Each month, Televisual’s print magazine runs a showcase of some of the best work from UK post houses. This is the May issue’s offering.

Union vfx
Bastille Day
Union was sole vfx vendor on new Idris Elba action thriller Bastille Day. Union completed over 350 shots covering invisible effects like architectural extensions, crowd multiplication, and added vehicles, props and gore as well as stunt-augmentation effects on driving sequences and shootouts and a massive bomb explosion at a Paris Metro station.

Baseblack completed a total of 210 invisible vfx shots on Anthropoid, a film starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan about two Czechoslovak soldiers sent to assassinate the head of the SS in 1942. Shots included taking back modern Prague to 1942 with several big establishing shots.

Run the Jewels promo

Finish worked with Pulse director Ninian Doff on the promo for Run The Jewels’ Love Again feat Gansgta Boo. Doff said: “The most intensive and bizarre post element of this job was probably making a real venus flytrap lipsync filthy lyrics and smoke a post coital ‘cigarette.’” It was graded by Julien Biard and Flame was by Andy Copping and Ross Macpherson.

Smoke & Mirrors
Dairylea: Feed the Fun

Smoke & Mirrors was brought in by BMB London on Dairylea’s new TVC. Working with Mad Cow director Phil Lind, S&M created a world (plus dragons) around two knights using matte paintings, rotoscoping and compositing led by Tim Davies and Dan Andrew. Grade was by Mark Horrobin.

Fifty Fifty
Shakespeare’s Globe films

Fifty Fifty Post was brought in by Shakespeare’s Globe to provide location post on 37 10-minute films to be screened along the Thames as part of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The Five
Dock10 completed post on Red Production’s new Sky thriller The Five. Colourist Jamie Parry created the “bold, accentuated” grade and audio mixer Mark Briscoe aimed his mix at giving the drama a “contemporary and edgy soundtrack.”

Jon Creamer

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