2097 – We Made Ourselves Over

October 1, 2017

Darren Mostyn was selected to be the colourist for this exciting interactive project from Blast Theory. 1st October 2017 at 2pm every phone box in Hull (UK City of Culture 2017) and Aarhaus (European City of Culture) rang. Answer the phone and start your journey 80 years into the future to 2097. First of five films and an app were graded launched Oct 1st. Every Saturday in October sees the next film released & live screenings in both cities. Download the app to follow and watch the films if you live outside these cities – ‘2097 : We Made Ourselves Over’. Graded on #resolve14 VFX #flame 

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EditFest London 2017

June 27, 2017

Darren was invited to talk again at this years EditFest held at the BFI, London. The sold out event had a stellar line up of panelists, William Oswald (Sherlock, Dr. Who), John Smith ACE (Leaving Las Vegas, Sliding Doors and 24 Legacy), Mathilde Bonnefoy ACE (Run Lola Run, Leon: The Professional),  Chris King ACE (Amy, Senna) amongst many other editors who are top of their game. The keynote was a fascinating insight to the world of Hollywood Editing Royalty Pietro Scalia ACE, (JFK, The Doors, Good Will Hunting, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator). The day was inspirational, educational and I was very honoured to be the opening guest speaker at this annual gathering of editors.

Want to know what we got up to in 2016?

January 16, 2017

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Dr Blighty for BBC Arts

December 3, 2016

Darren had the pleasure of colour grading this beautiful short programme for Director Spike Geilinger. Well worth a watch on BBC Arts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2r6GVfp53SPM83WkND7Ty9N/how-dr-blighty-shone-a-light-on-ww1-indian-soldiers-at-brighton-royal-pavilion

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DAVINCI RESOLVE APP LAUNCHED

December 3, 2016

Darren’s app was finally launched in September! Killer Tips for DaVinci Resolve is the culmination of six months hard work. The app is FREE to download from the App store apple.co/2d0DCTI & Google Play http://bit.ly/2dSpm0x

The app has already been very well received and appeals to Resolve editors and Colourists. You can save your favourite tips, search for keywords, and the tips are categorised for easier viewing.

For even more free tips, like the Facebook page!

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New York seminar talking all things Editing! 

July 26, 2016

Darren has just returned from delivering a seminar for Blackmagic Design at their USA open day in New York. The event was a showcase for all things Blackmagic, with Darren focussing on the editing application in DaVinci Resolve. 

Fakear Music Promo 

July 13, 2016

We recently colour graded this music promo by Fakear for our good Brighton friends and regular visitors to the studio, Tilt. Fakear is a world known producer and this is taken from the album De La Luz. 

Fakear – De La Luz (official video)

Editfest London 2016

July 11, 2016

Darren was recently asked to talk about how Davinci Resolve has become a major part of  our workflow in 4k and editing. The event is organised by The American Cinema Editors (ACE). Guest speakers included Tim Porter ACE (Game of Thrones) , John Wilson ACE (The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, and Billy Elliot) and non other than Paul Hirsch ACE (pictured below) who edited the original Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Ferris Bueller’s day off! 

The event, held at the BFI was completely sold out and a really great day! 



TOWIE Sponsorship Idents full Post Production

February 29, 2016

We have just completed full post production on a series of sponsorship indents for the new season of TOWIE for ITV. Eclectic Media Motion appointed director David Ward for the spots. Having worked with David for many years he had no hesitation entrusting us with the entire post.

We were on-set providing DIT services to ensure the 4K footage was safe and had our portable Resolve grading system and control surface with us to provide immediate looks to show the client.

 

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The sponsor, Select fashion and production company Eclectic Motion Media were also at the edit and grade session, in total we produced 9 spots for ITV and for use online. The footage was edited in Resolve as we had a very tight turnaround from shoot to transmission. Resolve now has a very powerful editing interface so this was perfect for the job.

The footage was shot with Sony FS7’s and graded in DaVinci Resolve Studio.  Some careful re-touching of some of the set and applying graphics completed the spots before output for broadcast.

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A snapshot of 2015

January 11, 2016

Here is what we got up to in 2015

A snapshot of 2015: http://eepurl.com/bMd6nD