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4-10 MAY 2020

THE WEEKLY VIDEO NEWSCAST FROM DEFINITION MAGAZINE

The Last Kingdom SAXON SEX APPEAL The Last Kingdom, Series 4 on Netflix, May 2020

e wanted every page of DEFIANT to have a video

element and we’ve achieved that apart from this page. This is why we’re asking our guests to create their own welcome messages. This isn’t a place for promotion or selling, but for messaging. Use a smartphone or camera, but don’t make it too long. We can’t wait to see them!

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04 DEAD TO ME – SERIES 2 DOP Toby Oliver reveals the shoot story of Netflix’s dramedy episodic 06 THE LAST KINGDOM Series 4 of the based-on-fact story of the final battles that formed England 08 CVP – THE PODCAST SERIES CVP introduces its new podcast series and the Common Room hub 10 ROUTE TO REMOTE PODCASTS Escape Technology’s first three remote working specials are here 12 HOW ARE YOU BEHAVING? DPP has launched research charting behaviours around the lockdown 14 DEFINITION DIARIES Zoom content from Birds of Prey , ACO, BSC, Keslow Camera and Parasite

ABOVE Cnut or Cnut ‘Longsword’ Ranulfson to give him his full name in The Last Kingdom Series 4. We talk to Tim Palmer about his episodes

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DRAMA | DEAD TO ME LARGE FORMAT LOOK NOW NORM FOR TV DOP Toby Oliver brought a fresher full-frame aesthetic to Netflix’s hit dramedy, Dead to Me

INTERV I EW BY JUL IAN MI TCHELL

ABOVE Oliver’s shooting of Get Out gave him great exposure in Hollywood

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DEAD TO ME | DRAMA

The wide end of the Cooke S7/i’s was perfect for the show ”

RIGHT Dead to Me Series 2 moved to Cooke S7/i lenses for a more natural look NETFLIX MAKEOVER

TOBY OLIVER Toby Oliver ACS is an award-winning cinematographer whose career extends from his native Australia to the US. Named as one of Variety’s 10 Cinematographers to Watch in 2017, Oliver now resides in LA and has forged a varied range of credits on feature films including Jordan Peele’s racially charged comedic thriller horror, Get Out .

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DRAMA | THE LAST K I NGDOM

THE BEAUTY AND DEATH OF THE LAST KINGDOM Series 4 of The Last Kingdom carries on the story of the battle for England. DOP Tim Palmer explains the new look ABOVE Palmer’s current drama reel

INTERV I EW BY JUL IAN MI TCHELL

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THE LAST K I NGDOM | DRAMA

Our battle scene reference was movie Jacob’s Ladder ”

BETTER THAN GAME OF THRONES? ABOVE DOP Tim Palmer talks Series 4 of The Last Kingdom

TIM PALMER In 2010, Palmer was DOP on The Road to Coronation Street , the first mainstream British television drama to be shot entirely on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR camera. In 2011, the drama went on to win a Bafta for Best Single Drama. Tim has gone on to shoot We’ll Take Manhattan , The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and three episodes of the first series of Killing Eve . He is currently shooting the latest Line of Duty series.

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NETWORK ING | CVP COMMON ROOM

KEEPING THE INDUSTRY ROLLING CVP has created an online version of its London showrooms. We find out about the Common Room

INTERV I EW BY CHELSEA FEARNLEY

It’s a wonderful opportunity to catch up with people in the industry and have creative conversations;

this isn’t always possible for busy filmmakers ”

LEFT DOP Josh Allen is a regular host in CVP’s Common Room podcasts

showrooms. This includes live podcasts with industry professionals, product demos, dedicated chats with CVP’s technical team and, for those who long to go out for a good time, virtual parties. Filmmaker Josh Allen has a regular podcast slot in the Common Room. He talks to us about the kind of shows you can expect to hear and how to access them. He also looks to the future and the benefits of continuing this online space after lockdowns are lifted. Finally, Allen encourages interaction. So, if you do have any questions, get in touch with CVP via Instagram or Facebook. The team is here to help.

