Storytelling

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Behind the Scenes: Toy Story 4

2019-07-15T15:24:00+01:00By

Pixar director of photography Patrick Lin explains how he brings a live-action filmmaking approach to computer animation.

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How streamer spend is reshaping programme making

2019-07-11T14:21:00+01:00By Tim Dams

The rise of the streaming platforms has sparked a production boom, affecting superindie groups through to smaller indies. It has had a major impact on all genres of programme making too -  and the way that shows are now financed. Tim Dams reports.

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EditFest 2019: Just keep cutting

2019-07-11T10:28:00+01:00By

The seventh annual American Cinema Editors’ London EditFest offered insights into cutting for factual, TV drama, and features, George Jarrett reports.

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NASA commemorates moon landing with live TV broadcast

2019-07-11T10:26:00+01:00By

NASA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a live two-hour TV broadcast looking at the future exploration of the Moon and Mars.

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Craft Leaders: Lee Smith, Editor

2019-07-09T15:17:00+01:00By

Editing films is “very instinctual”, says Oscar winning editor Lee Smith

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Capturing the first - and last - small steps on the Moon

2019-07-08T15:32:00+01:00By

NASA has always known the value of good publicity so, as well as the towering technological achievement of the Moon landings, it also put huge efforts into making sure the American public got to see them happen in realtime.

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CBC and BBC ink co-production deal

2019-07-05T11:24:00+01:00By

Canadian and British broadcasters have confirmed a creative co-production partnership in a commitment to future collaboration across drama, documentaries and news content.

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Netflix to open UK production hub at Shepperton Studios

2019-07-04T13:59:00+01:00By

In a major UK expansion, Netflix has signed a multi-million pound deal to create a production hub at Shepperton Studios outside London.

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Shining a light on those behind the cameras

2019-07-04T09:07:00+01:00

It’s not just the wellbeing of those on-screen that is being neglected; we need to face up to the uncomfortable truth for those toiling behind the scenes, says CEO of the Film & Television Charity Alex Pumfrey.

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Behind the scenes: Neither Wolf Nor Dog

2019-07-01T15:44:00+01:00By

Scottish filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson on how he overturned conventional wisdom in making, marketing and distributing his Native American movie from the ground up.

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Behind the scenes: Men in Black: International

2019-06-27T13:54:00+01:00By

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.

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One small step: Broadcasting the Apollo 11 moon landing

2019-06-27T07:30:00+01:00By

BBC broadcaster James Burke speaks to IBC365 about the future of TV 50 years after covering the live Apollo 11 moon landing

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Scripting an immersive future for theatre-goers

2019-06-26T14:28:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Leading tech giants have linked up with the Royal Shakespeare Company in an ambitious project to re-imagine the future of theatre-going using immersive technology.

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Behind the Scenes: Apollo 11

2019-06-26T08:00:00+01:00By

A new documentary film about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing features previously unseen 70mm footage that helps provide a whole new take on the mission and its legacy as it nears its 50th Anniversary.

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Craft leaders: Paul Greengrass, Director

2019-06-25T13:32:00+01:00By

The director of Captain Phillips, United 93 and The Bourne Supremacy has condemned nepotism that holds back the UK’s film industry.

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Queer broadcasting: Delivering live diversity

2019-06-20T11:02:00+01:00By

During Pride Month, LGBTQ+ global streaming network Revry simultaneously broadcast the Trevor Live gala across multiple global channels reaching more than 9.4 million viewers.

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Chernobyl drives Sky's investment in original content

2019-06-13T11:03:00+01:00By

Comcast-backed Sky has confirmed it will double its Europe-wide investment in the development and production of original new content.

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Catch-22: How it was shot

2019-06-13T08:00:00+01:00By

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.

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Craft Leaders: Polly Morgan, ASC BSC

2019-06-10T12:33:00+01:00By

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.

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Craft Leaders: Asif Kapadia, director

2019-06-05T08:39:00+01:00By

In his latest documentary, director Asif Kapadia unearths the complex and sympathetic man behind the enigmatic Argentine football legend.

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Video: Expanding Nordic TV into China

2019-05-31T10:09:00+01:00By

Finnish-based Elisa TV has successfully collaborated and expanded into China to co-produce content and collaborate driving audience engagement and revenue beyond Scandinavia, Elisa’s director of binge business Einari Kanerva tells IBC365.

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Bafta partners Netflix for ‘Breakthrough Brits’ expansion

2019-05-30T14:16:00+01:00By

Bafta will work with Netflix to take its flagship talent scheme to new markets worldwide.

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Craft Leaders: Laura Jans Fazio, Colourist

2019-05-30T09:17:00+01:00By

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.

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ASC turns 100: Who is the greatest cinematographer ever?

2019-05-29T16:15:00+01:00By

IBC365 pays tribute to the international cinematographers who have shaped the art of motion pictures and asks ASC members who they think is the greatest of all time.

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Green production: How to be sustainable on set

2019-05-28T15:52:00+01:00By

Bond 25, the next instalment of the 007 franchise, is employing a sustainability consultant on its shoot to ensure greener practices.

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Video: Nordic operators champion FAANG collaboration

2019-05-28T14:42:00+01:00By

Canal Digital chief technology officer Henke Erichsen speaks to IBC365 on the industry challenges and benefits of collaboration.

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Behind the scenes: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

2019-05-25T09:00:00+01:00By

Robert Richardson ASC describes recreating the summer of 1969 for Quentin Tarantino’s new blockbuster.

