Twickenham Film Studios unveils a full-service offering Picture department to sit as part of their world class campus.

Following on from their recent launch of the UK’s largest and most state-of-the-art Dailies department, Twickenham Film Studios further continue their expansion and ambitious growth plans by unveiling their full-service offering Picture Department to sit as part of their world class Sound and Studios campus.

The new TFS Picture department is being lead by TFS Head of Picture Stuart Bryce and supported by Tomasz Witkowski, Director of Technology & Engineering, Jack Watts, TFS Head of Technology & Standards working closely with MD Cara Sheppard. They have grown a team of Artists, Colourists, Online Editors, VFX Artists, highly experienced Dailies and Technical Staff, Mastering and QC Operators to supply the full service, end to end solutions on all tent pole Feature Film and Episodic work for all the big studios and streamers including Netflix, Amazon, Sky, Apple, HBO, Hulu etc.

The newly launched Picture department, ensures the highest level of creative and technical support for their clients all the way from Dailies to Delivery, in a full end to end workflow. The team can facilitate Dailies, VFX pulls, DI Colour Grading, high end finishing and online, QC, mastering and final deliverables.

As a Home For Filmmakers, the future focused studio offers clients a creative hub, a welcoming campus with like-minded talent to work and relax enjoying all TFS has to offer across the Studios, Picture, Sound, Workspace and Social offering.

The Picture team has worked on the likes of: The Crown (Netflix), McMafia (BBC), Mission Impossible 7 (Paramount), House Of The Dragon (HBO), Call My Agent (Bron Studios), The Fantastic Beasts trilogy (Warner Bros), The Man From U.N.C.L.E (Warner Bros), Black Mirror (Netflix), His Dark Materials (BBC / HBO) and Bridgerton (Netflix).

The bespoke design of the new Picture department harnesses the latest developments in picture post technology including four brand new 4K, Grading and VFX review theatres complete with Filmlight’s latest Baselight and Daylight solutions for Grading and Dailies, as well as support for DolbyAtmos audio.

This on-site state of the art offering is matched with an equally safe and secure remote solution which enables the expert TFS team to capture and create images on set live from locations around the world.

Cara Sheppard TFS Managing Director says:

“I’m incredibly proud to not only have a multi-awarded Sound Team alongside the UK’s most technically advanced Sound Theatres – but we now have a Picture department to match here at TFS. This means we can truly offer a creative campus unlike any other, guaranteeing a full-service end-to-end solution for all our clients across the big screen and small screen. Brought to life by the most passionate team of talent supported by the most cutting-edge kit. This makes for an unbeatable experience. We look forward to supporting lots of existing long-standing clients, as well as key new clients, across all their needs from script to screen”.

TFS Head of Technology & Standards Jack Watts adds:

“Our new TFS Picture department boasts the latest in design and technology that caters to finishing, content manufacturing and review which will satisfy customer needs across the various avenues of distribution and exhibition, from the theatrical experience, through the latest 4K DCI compliant technology and immersive solutions, to both home entertainment and OTT delivery. In todays “always-on” world, we have implemented the support for multiple concurrent 4K HDR real-time streams all driven by an underlying media standards architecture encompassing industry best practices to ensure a sustainable and reliable client experience”.

Ex Warner Bros De Lane Lea Stuart Bryce, TFS Head of Picture comments:

“The launch of the TFS Picture department is the culmination of decades of technical and creative experience from a team who have worked on some of the highest profile productions in the world. I am honoured to be part of such an exceptional team of talented professionals whose combined skills allow TFS to provide a complete dailies-to-delivery post-production experience. From our workflow and dailies teams working alongside the filmmakers before and during production, the amazing Colourists and Editors helping bring the creative vision to life, to our incredible technical team who bring everything together with a QC, mastering and deliverables offering to satisfy the constantly-evolving industry standards – the TFS Picture department offers robust bespoke workflows to suit any production.”

Watch the new Picture Showreel here.

 

TFS Studio 1 features in legendary documentary The Beatles: Get Back

“See you ’round the clubs, he said. That was his good-bye. He left.”

The Beatles: Get Back, a three-part documentary, is now available on Disney Plus and follows the iconic band as they record and rehearse ‘Get Back’.

Part one is entirely filmed at TFS, with exclusive footage of George Harrison walking out of the studio and quitting the band in 1969.

Watch the trailer >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auta2lagtw4

TFS Managing Director Cara Sheppard joins speaking lineup for The Future for UK Film conference.

