Films at 59’s picture post on landmark BBC series Blue Planet II

04 November 2017

If anyone's watched last night's episode of Blue Planet II we're sure they'd have been blown away by the incredible images captured deep beneath the surface of the sea, and of course those spellbinding bioluminescence scenes.  Needless to say, bringing the deep and the dark to our screens is all about the colourist's skills, and the team from Films@59 knew exactly how to get it right.

 

The Brief 

Online, grade and deliverables for this landmark wildlife doc series. Presented and narrated by David Attenborough, the series explores the Earth’s oceans.

How it was done

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105,000 applied for tickets to BBC's Blue Planet Preview!

18 October 2017

For the 200 people at the Bristol preview of Blue Planet II, the BBC Natural History Unit‘s latest flagship programme, they would have been 50 times more likely to have got Glastonbury Festival tickets than a seat in Cinema De Lux on Wednesday night.

Over 105,000 people applied for the tickets, which were allocated by ballot. Enthusiasts queued for hours for the best seats in the house, and were rewarded with a preview of the first episode of Blue Planet II, plus a panel discussion including Sir David Attenborough.

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How I recorded the Blue Planet II score with Radiohead and Hans Zimmer Blue

12 October 2017

 Planet II promises more spectacular natural scenes, including bottlenose dolphins in South Africa (Photo: BBC) Finlay Greig 2 daysTuesday October 10th 2017 Not many people get a chance to work with composer Hans Zimmer and rock star Thom Yorke – supporting the voice of Sir David Attenborough in the process.

 It almost sounds too good to be true. Indeed, veteran music producer Russell Emanuel admits to feeling “a little starstruck” when working with Zimmer and the Radiohead frontman on the BBC’s upcoming nature documentary Blue Planet II.

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Ericsson's report reveals huge move to mobile viewing

11 October 2017

Ericsson has released its eighth annual ConsumerLab TV and Media report, which reveals its far-reaching study into TV viewing habits and predicts the future of TV viewing in 2020.

The study sees a massive growth in TV and video viewing, with a fast and ongoing shift in the way consumers watch content.

 

Move to mobile and VoD

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Leading elephant conservationist Wayne Lotter shot dead in Tanzania

02 October 2017

Sophie Tremblay The Guardian

The head of an animal conservation NGO, and lead consultant on Jackson Winner 'The Ivory Games', was shot and killed by an unknown gunman in Tanzania in August.  

 

TMFS's Walter Kohler shared the news with our community in a moving one minute's silence at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Awards Ceremony, paying tribute to him and his work to fight to save the elephants of Africa.

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Silverback Films nominate Lliara Mallalieu os their Rising Star of 2017!

27 September 2017

We asked our NHN  corporate members to nominate the people who they felt deserved a pat on the back, or had made a particular contribution to their company this year. We are revealing these during our week at Jackson Hole Film Festival on NHN Buzz Track !

Silverback Films have nominated Ilaira Mallalieu, Principal Researcher The Hunt as their Rising Star because .....

Ilaira Mallalieu, Principal Researcher The Hunt

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BBC Studios NHU Rising Star is...Gavin Boyland

27 September 2017

We asked our NHN  corporate members to nominate the people who they felt deserved a pat on the back, or had made a particular contribution to their company this year. We are revealing these during our week at Jackson Hole Film Festival on NHN Buzz Track !Gavin Boyland, Series Producer

BBC Studios NHU – have nominated Gavin as their NHN Rising Star because …

 

Gavin has just recently taken on Series Producer responsibilities and in a very short time has demonstrated real skills and aplomb in running a happy motivated and agile team keeping story at the heart and safety paramount and communicating at a very sophisticated level with commissioner and management and teams.

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Brian Leith Productions Rising Star IS Ben Wallis

25 September 2017

We asked our  NHN  corporate members to nominate the people who they felt deserved a pat on the back, or had made a particular contribution to their company this year. We are revealing these during our week at Jackson Hole Film Festival on NHN Buzz Track !

 

Brian Leith Productions have nominated Ben Wallis as their rising star of 2017  because ….

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Silverback’s ‘Our Planet’ sets its sights on CBD 2020

21 September 2017

“ Planet Earth is a huge brand and became globally known –but it didn’t change the dial with regards to conservation when it launched over ten years ago” said Keith Scholey, Company Director of Silverback Films at his presentation at NHN’s Networking Morning this month.

The former head of the BBC NHU was joined by Jonnie Hughes, Supervising Producer of the online component of Our Planet, the company’s block buster Conservation commission which is currently in production. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nutopia Founder Jane Root on the impact of streaming services

17 September 2017

Nutopia founder Jane Root tells Robin Parker how streaming services are changing the shape of docs – forcing linear channels to up their game

Almost a decade ago, Jane Root cast off the shackles of the corporate broadcasting world to test her hunch that ‘mega docs’, made by the cream of British filmmakers for international audiences, could be the next big thing.

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