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Behind the scenes: Good Omens

2019-05-21T10:09:00+01:00By

VFX supervisor Jean-Claude Deguara discusses creating a fantasy world straight out of the minds of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

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Behind the scenes: Elton John ‘fantasy’ biopic Rocketman

2019-05-17T07:00:00+01:00By

Rocketman editor Chris Dickens explains how he helped create the true fantasy of shy piano prodigy turned international superstar and the challenge of creating the perfect ending.

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Crafting quality: Skills for successful UHD and HDR production

2019-05-16T12:28:00+01:00

Join IBC365 on demand to explore how pixels, higher frame rates, wide colour gamut and high dynamic range are transforming the production process.

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Behind the scenes: John Wick 3

2019-05-16T07:00:00+01:00By

Cinematographer Dan Laustsen brings visual panache to the stunt-fuelled franchise

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Bafta TV Awards: 2019 winners

2019-05-13T10:30:00+01:00By

Killing Eve and Patrick Melrose were among the programmes celebrated at last night’s Baftas with special mention to BBC’s Bodyguard and Britain’s Got Talent.

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Spotlight on: Film trailers

2019-05-10T10:11:00+01:00By Pippa Considine

Film trailers play a vital role in marketing budgets that can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, but different changing consumption methods have changed the nature of trailers.

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Live streaming: The latest solutions

2019-05-07T12:34:00+01:00By

From Facebook to Twitch to YouTube, cleverly integrated production solutions and lower price-points are making high-quality live streaming accessible to those who want to share content across a vast array of platforms.

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Bafta Craft Awards: The winners

2019-04-29T09:50:00+01:00By

BBC TV dramas A Very English Scandal and Killing Eve were among the winners last night at the Bafta Television Craft Awards.

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Ex-Apple, Warner execs launch Media Musketeers indie

2019-04-11T12:57:00+01:00By

Former Apple and Warner Bros executives have partnered to launch a European production company focused on high-end TV and feature films.

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MipTV: French TV embraces risk to stay relevant in digital era

2019-04-10T16:31:00+01:00By

A noticeable shift toward greater risk-taking and collaboration by French broadcasters was one of the big talking points at the MipTV programming market in Cannes.

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New at NAB: From 4K to 8K capture

2019-04-09T21:13:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: 4K HDR emerges as the live production benchmark and 8K becomes an option for 4K workflows.

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Behind the Scenes: Shane Meadows’ The Virtues

2019-04-09T11:43:00+01:00By

The latest drama from This is England writer-director Shane Meadows was created in a semi-improvised fashion which required highly flexible production planning from indie producer Warp Films

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Netflix original: Inside Netflix’s post-production operation

2019-04-08T10:04:00+01:00By

From interactive episodes of Black Mirror to Bear Grylls’ latest series, Netflix’s post-production operation and supply chain is responsible for servicing the insatiable appetite for original content that will see it deliver more than 1,000 branded shows this year.

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Avid unveils "reimagined" Media Composer at NAB2019

2019-04-07T01:58:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Avid today unveiled an overhauled Media Composer at the company’s Connect event, where chief executive Jeff Rosica pledged to end the practice of announcing products without an imminent shipping date.

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Craft Leaders: Natasha Braier, Cinematographer

2019-04-05T10:39:00+01:00By

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.

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Transforming creative workflows: Making great content in the cloud

2019-04-02T11:51:00+01:00

Join IBC365 on demand to explore why creators are turning to cloud to transform the way they make great content.

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Spotlight on: Foley artists

2019-03-29T11:21:00+00:00By

Foley artists whose credits include Breaking Bad, The Revenant, Killing Eve, Black Mirror and Suicide Squad explain all about Foley.

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What Brexit means for European VFX firms

2019-03-27T17:20:00+00:00By

While UK VFX and animation houses operate in the almost certain knowledge that Brexit will dent their global competitiveness, facilities in Europe expect to benefit.

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Craft Leaders: Demetri Portelli, Stereographer

2019-03-26T07:00:00+00:00By

One of the world’s leading specialists in 3D production, Demetri Portelli’s credits include Oscar winner Hugo through to Ang Lee’s upcoming sci-fi film Gemini Man – and he thinks that 3D filmmaking remains vital to the future of cinema

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Behind the scenes: Dumbo

2019-03-25T15:28:00+00:00By

Chris Lebenzon, Tim Burton’s regular collaborator in the edit room, explains how they brought their CG lead character to life

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Interview: Vera Bichler, ORF

2019-03-21T17:00:00+00:00By

Passionate about sports and storytelling, Vera Bichler speaks to IBC365 about being the first female football director at Austrian broadcaster ORF

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RTS awards originality and excellence

2019-03-20T12:10:00+00:00By

Jodie Comer for Killing Eve and Lucian Msamati for Kiri were among those celebrated last night at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards.

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Interview: Black Mirror series designer Joel Collins

2019-03-18T14:57:00+00:00By Tim Dams

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 ...

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BBC triumphs at BPG Awards

2019-03-15T15:49:00+00:00By

Jodie Comer and Hugh Grant were among the winners of the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards today, judges praised the “brilliance of the output.”

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Behind the scenes: Captain Marvel

2019-03-08T13:09:00+00:00By

IBC365 marvels behind the scenes of Disney’s first female-fronted superhero release.

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Video: Why is balance better?

2019-03-08T12:43:00+00:00By

IBC365 asks why balance is better? Industry experts point to organisational performance, problem-solving and creativity as imperative to dynamic teams.

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International Women's Day: Tips for success

2019-03-08T12:40:00+00:00By

Tips on how to succeed in the sometimes male-dominated creative, technical and leadership positions in the media, entertainment and tech industry.

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Interview: Claire Hungate, Brave Bison

2019-03-08T12:31:00+00:00By

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.

