Marriage in Little Venice

We were honoured by Caorle Film Festival 2018 when Marriage won 4 awards including Best Feature Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best VFX and Best Sound Editing. Caorle is often called Little Venice and is situated close to Venice on the mainland. It's...

Latest Festival News for Marriage

Since our last update we've been traveling the world supported Marriage at film festivals. From Thessaloniki to Jaipur, India to LA. The latest list of awards are:10th Jaipur Internation Film FestivalWon Japiur Critics Award, Best European Film, Best...

The Joy of Pickups

One of the truly rare joys of being an indie is that when you view your cut and decide that you could do with one more scene or reaction shot there, you simply pick up the phone, pick up the right lights, get your kit out and dress your living room a...

26-Oct-17 productionmarriage

Interview with Katerina

As part of their ongoing series on Female Directors, Kat was interviewed by Sophie Duncan. To read the full interview take a look at the Rianne Pictures website riannepictures.com

25-Oct-17

Marriage VFX Breakdowns

We've collected a few vfx breakdowns from Marriage and put them all on this page. Hopefully we'll add more as well.Our first is a virtual Brussels shown outside the window with Miranda sitting in front. This was a late shot in the production and we s...

Marriage wins at awards festivals

As of 1st September 2017 we are very proud to be able to show that Marriage has won over 16 international awards (so far!). We reach out and thank those competitions that take the time to watch new dynamic indie drama.London Independent Film AwardsHo...

Using Red Footage in Premiere and Lumetri

This is a very short post to cover a few points about using the new Red Pipeline footage (IPP2) in Premiere Pro CC. The approach here is one of many and i’m not sure if it’s even the best way to go about this, but right now it works and i’ll try to e...

The Truth about LUTs

LUTs have been seen as the holy grail and the very embodiment of the devil itself. The truth, as always, is somewhere in between. This post will attempt to show you what a LUT does and when it doesn’t do it very well.Lets define a few terms before we...

26-Mar-16 learningtech

LumeCube LED Lights

I happened upon these little lights and out of curiosity ordered a couple. There are a number of small battery powered LED lights out there now, at a variety of price points. My go to light is an Area 48, which is stunning light in terms of quality, ...

17-Mar-16 review tech

A year has passed

A year has passed since we last updated and in that year the world has seen the escalating drama of the refugees right on their doorstep. The biggest displacement of human wave since WWII.When we set out to make the film, we knew we were making a ref...

01-Nov-15 marriage

Sony a7s Exposure and Noise Workflow with UHD and Odyssey 7Q Plus

Is it always better to record the A7s via 8 bit UHD and downsample for HD delivery? Or is the in-camera scaling of the 4K sensor for HD, via the built in XAVC codec just as good?And what is the best exposure strategy for this camera too?Just so there...

Area 48 Remote Phosphor Light Review

This has been my favourite light since i got it at the beginning of the year (actually last year now, how time flies). Review done.Okay, a bit more. I’ve always had an issue with most of the LED lights out there at the moment. They’ve never seemed ‘r...

25-Jan-15 reviewproduction

Inside cDNG Files

DNG, a digital negative, was designed to hold the RAW sensor data from your camera. This post is specifically focused on the RAW data from the FS700 via the Odyssey 7Q. Both the 2K and 4K RAW but should apply to other cameras. cDNG is cinema DNG whic...

31-Jul-14 tech learning

Camera Rigs with Tilta, Lanparte, Movcam

Camera Rigs, Man Cages, Man Handles, whatever you want to call them, we all need them. Lets get away from the obvious question of why most camera manufacturers cannot design an ergonomic camera in the first place and seem to think that square bricks ...

02-Feb-14 reviewproduction

Making of Marriage Documentary

Marriage was split over a few years but the bulk of the shoot was done in a 6 week block one winter in 2012. This is a documentary that was produced with behind the scenes and interviews. After this was shot work started on visual effects, editing an...