Warner Bros. De Lane Lea expands dailies facility

Warner Bros. De Lane Lea has announced an expansion to its dailies facility. Following the launch of the digital on-set and on-location dailies division in 2019, there has been unprecedented demand for services, both in the UK and further afield. The purpose-built facility is based on site at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and features a … Read more

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden launches virtual production stage

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden (WBSL) has announced the launch of three new sound stages, providing 83,000 sq. ft. of additional production space at the UK facility and featuring the debut of V Stage, a cutting-edge virtual production stage. House of the Dragon, HBO’s much-anticipated prequel to its acclaimed Game of Thrones series, is confirmed as … Read more

Twickenham Film Studios hires new director of operations & facilities Laurence McCormack

In what continues to be such an important growth period for Twickenham Film Studios, the team, led by managing partners Piers Read, Jeremy Rainbird and MD Cara Sheppard, has announced their most recent appointment; as they welcome ex Warner Brothers Leavesden Laurence McCormack as their new director of operations and facilities. The hire of Laurence … Read more

Alan Stewart BSC / Tom and Jerry

CAT AND MOUSE GAMES Breaking away from the trend of photorealism is the big screen adaption of Tom and Jerry which honours the cartoon heritage of the cat and mouse rivals while placing them within live-action environments. The hybrid approach employed by filmmaker Tim Story (Barbershop) was an interesting challenge for Tom and Jerry cinematographer … Read more

Industry Wide Shot: Studios

SPACE TO CREATE Despite the obstacles presented by the pandemic a number of new UK studio locations have been announced recently. We round-up some of the latest developments and the role they will play in filmmaking’s future. The shockwaves of 2020 are still being felt throughout the film industry, even though a number of productions … Read more

New Warner Bros. campaign calls on the film and TV industry to keep parents working

The team behind The WonderWorks launches ‘Keeping Families in Film’ to tackle childcare issues on set for thousands of families in the industry. The WonderWorks (based on site at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden) launched the campaign calling on industry leaders to take action to help achieve greater equality within the film industry, through the issue … Read more

Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5

Satire In Space Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5 Satire In Space Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5 BY: Michael Burns With a spaceship-sized set, comic timing, a thousand-strong cast, integrated lighting, and a devastating fire, British cinematographer Eben Bolter BSC and the crew of Avenue 5 steered Armando Iannucci’s sci-fi epic to the screen. … Read more

Christopher Ross BSC / Cats

Sense Of Purr-pose Christopher Ross BSC / Cats Sense Of Purr-pose Christopher Ross BSC / Cats The musical fantasy Cats follows a tribe of felines, called the Jellicles, who must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer before coming back to a new Jellicle life. The vivid, dance-filled film is based on … Read more

Women Behind The Camera

Women Behind The Camera (WBTC) is a platform showcasing the skills of women working in the camera, lighting and grip departments of the UK film and TV industry. Created by three camera operators – Lucy Bristow, Ilana Garrard and Agnieszka Szeliga – it currently has a database of 173 names and contact details covering every … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Film Noir John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu Film Noir John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu BY: Ron Prince Captured on Kodak 35mm film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, directed by Rob Letterman and shot by British cinematographer John Mathieson BSC, demonstrates that it’s both eminently feasible and financially profitable to shoot a VFX-laden, CG character-led film … Read more

Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Top Gun Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout Top Gun Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout BY: Ron Prince Your mission… Rob Hardy BSC… should you choose to accept it… is to spend the next year and a bit, shooting the most highly-anticipated action movie of 2018, starring Tom Cruise, who … Read more

Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League

Positive Vibes on Film Negative Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League Positive Vibes on Film Negative Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League BY: Ron Prince Filmed on Kodak 35mm film, and directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League  is Warner Bros. Pictures’ latest superhero feature, and the fifth instalment of the DC Comics Extended … Read more

Matt Jensen ASC / Wonder Woman

Kick-ass collaborations Matt Jensen ASC / Wonder Woman Kick-ass collaborations Matt Jensen ASC / Wonder Woman BY: David Wood Think of DC Comics’ character Wonder Woman and most people would picture Lynda Carter’s iconic 1970s TV portrayal of the proto-feminist heroine. But Warner Bros. and director Patty Jenkins seem to have changed all that with … Read more

Production Guild Awards 2016 celebrate world-class talent

Now in its third year, the 2016 Production Guild Awards in association with Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, recognised the expertise, experience and excellence of Production Guild members working in film and television drama within the production office, production accounts, location management, VFX, post-production and assistant directing roles, and the people who support them. Five awards … Read more

Henry Braham BSC / The Legend Of Tarzan

Jungle VIP Henry Braham BSC / The Legend Of Tarzan Jungle VIP Henry Braham BSC / The Legend Of Tarzan BY: Ron Prince A decade after Tarzan left Africa to live in Victorian England as John Clayton III with his wife Jane, the couple are lured back to the Congo under false pretences by Leon Rom. A … Read more

Studio round-up – Jan 2016

Pinewood Studios: Universal Pictures’ Steve Jobs, from Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, was recently mixed at Pinewood Post Production. The team carried out sound editorial, mixing and foley work for the film, which stars Michael Fassbender as the pioneering founder of Apple. Pinewood has launched, in partnership with The Open University, a free on-line course … Read more

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