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Interview: Mandy Walker, DoP

2019-03-08T12:09:00+00:00By

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.

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Christopher Nolan rallies filmmakers

2019-03-06T12:35:00+00:00By

Nolan has urged filmmakers to give audiences a reason to leave the house and to continue inventing new genres for the future success of cinema.

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Interview: Carolina Costa, DoP

2019-03-05T15:01:00+00:00By

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.

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Is content still King for the Gen Z audience?

2019-03-04T10:30:00+00:00

With SVOD set to be the biggest media story of 2019, Brave Bison CEO and IBC Content Steering Group chair Claire Hungate asks if linear broadcasters have overlooked innovation and ignored their audiences.

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Maryann Brandon: Editing with emotion

2019-03-04T10:00:00+00:00By

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.

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Oscars 2019: The winners

2019-02-25T15:22:00+00:00By Joe Crimp

Bohemian Rhapsody, Black Panther and Roma were among the big winners at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony.

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Craft leaders: Adam Gough, Editor

2019-02-20T10:25:00+00:00By

Roma editor Adam Gough on his route into the industry and what it was like working with Alfonso Cuarón on the Oscar-nominated film.

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Oscars 2019: Inside the Best Film Editing category

2019-02-20T10:23:00+00:00By

From an eccentric costume drama to the story of the ultimate stadium rockers, what all the nominations in the best film editing category have in common is that their stories are based on real life biographies.

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Interview: Richard Halliwell, Atrium

2019-02-19T09:28:00+00:00By Tim Dams

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.

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Broadcasting theatre on the big screen

2019-02-15T12:15:00+00:00By

The National Theatre is home to world-class productions and performances, but how are the plays broadcast to cinemas around the world?

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EBU warns of “dire conditions for media freedom”

2019-02-13T15:10:00+00:00By

The European Broadcasting Union has called for immediate action to protect journalists and the freedom of expression.

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Behind the scenes: Cold War

2019-02-12T13:52:00+00:00By

Oscar-nominated cinematographer Lukasz Zal reveals how he created the black-and-white look for Pawel Pawlikowski’s Soviet-era love story.

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The robustness of radio

2019-02-12T08:00:00+00:00

With World Radio Day taking place on Wednesday 13 February, Paul Robinson assesses the health of radio and its role in society.

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Home is where the art is: Immersive tech in film and TV

2019-02-06T11:25:00+00:00By

The 4K/UHD expectations of some leading streaming services mean that the home viewing experience could soon rival that encountered in commercial cinemas, writes David Davies.

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UK film and TV spend hits £3.1bn in 2018

2019-02-05T09:18:00+00:00By

Production spend on film and TV in the UK reached £3.1bn in 2018, which the BFI said was a vote of confidence in the UK’s crews, facilities and locations.

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Shooting the high end

2019-02-04T15:52:00+00:00By

With many camera and lens manufacturers making announcements and revealing upgrades at the BSC Expo in London, Andy Stout looks at the latest developments in the world of high end cameras and lenses.

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Immersive audio: A multitude of possibilities

2019-02-01T11:40:00+00:00By

For vendors, arguably the greatest challenge at this point resides in satisfying the continually evolving ways in which broadcasters and content creators wish to apply immersive audio techniques, writes David Davies.

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We can do it: Taking action and changing culture

2019-02-01T08:40:00+00:00

With women remaining notably absent from this year’s Academy Awards nominations, it is of vital importance that the industry does more to attract and retain women, says Digital Orchard managing director Sam Margaritis.

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2019 Oscars: Inside the best cinematography and VFX categories

2019-01-30T13:10:00+00:00By

From shooting in black and white to creating in-camera effects, we take a look at the technology and technique behind Oscar nominated films.

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How museums are embracing immersive experiences

2019-01-25T10:32:00+00:00By Tim Dams

Leading figures from the worlds of theatre, technology and media are behind an ambitious project to create mixed reality, immersive visitor experiences at The Natural History Museum and The Science Museum in London.

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Behind the scenes: A Quiet Place

2019-01-22T10:22:00+00:00By

Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl, the supervising sound editors of Oscar-nominated A Quiet Place, on establishing the rules of silence and the shock of what happens if you break it.

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Behind the scenes: First Man

2019-01-21T17:12:00+00:00By

The sonic soundscape of Neil Armstrong biopic First Man fuses authentic reconstruction with the insanity of the race into space.

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Why diversity is a business imperative

2019-01-18T11:46:00+00:00

Diversity and inclusion are the key to delivering engaging content, says Mill Film’s Lauren McCallum.

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Green around the edges: How broadcasting is becoming eco-friendly

2019-01-16T13:31:00+00:00By

Environmental issues, like climate change, are having an impact on broadcasting – most noticeably on screen, where the success of programmes like the BBC’s Blue Planet II was such that it has changed attitudes to single-use plastics. Behind the camera there is also now a greener tinge around the edges.

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Behind the scenes: The Favourite

2019-01-14T15:51:00+00:00By

Cinematographer Robbie Ryan on the bold lens choices for Yorgos Lanthimos’ acerbic awards-tipped period drama.

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Ang Lee’s high frame rate Gemini Man “the future of cinema”

2018-12-21T06:00:00+00:00By

Oscar winning cinematographer Dion Beebe has described using ultra high frame rates to film Ang Lee’s sci-fi actioner Gemini Man, as part of the future of cinema.

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Craft Leaders: Douglas Trumbull, Special Effects Supervisor

2018-12-13T13:36:00+00:00By

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.

