Cinematographer Vanessa Whyte started out by shooting her own music videos, has since worked with Ridley Scott and set up DoP group Illuminatrix to champion women. Whyte chats to IBC365 about pushing the gender balance and pursuing opportunities.
As 5G rollouts accelerate, IBC365 speaks with BBC R&D’s Ian Wagdin about what role the new generation of connectivity might play in production.
Fantasy drama The Witcher combines magic and mythos taken from Andrzej Sapkowski’s books and the well-known game series. Framestore, which worked on VFX for the Netflix show, tells IBC365 about building a new fantasy world.
In the latest of our Industry Innovators series looking at those who have had a major impact on the media and broadcast industry, IBC365 speaks with Garrett Brown, the inventor of Steadicam.
The films of Rachel Morrison, the cinematographer best known for Black Panther, are unusually politically charged. She speaks to IBC365 as she embarks on her directorial feature debut.
When Edward Norton wanted to convey the loneliness of life in 1950s New York for his noir feature Motherless Brooklyn he turned to cinematographer Dick Pope, BSC.
Light field is seen as the cutting edge of immersive tech and a new industry organisation is looking to standardise the technology. James Pearce speaks to IDEA president Pete Ludé about what light fields bring to VR.
In Steven Spielberg’s movie Ready Player One there’s a shot of actor Ty Sheridan putting on virtual reality (VR) headgear which transitions imperceptibly from real to virtual cameras as the shot moves to an extreme close-up. In Gemini Man, Will Smith’s digital double is among the most realistic yet created ...
In the first of this series looking at innovators who have changed the media and broadcast industry, IBC365 speaks to Avid founder Bill Warner about transforming the editing landscape.
Cinema should evolve beyond the medium of storytelling. Speaking to IBC365, Peter Greenaway – filmmaker, artist and provocateur - casts his critical eye over Hollywood
Edward Norton has planned to adapt Motherless Brooklyn for over 20 years. But the actor, director and producer has been quite busy, he tells Adrian Pennington, as the film hits US screens.
Sound should be used to help editors tell the story. Sound editor Tormod Ringnes speaks to Carolyn Giardina about the impact of immersive sound technology.
Michael Zink of Warner Bros. tells Paul Bray about some of the emerging technologies that are making waves in the media industry, and reveals why he’s excited by the prospect of autonomous vehicles.
Bringing the BBC’s production arm into the commercial realm involves entering new partnerships, complex deal making and a desire to keep on innovating according to BBC Studios’ UK production head, Lisa Opie.
Applying the techniques of 3D video animation to sound creation could take cinema audio to a new level of realism, Sound Particles’ Nuno Fonseca tells Paul Bray.
Prior to his Monday conference session at IBC, ‘VR meets AR. Real and Virtual Space Become One’, Dr. Oliver Schreer talks to George Jarrett about his incredible 25-year research career in 3D and latterly VR.
Since taking over as CEO of All3Media in 2015, Jane Turton has expanded the superindie through acquisitions and organic growth, with a strong focus on scripted and ‘quality programmes and people’. That’s because ‘scale matters’ in today’s complex TV landscape, she tells Insight.
IBC2019’s Big Screen programme includes the Planet Innovation: A BBC Studios Natural History Showcase. BBC Natural History Unit’s Colin Jackson explains all about the genre.
From old school to new technology, DoP Stephen McNutt tells Alana Foster that the core skills in cinematography remain the same.
Pixar director of photography Patrick Lin explains how he brings a live-action filmmaking approach to computer animation.
Editing films is “very instinctual”, says Oscar winning editor Lee Smith
Everybody is interested in AI but not many companies really have AI in production, says Media Distillery chief executive Roland Sars.
Scottish filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson on how he overturned conventional wisdom in making, marketing and distributing his Native American movie from the ground up.
The MIB reboot opened last week. IBC365 goes behind the scenes with VFX Supervisor Alessandro Ongaro to find how he created a world with aliens living on Earth.
The director of Captain Phillips, United 93 and The Bourne Supremacy has condemned nepotism that holds back the UK’s film industry.
Sports production needs to take innovations from cricket and lessons from the advertising world by putting consumers first, says Reliance Sport CEO Sundar Raman.
American Society of Cinematographers’ (ASC) Martin Ruhe captures the insane heat of George Clooney’s satirical anti-war serialisation of classic Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.
For some cinematographers, it is the technical aspects that make them fall in love with the role. But for Polly Morgan, who’s credits include Legion, Inception and 6 Balloons, it was her love of colour.
In his latest documentary, director Asif Kapadia unearths the complex and sympathetic man behind the enigmatic Argentine football legend.
Laura Jans Fazio explains how an interest in art and design led her to become the colourist for the likes of House of Cards, Mr Robot, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.
The filmmaker’s principal job is tell a story but the conventions of narrative can be a straitjacket for those like cinematographer Natasha Braier who believes in experimenting.
