPAS, was held on April 25, in Los Angeles. The event, traditionally been seen by more than 225 countries and … Read more

BAFTA Television and Television Craft nominations announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards. These awards reward the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2020. The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards ceremony takes place … Read more