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Directors Cut launches 8 new Avid suites!

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In order to fulfill demand, on Thursday 14th May, Directors Cut opened 8 new Avid edit suites, resulting in a very popular opening day.
The bacon rolls went down very well in the morning, as did the late-evening Pimm’s and everything in-between… so lovely to see everyone.

This brings the number of offline edit suites to 23 now, all having ISIS shared storage, interplay remote viewing… and windows!

andy Nic etc  girls open dayFred, etc

Christmas Party 2014

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A truly fabulous time was had by our clients and staff at our 2014 Christmas cocktail party.

Christmas Pparty 2014

Beforwe the party, voting had concluded in the inaugural ‘Best Christmas Jumper’ competition, organised for the runners by Natalie.

Xmas Jumper competition entrants


It was a close run thing, but in the end Greg Wade won by a whisker after securing most votes. Well done Greg!


Xmas Jumper competition winner Greg Wade

Broadcast Digital Awards 2014 – Nomination news

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Congratulations to Gogglebox Entertainment and Spun Gold TV who have both been nominated for this year’s prestigious Broadcast Digital Awards,
which reward the best digital innovation and content creativity in broadcasting.


Release The Hounds

In the Best Entertainment Programme category, Gogglebox are nominated for the horror game show ‘Release The Hounds’.

Great Canal Journeys

Spun Gold TV are nominated in the Best Popular Factual Programme category for the light-filled travelogue ‘Great Canal Journeys’. Both series were fully posted here at Directors Cut.

The awards take place on 25th June. Fingers and toes are crossed here for both production companies – good luck!!



Televisual’s double-page spread on Directors Cut’s Interplay.

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This month’s Televisual magazine features a double-page spread on our new Interplay system.

Interplay allows remote viewing & editing of your project media whilst seamlessly integrating across our in-house offline and online Avid suites. This provides the obvious advantage of better time and cost management for your project.

As the world moves towards a cloud-based future, we believe Interplay will be at the core of Avid’s future technical developments for Post houses like ours.

The combination of Interplay Central (which offers clients remote viewing of their media assets) and Interplay Sphere (which allows Editorial and support staff to work outside of the Facility) enables us to track both ingesting and transcoding for offline edits. This in turn seamlessly relinks back to the full-resolution rushes, thus radically improving the efficiency of our workflows.

You could the future is here… now!


Gallery at Directors Cut

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This year we are branching out into the art world with shows by emerging artists whose work will grace the walls of our Great Portland Street offices. It would be nice to think that these artists could, one day, perhaps, be the subjects of our documentaries of the future.

We are working with producer and curator, Judy Parkinson, and the first show – a double act called Hide and Seek – will end on 9th May.
It features the work of two contrasting artists, Philip Booth and Cat Roissetter. Viewing can be arranged by appointment.  Works are on sale and prices range from £200 to £2,000.

Philip Booth is a recent prize winning graduate of Camberwell College of Arts, working in oil on canvas and ceramics.

Cat Roissetter is ex-St Martins and The Royal College of Art and she works in ink and water colour on paper.

Congratulations to Lambent Productions!

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Lambent Productions their film Out of Jail and On The Streets won Best Documentary at the RTS Southern Awards on Friday.

With unprecedented access, this insightful film uncovers the hidden world of public protection. Through the personal stories of probation officers, it explores how offenders are monitored, controlled and rehabilitated in everyday life, and how the public are protected from them. Fully posted at Directors Cut in 2013.

“Huge congratulations and massive thanks to you all for such a brilliant film and such well-deserved recognition” – Emma Wakefield, Executive Producer


Pet School wins Emmy!

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Congratulations to Sallyann Keizer & the Cineflex team on their ‘Best Non Scripted’ Emmy Award in New York last week. Bravo!

Pet School was a 10-part series for CBBC, fully posted at Directors Cut and transmitted in 2012.

 Pet School