Chris Lebenzon, Tim Burton’s regular collaborator in the edit room, explains how they brought their CG lead character to life
Passionate about sports and storytelling, Vera Bichler speaks to IBC365 about being the first female football director at Austrian broadcaster ORF
As series designer of Netflix’s Black Mirror, Joel Collins was integral to creating the look of the Charlie Brooker series. But after four series he has moved on to a new challenge – working on the hugely complex BBC/HBO adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. He reveals how he ...
Changing the culture of production companies and breaking up the “boys club network” should be a top priority according to Brave Bison boss Claire Hungate.
In the latest in IBC365’s series of interviews with inspirational women, director of photography Mandy Walker reflects on working on projects as diverse as Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, Ted Melfi’s Hidden Figures and Niki Caro’s upcoming Disney blockbuster Mulan.
In the second in a series of interviews with inspirational women in the run up to International Women’s Day, director of photography Carolina Costa reveals what motivates her.
In the first of a series of interviews with inspirational female leaders in the run up to International Women’s Day, IBC365 spoke with Maryann Brandon about how she became an editor and what it takes to succeed in a male-dominated part of the industry.
Roma editor Adam Gough on his route into the industry and what it was like working with Alfonso Cuarón on the Oscar-nominated film.
A drama commissioning club for telcos, Atrium launched nearly two years ago with great fanfare and a mission to help regional telcos compete with global streamers for high-end drama projects. Tim Dams checks in on Atrium’s progress so far.
The VFX wizard behind movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner, Douglas Trumbull has spent the last decade developing Magi, which can capture and show films at high resolution and high frame rates – and deliver the immersive experience he says cinema audiences are looking for.
With esports growing fast, there are opportunities for broadcasters to get involved, the head of games trade body Ukie Dr Jo Twist tells IBC365.
Ben Davis’ extraordinary list of credits includes Marvel blockbusters through to lower budget gems. This year alone he shot multi-million dollar shows Captain Marvel and Dumbo, back to back. He talks to Adrian Pennington about the art of the Director of Photography (DoP), his influences and the future of cinematography
The craft of cinematography is at risk in this era of digitally shot films, warns Oscar-nominated DoP John Mathieson, whose latest films include Mary Queen of Scots and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.
Three-time Oscar winning DoP Robert Richardson reflects on a career that has spanned 30 years, working with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone – and working in formats ranging from digital 3D to ultra-wide 70mm.
How many people does it take to cut a Hollywood feature film? More than one, in the case of The Predator, Editor Harry Miller tells IBC365.
Growing your audience means understanding not only what they want, but how and why they want it, says BBC World Service’s Catherine Blizzard.
Andrew Dunne brought unique perspectives about high dynamic range and distribution to the IBC Big Screen session ‘HDR focus: Blue Planet II and The Grand Tour’. George Jarrett was able to dive deep and explore his point of view.
Reed Kaufman is responsible for overseeing the entire post production ecosystem for all FBC Network remote events, specifically with jewel events like Super Bowl LI and the 2018 World Cup. The IBC conference was keen to find out the lessons Kaufman has learned from the experience.
Jack Watts doesn’t shy away from having strong opinions about Digital Cinema Packages, demanding clients and film industry politics. IBC365 got his thoughts on these topics and much more.
Working on over 50 blockbusters and critically-acclaimed feature films, the award-winning colourist Maxine Gervais has always been passionate about creative expression with technology and colour. Now she brings that enthusiasm to IBC.
Period epic Peterloo required some innovative VFX to recreate the crowd scenes that sit at the heart of Mike Leigh’s latest film.
One of the key factors in making Game of Thrones a worldwide television phenomenon is the style and look of the sets. Art director Hauke Richter spoke to IBC365 to reveal the secrets behind the show’s designs.
Barry Alexander Brown has edited over 100 Spike Lee ‘joints’, and is an acclaimed filmmaker himself. He tells Adrian Pennington about a career that encompasses editing legendary films such as Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X through to Lee’s latest, Blackkklansman.
Providing narrative perspective in a US news environment that’s in total overdrive is a daily challenge along with the changing audio consumption habits Lisa Tobin confronts, executive producer of audio and editor of The Daily podcast at the New York Times.
Antenna Group is an Athens-based multinational broadcaster with a very strong presence in Greece (with its ANT1 free-to-air channel) as well as radio stations, and channels in Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Romania. Its media investments include broadband services, publishing, music labels, and even a credit card business. IBC365 speaks to ...
A multi-disciplinary media executive with over 12 years of experience in cross media production and business development. Matt Tabaccos leads the commercial strategy at Ruptly Video News Agency, helping the company become the go-to brand in news media.
Don’t mention the HDR standards war to Jeremy Booth because he is happily distanced from it. The compositing TD from Jellyfish Pictures is much more concerned with the bigger picture around colour and VFX.
The former Channel 4 boss discusses his role in saving the British pubcaster from privatisation and reveals more details of his latest venture, which fuses high-end content production with brandcasting and data insight.
Broadcasting veteran Peter Salmon has a job that demands he be ubiquitous, crossing platforms, formats and countries alike as he spins ideas around the ‘internationally travelling community’ of one of the world’s biggest content factories.
