Digital Orchard expands team

Digital Orchard announced new additions to their on-set and post-production teams.     Callum Booth-Lewis – Data Wrangler: Callum graduated from Edinburgh Napier University and was a Dailies Operator with us before moving on-set as a Data Wrangler. Benjamin Chaude-Woodman – DIT Assistant: Since graduating from the ESRA International Film School in France, Benjamin has worked as an Assistant Location Manager, Camera Trainee and Data Wrangler. Tom Frape – … Read more

Digital Orchard announce new colourist Luis Reggiardo

Film and digital services company Digital Orchard announce Luis Reggiardo will be joining their picture-post team as a colourist. Luis has been part of the Digital Orchard team working as a DIT and on-set colourist for feature films and HETV for several years; he will now be making the move across to full-time colourist based at the company’s unique post-production facility.  With a degree in Cinematography from the Argentine National Film School, Luis began his career in film as a video operator and high speed operator. He later trained as a DIT … Read more

Cinematographer Jamie D. Ramsay SASC on capturing Mothering Sunday

Adapted by screenwriter Alice Birch (Normal People, Succession), British drama Mothering Sunday is based on the critically acclaimed, best-selling novella by Graham Swift, and directed by Eva Husson (Hanna, Girls of the Sun). Set in post-World War I England, the story follows Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young), a maid in the Niven household who is given the day off on … Read more

Wolf Alice creative team including cinematographer Molly Manning-Walker talk about collaborating with Digital Orchard for visual album

Mercury Prize-winning Wolf Alice formed in London in 2010 and recently topped the Official Charts with their 3rd album Blue Weekend, described as a “stone-cold masterpiece” by NME. But what many fans might not know is that the 11 videos to accompany the Blue Weekend singles were all shot in one go over an intensive … Read more

Cinematographer Owen Cant on Three Bullmastiffs in a Corner Kitchen

Cinematographer Owen Cant recently commented on lensing Three Bullmastiffs in a Corner Kitchen – the new film from Paul Chambers. The crowdfunded project aimed to look inside those struggling from addiction, using real addicts and street-casted performers. “We aimed to create a film that has a rawness and authenticity with which it portrays the experiences of … Read more

Digital Orchard and BECTU launch Virtual Cinematography Roadshow

Digital Orchard Foundation has partnered with BECTU Camera Branch on a new programme to support talent moving into, and up through the camera department. The Virtual Cinematography Roadshow is designed to welcome those who identify as being from a group which is underrepresented into the film and TV industry. For example, new entrants such as those … Read more

Digital Orchard introduces 8mm scan capability

Digital Orchard has acquired a new 4K capable FilmFabriek HDS and Scanner, adding 8mm to its roster and meaning the company can now scan the full gamut of file formats from 8mm-65mm. The company has also been busy building a new facility in a strive for carbon neutrality which we covered earlier this year. The … Read more

Digital Orchard celebrates 10 years by creating a new environmentally responsible home for film production

Never a ‘traditional’ Soho facility, Digital Orchard finds itself at an exciting new beginning, having recently purchased a 26-acre farm just outside Chalfont St Giles. The new facility is placed 10 minutes from Leavesden Studios and 15 minutes from Pinewood Studios, putting it a stone’s throw away from the two major hubs of UK filmmaking, … Read more

Digital Orchard uses pandemic-proof QTAKE to revolutionise production process

When COVID first hit, along with almost every other industry, film and TV productions all over the world were immediately shut down. The number of people required on set, along with the inability to socially distance, made shooting untenable.  Throughout April and May 2020, studios and film sets were ghost towns. It was clear that … Read more

IMAGO’s D&I Committee joins forces with Digital Orchard Foundation to discuss diversity

At Camerimage festival, IMAGO’s D&I Committee joined forces with Digital Orchard Foundation to talk with a phenomenal group of peers and experts about the reality of diversity and inclusion for mid-career filmmakers in 2020. They spoke from personal experience about barriers that go overlooked, facts that are silenced, implicit biases that need to change, and … Read more

Camera Assistant to host Casino-Themed Charity Fundraiser

Camera Assistant Louise Ben-Nathan is to host a casino-themed charity fundraiser on Sunday 3rd November. Louise is in remission having been diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer 18 months ago, and you can help her to raise awareness about looking after your health in the industry, as well as raise some money for … Read more

Barry Ackroyd BSC / The Outlaw King

Outnumbered Barry Ackroyd BSC / The Outlaw King Outnumbered Barry Ackroyd BSC / The Outlaw King BY: David Wood Cinematographer Barry Ackroyd BSC has a unique shooting style. His handheld documentary techniques have brought a dynamism and energy to features such as The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006) and The Hurt Locker (2008) to Captain Phillips … Read more

Digital Orchard Supports 65MM Renaissance

Film and digital workflow specialist, Digital Orchard, has brought high-speed 65mm film scanning to the UK with its new Lasergraphics ScanStation 65. Custom-designed and manufactured for Digital Orchard by Lasergraphics in Irvine, California, the ScanStation 65 is currently the only scanner of its kind to produce optically pin-registered 65mm 5K scans at 15fps and 35mm at 30fps. Dr. Stefan … Read more

Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC / Murder On The Orient Express

All Aboard Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC / Murder On The Orient Express All Aboard Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC / Murder On The Orient Express BY: Ron Prince A sumptuous steam-train journey through the wintery mountains of Eastern Europe comes to a grinding halt after an avalanche impedes its progress, and the dramatic discovery of a … Read more

Digital Orchard delivers dailies workflow on Murder On The Orient Express

Prior to Dunkirk, a film hadn’t been shot fully on 65mm film in the United Kingdom since 1996. A victim of the race for quicker, cheaper filmmaking, the large format medium was left behind in the 1990s. However, at the same time that director Christopher Nolan selected large format capture for Dunkirk, Kenneth Branagh also … Read more

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