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Relocating ITV Post and Creative

2018-12-13T06:00:00+00:00By

How did ITV manage to relocate post and production departments out of its South Bank HQ on Friday and into the new one on the following Monday?

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Behind the scenes: Mary Poppins Returns

2018-12-10T12:16:00+00:00By

Cinematographer Dion Beebe explains how he mixes digital production techniques with hand drawn animation and London location work to recreate Disney’s whimsical nanny.

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Behind the scenes: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

2018-12-05T10:28:00+00:00By Pippa Considine

With around half of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’s $200m budget comprising VFX shots, Framestore Creative Director Christian Manz reveals the VFX story to IBC365, detailing work on key scenes, the re-invention of Paris and the creation of some of the more fantastic of the beasts.

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Interview: Jo Twist, Ukie

2018-11-29T07:00:00+00:00By

With esports growing fast, there are opportunities for broadcasters to get involved, the head of games trade body Ukie Dr Jo Twist tells IBC365.

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BBC and C4 triumph at RTS Awards

2018-11-27T15:51:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) 2018 Craft and Design Awards have awarded the best in UK broadcast television from directing and effects to costume and make up.

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UK’s VFX close up

2018-11-27T11:53:00+00:00By

IBC365 spoke with the One Strange Rock, The Crown and Katy VFX teams shortlisted for last night’s RTS Craft and Design Awards.

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Five shows that changed society

2018-11-21T11:42:00+00:00By

To mark World Television Day, we have assembled a list of five influential television programmes that have gone on to have a distinct impact on society.

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Film-making for change: “My camera is my weapon”

2018-11-21T10:41:00+00:00By

Award-winning documentary maker Deeyah Khan’s work has educated, empowered and inspired change. She explains what motivates her and why storytelling is so vital.

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How full-frame sensors are changing the lens market

2018-11-20T12:52:00+00:00By

What does the popularity of large format sensor digital cinema cameras mean for the lens market? David Fox reports.

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Up to the Task: Selling comedy to the world

2018-11-19T15:56:00+00:00By

Gameshow Taskmaster has been a standout hit for UKTV and is now entertaining audiences around the world. Creator Alex Horne and execs from UKTV and production company Avalon explain how the show was exported to 17 countries.

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RTS Craft and Design nominees announced

2018-11-09T11:09:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced its 2018 Craft and Design Awards with The Windsors Royal Wedding Special, The End of the F***ing World and A Very English Scandal, leading the nominations across four categories.

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The art of animation success

2018-11-09T11:00:00+00:00By Lorcan Archer

Based out of Kilkenny in Ireland, Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon has racked up Oscar nominations and interest from streaming platforms. Paul Young of Cartoon Saloon explains how OTT content hunger is fuelling the global animation market.

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Women freelancers triumph at Rory Peck Awards

2018-11-08T15:55:00+00:00By

The Rory Peck Awards last night honoured the work of freelancers covering worldwide news and current affairs from dangerous and fascinating locations.

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Craft leaders: Ben Davis, Cinematographer

2018-11-08T11:46:00+00:00By

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

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Craft leaders: John Mathieson, Cinematographer

2018-11-06T15:38:00+00:00By

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.

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A game-changing revolution

2018-11-06T13:31:00+00:00By

It’s rare when something can be truly said to represent a revolutionary approach to filmmaking. Attendees of a jaw-dropping Big Screen session at IBC2018 got to see for themselves how game technology is fundamentally changing the way films are made.

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Special effects: Keeping it real

2018-11-05T16:42:00+00:00By

Far from being killed off by digital, practical special effects are routinely used to heighten the effectiveness of scenes and emotional beats in a way impossible in a computer.

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Amplifying the sound of silence

2018-11-01T16:33:00+00:00By

Audio is key to bringing natural history stories to life, say filmmakers who have used Dolby Atmos to enhance their films.

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Blockchain: The beer necessities

2018-11-01T16:17:00+00:00By Steve Fairclough

Despite the light-hearted company name of Space Beers, co-founder Maurice Schutte is very serious about filmmaking and utilising blockchain to help him do so. IBC365 spoke to Schutte to discover more…

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Craft Leaders: Robert Richardson, Cinematographer

2018-10-29T14:47:00+00:00By

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.

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Interview: Harry Miller, Editor

2018-10-29T11:37:00+00:00By

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.

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Fine-tuning Bohemian Rhapsody

2018-10-24T10:32:00+01:00By

The Editor and Production Designer of Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody tell IBC365 how the film recreated the classic Live Aid concert from Wembley Stadium – with 800 extras at Bovingdon airfield near Hemel Hempstead.

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Smart speakers and public service broadcasters

2018-10-22T14:53:00+01:00

If 2017 was the year that smart speaker hype reached its peak, 2018 may well prove to be the year they will have moved into the mainstream, writes EBU Project Manager Ben Poor.

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Interview: Catherine Blizzard, BBC World Service

2018-10-22T06:00:00+01:00By Paul Bray

Growing your audience means understanding not only what they want, but how and why they want it, says BBC World Service’s Catherine Blizzard.

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Interview: Andrew Dunne, BBC Studios

2018-10-18T12:06:00+01:00By

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.

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Interview: Maxine Gervais, Colourist

2018-10-17T06:00:00+01:00By

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.

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Watch: Peter Jackson brings colour to WW1

2018-10-16T18:54:00+01:00By

Grainy, black and white footage of World War One has been given the ultimate restoration treatment to startling effect in They Shall Not Grow Old.

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Behind the scenes: Mike Leigh’s Peterloo

2018-10-16T11:29:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

Period epic Peterloo required some innovative VFX to recreate the crowd scenes that sit at the heart of Mike Leigh’s latest film.  

