Sol Saihati

NATURAL TALENT Selected filmography (as gaffer unless otherwise stated):  1200+ commercials 600+ music promos The Son (2022) The Essex Serpent (2022) Brave New World (2021) The Innocents (2019) Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame (2018/19) (Electrician) Rillington Place (2016) SuperBoB (2014) Leave to Remain (2013) Captain America (2011) (Electrician) Ghosted (2011) Hugo Cabret (2011) (Lighting Grip)You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) (Electrician) Lady Godiva (2008) Dubplate Drama (2005)  How did you first get started in the industry?  The early 2000s was a particularly quiet period for the British film industry and it tested my mettle. … Read more

BFI announces ‘December at BFI Southbank’ seasons

The BFI announced the programme for December at BFI Southbank including the culmination of BFI Japan 2021: 100 Years of Japanese Cinema, the BFI’s major UK-wide celebration of Japanese film. This month’s programme features work by radical independent directors like Seijun Suzuki and Nagisa Ōshima, as well as more recent popular and art house Japanese cinema … Read more

20 nonfiction projects receive grants from Sundance Institute

The nonprofit Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program (DFP) announced its latest cohort of 20 nonfiction films receiving Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grants. The fund offers non-recoupable support for nonfiction projects that continue to elevate and advance cultural dialogue and break new ground in creativity and innovation from filmmakers with a distinct voice and vision, and … Read more

“I would return to shoot in Bristol in a heartbeat” says The Outlaws producer

Set and filmed in Bristol, Stephen Merchant’s new six-part comedy thriller The Outlaws took place at The Bottle Yard Studios and on location across Bristol assisted by Bristol Film Office. Made by Big Talk Productions and Merchant’s own company Four Eyes, the production team behind the new BBC One and Amazon Prime series based its headquarters at … Read more

Michael Caine to receive Raindance Icon Award 2021

Academy Award, BAFTA and BIFA winning actor Michael Caine will receive this year’s Raindance Icon Award as part of the 29th Raindance Film Festival. It’s a double cause for celebration, as the festival is set to open 27 October with the gala UK theatrical premiere of Michael Caine’s latest film, Best Sellers (dir: Lina Roessler, Canada), in which he stars alongside … Read more

Mo-Sys and AlfaLite collaborate on LED virtual production solutions

Mo-Sys Engineering, a leader in virtual production and image robotics, and Spanish company AlfaLite, the only European LED tile manufacturer, are collaborating to offer complete end-to-end LED virtual production solutions. Each company will have full demonstration facilities of the complete system at their respective headquarters. Mo-Sys has an established virtual production system, in the VP … Read more

Vincent Taylor joins HARBOR as senior colourist

HARBOR has added top international colour talent Vincent Taylor to its growing artist roster as senior colourist, announced founder and CEO Zak Tucker. Prior to joining HARBOR, Vincent served as senior colourist at MPC Shanghai, senior colourist at MPC NY, head of colour & senior colourist at Chimney NY, and senior colourist at The Lab, Sydney. … Read more

Framestore announces new Mumbai VFX studio

Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA-winning creative studio Framestore has opened the doors to its latest state-of-the-art facility – a 30,000 square-foot, purpose-built studio located at the heart of Mumbai’s creative and technological ecosystem. The new studio already houses 120 of India’s top VFX specialists working across titles such as The Matrix Resurrections, His Dark Materials, Fantastic Beasts: The … Read more

Rise Awards announces shortlist for 2021

Rise, the award-winning advocacy group for women in the broadcast media technology sector, has revealed the shortlist for this year’s Rise Awards.   The judges saw an outstanding selection of global nominations from women in a variety of roles across the industry in several categories including: Business, Marketer/PR, Product Innovation, Production Support Engineer, R&D Engineer, … Read more

Sony announces three new additions to its imaging line-up

Sony announced three new additions to its imaging line-up — the interchangeable-lens camera ALPHA 7 IV with newly developed 33- megapixel (approx., effective) full-frame image sensor and two new flashes, the HVL-F60RM2 and HVL-F46RM. The ALPHA 7 IV takes ‘basic’ to the next level for full-frame cameras with excellent image quality and performance, redefining the original standard set by the Alpha … Read more

Streamland Media appoints Sharon Purnell as chief HR officer

Streamland Media has named Sharon Purnell as chief human resources officer, reporting directly to CEO Bill Romeo. In her role, Purnell will be responsible for the continued integration of personnel across its picture, visual effects, sound and marketing businesses. Additionally, she will focus on organizational design, diversity, equity and inclusion, leadership development, and ensuring Streamland’s artists, … Read more

EnergaCAMERIMAGE full line-up announced

The extended line-up for EnergaCAMERIMAGE, including Main Competition, Cinematographers’ Debuts Competition, TV Series Competition, Polish Film Competition, Documentary Feature Competition and Director’s Debuts Competition, has officially been announced. The line-up is as followed: Main Competition: The Main Competition with the Golden Frog Award has been the most important part of the EnergaCAMERIMAGE Festival from its beginning. The Competition exists since 1993 i.e. since … Read more

BAFTA announces jury members for BAFTA Breakthrough 2021

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the UK and US Jury members for this year’s BAFTA Breakthrough initiative, supported by Netflix. This year, talent will be selected through a panel of cross-industry juries across both the UK and US. The global juries took place virtually with leading figures across the film, … Read more

LFF draws to a close with Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth

The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express closed with a star studded finale with the European Premiere of The Tragedy of Macbeth at new Festival venue the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall with director Joel Coen and key cast, including Frances McDormand, in attendance. Over the 12 days of the Festival, the new Headline Gala … Read more

TV broadcasters collaborate at COP26 to inspire climate action

The UK’s key broadcasters are hosting a series of events from COP26 in Glasgow this November. The events will showcase the collaborative work of the broadcasters over the past decade through BAFTA’s albert – the screen industry organisation for environmental sustainability which aims to reduce the environmental impacts of production and empower creatives to produce … Read more

Emily Rowed uses disguise xR for new music video “Bloom”

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Emily Rowed bursts into “Bloom” in a new music video shot entirely in the disguise Extended Reality (xR) workflow, supported by disguise gx 2c media servers and rx II rendering nodes.  Atlanta-based virtual production studio MEPTIK joined forces with the award-winning video production company Gear Seven to shoot the music video at Arc Studios, the first Nashville-based … Read more

Five short films nominated for the European Film Awards 2021

On the occasion of the 34th European Film Awards on 11 December, the European Film Academy announces the nominations for the award category European Short Film 2021. BELLA Greece 2020, hybrid, 25 min Written & Directed by Thelyia Petraki Produced by Kostas Tagalakis Selected at VIENNA SHORTS – International Short Film Festival DISPLACED (PA VEND) … Read more

Garden Studios launches partnerships with MetFilm School and Mission

Garden Studios announced that they will be partnering with MetFilm School and Mission. Both companies will be situated on-site in the Unit 16 space of The Townsend Campus at Garden Studios MetFilm School will deliver four 6-month courses at their new home at Garden Studios which are offered twice a year. These are: Acting for Film, … Read more

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