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512 Hours

11th January, 2021

Marina Abramović is a pioneer of performance as an art form; using her own body as subject and object, she has pushed the physical and mental limits of her being. This was the first major performance by Abramović since her monumental piece The Artist is Present, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2010, in which visitors were invited to sit in silence opposite the artist and gaze into her eyes for an unspecified amount of time. Abramović performed this work every day for three months. (512 hours)

The feature documentary is co-directed by Giannina La Salvia and Adina Istrate from production company ToyBox Films

In Summer 2014, in a unique work created for the Serpentine, the internationally acclaimed artist Marina Abramović performed in the Gallery for the duration of her exhibition: 10am to 6pm, 6 days a week, attracting a total of 129,916 visitors.

Creating the simplest of environments in the Gallery spaces, Abramović’s only materials were herself, the audience and a selection of props. On arrival, visitors both literally and metaphorically left their baggage behind in order to enter the exhibition: bags, jackets, electronic equipment, watches and cameras were not permitted to accompany them. The public became the performing body, participating in the delivery of an unprecedented moment in the history of performance art.

Staged is back!

05th January, 2021

Staged season 2 premiered on BBC One on Monday 4th January and is now available on BBC iPlayer. David Tennant and Michael Sheen are joined by their partner actresses Georgia Tennant and Anna Lundberg, who play themselves, Simon Evans as himself, Lucy Eaton (Simon’s sister) and Nina Sosanya (Jo).

The new series is set to be just as relevant and funny as series 1, as Tennant and Sheen find out their ‘new normal’ and deal with their American agent Tom, played by Ben Schwartz.

The BBC has also promised that series two will also feature “a whole host of unexpected guests”.

“The series hopes to capture our shared feelings of frustration and confusion at a world not quite ready to re-open,” the BBC teases. “Moments that promise normality dashed before they can take hold. The tantalising prospect of comfort kept at bay.”

Northern Ballers - Tyke Films

31st December, 2020

This short form documentary is from Tyke Films, produced by Rebecca Mark-Lawson and Daria Nitsche & Directed by Rhys Lewis. 

In just under 20 minutes we follow a youth basketball team in Leeds. One team mate Andy, a 15-year-old from Cameroon, has lived in Leeds for half his life and dreams of playing in the NBA. 

Northern Ballers follows Andy’s struggles both at home and on the court as he tries to bring his team of novices to the English Junior National Basketball League.

Despite his height and skill at the sport, Andy has never achieved the ultimate basketball goal: the slam dunk. With GCSEs fast approaching and familial pressure to pursue academics rather than sports, will Andy be able to focus on basketball, help his team get to the league and most importantly... Will he dunk during a game?

With Editor Vera Simmonds, Sound Effects and Dialogue Editor Rick Blything, re-recording mixer Raoul Brand, and OnSight’s Colourist Andy Lee and Sound Supervisor Andy Coles on dubbing mix. 

London Film School

22nd December, 2020

For several years OnSight has been supporting the London Film School (LFS) in providing insight and services around finishing post-production and especially around audio expertise.

Working with the LFS emerging creative talent, OnSight is investing in the industry future, helping the LFS film-makers hone their craft and engage directly with the UK industry. 

This years’ technology developments have included running remote sound sessions via Source connect expanding the tools and experience of the students as well as demonstrating some real-world ‘needs must’ variation.

In particular OnSight has developed detailed post production sessions with our highly experienced Senior Colourist Andy Lee and Dubbing Mixer Andy Coles.

Peter Hollywood, Head of Editing at LFS, has been co-ordinating the student projects and sessions at OnSight. LFS students attend our post house to work on coursework, short documentaries and drama projects and we have often welcomed them back as Alumni for their short films and career projects and even in one case as a staff position. 

It is always warming to meet the next new creatives in the industry and give them an opportunity to work on their films in a professional setting with experienced industry experts.

British Cinematographer Issue 102

02nd December, 2020

OnSight has recently been featured in the British Cinematographer magazine (102 edition) in which Terra Mater Factual Studios new IMAX giant screen film ‘Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness’ and No Reservation Films ‘Iceland is Best’ projects were covered.

Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness, produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios, producers Walter Köhler and Wolfgang Knöpfler, written and directed by IMAX producer Myles Connolly and the award-winning nature photographer and cinematographer Florian Schulz and distributed by Cosmic Picture. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, located in the northeastern corner of Alaska, is one of the wildest places left on the planet - a symbol of wilderness that few have ever seen. The Arctic is vast, wild and untouched, where some of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles unfold.

Iceland is Best, Produced by William Randall-Coath, with Dankuro Asanuma as Cinematographer who shot this visually stunning film in 35mm. Iceland Is Best shows how hard it can be to leave, but also why we have to. With the courage we need to make our dreams come true. Iceland Is Best centers around Sigga, who at 17, tells her parents she is leaving her beautiful Icelandic fishing village to become a poet in California. Her grandpa has just given her enough money to buy a plane ticket.