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Interview: Hauke Richter, Game of Thrones

2018-10-15T07:00:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

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.

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From epic poetry to AI: Discovering viable algorithms for creating responsive media

2018-10-10T13:24:00+01:00By Mike Armstrong

This paper describes a search for natural ways to make responsive media, investigating the techniques used in oral performances and contrasts these with ways which start from a fixed, recorded form.

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Using virtual reality in preserving endangered rituals for posterity

2018-10-10T13:23:00+01:00By Anna Sowa

In this paper Chouette Films explores the potential of virtual reality (VR) technology to be used in the preservation of cultural rituals and heritage for posterity.

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Analysis: Why NEP acquired SIS Live

2018-10-10T13:09:00+01:00By

NEP’s latest acquisition, a deal for connectivity services firm SIS Live, was announced yesterday. And it’s unlikely to be the OB giant’s last, writes Adrian Pennington.

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New voyage for Discovery

2018-10-09T11:01:00+01:00By

JB Perrette is totally changing the look and feel of Discovery Networks International.

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Using blockchain to ensure genuine media assets

2018-10-04T09:55:00+01:00By M. Barroco & P. MacAvock

This paper introduces the key concepts of blockchain and smart contracts and proposes a design to ensure the traceability of media assets in a potentially untrustworthy environment.

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Craft Leaders: Barry Alexander Brown, Editor

2018-10-02T09:43:00+01:00By

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.

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AI for better storytelling in live football

2018-09-27T09:06:00+01:00

AI represents almost limitless possibilities for the future and is already having a transformational impact in many areas, including live football production.

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Interview: Lisa Tobin, New York Times

2018-09-26T07:00:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

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.

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Interview: Peter Smith, Antenna Group

2018-09-25T07:01:00+01:00By

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 ...

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Advice from the frontline of VR production

2018-09-16T13:07:00+01:00By

IBC2018: VR and 360 productions need a well thought out story and an even more detailed script.

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VR has made “considerable creative strides” in 2018

2018-09-16T10:39:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: Sky VR Studio Technical Director Richard Mills points to some of the best VR work being produced to show how the medium is developing.

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HBO focuses on latest cinema drones

2018-09-16T10:04:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: High end cinema drones were put through their paces by programme makers in an HBO documentary which premiered at IBC.

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Trump is good news for CNN

2018-09-15T13:37:00+01:00By

IBC2018: CNN’s Tommy Evans says “US President makes a lot of news and news is good for CNN”

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Notes from the frontier of digital storytelling

2018-09-14T05:00:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Al Jazeera Digital and Brave Bison execs outline strategies for targeting Gen Z viewers.

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Interview: Matt Tabaccos, Ruptly

2018-09-13T09:36:00+01:00By

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.

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Interview: David Abraham, Wonderhood Studios

2018-08-31T10:00:00+01:00By

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.

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Sesame Street creator awarded for 50 years of excellence

2018-08-29T07:00:00+01:00By

The IBC International Honour for Excellence will be awarded to Joan Ganz Cooney and Sesame Workshop for devotion to the educational and social development of children around the world.

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Interview: Peter Salmon, Endemol Shine

2018-08-22T10:51:00+01:00By Tim Dams

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.

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Interview: Jette Nygaard-Andersen, MTG

2018-08-20T12:43:00+01:00By Tim Dams

The world’s leading media companies are grappling with how they can best adapt their business model to cope with the disruptions ushered in by the digital age. MTG has directed efforts towards a content-led hunt for Generation Z’s attention, according to experienced executive Jette Nygaard-Andersen.

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How Poldark went green

2018-08-16T08:29:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

The global drama hit is produced with environmental considerations firmly in mind, aiming to reduce its carbon footprint year on year.

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News: Keeping it real

2018-08-07T07:00:00+01:00By

The rise of unreliable information on the internet has raised issues of trust and distrust for the media throughout the developed world - and is a subject that will be examined in detail at IBC2018 in Amsterdam.

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Is the short-form bubble bursting?

2018-08-03T09:00:00+01:00By

Does news that Vivendi is to close its Studio+ mobile focussed short content platform only two years after launch point to wider weaknesses in the short-form market?

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Making the grade in HDR

2018-08-01T07:00:00+01:00By

With more dramas and films now delivering in HDR, IBC365 asks leading colourists to reveal all about the pros and cons of grading in the format.

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Craft Leaders: Joe Letteri, Visual Effects Supervisor

2018-07-31T12:04:00+01:00By

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 ...

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Craft Leaders: Jean-Clément Soret, Colourist

2018-07-17T08:17:00+01:00By

Jean-Clément Soret on the mystery of being a colourist and the different requirements of grading commercials, film and TV.

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The Handmaid’s Tale, Game of Thrones and Westworld lead Emmy nominations

2018-07-13T10:41:00+01:00By

Netflix leads the tally of 2018 Emmy nominations with 112 nods, surpassing HBO’s 108.

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How AI is being used to boost the creative process

2018-07-13T10:02:00+01:00By

From newsrooms to sports and TV production, AI is already being used to speed up and boost the creative process. But could it replace humans altogether?

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One moment in time: The making of Whitney

2018-07-03T07:26:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald and his production team tell IBC365 how they overcame poor quality 1980s home video archive to bring his latest feature doc, Whitney – about the iconic but troubled star - to the big screen.

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DPP survey lifts the lid on production company trends

2018-06-29T09:17:00+01:00By

There is a major new market emerging in the creation of branded video content - and it is being filled by small, multi-skilled digital production companies, who have no particular interest in broadcast TV.