Planet-centric design is user-centred, because it’s in humans’ best interests to have a healthy planet, say Impossible founders and IBC2018 keynote speakers Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira.
He doesn’t draw or paint nor animates in the traditional sense but give Joe Letteri a computer and he can figure out how to create any image in the world – or a world yet unknown. The four times visual effects Oscar and BAFTA winner has shaped three decades of ...
Jean-Clément Soret on the mystery of being a colourist and the different requirements of grading commercials, film and TV.
Andy Serkis speaks about the “liberating tool” of performance capture and reveals all about his latest project Mowgli.
Cutting films for an auteur is a tough challenge, one that demands a deep immersion in the script and the personality of the filmmaker. Imagine then what a balancing act must have to be performed when you are the go to editor for two of the world’s leading directors.
Looking back on almost 50 years of iconic films, ranging from The Shawshank Redemption and The Big Lebowski to Skyfall and Blade Runner 2049, the British cinematographer discusses his creative approach and his life in pictures.
Oscar-nominated sound designer Julian Slater speaks about new ways of editing sound and why the term ‘immersive’ can be a red herring.
In the first in a series of interviews with industry-leading craft talent, Goldcrest’s Jet Omoshebi speaks about breaking into the world of grading and the essential attributes of a colourist.
In the second instalment of our CTO Series, 21st Century Fox’s Paul Cheesbrough speaks about the challenges of delivering content to more platforms than ever before and explains why cyber security is his number one priority.
Integral to Sky’s DNA is the adoption of new technologies and innovating the production to distribution chain, says Production Services Director Darren Long.
With a plethora of platforms to serve and in the era of fake news, the task of managing a team of journalists and delivering more digital content is arguably tougher than it’s ever been.
Ultra HD and VR might make all the headlines but when it comes to pushing the boundaries of sports production, but better use of data and artificial intelligence are likely to be the big winners, suggests David Shield.
”360-degree video is a natural step forward for us”, says Dinara Toktosunova, CEO, Ruptly
Associated Press Executive Editor Sally Buzbee wants to instill some “old-fashioned media values” in social media platforms.
Sky Deutschland is changing from a sports and film-orientated broadcaster towards a fully-fledged family entertainment company. CEO Carsten Schmidt explains how.
With the broadcast industry in transition phase, Olympic Broadcasting Services Chief Technology Officer Sotiris Salamouris must manage the shift to 4K, 8K and IP while ensuring the world doesn’t miss a second of the action.
Wim Ponnet works for a company that produces up to 700 big productions annually, and it sure knows how to exploit its IP (intellectual property).
Thirteen years at the BBC and a steady presence at CNN since 1998 has given Tony Maddox a unique overview of today’s global news scene.
Data - as well as a creative gut - is vital for winning online audiences, says Little Dot CEO Andy Taylor.
If you think VR in TV and film is just another passing fad, Sol Rogers, CEO and founder of Rewind, would like to change your opinion.
Google is the flag carrier for the new, connected world, but it has some encouraging words for broadcasters.
Curt Behlmer and his team are responsible for advancing the possibilities of cinema sight and sound, ensuring that Dolby technologies, including Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, fit into the industry’s content workflows.
Although exciting, we don’t have the vocabulary for talking about VR, yet we must ensure it works across multiple devices and delivers what consumers expect.
Released in the US late last year, Iraq war drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk broke new ground when it came to technical production, Oscar winning Director Ang Lee talks about his experience with the newest cinema technology
One of the UK’s most high profile cinema producers and cultural envoys discussed how British and European cinema must evolve, why cinema and media needs to retain its trusted status, what Brexit means for creative industries
Media execs should look to the gaming industry and the success of games such as Pokemon Go to realise there’s a market for AR and VR content.
From Avatar to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, motion capture has enabled animation to become ever more lifelike and photo realistic. Now Disney Research is advancing this science with emotion capture, and systems that offer filmmakers continuous control of facial performance in live action motion pictures.
It’s almost a cliché now: we are living in a ‘golden age’ of scripted TV. But what drives this TV renaissance and how it will evolve is a matter of ongoing debate.
Vice Media is on an aggressive expansion path, looking to launch in 50 markets around the world; and it’s not just focusing on mobile and online programming – linear TV is a key part of the offering.
As CTO at Globo, Raymundo Barros is responsible for overseeing engineering and technology operations. He led and spearheaded major initiatives such as the transition to digital TV and the creation and distribution of 4K, 4K HDR and 8K content.
As VP of Technology, Warner Bros. Michael Zink is responsible for exploring the emerging technologies that could enhance Warner Bros.’ capabilities in production, post production and distribution.
The writer behind one of the biggest dramas of 2016 believes the success of the programme marks the beginning of something big for German TV.
Visual effects pro Kevin Baillie sees the notion of virtual production moving beyond use of a virtual camera, to involve tasks such a location scouting and incorporating an increased reliance on the cloud.