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Film Focus: BBC Proms Multi-Camera Director Peter Maniura speaks with Emily Cook

Film Focus’ Emily Cook speaks with highly accomplished multi-camera director and live events producer Peter Maniura. They met up at the BBC in London to talk about the art of directing multi-cameras for live TV, the media landscape of today and Peter’s top tips for anyone wanting to break into the industry.

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Emily Cook and Peter Maniura

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Film Focus: Episode 9- The Isle of Man Film Festival & Short-Film Edition

In this episode Emily and Sarah review new release, David Brent: Life on the Road the latest from Ricky Gervais as well as cult classic Labyrinth staring the late David Bowie. Emily catches up with some special guests, the fabulous team behind the Isle of Man Film Festival, to discuss what exciting events are in store for this year’s September festivities. We’ll find out the latest on Sarah’s challenge to watch over 500 feature films in a year and, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be discussing the importance of length, as Emily and Sarah reveal their Top 5 Favourite Short Films.

 

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Film Focus on: The Dogme 95 Film Movement with Ash Singh & Emily Cook

In this exclusive video Emily‘s joined by Film Focus‘ Resident Cultural Commentator Ash Singh to talk about the controversial avant-garde film movement, Dogme, where the director doesn’t get credited and sexual acts are depicted for real. In this filmed segment, Ash speaks about this exciting and often misused Danish school of filmmaking.

*Warning- trailers contain nudity and sexual references.*

Ash Singh
Ash Singh is a social and cultural commentator and broadcaster who has written for the Guardian,  Spectator, Scotsmen and appears regularly on national and international television. He has a book coming out later this year.

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Film Focus: Episode 8- Dogme 95, Ab Fab & Special Guest, BBC Proms Multi-Camera Director Peter Maniura

In this episode Emily and Sarah review new release, ‘Absolutely Fabulous’  the latest from BBC Films. Emily catches up with a special guest, highly accomplished Multi Camera Director, Peter Maniura. Having Directed the BBC Proms and with over 30 years industry experience, he speaks to us about the craft of directing live TV, revealing some industry secrets and divulging his top tips for anyone wanting to break into the industry.BBC_Proms_2015_Panorama_inside_(1)We’re also joined by our Resident Cultural Commentator Ash who discuses the importance of the controversial, raw and often shocking films of the Dogme Movement. Finally, we let you know of any film-making opportunities and events on the horizon, the latest from the Isle of Man Film Festival.

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Film Focus with: Paul Ensby-Leading Feature Film Colourist

In this exclusive special guest interview, Film Focus’ Emily, catches up with one of the worlds leading  feature film colorists , Paul Ensby, in his Soho grading theatre at the prestigious post-production facility Company 3.

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Emily Cook and Paul Ensby in 2013 when he was working at Technicolor

 

Freshly back from LA, Paul gives exclusive colourist commentaries of the trailers of four of his most recent films including Amy, Man From U.N.C.L.EThe Lady in the Van and Allegiant, explaining what it was like working on the films and intriguing behind the scenes insights. He outlines the role of a colourst, how you go about forging a career as a grader and reveals what happened when he worked with legendary director, Lord Richard Attenborough.

 

 

Paul began his career within the industry in 1990 when he followed his father and grandfathers footsteps into the Technicolour laboratory in London. There he began to work as a 35mm photochemical feature colour grader, working with some high profile directors such as Ridley Scott and Jane Campion. Just after the turn of the century, grading digitally began to rise in popularity and Paul was at the forefront of this new technology, initially with Cinesite Europe and then back under Technicolour as their principal colourist in London. He joined the ranks at Company 3 in late 2014. His credits include ‘Kingdom of Heaven‘, ‘Amy‘, ‘Hanna‘, ‘The Man From Uncle‘ and many more.

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Video Clip: Exclusive Colourist Commentary of Allegiant

 

Video Clip: Exclusive Colourist Commentary of Amy

 

Video Clip: Exclusive Colourist Commentary of Man from U.N.C.L.E

Video Clip: Exclusive Colourist Commentary of The Lady in the Van

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Our Exclusive Tour of BBC Blue Room: Virtual Reality, 360 Capture and the Future of Cinema

Film Focus’ Emily Cook meets up with Lindsey Suter leading industry consumer technologist for an exclusive filmed tour of the BBC’s flagship tech lab, known as the ‘Blue Room’. Embracing our inner geeks, we delve into the submersive world of virtual reality, explore 360 capture and talk about robots, gadgets, the future of broadcast and cinema and discover the next generation of technology before it hits the high street and our homes.

Lindsey also divulges her top advice for anyone wanting to break into the industry and perhaps most importantly we discuss whether, in this world of connected technology, there’s still a place for the cinema experience.

Come and join us in the London based Blue Room, which normally isn’t accessible to the general public, by clicking play on the video clip below.

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Episode 4: The March Edition -The Oscars & The Virtual Reality of the BBC Blue Room Tech Lab (inc.Hail Caesar! & London Has Fallen)

Episode summary:
In this episode, we review new releases, “London Has Fallen” and the latest from The Coen Brothers “Hail, Ceasar!”. Emily and Sarah discuss some of their favourite categories from the Oscars, who won and who they think should have won.

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Special Guest – Lindsey Suter – Leading Tech expert at BBC Blue Room

In our special guest interview, Emily speaks with Lindsey Suter leading industry consumer technologist for an exclusive filmed tour of the BBC’s flagship tech lab, known as the ‘Blue Room‘. Embracing our inner geeks, we delve into the submersive world of virtual reality, explore 360 capture and talk about robots, gadgets, the future of broadcast and cinema and discover the next generation of technology before it hits the high street and our homes.

Lindsey also divulges her top advice for anyone wanting to break into the industry and perhaps most importantly we discuss whether, in this world of connected technology, there’s still a place for the cinema experience.

We check in again with Sarah to see where she’s up to with her ambitious 500  Film Challenge – she’s watching 500 films in a year!
Trivia, reviews, interviews and much more from the world of film and TV!

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