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.