Organised by Westminster Media Forum, the conference will cover topics such as how to tackle the potential challenges coming ahead for the film sector in the UK, evaluation of the current situation for the sector and priorities for recovery, future financing models and skills deficits.

Cara will be taking the virtual stage at 9.30am and give her thoughts on ‘Realising opportunities for growth and innovation in the film and screen sector post pandemic’.

Join us by registering >> www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conference/UK-Film-21

TFS Managing Director Cara Sheppard joins production and post-industry panel as part of this year’s Broadcast Tech Innovation Fest at Truman Brewery in East London.

The Broadcast Tech Fest, co-located with the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards, celebrates the exceptional teams behind outstanding broadcast productions of the past year. This one-day event features a wide lineup of speakers and events and provides an incredible platform to explore Broadcast technologies.

Cara Sheppard is a long-standing member of the UK Screen Alliance and will bring her expertise to the topic of ‘UK Production Landscape’ as part of the post-production panel taking place at 10.30am on Tuesday 30 November.

She will also join the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards as a judge in the evening, announcing the 2021 award winners at this live event.

To find out more about this Broadcast lineup of industry experts and see the full program, head to their website >> http://broadcasttechawards.co.uk

Trailer released for Graham Moore’s new feature The Outfit, mixed by Steve Single and TFS.

The Outfit is an American crime drama film, scheduled to be released on 25 February 2022 by Focus Features directed by Graham Moore. The film stars Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Brien, Johnny Flynn and Nikki Amuka-Bird.

The story follows Leonard, an English tailor from Saville Row, as he goes through a personal tragedy which brings him to a rough part of Chicago. Leonard starts operating a small tailor shop and making beautiful clothes for the only people who can afford them: a family of gangsters.

The TFS team was proud to work with Supervising Sound Editor Oliver Tarney to create the soundtrack for The Outfit. The Foley was recorded by the TFS Foley team and the Mix was completed in Theatre 1 by Steve Single and Will Miller.

Watch the trailer >> www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UgJL23HxyU

 

TFS carries out the Foley for Death of England:  Face to Face – an original film for TV by National Theatre.

TFS Foley team worked on Death of  England: Face to Face – an original film for TV by National Theatre featuring Clint Dyer and Roy Williams.

It’s January 2021. Old friends Michael and Delroy are forced to confront their relationship with their country – and with each other – while Britain is locked down. The TFS Foley team was excited to work on this unique feature – with Adam Mendez as Foley Mixer, Oli Ferris as Foley Artist and Dario Swade as Foley Editor.

Catch Death of England: Face to Face for free on Sky Arts at 10pm on Thursday 25 November.

Watch the trailer >> youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=CA_dvmpF8sw&feature=emb_title

TFS launches the biggest & most technically advanced Dailies department in the UK.

The new era Twickenham Film Studios lead by Managing Director Cara Sheppard, operated by TIME+SPACE Studios Managing Partners Piers Read and Jeremy Rainbird, continue their expansion and ambitious growth plans by launching the UK’s largest and most state-of-the-art Dailies department.

The new Dailies offering is lead by TFS Head of Picture Stuart Bryce, Tomasz Witkowski, TFS Director of Engineering & Technology and Jack Watts, TFS Head of Technology & Standards who have brought together a world-class team of Dailies creatives, colour scientists, artists and technical operators to deliver the very best tent pole Feature Film and Episodic work for all the big Film Studios and Streamers.

As a creatively focused department the new Dailies team assembled by TFS’s Cara Sheppard has worked on the likes of: Mission Impossible 7 (Paramount), House Of The Dragon (HBO), Call My Agent (Bron/Amazon Studios), The Fantastic Beasts trilogy (Warner Bros), The Man From U.N.C.L.E (Warner Bros), Black Mirror (Netflix), His Dark Materials (BBC / HBO) and Bridgerton (Netflix) amongst others.

The future focused studios, is a Home For Filmmakers offering clients a welcoming campus that combines expertise with scale. This newly launched TFS Dailies department is the very latest in the story – as the site offers existing and new clients the full-service end to end solution across Studios, Picture, Sound, Workspace and Social.

The world class facility offers clients 10x Dailies suites and 4x state of the art picture 4K VFX review theatres complete with the latest Baselight alongside Daylight grading and Dailies software.

This on site, state-of-the-art offering is matched with an equally safe and secure remote Dailies solution which enables the expert TFS team to capture and create images on set live from locations around the world.

