Filming Break Bumpers for Admiral

We had a lot of fun filming five commercials for Admiral Home Insurance. Shot over two fantastic houses in Whalley Range on Sony F55 along with our set of Zeiss CP.2 Primes. Each scenario was a light-hearted look at situations that would make you reach for the phone to ring your insurance company. We had great fun producing these and …

A FILM FIT FOR A KING!

KING LEAR: THE FILM A Talawa Theatre Company / Royal Exchange Theatre / Saffron Cherry TV production in association with Lion Eyes TV. FREE RELEASE, BEGINNING 11 JULY, 2016 FILMED AT THE ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE, MANCHESTER Watch at bbc.co.uk/shakespeare from July to September 2016 Further release platforms to be announced “…Lear is the Everest of roles, and Don Warrington, in Michael …

Filming American Idiot The Musical

It’s not often I get asked to film a musical trailer based around the music of one of the favourite bands from my youth. The band in question is Green Day and the show in question is American Idiot The Musical. I thought I’d take the opportunity to go through the approach we took to filming this show, balancing my …

Response to last post about colour perception and Grading suite set up

This is just a wide taken on my phone, so a little grainy and ironically the colour values are all off, but you get the idea. From the last post from Craig Leedham we had a couple of requests to have a look at how we’ve implemented the theory at The Den (Our post production Facility).. we promised an example, so …

Online tuts

It’s a task to keep track of the prolific updates in applications and also learning new software to keep ahead of the game. I remember from my college days asking my tutor why we didn’t get more software training, to which the reply was “Software is just a tool to express your idea. Your creative concept is the most important thing”. …

After Effects CC performance we’ve chosen to ignore

I’ve been using After Effects CC since it’s release a few weeks back, and I’m getting to grips with improved features such as the 3D camera tracker, C4D integrated workflow, Adobe auto file-change updating and all the many small changes too. However, not meaning to rain on Adobe’s parade, I watched this video by  Lou Borella which points out a significant performance …