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  • Kerry

    BBC One Drama “Broken” Uses Fusion Studio

    June 19, 2017, 7:56 am
    Blackmagic Design has today announced that picture post on BBC One drama “Broken,” including the conform, grade and VFX compositing, has been completed using an editorial pipeline featuring DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio.

    Fremont, CA - June 19, 2017 - Blackmagic Design has today announced that picture post on BBC One drama “Broken,” including the conform, grade and VFX compositing, has been completed using an editorial pipeline featuring DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio.
     
    From acclaimed screenwriter Jimmy McGovern, Sean Bean plays Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a parish in the North of England. He serves as a confidante, counsellor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of modern day life.
     
    Overseeing post production on the six-part drama was LA Production’s post supervisor, Patrick Hall. “Having completed the offline, we moved the project across to DaVinci Resolve. Relinking the ProRes 4444 media, we were able to work natively in 4K during the conform and grade.”
     
    The references for “Broken” were pretty bold from the start, according to Hall. “The director and DoP drew inspiration from American reportage photography in the 1960s and 70s, guys like William Eggleston and Steven Shore,” he begins. “These photographers spent a lot of time exploring communities in the deep South of America, communities that had very little money, but who had very strong beliefs. It was a fascinating mirror of the characters in Broken, and the story we wanted to tell.”
     
    The starting point for the entire grade was a series of five look up tables (LUTs) which allowed Hall and his team to emulate the different styles reflected in the various photographic references.
     
    “As with any drama series, one of our greatest challenges was consistency. The emulation LUTs alongside Resolve’s ColorTrace proved particularly useful when it came to delivering multiple versions for international distribution. Copying grades across took seconds, rendering a complicated, time-consuming process relatively straight forward.”
     
    VFX for the prime time drama was composited and rendered using Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio.
     
    “We had around 90 VFX shots across the series and then many more flares and OFX plugins which we introduced directly through Resolve,” reflects Hall. “In fact, we even relied on Fusion Connect during the offline assembly edit which afforded us the ability to send VFX shots into Fusion during the offline process as a rough cut. That was incredibly useful once we came to the conform as we were able to simply tweak those early Fusion files based on the online material.”
     
    LA Productions carried out a range of VFX work including the generation of 3D rain particles and sky replacements. “Our production crew shot all of the train footage used on the series in one go. That presented continuity issues when using it across the series. It was our job to make it fit,” Hall explains. “In several instances we needed to add rain to the train window. We did that using Fusion’s particle generator and then applied motion blur to soften those effects and match with the original footage.
     
    “DaVinci Resolve and Fusion is an incredibly powerful, node-based workflow that is incredibly quick and very simple to use once you know how,” concludes Hall. “I don’t know of any workflow that’s quicker and more efficient for the conform, grade and VFX on a prime time television drama.”
     
    Press Photography
    Product photos of the DaVinci Resolve Studio, Fusion Studio and all other Blackmagic Design products are available at https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/images.
     
    About Blackmagic Design
    Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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    • Kerry
      COLOR

      The End of The F•••ing World Graded with Res

      December 11, 2017, 8:57 am
      Blackmagic Design has today announced that the final Digital Intermediate (DI) for Channel 4’s graphic novel adaptation, “The End of The F•••ing World” was completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio by London post house CHEAT.

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    • Kerry
      COLOR

      Resolve used for Murder on the Orient Express

      December 11, 2017, 8:54 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that its DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to manage the color pipeline, including onset dailies and final grade, on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic, Murder on the Orient Express.

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    • Kerry
      EDITING

      The S.P.A.A.C.E. Program Edited in DaVinci Resolve

      December 6, 2017, 8:04 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that Director, Editor, Colorist and Post Supervisor Alex Ferrari used Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio to shoot, edit, grade and finish the streaming series “The S.P.A.A.C.E. Program.”

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    • Kerry
      COLOR

      DaVinci Resolve Studio Used on 'Girls' Music Video

      December 6, 2017, 7:57 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio were used for popular singer Kana Nishino’s new music video for her song “Girls.” Nobu Sueyoshi both directed and shot the video, and Toru Miura, a colorist and DIT from Spice Inc., provided color correction.

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    • Kerry
      COLOR

      More Than 40 TV Series Use Blackmagic Design

      November 29, 2017, 7:53 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its production and post products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 40 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and digital audio software.

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    • Kerry
      COLOR

      URSA Mini 4.6K Used in Three Billboards

      November 16, 2017, 8:36 am
      Blackmagic Design has today announced that its URSA Mini 4.6K digital film camera was amongst the camera packages used in the filming of Academy Award winning director Martin McDonagh's latest film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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    • Kerry
      EDITING

      Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 8K Pro

      November 15, 2017, 7:24 am
      The world’s first quad link 12G-SDI capture and playback card designed for high resolution,
deep color high dynamic range 8K workflows!

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    • Kerry
      EDITING

      DaVinci Resolve Documents Robbie Williams' Tour

      November 10, 2017, 10:41 am
      Blackmagic Design has today announced that the URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini 4.6K, as well as DaVinci Resolve 14, have been used to capture and edit backstage moments as well as live performance highlights on Robbie Williams’ 2017 European tour.

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    • Kerry
      EDITING

      Cintel Scanner Used on George Michael Documentary

      November 9, 2017, 7:19 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that its Cintel Scanner was used to help digitize archived footage held on 16mm and 35mm film for new Channel 4 autobiographical documentary “George Michael: Freedom.”

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    • Kerry
      EDITING

      Bug KookJe Go Inter Edited with DaVinci Resolve

      November 8, 2017, 3:52 pm
      Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Micro Panels were used to edit and color West Saharat’s directorial debut film, ‘Bug KookJe Go Inter.’ The full-length film was also shot with an URSA Mini 4K camera, a Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

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