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The serious business of comedy

2018-06-28T08:00:00+01:00By

The business of being funny is no laughing matter. Compared to genres like factual, reality and drama, comedy can be too expensive, too regionally specific and just too much of a risk.

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Craft Leaders: Andy Serkis, Director and Actor

2018-06-14T11:56:00+01:00By

Andy Serkis speaks about the “liberating tool” of performance capture and reveals all about his latest project Mowgli.

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Supporting BAME talent

2018-06-01T10:02:00+01:00By

In the second part of our look at ethnic diversity in broadcasting, it’s plain that wholesale change – not just in one sector or area of opportunity ­­– is required for the good of the industry.

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Craft Leaders: Joe Walker, Editor

2018-05-31T15:02:00+01:00By

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.

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Tapping into local video talent

2018-05-28T07:00:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

With many broadcasters still grappling with how to collaborate with freewheeling creators, has BBC Wales hit on the ideal model for community interaction?

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Craft Leaders: Roger Deakins, Cinematographer

2018-05-16T14:54:00+01:00By

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.

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Love Island and This Country scoop Baftas

2018-05-14T11:55:00+01:00By

Love Island, This Country and Detectorists were among the programmes honoured at last night’s Baftas, with Peaky Blinders and The Handmaid’s Tale also triumphing in their categories.  

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Calling the shots on diversity in film and TV

2018-05-11T08:25:00+01:00By

Women are under-represented in all areas of broadcast, from leadership roles at hardware and software firms, to directors and script writers, camera operators and engineers.

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Craft Leaders: Julian Slater, Sound Designer

2018-05-10T10:33:00+01:00By

Oscar-nominated sound designer Julian Slater speaks about new ways of editing sound and why the term ‘immersive’ can be a red herring.

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Spotlight on: Immersive film makers

2018-05-04T11:24:00+01:00By

IBC365 speaks to three VR and 360-degree video directors and cinematographers about how they capture immersive content and what the future holds.

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The tools for creating immersive content

2018-04-30T21:02:00+01:00By

Capturing and crafting immersive content requires specialist tools. Dick Hobbs looks at some of the latest technology for creating VR, AR and 360-degree video.

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Spotlight on: Mobile journalists

2018-04-27T10:28:00+01:00By

Mobile video journalists (MoJo) from CBC, RTE and BBC offer insight into how technology has revolutionised reporting, the impact of mobile apps and the threat to traditional reporting.

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BBC, Discovery and YouTube execs to deliver keynote speeches at IBC2018

2018-04-25T15:29:00+01:00

BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie, Discovery Networks International President and Chief Executive Jean-Briac ‘JB’ Perrette and YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan are to deliver keynotes at the IBC2018 Conference.

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Craft Leaders: Jet Omoshebi, Colourist

2018-04-25T10:31:00+01:00By

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. 

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Game of Thrones and Three Girls scoop three Baftas

2018-04-23T20:09:00+01:00By

Game of Thrones wins three awards including a special award for “pushing boundaries”.

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Blog: There's no such thing as a magic bullet

2018-04-20T10:14:00+01:00By

With ever-increasing competition among broadcasters for viewers and revenue, John Maxwell Hobbs asserts there is no ‘magic bullet’.

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On-demand webinar: Transforming live sports production with Artificial Intelligence

2018-04-18T12:27:00+01:00Sponsored by

Watch now to hear key players discuss real world experience of the role AI is taking in live sports.

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How archive was used for Michael Caine’s My Generation

2018-04-10T02:19:00+01:00By

The power of archive is dramatically on show in Lionsgate’s Michael Caine-fronted feature documentary My Generation, which traces the cultural revolution that occurred in the 1960s.

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The Crown and Black Mirror vie for top Baftas

2018-04-04T10:08:00+01:00By

Black Mirror, Line of Duty, The Crown and Three Girls have all been nominated in three categories for the 2018 Bafta television awards.

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Spotlight on: UAV operators

2018-03-29T11:05:00+01:00By

In the second instalment in a series of articles that look at job roles and their relationship with technology, Alana Foster speaks with three unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators.

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On-demand webinar: NAB Show 2018 Deconstructed

2018-03-28T14:30:00+01:00

Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas: IBC365 is joined by a panel of industry experts to review what went on, what was hot, and what happened at the NAB 2018 conference and show floor.

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Blog: The importance of fun

2018-03-22T12:27:00+00:00By

A focus on functionality, utility, and efficiency may have produced a long list of recent innovations, but are we exploring the creative potential in new technology?

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BBC scoops 17 RTS Programme Awards

2018-03-21T12:02:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society recognised BBC’s Planet Earth II, ITV’s Love Island and C4’s The End of the F***ing World for excellence in British television.

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The Crown and Blue Planet II triumph at BPG Awards

2018-03-19T14:36:00+00:00By

Ed Miliband and Hilary Mantel were among the winners of the Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards for podcast and radio programme of the year.

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BBC, C4, ITV & C5 contend for RTS awards

2018-03-08T20:48:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced its 2018 programme awards nominations.

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Making a modern news room

2018-03-07T10:38:00+00:00

Fitting out a new ‘pay as you go’ news studio required a focus on future proofing and building an infrastructure with the resilience and contingency to handle 4K from cameras to cables, writes Wesley Dodd.

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Oscars 2018 winners

2018-03-05T12:37:00+00:00By

The Shape of Water scooped the Best Picture gong during the 90th Academy Awards with I, Tonya, Three Billboards and Darkest Hour also awarded across the categories.

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Taking on the might of FAANG

2018-02-27T16:48:00+00:00By

The power of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google was a recurring subject on the opening day of the conference at Mobile World Congress.