t’s a terrible time for going out. Since the emergence of Covid-19 and resulting lockdown, many industry events, workshops and social hangouts have been put on hold, leaving behind a restless public. In a sector that thrives on meeting and learning from other creatives, the loss of interaction has been disastrous, yet companies like CVP have looked to digital alternatives to keep the industry bustling. The Common Room is CVP’s new online community platform, where content creatives can continue to engage with one another and experience online versions of events offered across the company’s

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REMOTE WORK ING | ESCAPE TECHNOLOGY

ESCAPE POD Escape Technology has started its own lockdown podcast called Routes to Remote. Here, you can listen to the first three instalments

he people at Escape Technology are experts at designing and installing systems for remote working. They were experts even before the pandemic hit and have decided to share their expertise with everyone. Routes to Remote podcast is essential listening for those who are new to remote working, as well as those who are on the road already.

ROUTES TO REMOTE

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ESCAPE TECHNOLOGY | REMOTE WORK ING

REMOTE WORKING WITH AUTODESK FLAME

THE BEST-KEPT SECRET FOR REMOTE WORKING

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WHAT ’ S NEXT? | THE DPP

WILL COVID-19 CHANGE THE WAY WE WORK FOREVER? The DPP is capturing in real time what life in lockdown means for the media and entertainment industry with a unique research project

INTERV I EW BY CHELSEA FEARNLEY

by individuals from companies within the media and entertainment industry. These surveys will track how companies are being impacted by the crisis and how they are adapting to new ways of working. The monthly survey is also supported by a weekly “flash survey” of six questions, which is intended to take the emotional temperature of respondents. It asks respondents whether they are able to work and, if so, whether they are working from home. They are then invited to rate the experience of working from home compared to their normal working environment; to rate their productivity; and to score how they are feeling personally and about their work. After just four weeks of these weekly surveys, the DPP couldn’t resist taking a peek at what the data was telling them so far about how people are finding working from home. We caught up with the DPP’s managing director, Mark Harrison, for the inside scoop – and, for the record, it’s emotional.

t the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, the DPP partnered up with

Signiant to conduct an extraordinary piece of longitudinal research that looks at how feelings and behaviours around remote and distributed working develop throughout the course of the pandemic. At the heart of the research is a monthly survey of around 20 questions, which is to be completed across a four-month period

ABOVE The DPP’s managing director Mark Harrison says respondents are feeling a huge amount of emotional turmoil

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THE DPP | WHAT ’ S NEXT?

LESSONS LEARNT FROM LOCKDOWN

Respondents feel very different from week to week, both for better and for worse ”

LEFT The DPP’s managing director, Mark Harrison, speaking with DEFIANT from his home in the UK

MARK HARRISON Harrison began his career as an historian at Cambridge University, before moving into broadcasting. He spent 15 years as a freelance film director and executive producer making programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel. Among the awards for his work were ones from the RTS, BFI and an International Emmy. In 2002, he was appointed as head of arts for the BBC, where he subsequently became head of multiplatform production and established a reputation for production innovation. In 2011, he became controller of production for the BBC North in Salford and was responsible for defining and delivering new ways of working. In the same year, Harrison became a founding member of the DPP, which was created by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 to accelerate the move to end- to-end digital production and distribution in British broadcasting. In 2017, he left his position at the BBC to devote more time to his role as managing director of the DPP.

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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!

QUASAR SCIENCE PRESENTS: EP 1 THE DP’S NEW GAFFER

LIGHTING OF BIRDS OF PREY WITH DP MATTHEW LIBATIQUE

CONVERSATIONS WITH KESLOW CAMERA: AMAZING STORIES

CINEMATOGRAPHER KYUNG-PYO HONG REFLECTS BACK ON CAPTURING PARASITE

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DEF INITION DIAR I ES

A SHARPER LINE – FILM #1 CREATED IN LOCKDOWN ONE RAINY AFTERNOON

COFFEE TALK: TALES FROM THE LOOP

ACO MEMBERS LIVE STREAM

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