News in brief from Broadcast magazine dated 16 October featuring Sequence Post, Visual Impact, Envy, MPC and Prime Focus.

Sequence takes Scratch

Sequence Post is planning to purchase and install Scratch from Assimilate. The grading and finishing tool will be used by the company’s RedFlow team to improve and speedup projects shot on the Red Camera. The new system will sit alongside current Apple and Adobe technology.

Visual Impact opens sales office

Visual Impact has opened a new sales, rental and support office in the Ballinderry Business Park in Belfast. A number of manufacturers’ broadcast products will be available, including Sony, Panasonic, Apple, Avid, Canon, Fujinon, Vinten and Sachtler. The company already has a branch in Dublin.

Envy mentor for Blast

Envy is supporting the BBC Blast and Bafta Screen Skills Bursary scheme by providing someone to mentor a winner in the editing category. The scheme aims to give 16- to 19-year-olds the chance to develop their skills in a chosen  profession, from director of photography or editor to scriptwriter or composer.

Rhys moves to MPC

Emma Rhys has joined the MPC Digital team as a producer. Rhys has nine years experience in multimedia. Her previous positions have included working as a designer, content manager, marketing manager and more recently digital producer. The agencies she has worked at are Hyper Happen, Grand Union and Skyron.