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24-30 APRIL 2020

THE WEEKLY VIDEO NEWSCAST FROM DEFINITION MAGAZINE

The Stranger on Quibi, April 2020 Shooting for Quibi THE NEW FRAME?

weekly ‘recorded as live’ video publication is great for reacting to the week’s news. Not only do we have the cinematographer behind Quibi’s new, great piecemeal thriller as one of our guests, but Canon launched its C300 Mark III and we speak to one of the first people to try it out. During this time, those in the industry has vital questions; we have the expert advice you need.

JULIAN MITCHELL

04 SHOOTING SHORT You won’t get Quibi on your smart TV, it’s for the mobile and impatient 06 GUIDANCE AND TRAINING Screenskills is here to guide and train or retrain you for post-Covid-19 08 CANON C300 MARK III REVIEW We talk to DOP Ollie Kenchington about his time with Canon’s new EOS C300 Mark III 10 VINE FX – READY FOR REMOTE After moving to Cambridge, Vine FX was lockdown-ready 12 DEFINITION DIARIES More production in isolation, Red’s Solitary Series, Sigma + FP films, Avid in the cloud and more advice for grading from home

IMAGE Actor Maika Monroe as Clare spies her stalker – actor Dane DeHaan as Carl E – in portrait mode in The Stranger from Quibi

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CINEMATOGRAPHY | QU I B I

FRAMING FOR QUIBI BRINGS NEW DISCIPLINES The new Quibi platform has launched and it’s just for mobile devices, viewed landscape or portrait. DOP Paul Yee shot one of the first multi-episode thrillers, The Stranger, and explains the new rules for framing

INTERV I EW BY JUL IAN MI TCHELL

ABOVE The Fits trailer, with Paul Yee as DOP, directed by Anna Rose Holmer. Oscilloscope Laboratories

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QU I B I | CINEMATOGRAPHY

Some things that don’t work in portrait do in landscape. A two shot, for instance, can be challenging ” BELOW The Stranger stars Maika Monroe as Clare, a young woman who is haunted by a tech-savvy stalker

PAUL YEE Paul Yee is a cinematographer, based in New York City. In 2015, he lensed The Fits , Anna Holmer’s acclaimed debut feature, which the New York Times described as ‘a dreamy, beautifully syncopated coming-of-age tale’. He then did Colewell , directed by Tom Quinn, which received two Independent Spirit Awards nominations. He recently wrapped production on Veena Sud’s The Stranger .

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TRAINING | SCREENSK I LLS SCREENSKILLS A TOUCHSTONE FOR UK CREW Kaye Elliott from the UK’s Screenskills explains how it can help in providing vital information and online training during lockdown

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ABOVE Screenskill’s director of HETV Kaye Elliott encourages UK crew to source the latest news and help from its site

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SCREENSK I LLS | TRAINING

SCREENSKILLS Screenskills is the industry-led skills body for the screen industries. It works across the UK to ensure that film, television (including children’s and high- end drama), VFX, animation and games, have the skills and talent they require. Kaye Elliott is director of high-end television for the organisation.

We’re running live online seminars even with media lawyers so you know where you stand legally ”

ABOVE The BBC’s Ruby Kuraishe asks how TV commissioning should change in light of global events

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CAMERA REVI EW | CANON C300 MARK I I I CANON C300 MKIII REVIEW AND FIRST FILM The Canon EOS C300 Mark III was launched just this week. Creative director and post specialist, Ollie Kenchington, reviews it from his lockdown in Somerset, England

INTERV I EW BY JUL IAN MI TCHELL

ABOVE Korro Films 2020 grading showreel

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CANON C300 MARK I I I | CAMERA REVI EW

ABOVE Ollie Kenchington and Canon’s C300 Mark III

The new sensor in this camera appears to be unlocking very nice quality high frame rates ”

OLLIE KENCHINGTON Kenchington set up Korro Films, an award-winning film production agency, in 2008. Korro produces exceptional brand films, commercials and documentaries, for leading global organisations. Whether he is shooting, editing or grading, Kenchington is an assured practitioner across all areas of filmmaking, giving him a deep understanding of the creative process.

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REMOTE WORK ING | V I NE FX

ABOVE VFX before and after shots for the Channel 4 and Netflix co-production, Crazyhead

MODERN OFFICE Vine FX was unintentionally prepared for 100% remote working well before lockdowns were put in place

INTERV I EW BY CHELSEA FEARNLEY

hours, free from the commute to Soho, and employed local and remote-based artists by investing in PCoIP technology. A forward move that has paid off during this global health crisis…

hen Michael Illingworth moved Vine FX to his home town of Cambridge four years ago, he did so with the intention of creating a company culture that’s about fulfilment in work and life. He offered flexible

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V I NE FX | REMOTE WORK ING

ABOVE Michael Illingworth, VFX supervisor and owner of Vine FX, working from his home in Cambridge

MICHAEL ILLINGWORTH Illingworth has 25 years of experience in the post-production industry. He began his career as a flame artist at The Mill in 1995, before working his way up to the position of senior compositor. In 2003, he joined Cinesite as its lead compositor and VFX supervisor; a title he also carried across to Warner Bros studios, where he worked in- house on the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts film franchises. With a wealth of experience and knowledge in the design and management of visual effects, Illingworth set up his own boutique facility in 2007. The Vine FX team has worked on BBC’s Troy: Fall of a City, which won a Bafta for best VFX, as well as Sky Atlantic’s Patrick Melrose and ITV’s The Widow and Cold War.

It’s a great experiment: what would happen if you all had to work remotely? Well, we’re in it and it works ”

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DEF INITION DIAR I ES

In this time of self-isolation there is plenty of advice on what to do with the time – but we want you to perform on our virtual stage. Email us a link to your self-iso video!

HOW WE SHOT SERIES: ON THE MAT COMMERCIAL

ON THE MAT – BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

RED SOLITARY SERIES | REDCODE AND 8K WORKFLOW

FILMMAKER, DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER NAO YOSHIGAI ON SIGMA + FP

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DEF INITION DIAR I ES

CANON EOS C300 MARK III – FIRST LOOK & TEST FOOTAGE

EDITING REMOTELY WITH AVID MEDIA COMPOSER

HOME GRADING SUITE SET-UP!

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