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Doctor Foster series 1 recap

Louisa Mellor Sep 5, 2017

Suranne Jones returns tonight in Doctor Foster series 2. Here’s a reminder of all the key events from series 1…

Warning: contains spoilers.

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Whichever way you slice it, Doctor Foster’s first series was a hit. Viewer numbers crept to over ten million during its five-episode run. Critics raved about the domestic noir, with especial praise for a captivating central performance by Suranne Jones as a woman who discovers her husband has been having an affair. The Mike Bartlett drama received Bafta nominations for Best Miniseries and Best Leading Actress. Jones won. A second series was ordered, and is due to arrive very soon.

The first series is currently available to watch on Netflix UK for anyone who wants a refresher, but for fans without five hours to spare, we’ve boiled down the key events
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RealD Saw the Light — and Want You to See It, Too

RealD Saw the Light — and Want You to See It, Too
During post for “In the Heart of the Sea,” director Ron Howard had a problem.

A key shot had looked fine in 2D, but 3D conversion had turned a pleasing amount of film grain into sizzling clusters of digital blocks. When stereo supervisor Chris Parks attacked the problem with the usual de-noising tools, the image became dark and mushy.

The solution came from an unexpected quarter: RealD. The 3D projection company has expanded its tech offerings in new directions, and its innovations have Hollywood excited.

“They’re working on laser projection as well, reducing speckle, and basically creating stunning images,” says director James Cameron. “I’m very excited about how my ‘Avatar’ sequels are going to be presented because of the advances that RealD are continuing to make.”

DreamWorks Animation topper Jeffrey Katzenberg says, “We have a very good collaboration between our tech folks and theirs, most importantly with the R&D side.
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Doctor Foster: Season Two Renewal for BBC One Series

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BBC One announces the renewal of its new, hit series, Doctor Foster. The first series (Us: season) finale was the second highest rated BBC drama episode of 2015, with an audience of 10.1 million viewers. Doctor Foster focus on Gp Gemma Foster (Suranne Jones), who suspects her husband, Simon (Bertie Carvel) of having an affair.

The cast also includes: Clare-Hope Ashitey as Carly; Cheryl Campbell as Helen Foster; Jodie Comer as Kate Parks; Navin Chowdhry as Anwar; Victoria Hamilton as Anna; Martha Howe-Douglas as Becky; Adam James as Neil; Thusitha Jayasundera as Ros Ghadami; Sara Stewart as Susie Parks; Neil Stuke as Chris Parks; Tom Taylor as Tom Foster; and Robert Pugh as Jack Reynolds. Continue on for more about the renewal. Read More…
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Pan preview footage reaction: Director Joe Wright speaks

This morning in central London, we were treated to around 15 minutes of new footage from director Joe Wright’s upcoming fantasy/adventure, Pan. The film, which stars Hugh Jackman as the movie’s lead villain Blackbeard, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lilly, Garrett Hedlund as Hook and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter, arrives in cinemas in October.

When Joe Wright‘s Pan was announced, I must admit to being one of those who rolled his eyes at the thought of a new re-imagining of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. In the very near past we’ve had the likes of Peter Pan (2003), Finding Neverland, and even last year’s TV special Peter Pan Live on our screens, and it seems too soon to take a trip back. Does the world need another movie? It is very clear from the footage that Warner Bros. showed off this morning that director Joe Wright
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Helmer Jeunet Slams Hollywood’s Approach to 3D at London Creative Summit

Helmer Jeunet Slams Hollywood’s Approach to 3D at London Creative Summit
French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet pulled no punches at the 2014 3D Creative Summit in London March 12 as he criticized Hollywood’s approach to 3D and bemoaned poor-quality exhibition.

“I think Hollywood is killing 3D,” Jeunet told the assembled international industryites on day one of the two-day event. The audience was there to see footage from Jeunet’s first 3D film, “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet,” above. The outspoken helmer elicited applause as he criticized the use of 3D for fast-cut, action-focused summer blockbusters and also lambasted post-production conversion, leveling direct criticism at Paramount’s “World War Z.”

His stereographer on “T.S. Spivet,” Demetri Portelli, who also handled Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo,” blamed a late decision to convert “World War Z” in post, not allowing the filmmakers to plan for 3D. “A problem is that often the director and cinematographer don’t know they are making a 3D movie,
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James Cameron joins 3D Creative Summit

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James Cameron joins 3D Creative Summit
Avatar director will reflect on 3D’s journey in recent years and the future.

James Cameron has been confirmed for the 3D Creative Summit 2014, which will be held at the BFI in London on March 12-13.

In an exclusive recorded interview, Cameron will discuss developments in 3D since his game changing 2009 blockbuster Avatar.

The director will also share his thoughts on what the future holds as he prepares to begin production on Avatar 2 as well as his experience filming the Deep Sea Challenge and his continuing drive to push the limits of 3D technology.

