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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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      COLOR

      Chile’s Canal 13 Relies on DaVinci Resolve Studi

      August 17, 2017, 12:58 pm
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      K‑Pop Music Videos Completed with DaVinci Resolv

      August 7, 2017, 11:16 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that Areia Creations, an independent record label from South Korea, shoots its music videos using Blackmagic cameras, including the URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini 4.6K PL, and color grades using DaVinci Resolve.

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      COLOR

      DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel Grades 'Revolution'

      August 7, 2017, 11:15 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Vance Burberry used its URSA Mini Pro digital film camera and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder to shoot the music video for songwriter and performer Van William’s song “Revolution,” which features Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit. Burberry, who has shot music videos for Guns N' Roses, Pearl Jam, Santana, Coldplay and more, also used DaVinci Resolve Studio and the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel for color grading.

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    • Kerry
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      More Than 25 Summer Films Used Blackmagic Design

      August 2, 2017, 11:13 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that more than 25 of the 2017 summer season’s worldwide film releases used numerous Blackmagic Design products during production and post, including a range of its digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics software, DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and audio post production application and more.

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      Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR

      August 1, 2017, 9:54 am
      Incredible new VR tools, planar tracking, state of the art keying and more, along with a new low price of only $299 for Fusion 9 Studio!

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      Fusion Studio Creates Title Sequence for Riviera

      July 28, 2017, 4:14 pm
      Blackmagic Design has today announced that London-based visual effects boutique Lexhag used Fusion Studio to help create the main title sequence for “Riviera,” Sky Atlantic’s new 10 part drama series starring Julia Stiles as the wife of a billionaire who uncovers the dark truth behind her opulent lifestyle.

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      DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel Used for 'Sarah'

      July 27, 2017, 12:31 pm
      Blackmagic Design today announced that The Flying Kick Asia, a Singapore based boutique production house, has chosen to shoot their upcoming set of short films using the URSA Mini Pro, with color correction done with DaVinci Resolve Studio and the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel. The second of four films, "Sarah," a Hari Raya themed short film, was shot and completed production in a single day.

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      DaVinci Resolve Studio Grades Sharon Stone's Film

      July 25, 2017, 1:35 pm
      Blackmagic Design today announced that Mark Todd Osborne, founder and senior digital colorist of MTO Color Inc., conformed, graded and finished the new independent film “A Little Something for Your Birthday” using a DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel alongside DaVinci Resolve Studio.

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      Audio and KeyKode Reader for Cintel Film Scanner

      July 20, 2017, 11:41 am
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