Ex Warner Bros De Lane Lea Stuart Bryce, TFS Head of Picture comments: “Twickenham Film Studios are leading the way in the deployment of cutting edge dailies processing facilities, both in-house and on-location around the globe. Our state-of-the-art dailies carts harness the latest technology, utilizing 12g SDI and solid state RAIDs for blistering real-time 4K review in HDR/SDR with fully calibrated professional displays, ensuring we can always deliver the creative vision of the filmmakers without ever compromising on quality. With secure on-location LTO archive and a unified colour pipeline between Dailies/VFX/DI/Mastering, our ‘dailies-to-delivery’ approach ensures continuity at every stage of the post-production process”.

TFS Director of Technology & Engineering Tomasz Witkowski adds: “For added flexibility and responsiveness, the new TFS Dailies department offers secure automated cloud backup from on-location Dailies setups for all approved media, allowing for immediate VFX pulls whilst the productions are still shooting. This coupled with our bespoke workflows, working with Pixit Media, makes for a one-of-a-kind client creative and tech experience. We also offer a secure review and approve solution via our software partners allowing us to keep our clients’ Dailies safe to view with 2FA and watermarked content. The DCI compliant 4k grading theatres allows the agile review of Dailies grading on-site at our TFS campus, with direct playback from the RAW or direct from the editorial cutting rooms. Essentially all this means we are here to enhance the space and security within which our clients can make the best work”.

Cara Sheppard TFS Managing Director says: ‘This is an incredibly exciting time for the industry and we at TFS are focused on bringing together the best pool of talent including: Colourists, Online Editors, VFX Artists, highly experienced Dailies and Technical Staff, Mastering and QC Operators. This will allow us to provide a comprehensive and constantly evolving suite of resources to meet and exceed the needs of our clients. Our state-of-the-art Dailies department will provide a comprehensive range of services for the big screen and the small screen both at the studio and anywhere in the world on location. This ability to cater for productions of all scales and sizes is so important to the team and ensuring our Dailies and Picture department works on high end feature and TV productions is part of the growth of the studios”.

TFS’s Craig Irving and Harry Jones pick-up Prisma Award for Best Sound on Cognition.

Both a film festival and competition, the Rome Independent Prisma Awards is the most reviewed film festival in Europe out of more than three thousand currently running on FilmFreeway.

TFS’s Sound team carried out the intense Sound Mix on Cognition, a high-budget short Sci-Fi film, following the story of an unbreakable bond between father and son and traveling through the symbolic landscape of the subconscious mind.

Huge congrats to TFS’s Head of Sound Craig Irving and Mix Technician Harry Jones for being awarded Best Sound on Cognition – a well-deserved recognition!

TFS carries out Foley and Sound Mix for Ridley Scott’s new film featuring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, House of Gucci.

Directed by Ridley Scott, House of Gucci is an American biographical crime drama, featuring Adam Driver and Lady Gaga as main roles.

Based on the book The House of Gucci: A sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden, the film follows the family behind the empire of Gucci and how Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) marrying into the family unfolds a spiral of betrayal, revenge and murder.

Due to premiere in London at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, the film stars Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek and Al Pacino.

The TFS Foley team loved working on this exciting feature – with Adam Mendez as Foley Mixer, Sophia Hardman as Foley Editor, and Oli Ferris and Sue Hardman as Foley Artists.

The Mix was completed by Paul Massey and Niv Adiri in Theatre 2, with TFS’s Harry Jones and Rob Davidson as Mix Technicians.

Get ready for a world’s release on 26 November, watch the trailer here >>> youtube.com/watch?v=_1Zt7UKgnkU

Sleep Pods x TFS Volunteer Build

As the cold winter months set in we are really proud to be welcoming in the charity SLEEP PODS on to our TFS site.

People are dying on the streets with tragic regularity. For rough sleepers in the UK and refugees in Europe, many of these deaths are a result of hypothermia and exposure to extreme weather conditions. A Sleep Pod is a one-person shelter that can offer meaningful protection from the elements. Sleep Pods are: insulated, rain resistant, wind resistant, quick and easy to use. lightweight, easy to pack and carry, cost effective to make (at only £30 per Pod), easy to make, made by teams of volunteers.

On WED 17TH NOV from 9am – 6pm we are inviting the SLEEP PODS team in to our TFS campus and we are using STUDIO 2 for them to do a one day build with lots of our team, close clients, any tenants encouraged to help volunteer.

That means they will set up all their materials, teach us how to construct a Sleep Pod tent and we will get busy rolling up our sleeves trying to make as many as we can.

See more here: https://sleeppod.org.uk/about-us/our-story/ | Volunteer build: https://sleeppod.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/
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