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Sundance winner ‘Rough Aunties’

Sundance winner ‘Rough Aunties’

Category: HDCAM

‘Rough Aunties’ is the latest film by internationally acclaimed documentary film maker Kim Longinotto and tells the story of a remarkable group of women who all work for the Bobbi Bear organisation based in Durban, South Africa, the...

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Campaigning in HD

Campaigning in HD

Category: HDCAM

The latest campaign for Cancer Research was produced by London-based MakeFilm and shot in and around Seaford near Brighton over one hectic day using a pair of HDW-750s hired from VMI back in the Autumn. “One of the biggest hurdles was...

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Journal of a Contract Killer in prime focus

Journal of a Contract Killer in prime focus

Category: HDCAM

Inspired by a true story, the short but rather dramatic life of 28-year old Stephanie Komack is told in an intriguing new film written and directed by Tony Maylam. Dubbed Journal of a Contract Killer, the clue is very much in the title as it...

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Sensitive Skin II

Sensitive Skin II

Category: HDCAM

Baby Cow productions has recently completed shooting the second series of the drama Sensitive Skin, staring the wonderful Joanna Lumley. Patrick Duvall, the DoP who shot the first and second series said “I was encouraged by the success...

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HD: Low-Budget Solution

HD: Low-Budget Solution

Category: HDCAM

Sillwood Films found two solutions for the production of their latest film, SAXON: one was a specially-structured tax rebate scheme for investors, and the other was to use High Definition. SAXON follows ex convict Eddie back to the...

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Bad Vibes in the Studio

Bad Vibes in the Studio

Category: HDCAM

S2S Post have been having a macabre time with Reverb, a horror movie set in the claustrophobic confines of a recording studio. The Film is the debut feature of Writer/Director Eitan Arusi. Alex and Maddy, two guerilla musicians, set about...

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Shaking Dream Land

Shaking Dream Land

Category: HDCAM

“When we embarked on Shaking Dream Land, we were first-time feature-makers. We had only produced shorts and documentaries before, so we tried to surround ourselves with a mix of talent,” remembers Katrina Moss, one of the all-woman...

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Pinball Films/VMI sides with the Tyne

Pinball Films/VMI sides with the Tyne

Category: HDCAM

Tyne Newcastle-based Pinball Films are just producing their final cut of Kaz, shot in Berlin and the UK, for less than EUR1million, thanks to a consortium including VMI. The feature film, about a feisty music journalist who discovers...

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Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva

Category: HDCAM

How many 90-minute features with a £1.4 million budget do you know which have been written and directed by a 20-year-old with her own film company? Well, Lady Godiva is one. What’s more, Director Vicky Jewson’s been a...

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Granada ANGLIA New Wildlife Series for National Geographic

Granada ANGLIA New Wildlife Series for National Geographic

Category: HDCAM

Granada Anglia have worked extensively in the US for a number of broadcasters over the last six years. Recently winning a major commission from National Geographic for a 13 part Wildlife series, however, gave Granada Anglia the opportunity to...

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Perfect Woman

Perfect Woman

Category: HDCAM

Most crews - film or otherwise - would be in a rush to create ‘the perfect woman’. But one week? That was the challenge facing Olympus Productions recently, and High Definition provided the answer . Neil Johnson, the Supervising DoP,...

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Lessons Found In Lost Worlds

Lessons Found In Lost Worlds

Category: HDCAM

Atlantic Productions are currently shooting over 20 hours of HD television material across the globe, for major companies like The History Channel, National Geographic and The Discovery Channel. Ruth Sessions, Head of Production at Atlantic,...

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Popcorn

Popcorn

Category: HDCAM

This 90-minute comedy starring Jack Ryder and Jodi Albert follows the lovelorn Danny as he takes a job at the local multiplex so he can be near the girl of his dreams -only to find out that his first day is her last. But...

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Lessons From Daddy

Lessons From Daddy

Category: HDCAM

Katie Bevell is a producer and, since her background is very much production-orientated, also the line producer of the 14-minute short Daddy (working title), a dark drama which explores how Damien’s involvement with a paedophile ring...

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