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Blog: TV isn't dead, it's evolving

2018-02-23T07:00:00+00:00By

The way we shoot and deliver TV and film may have changed, but despite the constant cycle of change, cinema and TV is still in good health, says John Maxwell Hobbs.

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The week in numbers: Media plurality to media awards

2018-02-22T14:37:00+00:00By

Murdoch extends Sky News promise and Disney and Marvel break box office records.

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Metadata, AI and automated workflows: Vendors' news tech plans

2018-02-22T10:14:00+00:00By

Making sure that metadata remains with material, the use of AI to search archives and workflows that allow journalists to publish one story to multiple platforms simultaneously - George Jarrett completes a two-part look at the newsroom technology market.

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Bafta 2018 winners

2018-02-19T17:15:00+00:00By

Sir Ridley Scott awarded the highest honour at the Baftas as Three Billboards, Darkest Hour and The Shape of Water scoop top awards.  

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Editing in the era of seamless VFX

2018-02-16T10:44:00+00:00By

The creative talent responsible for VFX and editing of big screen blockbusters Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Downsizing and Paddington 2 discuss their craft.

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BBC, Netflix, C4 and Sky Atlantic shortlisted for BPG Awards

2018-02-15T06:00:00+00:00By

The Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) has shortlisted traditional and online-first television programmes for its 44th annual awards.

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Delivering the story: Newsroom technology

2018-02-14T16:59:00+00:00By

In the first of a two part series on newsroom technology, George Jarrett talks to the BBC and vendors about enabling journalists and delivering content to digital and broadcast platforms.

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BBC, Sky and ITV coverage of Grenfell Tower fire nominated for RTS awards

2018-02-06T13:34:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society has announced the nominations for its 2018 Television Journalism Awards.

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The New Canvas: How emerging tech is changing storytelling

2018-01-26T09:34:00+00:00

Technicolor CTO Jon Walkenhorst and colleagues discuss how emerging technology is changing the way stories are told.

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2018 Oscar nominations: Inside the technical categories

2018-01-24T10:40:00+00:00By

IBC365 previews the technical categories for the 90th Academy Awards in which digital acquisition dominates.

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Creative & Technical Sides of VR Production

2018-01-17T10:00:00+00:00

IBC2017: Panellists offer insights and ideas on fusing the creative and technical sides of VR and 360-degree video production.

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A Hollywood approach to content production

2018-01-10T15:20:00+00:00Brought to you by

Event visitors expect an exciting programme, enhanced with visual techniques and storytelling, that gives them more than just information and facts, says Nynke Lipsius.

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From Las Vegas to Tokyo: The journey to 8K

2018-01-04T14:39:00+00:00By

The giant CES 2018 show opens on January 7 and it is widely expected that more than a few stands will be showcasing 8K video content on giant displays.

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Netflix, BBC and ITV scoop RTS awards

2017-11-28T10:54:00+00:00By

Planet Earth II and Taboo were among the programmes honoured at last night’s Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards.

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EBU champions public service media

2017-11-16T09:16:00+00:00By

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has launched a campaign to demonstrate that public service media (PSM) is key to a strong society.

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Dangers of front line reporting

2017-11-03T11:04:00+00:00By

Is this the most dangerous time to be a journalist? Industry figures spoke to IBC365 on reporting in a conflict zone, facing threats and the fake news phenomenon.

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Video: HBO's Gena Desclos on choosing the right camera

2017-11-02T10:21:00+00:00

IBC2017: Choosing the right camera for filmmaking is easier and cheaper with digital products offering flexible solutions.

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Video: Reuters CBO & CFO Claudia Palmer

2017-10-30T14:09:00+00:00

IBC2017: Reuters focusses on audience engagement, newsgathering and delivering reliable journalism to news organisations and audiences globally.

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360 cinematic literacy: A case study

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Peter J Passmore Maxine Glancy Adam Philpot and Bob Fields

360 degree film making necessitates a new language for storytelling, the case study is based on material from two user studies on a 360 video profile of an artist.

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Freelancers celebrated at Rory Peck Awards

2017-10-24T10:48:00+01:00By

Last night’s Rory Peck Awards recognised the achievements of freelancers working behind the camera in some of the world’s most hostile environments.

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Going deep: The making of natural history blockbuster Blue Planet 2

2017-10-15T13:00:00+01:00By

The filming techniques and camera technology used to capture elements of the world’s oceans that have never been seen before.

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Interview: Deborah Rayner, CNN

2017-09-18T11:54:00+01:00By

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.

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Building a production setup for under €20,000

2017-09-17T11:44:00+01:00By

IBC2017: A self-shooting ’one-man band’ set himself the challenge to re-equip his video production kit with the latest equipment for less than €20,000.

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Interview: Joanna Wells, Viacom

2017-09-12T13:11:00+01:00By

With social networks signing live sport deals and commissioning original content, are they a broadcaster’s friend or fiercest rival?

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Roadside editing: How Paul Machliss cut Baby Driver

2017-08-18T09:54:00+01:00By

Edgar Wright’s action and crime drama Baby Driver redefined the cinematic post-production workflow with the integration of music storyboarding from start to finish.

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Delivering the arts to new audiences

2017-08-15T11:21:00+01:00By

A range of technologies are enabling new methods of producing and distributing content to the cinema, TV and online.

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VFX: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

2017-07-28T09:38:00+01:00By

From an immense space city to a Lexus inspired spaceship, Rodeo FX played a crucial part in bringing director Luc Besson’s vision of the graphic novel to the big screen

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Dunkirk and the return of large format film

2017-07-24T11:04:00+01:00By

Dunkirk is the latest release in the new and rather specialised sub-genre of war films pushing film technology in new directions.

