Facilities news in brief from Broadcast magazine dated 3 July 2009 including 422 South, Molinare, Tide UK and Sequence Post.
422 South is using its visual effects magic to lower the levels of the oceans for a new Discovery programme about the Bermuda Triangle. Using both Terragen 2 and proprietary software, the 422 team is attempting to show how the notorious area off the coast of Florida (above) would look if the ocean was removed. The producer is Creative Differences in Los Angeles.
Molinare has won the contract to carry out picture post-production on the second series of the BBC’s Cranford. The Soho facility will do the online, grade and visual effects on the drama, which is currently filming in Lacock,
Wiltshire. The first series was completed at Pepper.
Tide UK has added an Avid Nitris DX suite to its Soho facility. The first series to use the new HD capable kit is Inside Luxury Travel, a 13 x 60-minute series for The Travel Channel. The company has also just finished
post on season five of the Pokerstars European Poker Tour.
Sequence Post is launching a Final Cut Pro workflow service for producers who have shot projects using Red One cameras. Based at its Pinewood HQ, the Redflow services arm will be headed by Mike Fisher and managing director Ben Foakes.