‘The Business of film’ course launched recently by The Open University in partnership with Pinewood Studios, has to date taken over 6,000 registrations according to a Pinewood Studios representative. Continue reading
Sony today confirmed that Woody Allen has chosen their CineAlta cameras for his first ever digital shoot. For this special project, Allen will be shooting with Sony’s CineAlta F65 camera with three-time Academy Award winner Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, Reds, The Last Emperor) confirmed as the cinematographer on the as yet untitled project. The film will be mastered in 4K. Continue reading
The Physician, Now available on DVD. Starring Tom Payne and Sir Ben Kingsley.
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THE PHYSICIAN tells the story of Rob Cole (Tom Payne), a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study medicine under the great Ibn Sina (Ben Kingsley). Through countless ordeals and challenges, and making many sacrifices along the way, he struggles on unwaveringly. His unflagging quest for knowledge leads to the blossoming of friendship and true love.
Out now on DVD, available on Amazon
Sprocket Rocket Soho is a new networking group for the film and television community. The idea for the group was created by BAFTA winning editor Mick Audsley (Everest, Harry Potter) and post hire company Vivid Rental.
Despite the vast majority of production companies, cutting rooms, effects houses, grading suites and dubbing theatres being based within a mile of each other in Soho, the organisers of Sprocket Rocket Soho noticed how few opportunities there were for the film community to socialize, connect and learn from one another. The new venture promises to enable to connect attendees with like-minded fellow professionals face to face as well as online, keeping them up to date with the latest developments through talks and educational events.
Mick told MOVIESCOPE: “The digital world is rather isolated, and this will allow younger filmmakers and more experienced ones to trade thoughts, and also make older filmmakers accessible to the young. To show them that we are real people with the same worries and the same difficulties when making movies.”
Audsley had previously held informal Sprocket Rocket events shortly after editing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, inviting some of his own industry friends as well as entry-level edit trainees and students. Those initial events were a success, with the likes both Mick and Oscar winner Skip Livesay being available to talk with those at the start of their career. After several busy years of editing work, Audsley has been able to restart the events with the help of Matt Gauci and Evren Arkali, owners of Vivid Rental. They have been joined by Mick’s wife, Joke van Wijk, who comes aboard as a creative and administrative partner.
The first networking event is scheduled for January 2016 and those interested in attending should register on the Sprocket Rocket Soho website.