Behind the scenes

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    Behind the Scenes: America's Cup


    Even the best laid plans change over time, but most technical installations start with some definite ideas about where and how technology will be used. This was not the case with the 2021 America’s Cup.

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    Behind the Scenes: A Discovery of Witches


    The second season of Sky’s A Discovery of Witches saw the protagonists escape to an Elizabethan London. Axis Studios explains how it leveraged cloud rendering to create a realistic 16th Century London

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    Behind the scenes: Mulan


    Cinematographer Mandy Walker frames for the epic and the intimate in Disney’s touchpaper test for theatrical return.

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    Behind the Scenes: The Glastonbury Experience


    With Glastonbury cancelled, the BBC has delved into the archives to bring highlights from past festivals to the small screen. BBC Studios executive producer Alison Howe tells IBC365 about the challenges of producing the five-day Glastonbury Experience during lockdown.

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    Behind the scenes: Springwatch


    As the broadcast of BBC’s seasonal wildlife show Springwatch comes to an end, IBC365 looks at how the live show was produced despite Covid-19 restrictions.

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    Behind the scenes: Da 5 Bloods


    With racial tensions heightening in the US, IBC365 goes behind the scenes of Spike Lee’s return to Vietnam, which sets the record straight on the white-washed reporting of the war and draws explicit parallels with the rise of fascism today.

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    Behind the scenes: Avatar 2 and 3


    Avatar broke technical boundaries and commercial records in 2009 by bringing digital 3D into the light. Can history repeat itself with James Cameron’s four sequels currently in production?

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    Behind the scenes: Isolation Stories


    Coronavirus lockdown has put a halt to productions worldwide. But with  Isolation Stories ITV Studios has created a novel drama shoot where the cast and crew maintained social distancing. Adrian Pennington investigates.

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    Behind the scenes: Dummy


    Quibi launches with a new production method and tantalising creative storytelling possibilities.

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    Behind the scenes: The Mandalorian’s groundbreaking virtual production


    Massive LED walls and gaming engines were used to speed up the creative process and reduce the time needed in post-production for Disney+ Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian .

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    Broadcasting the Six Nations: Behind the scenes of the TV production


    From machine learning-driven analytics to 4K drone, the broadcast of the 2020 Six Nations rugby tournament will feature some innovative kit as well as some tried and trusted technology.

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    Behind the scenes: Jojo Rabbit


    Jojo, a normal kid with a vivid imagination, an absent father and a need to fit in, settles on a pretend friend in the form of Adolf Hitler. In filmmaker Taika Waititi’s World War II satire, this fantasy is experienced as a matter of fact. “The main thing was ...

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    Behind the scenes: 1917


    Meticulous military planning was required for Sam Mendes’ clock-ticking ‘one-shot’ war drama. Adrian Pennington talks to cinematographer Roger Deakins and sound mixer Stuart Wilson.

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    Behind the scenes: Cats


    From page to stage to screen, how director Tom Hooper and DP Christopher Ross transmogrified the megamusical

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    Behind the scenes: 6 Underground


    6 Underground sees Netflix hand one of its biggest ever budgets to director Michael Bay. Adrian Pennington speaks with cinematographer Bojan Bazelli about creating practical effects for Bay’s new Ryan Reynolds-starring action blockbuster.

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    Behind the scenes: The Irishman


    Martin Scorsese’s new crime drama sees the Goodfellas director reunite with Robert De Niro. Adrian Pennington spoke to Rodrigo Prieto about shooting a tale that spans six decades.

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    Behind the scenes: War of the Worlds


    The War of the Worlds started on the radio, but the sound is just as important in the latest small screen turn of the HG Wells classic. Adrian Pennington goes behind the scenes of the audio behind the BBC’s new TV adaptation.

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    Behind the scenes: Diego Maradona


    Editor Chris King and director Asif Kapadia tackle Argentina’s footballing enigma, Diego Maradona, in this documentary which comes to DVD this month

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    Behind the scenes: His Dark Materials


    Any adaptation of Philip Pullman’s multi-layered fantasy His Dark Materials must decide how to represent the cast of animalistic ‘daemons’ which feature constantly throughout the story. Adrian Pennington spoke with key members of the VFX team to find out how. 

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    Behind the scenes: Official Secrets


    Telling the story with lighting, Official Secrets cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC speaks to Alana Foster on how he worked with director Gavin Hood to depict the story of one woman’s moral conundrum.