Twickenham Film Studios has launched its new state-of-the-art Dailies department.

The new Dailies offering is lead by TFS Head of Picture Stuart Bryce, Tomasz Witkowski, TFS Director of Engineering & Technology and Jack Watts, TFS Head of Technology & Standards who have brought together a team of Dailies creatives, colour scientists, artists and technical operators to deliver feature film and episodic work for studios and streamers.

The new Dailies team assembled by TFS’s Cara Sheppard has worked on the likes of: Mission Impossible 7 (Paramount), House Of The Dragon (HBO), Call My Agent (Bron/Amazon Studios), The Fantastic Beasts trilogy (Warner Bros), The Man From U.N.C.L.E (Warner Bros), Black Mirror (Netflix), His Dark Materials (BBC / HBO) and Bridgerton (Netflix) amongst others.   

The world class facility has 10 Dailies suites and 4 picture 4K VFX review theatres complete with Baselight alongside Daylight grading and Dailies software.                   

Ex Warner Bros De Lane Lea Stuart Bryce, TFS Head of Picture comments: “Twickenham Film Studios are leading the way in the deployment of cutting edge dailies processing facilities, both in-house and on-location around the globe. Our state-of-the-art dailies carts harness the latest technology, utilizing 12g SDI and solid state RAIDs for blistering real-time 4K review in HDR/SDR with fully calibrated professional displays, ensuring we can always deliver the creative vision of the FilmMakers without ever compromising on quality. With secure on-location LTO archive and a unified colour pipeline between Dailies/VFX/DI/Mastering, our ‘dailies-to-delivery’ approach ensures continuity at every stage of the post-production process”.

TFS Director of Technology & Engineering Tomasz Witkowski adds: “For added flexibility and responsiveness, the new TFS Dailies department offers secure automated cloud backup from on-location Dailies setups for all approved media, allowing for immediate VFX pulls whilst the productions are still shooting. This coupled with our bespoke workflows, working with Pixit Media, makes for a one-of-a-kind client creative and tech experience. We also offer a secure review and approve solution via our software partners allowing us to keep our clients’ Dailies safe to view with 2FA and watermarked content. The DCI compliant 4k grading theatres allows the agile review of Dailies grading on-site at our TFS campus, with direct playback from the RAW or direct from the editorial cutting rooms. Essentially all this means we are here to enhance the space and security within which our clients can make the best work”.

Cara Sheppard TFS Managing Director says: ‘This is an incredibly exciting time for the industry and we at TFS are focused on bringing together the best pool of talent including: Colourists, Online Editors, VFX Artists, highly experienced Dailies and Technical Staff, Mastering and QC Operators. This will allow us to provide a comprehensive and constantly evolving suite of resources to meet and exceed the needs of our clients. Our state-of-the-art Dailies department will provide a comprehensive range of services for the big screen and the small screen both at the studio and anywhere in the world on location. This ability to cater for productions of all scales and sizes is so important to the team and ensuring our Dailies and Picture department works on high end feature and TV productions is part of the growth of the studios”.

Jon Creamer

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