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Knuckledust - Featuristic Films in association with OnSight

25th November, 2020

“It has been an absolute joy and pleasure to go into the post production battle with Onsight by my side. From the very beginning Tony Maher was so supportive and subsequently his entire team went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed and most importantly everything the film needed. Always kind, always courteous, always a smile on the faces of everyone I had the good opportunity to work with. No job too big, never a job too small. There is not a post skill that this team does not possess. What a total privilege it has been to finish Knuckledust off in style with the legends that are Onsight. I can’t wait for an audience to see our finished collaboration” James Kermack, Director

Samuel Goldwyn Films has announced that they will release James Kermack’s feature film KNUCKLEDUST in the UK on the 11th December.

This gritty action caper is written & directed by James Kermack with producers Julien Loeffler & ​Fabrice Smadja at Featuristic Films and is​ co-produced by Laurent Fumeron, Daniel Goroshko and Rodolphe Sanzé from The Project and Cinematography by Pat Aldinger.

The film is being made in association with OneWorld Entertainment, Trigger Films and Head Gear Films.

When a special police task force kicks open the doors of the elite underground fight den - Club Knuckledust, they are faced with seven levels of hell. Each floor filled with the dead bodies of fighters, assassins and goons from across the globe! Amidst the carnage they find just one beaten and bloodied man still breathing - Hard Eight. With a shady Government official en route to take him away, Chief Inspector Katherine Keaton and her team have ninety minutes to interrogate and find out if Hard Eight is the lone survivor or a multiple murderer. With lies flying from everyone's mouths and corruption becoming apparent, Keaton starts to wonder "Who is the real criminal?”.

Director James Kermack was adamant he wanted "a merging of the old and new, a visual that has the classic American 70’s/80’s cult film vibe, smashed up with a high end, bold and striking modern style. As soon as I saw Pats cinematography, I knew that together we could create the brutal beauty the world of Knuckledust needed" - James Kermack, Director

I am Gen Z

24th November, 2020

‘A big thank you to everyone to OnSight  who worked with us on the film. It was such a pleasure working with such a smart, creative, engaged and kind team of people.’

Produced by Chantelle De Carvalho and Directed by Liz Smith, this documentary explores the impact of the digital revolution and smartphones on today's teenagers and what that might mean for the future.

For those who don't know, Generation Z (aka Gen Z, iGen, or centennials), refers to the generation that was born between 1996-2010, following millennials. This generation has been raised on the internet and social media, with some the oldest finishing college by 2020 and entering the workforce.

Investigated through expert interviews and the web lens of Generation Z, the documentary explores how the explosion of the digital revolution is impacting our society, our brains and mental health.

The current tech revolution is moving at hyper speed and brings with it a lot of positives, but there is a dark side too. When our children become adults the world will be a very different place to the one we know today. It is critical that we ask questions now about the role we want tech to play in our lives and make conscious decisions about how we integrate it into our lives, and in the lives of our children.

This documentary raises questions about the contemporary world we live in, questioning what will our children become, have smartphones destroyed a generation? OnSight have had our eyes truly opened to this informative documentary and can't wait for the world to see it. OnSight’s contribution to the film includes, Colourist Ellory Payne, Online Editor Adam Sample,  Re-Recording Mixer Andy Coles and Post Producer Jeff Halsey.

Sparks is now available on BBCiplayer

20th November, 2020

Big Deal Films and Studio 71 have delivered orders, with a little help from OnSight, as part of the BBC’s Talking Heads-style teen monologues. The monologue series comes out of the BBC Spark initiative, which is an in-house team that helps the Corporation think differently about the way they work and change it for the better, particularly around themes of diversity.

Commissioned by BBC Children’s, the short films OnSight have provided post for are Big Deal Films, ‘SHAPES’ directed by Ethan McDowell, Producers by Mustapha Kseibati and Executive Producer Dhanny Joshi. Shapes follows a gobby, disruptive girl called Cassie Jenks who visits an art gallery on a school trip with the intention of bunking off, but is surprised to find something there that cuts through the noise of her life and connects with her.

‘SPARKLERS’ directed by Ellie Rogers, produced by Mustapha Kseibati and Executive Produced by Dhanny Joshi, Holly shares her first kiss with cool, confident Ava, and recalls the puzzle pieces of her past that suddenly slot into place now that she's honest with herself.

Studio71 show The Main Part is about a young girl with Anglo-Indian heritage who dreams of being an actor but learns about the realities of being typecast. Directed Rosie Westhoff by produced by Sara Huxley

Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards

18th November, 2020

Huge Congratulations to Infinity Hill, GCB films and OnSight for being shortlisted for 'Innovative Use of Technology in Storytelling' for the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards!

Producers are Phin Glynn, Victor Glynn and Georgia Tennant. David Tennant and Michael Sheen executive produce. Executive producers for Infinity Hill are Axel Kuschevatzky and Cindy Teperman and for GCB, Geoff Iles.

The category ‘Staged’ is nominated for is all about how technology is used through storytelling. Staged is filmed by self-shooting, video conference technology and a voice app which was then sent to the editors, as well as Tennant and Sheen portraying lockdown at the expense of their own dignity. The cast also includes actor Georgia Tennant and Anna Lundberg, Tennant and Sheen’s partners in real-life, as well as some special guests.

The Offline Editing was completed via Avid; and once handed to OnSight via an AAF, it was decided to Online and Grade with Da Vinci Resolve as it has full functionality for a project like this. The Online involved linking back to the high resolution footage, which was difficult considering the webcam sources, but with the final result, after the Grade had been applied, it was the storyline that really carried this project to the winning line.

Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder restored, re-edited and remixed

11th November, 2020

Pink Floyd‘s Delicate Sound of Thunder live album and concert film were restored, remixed and re-edited for last year’s Later Years box set, but this November will be made available separately, across all major physical formats.

Filmed at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum in August 1988 and directed by Wayne Isham, the Grammy Award nominated Delicate Sound Of Thunder comes to cinemas for the first time in this global event release. This 2020 version is sourced directly from over 100 cans of original 35mm negatives, painstakingly restored and transferred to 4K, and completely re-edited by Benny Trickett from the restored and upgraded footage, under the creative direction of Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis. 

The sound on this 1988 release has been completely remixed from the original multi-track tapes by longtime Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson with Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins. 

The concert film was restored and re-edited from the original 35mm film and enhanced with 5.1 surround sound and this is available as standalone Blu-ray and DVD packages. Full track listings and technical specs are below.

Pink Floyd’s supporting musicians for this tour were as follows: Jon Carin (Keyboards, Vocals), Tim Renwick (Guitars, Vocals), Guy Pratt (Bass, Vocals), Gary Wallis (Percussion), Scott Page (Saxophones, Guitar), Margret Taylor (Backing Vocals), Rachel Fury (Backing Vocals) and Durga McBroom (Backing Vocals).