London, UK, 24 June 2011 – SGO is thrilled to announce that Onsight has been nominated for the prestigious IBC2011 Innovation Awards for the Stereo 3D post production of Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough using Mistika. Produced by Atlantic Productions for Sky 3D TV and IMAX, the project was selected as one of the four finalists, in the Content Creation category. The breath-taking programme also made BAFTA history this year, being the first ever stereoscopic 3D factual documentary winner.
(Official Project website: www.flyingmonsters3dmovie.com/media-coverage/ )
“This really is an outstanding year for the IBC Innovation Awards, with a very strong short-list,” said Michael Lumley, chair of the judging panel. “We have flying monsters and business graphics, news production and transmission networks, motorbikes and online delivery. All show a real partnership to identify the real issues and create an innovative, practical and effective solution. The judges had a hard job separating them,” he added. “The tension at the awards ceremony, on Sunday 11 September, will be electric.”
CEO of Onsight, Simon Craddock, who founded the company over 20 years ago and has been working at the leading edge of technology for his entire career states: “I feel proud for the Onsight team that we have been nominated for this prestigious award. SGO’s Mistika has allowed us to provide the best stereo 3D workflow solution in the UK, and has revolutionised the way Onsight post produces Stereo 3D, which is opening opportunities for film-makers to create future exciting content.”
CEO of SGO, Miguel Angel Doncel, who has been applying his expertise and knowledge in the industry for some time now, by delivering innovative technology and solutions for over 20 years, affirms: “As the entrant and Onsight’s technology partner of the awards, we are honoured to be a part of this well-respected accolade. This is a great achievement in its own right, and SGO is very proud to have played a key role in the Stereo 3D post production at Onsight.” Miguel continues: “The close relationship between our two companies means that we will continue to meet the evolving needs of Stereo 3D throughout the entire production process. SGO and Mistika will continue to support Onsight in meeting the growing and complex demands that Stereo 3D productions involve.”
With the team at SGO, Geoff Mills, Director of SGO Global Sales & Operations, has successfully raised world-wide awareness of Mistika’s ground-breaking real-time Stereoscopic 3D capabilities and workflow to such a level that Mistika has deservedly become a system of choice. Geoff adds: “I am absolutely delighted that this momentous project has received this recognition, which reinforces the fact that Mistika is revolutionary and an award-winning investment for creative and ambitious companies such as Onsight. The SGO technology combined with its team, are helping companies reap the rewards of their enterprising and aspiring work by bringing efficiency, high quality, advanced toolsets and reliability. With 3D rapidly gaining momentum it is apparent that Onsight is well placed to turn to for advice, products and solutions for the latest sought-after format.”
As Onsight’s Chief Operating Officer, Andy Shelley performs a project management role on large scale productions, and concludes: “I’m so pleased Flying Monsters has been nominated for IBC’s Innovation Award, it is an acknowledgement of the hard work that went into this ground-breaking project.”
This hugely ambitious project required the latest in technology and resolution to bring to life a prehistoric world with cutting-edge Stereoscopic live action and CGI images. Atlantic Productions, Sir David and the team considered Stereo 3D as a brilliant creative tool to transport the viewer to a visually stunning prehistoric existence. The complicated shoot and post production process boasted a number of firsts with a bespoke workflow, designed by Onsight, to deliver this multilayered project on time and to budget. Filming began back in March 2010, and visited a number of locations around the globe before returning to London for post production.
At the heart of the post process was Onsight’s digital lab and post facility. Credited with the most advanced stereoscopic toolset, Mistika continues to define and lead in Stereo 3D technology and was chosen by Onsight for all the Stereo post production work in this landmark film. Onsight networked two SGO Mistika systems together to meet Sky and 3D IMAX demands with multiple-format deliveries. Mistika’s flexibility, powerful capabilities and management of RAW data file formats, improved workflow efficiency delivering quality results within tight time-frames, ensuring seamless, time-saving adjustments in real-time.
An annual highlight of IBC, the awards ceremony, will be held at the IBC show in September in Amsterdam. The IBC Awards recognise those who have made a real contribution to the industry and whose careers have had a positive impact on its future direction. To view the awards listings, visit: www.ibc.org/creation
SGO will be showcasing the Mistika post production system again this year at IBC 2011, at Stand A11 in Hall 6, with further exciting announcements to follow. Visit: www.ibc.org to register for the show.
ONSIGHT, is a production facilities company specialising in stereoscopic services from shoot to screen.
ONSIGHT comprises of three departments – Camera Rental, Edit Rental and Lab & Post. The Camera Rental department based at Shepperton Studios provide high-end digital cameras, and 2D/3D production equipment. The Edit Rental team provides post production equipment whilst the Lab and Post team offer a digital lab and a full post production service.
ONSIGHT are the leading UK HD and S3D specialists renowned for the use of innovative technology, including three dedicated Mistika postproduction suites and an additional on-set Mistika Live system for use on 2D and Stereo3D projects.
ONSIGHT provides a unique offering to programme-makers, and with an understanding of the entire production process they can offer advice and guidance at every stage, ensuring smooth workflows and great creative results. Mistika helps to support ONSIGHT in meeting the growing and complex demands that Stereo 3D productions involve. www.onsight.co.uk
With Head Quarters based in Madrid, SGO is an established leading European developer of high-end solutions including its flagship DI and Stereo 3D system Mistika, and on-set application Mistika Live, for the post production and broadcast industries. A global company, SGO continues to expand with offices and reseller partners across the world, including the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, India, China, North America & Canada, South America, Mexico and Australia & New Zealand. The company prides itself in establishing close and long term relationships with its customers, providing an effective personal service by a dedicated team. SGO’s customers include Park Road Post, BSkyB, Framestore, The Look, OFFHOLLYWOOD, Preditors, Onsight, BTV Post, Videomedia, Annapurna, Molinare Madrid, Infinia, CVisual, Chroma Film & TV Hamburg, El Colorado, Thomson Technicolor Madrid, Real Madrid Televisión, PICTORION das werk GmbH, OPTIX Digital Pictures, Hocus Focus amongst many others. www.sgomistika.com
ABOUT SGO’S MISTIKA POST PRODUCTION SYSTEM
Mistika is SGO’s high-end post production system that offers a complete solution and industry-leading performance for post production across all genres in film and broadcast. Mistika continues to define and lead in stereoscopic 3D technology. With efficient workflows and advanced toolsets, it provides an impressively reliable post production tool to overcome challenges, offering one complete solution supporting SD-HD-2K-4K-5K and Stereo 3D including real-time native RED, ARRI, SI-2K and other data workflows. It seamlessly integrates timeline-based editing, conforming, infinite layer compositing, colour-grading and image restoration, all in one complete system with various toolsets. SGO has also unleashed “Equalize”, the industry’s fastest and most capable automated stereoscopic image-matching tool in Mistika that delivers what it promises. History was made with the world’s first live Stereo3D BSkyB sports broadcast where Mistika played a significant role in the launch of Sky 3D TV last year. Mistika was also used for Stereo 3D post of BAFTA award-winning “Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough” for Sky 3D TV and 3D IMAX. Feature documentary film PINA, post produced in Mistika, won Grand Prize at Dimension-3 this year as well. www.sgomistika.com
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Atlantic Productions is one of the world’s leading factual production companies whose award winning television and theatrical films have been seen around the world. Since it was founded in 1992, Atlantic has embraced new techniques and technologies and built pioneering cross-platform projects.