The event, organised by Ravensbourne and the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society, will also include a Q&A with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and stereographer Demetri Portelli who will talk about The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivit and present some of the first footage from the upcoming film.

In addition, stereo supervisor Chris Parks will discuss award-winner Gravity while other presentation
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BAFTAs: what the winners said

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BAFTAs: what the winners said
Steve McQueen talks about modern slavery as 12 Years A Slave wins best film; Cate Blanchett dedicates her BAFTA to Philip Seymour Hoffman; Barkhad Abdi says Greengrass believed in him before he believed in himself.Click here for the full list of winners

Host Stephen Fry welcomed the star-studded crowd by saying the BAFTAs are “the greatest night of the British film calendar, if there is such a thing.” He joked that there were “faces so familiar you want to lick them.”

He welcomed guests including Prince William, President of the Academy, into “the plush womb of the resplendent Royal Opera House” in Covent Garden, London.

Fry got Leonardo DiCaprio to blow a kiss into the camera.

Tinie Tempah and Laura Mvula kicked off the show with a duet of Heroes, and Tempah set the mood for a lively evening by high-five-ing Prince William.

Outstanding British Film

Oprah Winfrey, nominated for The Butler, presented the Outstanding
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Gravity's 3D guru joins Creative Summit

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Gravity's 3D guru joins Creative Summit
3D Creative Summit takes place at London’s BFI Southbank on March 12-13.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Chris Parks [pictured] are among the first speakers announced for this year’s 3D Creative Summit.

Taking at London’s BFI Southbank on March 12-13, the summit will see Jeunet (along with Hugo stereographer Demetri Portelli) host a Q&A with footage from The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, while stereo supervisor Parks will present a showcase of awards contender Gravity.

There will also be presentations of Russian hit Stalingrad from Steve Schklair and Cathedrals of Culture with stereographer Josephine DeRobe.

Also at the Summit, Josh Hollander will share a showcase of Pixar’s 3D work, Mark Brownlow will host the first 3D screening of BBC Earth - Hidden Kingdoms and Legend3D’s Jared Sandrew will present a case study of Man of Steel.

The 3D Creative Summit is funded by Creative Skillset and sponsored by the likes of Sky 3D
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First names unveiled for 3D summit

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First names unveiled for 3D summit
3D Creative Summit takes place at London’s BFI Southbank on March 12-13.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Chris Parks [pictured] are among the first speakers announced for this year’s 3D Creative Summit.

Taking at London’s BFI Southbank on March 12-13, the summit will see Jeunet (along with Hugo stereographer Demetri Portelli) host a Q&A with footage from The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, while stereo supervisor Parks will present a showcase of awards contender Gravity.

There will also be presentations of Russian hit Stalingrad from Steve Schklair and Cathedrals of Culture with stereographer Josephine DeRobe.

Also at the Summit, Josh Hollander will share a showcase of Pixar’s 3D work, Mark Brownlow will host the first 3D screening of BBC Earth - Hidden Kingdoms and Legend3D’s Jared Sandrew will present a case study of Man of Steel.

The 3D Creative Summit is funded by Creative Skillset and sponsored by the likes of Sky 3D
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Space Odyssey: The Making of Gravity

Trevor Hogg talks to production designer Andy Nicholson, visual effects supervisor Tony Clark, and matchmove supervisor Amélie Guyot about getting lost in space with filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón. Beware there are spoilers...

Andy Nicholson“I first met Alfonso Cuarón [Children of Men] on a Monday in London after receiving an incredible script [co-written with his son Jonas] midday Saturday,” recalls Andy Nicholson. “Gravity [2013] was to be set almost entirely in low earth orbit and in zero-g. It was unlike anything I had read before and our 30 minute meeting lasted almost two hours.” A major element of discussion was the research material gathered over the weekend by Nicholson. “We went through a selection of Nasa images that I had sourced online. We talked generally about the project and began discussing what was important about the look, that it had to be photorealistic and how that could be achieved.” The Mexican filmmaker was impressed with his British colleague. “Soon after I
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Wes Anderson “would” make 3D movie

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Wes Anderson “would” make 3D movie
Moonrise Kingdom director says he would consider making a 3D film; and would like to turn his new short for Prada into a series set around the world.

Wes Anderson discussed 3D, animation and an idea for a series of shorts at the Rome Film Festival this evening [Nov 13], where he introduced the world premiere of a short sponsored by Italian fashion label Prada.

The Moonrise Kingdom director, whose Grand Budapest Hotel will open the Berlinale in February, was joined on stage by regular collaborators Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman.

Together with cinematographer Darius Khondji, they worked on Castello Cavalcanti, an eight-minute short centred on racing driver Jed Cavalcanti and set during Italy’s Molte Miglia rally in September 1955.

