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November 2018
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  • The Facilities 50
    Jon Creamer launches Televisual's 31st exclusive annual Facilities 50 survey featuring the top post production houses in the UK and 48 pages of analysis of the sector
  • The Commercials 30
    Jon Creamer introduces Televisual’s exclusive Commercial 30 survey, reporting on a year of highs and lows for commercials producers.
  • The Drama Genre Report
    With competition from streamers intensifying, UK broadcasters are exploring new drama strategies. Tim Dams reports
  • Primary Colours
    Five leading movie colourists tell Michael Burns the secrets of their craft, and explain the techniques they use to grade movies like The Danish Girl, Peterloo and Baby Driver
  • Up, up and away!
    Thanks to advances in camera technology, the possibilities of aerial filming are greater than ever before. Pippa Considine reports on some of the year’s standout aerial projects
  • OB: Which Way Now
    The OB industry is embracing major change as it adapts to the worlds of UHD, HDR and IP. Michael Burns reports
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21 Time Based Arts
time-based-arts.com
The Caretaker’s Cottage, Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT
mds James Allen, Mike Skrgatic
genres ads, TV, films, promos
credits Nike Nothing Beats a Londoner, Honda Dream Makers 2018, Doctor Who
services grading (2k, 4K, HDR), vfx (2d, 3d, animation),
turnover £4m
Producer 7th Turnover 28th Peer 5th
TBA says “It’s been another strong year of growth. We’ve been fortunate to work on some great projects and collect some nice awards.”

22 Pinewood
pinewoodgroup.com
Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Bucks SL0 0NH
md Nigel Bennett fac mgrs James Corless, Glen Gathard and Jens Christensen
genres Film, TV
credits Avengers: Infinity War, Roma, Would I Lie to You?
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR, Atmos), grading (HDR,4k,2k), editing, telecine (4k), restoration, cam hire, TV studios, 3d, VR
turnover £12.3m
Producer 37th Turnover 13th Peer -
Pinewood says “it’s a positive market to be in currently with growth of VOD platforms.”

23 Coffee & TV
coffeeand.tv
71 Broadwick Street, Soho, W1F 9QY t 020 7734 3299
md Derek Moore facility manager Leonie Moreton
genres TV, ads, corporate, promo
credits Reverie launch for  Syfy channel, Royal Mail’s Game of Thrones ad; Sky Sports Summer of Cricket promo
services grading (HDR,4k,2k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, restoration, camera hire, 3d, VR
turnover £5.8m
Producer 25th Turnover 21st Peer 14th
Coffee & TV says it has “significantly grown” in the last year. “We’re literally bursting at the seams and on an urgent hunt for new premises to cater for demand.” It’s also been named as Facebook’s production partner in London.

24 Clear Cut
clearcut.cc
1 Springvale Terrace, London, Newman Street; Bloomsbury Street
md Rowan Bray fac manager Jess Nottage
genres TV, film, corporate, promos credits The Funeral Murders BBC2; Angry, White & American Channel 4; Miriam’s Big American Adventure BBC1
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (HDR), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, VR
turnover £4.5m
Producer 13th Turnover 26th Peer -
There’s been a greater “quality and range” of work this year, says Clear Cut, with a “growing number of headlining feature documentaries, returning series and award-nominated shows in the list.”

25 Axis
axis-vfx.com
7.1 Skypark 1, Elliot Pl, Glasgow, G3 8EP; The Bottle Yard, Bristol, 2 Hoxton Square, London
md Richard Scott facility manager Jill Wallace & Nerys Davies
genres film, ads, TV
credits Early Man (Feature Film), Happy! (TV), Kiss Me First (TV)
services vfx (2d, 3d, animation), VR
turnover £14m
Producer - Turnover 10th Peer -
More “project diversity” for Axis with animation on Happy! and Kiss Me First, vfx for Early Man, Ordeal by Innocence, Luther and Maniac.

26 Suite
suitetv.com
28 Newman Street, London, W1T 1PR t 020 7636 4488
md Shelley Fox facility manager Michael Gibson
genres TV, ads
credits In the Long Run, Ricky Gervais: Humanity, Man Down
services audio (5.1, ADR), grading (4K, HDR), vfx (2d), editing, film restoration
turnover £4m
Producer 18th Turnover 28th Peer 22nd
Suite says that 2017/18 has seen a “steady growth” in demand for UHD/HDR projects. “We can feel the industry moving slowly but surely towards this new format.”

27 Rapid/Radiant
rapidpictures.co.uk radiantpost.co.uk
21-25 Goldhawk Road, London, W12 8QQ, Richmond Way W14
md Ben Plumb, Elouise Carden fd Lara Moody
genres TV, ads, corporate, films
credits Escape to the Chateau C4; James Martin’s Saturday Morning ITV; Richard Osman’s House of Games BBC2
services audio (5.1, Foley), grading (4k, HDR), editing
turnover £3.2m
Producer 8th Turnover 21st Peer 6th
Rapid took over Crow TV this year forming a new company - Radiant Post Production.

28 Directors Cut
directorscutfilms.com
6-10 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 8QL t 020 7637 7342
md Mark Manning genres TV, film, corporate
credits Runaways (film) Basquiat - Rage to Riches (BBC); Autopsy Potato
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (HDR, 4k), editing
turnover £3.3m
Producer 25th Turnover 34th Peer 14th
Directors Cut says it’s worked with a wider range of indies and broadcasters this year and can see the Netflix influence with indies wanting “stylised 4K content.”

29 Fifty Fifty
fiftyfiftypost.com
24 D’Arblay Street, London, W1F 8EH
md Cara Kotschy ops director Alex Meade
genres TV, ads, film, corporate
credits Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father s2 Netflix; Our Shirley Valentine Summer ITV; An Hour to Catch a Killer ITV 
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (HDR, 2k, 4k), vfx (2d), editing, cam hire
turnover £2.5m
Producer 24th Turnover 39th Peer 9th
“Everything got bigger” this year, says Fifty Fifty. with productions shooting and delivering at higher resolutions “as streaming platforms stipulate native delivery and IMF package delivery becoming commonplace.”

30 Freefolk
freefolk.com
140 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8ZT t 020 7734 9110
md Justine White creative director Jason Watts head of production Fi Kilroe
genres ads, TV, promos
credits Confused.com Confusion to Clarity (TVC) The Alienist Netflix, Warburtons Pride & Breadjudice
services grading (4K), vfx (2d, 3d, animation)
turnover £3.2m
Producer 22nd Turnover 36th Peer 9th
“The last year has been up and down like a yoyo” says Freefolk about commercials post. “We continued to diversify our offering into longform film and TV which paid off with an Emmy vfx win for Netflix / TNT show The Alienist.”

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