03rd February, 2014
Winner of the prestigious Film of the Festival (Feature) at Raindance 2013, The Patrol tells the story of a British Army patrol around 2006/7 in Afghanistan. It is the first British feature to depict this war, opening in UK cinemas from 7 February. ONSIGHT is delighted to be the project's facility provider for both cameras and post.
Tom Petch wrote and directed the film, focusing on the soldiers' point of views. It is inpired by Petch's own army career and accompanying research. The film has been praised for its authenticity and thought-provoking nature, highlighting real issues. TOTAL FILM described it as, "British answer to The Hurt Locker". The Guardian's film critic, Peter Bradshaw, commented, "First-time British writer-director Tom Petch makes a powerful impression with this tough, smart war movie".
06th January, 2014
The International CES tradeshow began today, presenting the latest consumer electronics and technology.
Given the team's commitment to innovation, including 3D development and 4K services, ONSIGHT is delighted to attend this year's event. Simon Craddock, CEO of ONSIGHT, joins a panel alongside industry colleagues and friends.
'David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive' receives a Royal Premiere & breathes its way to Sky on New Year's Day
19th December, 2013
David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive is the new groundbreaking film from Colossus Productions, a collaboration between Sky 3D and Atlantic Productions to produce innovative 3D projects. ONSIGHT is a proud facility partner, providing cameras and post for the project that sees the iconic presenter explore the museum, locked in at night to reveal a fascinating selection of extinct creatures brought back to life through CGI.
As part of the film's launch, London's landmark Natural History Museum hosted the world premiere on 11 December. The special night was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Sir David Attenborough, key members of the production industry, Sky staff, Museum supporters, investors and ONSIGHT CEO Simon Craddock. The 3D film was screened, bringing to life dinosaurs, ice age beasts and giant reptiles, followed by a fascinating Q&A.
19th December, 2013
Topsy and Tim is the CBeebies’ first live action drama, produced by Darrall Macqueen. As the series’ camera facilitator, ONSIGHT congratulates Production on wrapping the shoot these past few days.
The production team wanted to make a show that would engage such a young audience and focus on the lead characters - five year-old twins. They therefore opted for a point-of-view filming style done from the children’s level. Everything was shot at a metre height and from a set especially built at Twickenham Studios, reflecting a real house location. ONSIGHT’s camera department supplied the cameras and accessories over 3 blocks of shooting. The Sony PMW-F3 was selected, recording to AJA Kia Pro Mini to secure the higher data rates for broadcast.
29th November, 2013
The 3D Stereo MEDIA Summit (3DSM) is in its fifth year, running from 3 December 2013 in Liege, Belgium. As part of the Professional Conference (PCON), ONSIGHT is delighted that our CEO Simon Craddock is holding a Keynote speech on '3D For The Big Screen & Small Screen'.
With our reliable track record for 3D, the Keynote focuses on the team's experiences delivering results for Giant Screen and television. ONSIGHT has worked on a number of projects that push the boundaries of storytelling and technology. Simon looks at a selection of work from not only the cameras and equipment, but also post production and delivery. Recent credits include the acclaimed Galapagos 3D with David Attenborough, Micro Monsters 3D and Pandas 3D: Back To The Wild.