Shot at Rome’s famous Cinecitta studios, where Federico Fellini made La Dolce Vita, it opens with Cavalcanti (Schwartzman) crashing his car in a village square, where the racing driver soon discovers he has a connection with the people
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Gravity: Interview With 3D Post-Conversion Company Prime Focus

3D is far from defunct, judging by the critical and commercial reception of Gravity so far. In three-and-a-half weeks it has grossed over $360 million worldwide, and with a domestic haul nearing $200 million, it’s now one the top 10 highest-grossing movies of the year.

A lot of the praise for Alfonso Cuarón’s latest is down to the spectacular conversion job done by Prime Focus London on. James Cameron has called it the “best 3D conversion ever”. When 3D is considered as part of the storytelling process, and not just an afterthought to charge audiences extra, it can be as important a decision in the production of the film as casting or script. And ‘Gravity’ is a game-changer on every level.

It was without doubt the most detailed and sophisticated shoot that Prime Focus World has completed to date, including what must be the longest converted shot ever – 15,531 frames, which is over 10 minutes and 47 seconds.
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Experience the third dimension of 'Gravity'

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Experience the third dimension of 'Gravity'
The use of 3D in "Gravity" was part of the equation from the beginning. As director Alfonso Cuarón told me in an interview last week, the original title of the script was "Gravity: A Space Suspense in 3D." Stereoscopic supervisor Chris Parks was involved in the imagery before cameras even began rolling, way back during the pre-visualization phase. It was crucial for the immersive experience Cuarón was looking for. "The 3D is a character in the film, or it contributes to the character," producer David Heyman says in the featurette below. "Alfonso really created something…that helps augment the feeling and emotion."...
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Making The Case for 3D Viewing of Gravity in This Featurette

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If the 2D trailers and tv spots for Gravity give you the feeling of heart-stopping panic but you’d like to ramp up the emotion, then this featurette would like to make the case for seeing the movie in 3D where you can feel completely lost in space like the characters.

I have to say that if you’re going to go to a movie like this then you should probably spring for the 3D and just go for the full experience and white knuckle those arm rests. This featurette is complete with interviews with writer, director, producer Alfonso Cuarón, Sandra Bullock (Ryan Stone), producer David Heyman, stereoscopic supervisor Chris Parks, and executive producer Nikki Penny.

Featurette: Gravity

Gravity directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney is slated to hit theaters on October 4, 2013 in 3D and IMAX.
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'Jack the Giant Killer' and 'Gravity' 3D Veteran Defends the Potential of the Format

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'Jack the Giant Killer' and 'Gravity' 3D Veteran Defends the Potential of the Format
Chris Parks is a founding partner and head stereographer at London-based VISION3 Ltd. He wrote this response to a story that The Playlist’s Oliver Lyttelton posted last month about "Brick" writer-director Rian Johnson’s opinions on the limitations of 3D. With the opening of "The Dark Knight Rises" from director Christopher Nolan, who notably declined to make the film in 3D, coming to theaters Friday, the 3D debate continues. ------------------------------------------------------ It is very rare that that an article about 3D actually contains enough informed arguments to draw me into a conversation. However, the well-thought-through, reasoned and observed blog by Rian Johnson, which seeks to explore both the comments of veteran filmmakers and his own experiences, and Oliver Lyttelton’s article on Indiewire, were exceptions. While I agree with many of the comments, the conclusions that I have come to are slightly different. I have...
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A Conversation About 3D With Chris Parks of Vision 3

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We’ve written a great deal about 3D on HeyUGuys over the years, much of it has given an insight into the technical aspects of filming in 3D.

Chris Parks of Vision 3 has recently worked on Jack The Giant Killer and Gravity, and has recently spoken at length about the effect 3D can have on an audience. We caught up with him recently, and discussed this, as well as the effect lenses and composition can have on a 3D film.

One of the topics you have spoken previously spoken about is that films have a tendency of ‘not quite getting 3D right’. I’m curious if I can get you to elaborate on that please.

The biggest fear with 3D since Avatar, in this current resurgence – this ‘quality’ resurgence is the accusation of gimmick. All productions are afraid of it, all directors are trying to avoid it, and this has led to the belief that,
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3-D Team Comes Together for British Thriller

Leading UK 3-D stereoscopic production company Vision3 announce their appointment as exclusive 3-D consultants and creative partners on Elfie Hopkins and The Gammons , the Size 9 production starring Jaime Winstone that we first told you about here . The project is a landmark as the first British 3-D feature to involve an entirely UK based creative and technical team. Up until now, 3-D features filmed in the UK have relied on outsourcing from Us or European based companies. Size 9 Production's decision is a crucial step in establishing 3-D film production in the UK. Axis Films will supply specialist camera equipment and On Sight will handle the post production and data lab process. Vision3 was formed in late 2008 by Chris Parks, a stereographer of over 15 years, and Angus...
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