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HbbTV annual conference announced

2017-06-30T10:25:00+01:00By

Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) Association with the HD Forum Italian (HDFI) Association have announced the 2017 HbbTV Symposium at the Auditorium Antonianum in Rome on 17-18 October.

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AI, cloud and HDR on HPA Tech Retreat agenda

2017-06-19T09:20:00+01:00By

The 2017 programme for the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Tech Retreat UK promises rich content on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), cloud and high dynamic range (HDR).

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Carpool Karaoke producer: know your audience

2017-06-15T16:59:00+01:00By

The phenomenal changes in the way content is consumed has disrupted the media and technology supply chain for broadcasters and revolutionised the production world.

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RTS opens Craft and Design Awards

2017-06-05T15:34:00+01:00By

Celebrating excellence in British broadcasting across television the Royal Television Society (RTS) has opened entries for its 2017 Craft and Design awards.

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Naomi Climer awarded Lifetime Achievement honour

2017-06-05T11:13:00+01:00By

Naomi Climer will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement honour at the annual TVBEurope Awards.

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VR: from conception to creativity

2017-06-01T15:54:00+01:00By

Virtual reality (VR) will transform into a unique medium of its own, according to Telegraph Group Creative Director Matt Simmonds.

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SMPTE members to speak at leading industry events

2017-05-25T15:54:00+01:00By

SMPTE Director of Standards and Engineering Howard Lukk, Education Vice President Richard Welsh and Executive Director Barbara Lange will speak at key industry events throughout 2017.

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Sky exec hails VR as "the ultimate social experience"

2017-05-22T14:35:00+01:00By

For virtual reality (VR) to flourish creatives should keep experimenting with the technology which also needs to be embraced by the wider broadcast industry, according to Sky Creative Director Richard Nockles.

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HPA awards open for entries

2017-05-18T08:53:00+01:00By

The 12th annual  Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) awards have opened for submissions across a range of creative categories.

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Could light field technology cut the cost of VFX?

2017-05-11T09:00:00+01:00By

Light field technology could help to cut the cost of creating visual effects (VFX) for film and TV productions by doing away with the need for green screens.

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RTS prepares for 'A World of Opportunity'

2017-05-09T13:13:00+01:00By

21st Century Fox Chief Executive James Murdoch will deliver a keynote address to delegates at the upcoming RTS convention.

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NAB 2017: VR in the spotlight

2017-05-09T13:00:00+01:00By

Established camera manufacturers were keen to show their virtual reality (VR) credentials at NAB, with Sony, Panasonic and Blackmagic Design among the firms to showcase tools for acquiring content.

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Creating convincing virtual sets with gaming render engines

2017-05-08T10:08:00+01:00By

Barbie’s video blogs are probably not on your YouTube favourites list, but they are part of an important trend which is rapidly snowballing: the use of gaming render engines to create broadcast and online material, quickly and very cost-effectively.

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VR: passing fad or an opportunity for immersion?

2017-05-03T08:56:00+01:00By

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.

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HPA opens entries for Engineering Excellence Award

2017-04-25T01:35:00+01:00

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) opened the call for entries for its Engineering Excellence Award at the Future of Cinema Conference at NAB.

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NAB 2017: Avid makes move to the cloud

2017-04-22T20:14:00+01:00By

Avid kicked off NAB with a customer and press event that focused on the company’s roll out of cloud-based apps and services.

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IBC2017 Innovation Awards open

2017-04-18T11:25:00+01:00By

IBC introduces new categories in response to changing industry trends and dynamics.

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The Jungle Book: advancing virtual production

2017-04-18T09:00:00+01:00By

Meticulous planning and pre-visualisation were used to create Disney feature The Jungle Book.

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VR in the frame: what works for 360-degree video

2017-04-18T08:00:00+01:00By

The prime movers for virtual reality are gaming and real estate, with other applications in areas such as healthcare and education.

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Olivier Schaak, Creative Director, Canal+, on the challenges of storytelling in a multiplatform world

2017-04-07T15:00:00+01:00

Olivier Schaak offers advice on how to develop a story in a multi-platform world.

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Lord Puttnam on the future of cinema and digital media

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By

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

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Patrick Spence: What comes after the Golden Age of TV?

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By

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.

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SMPTE 2017 opens call for technical papers

2017-04-03T10:30:00+01:00By

Details of the adherence criteria and deadline dates announced

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SMPTE announces programme for ETCA conference

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By

 Programme details for The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) conference 

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What place does virtual reality have in broadcast?

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00

Virtual reality (VR) is a hot topic across the media industry and is already beginning to find traction in areas such as sports broadcasting, says Stan Moote.

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RTS 2017 Programme Awards winners announced

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) revealed its annual Programme Award winners at a gala ceremony in London.

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Anna Winger: Breaking the mould of German TV

2017-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By

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.

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US TV providers lost 1m subs in 2016

2017-04-02T10:00:00+01:00By

The top 10 television service providers in the United States lost 937,000 television customers in 2016.

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Storyteller – Marrying real-time metadata with live events to automate production for multi-screen

2017-03-27T16:15:00+01:00By C. Chen S. Rao R. Warey Prime Focus Technologies India

Sports as a content genre can be characterized using certain keywords – live, unscripted drama, conversational, loyal audiences

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The art of 3-Dimensional content creation

2017-03-27T09:15:00+01:00By C. F. Orme and M. J. Uren Ravensbourne UK

It is only through the use of screen technologies recently developed for smartphones that VR headsets have become a potential mainstream consumer product.

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