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The 2015 Welsh BAFTA Awards

The 2015 Welsh BAFTA Awards

Huge success at the 2015 Welsh BAFTA awards Jack to a King Won three BAFTA including Best EditingJohn, Paul and Dougwith James Dean-Bradfield who presented the awardBest Director FactualBest Sound Design by the brilliant team at BANGMarc Evens6 Nominations for Season...

Directors Cut

Directors Cut

Directors cut is out of the door and it's been a very different process to normal, at least for me. Movies and Cable TV are not like Free to air channels. But the response from NBC execs has been glowing and limited in the number of fixes they want.  Like everyone on...

Terrible weather in Morroco

Terrible weather in Morroco

News from the set of A.D. is not good. The weather is terrible. Huge amounts of rain with the road to Marrakech being washed away in the Atlas Mountains. There are many fatalities in the region. At Fint, the river is many meters higher than when I was there. The...

Fine Cutting

A.D. has a very tight post schedule, mostly due to a much earlier air date than originally planned. More people are needed which means less editing and more supervising. Not as much creativity needed but more logistics. However, fine cutting the first ep will test...

Back in London

Nice to be in Soho once again as the Christmas season starts but the  gloss quickly fades after a week of overcrowded trains and two hours a day commuting. At least it's awards season and there are loads of screenings to see. Gone Girl is classic Fincher. It's not...

Time to put the shoes back on

Time to put the shoes back on

The cutting room in Ouarzazate suffers from a poor mains electric supply. Not only do we have power cuts that causes Gez, our first, to burst into a panic and shut down the computers before the UPS run down. But we are also getting lots of low level electric shocks...

BAFTA 2014 Success

BAFTA 2014 Success

BAFTA 2014 Success Huge congratulations to Tom Riley and Chris Forster On this years BAFTA Cymru Awards BEST ACTOR Tom Riley won the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Leonardo Da Vinci in the hit Starz TV series Da Vinci's Demons Watch the category announcement at...

Ouarzazate and the Movie Hotel – The Berbère Palace

Ouarzazate and the Movie Hotel – The Berbère Palace

The town is the home of Film and TV shows the year round and most people stay in the Berbère Palace. It's full of old props from movies made in the area. As always, they don't really stand up to close scrutiny. Lumps of polystyrene, shaped and painted to work as a...

A.D. A new adventure begins

A.D. A new adventure begins

I have known for a couple of months that my next project will be the 12 part series for NBC provisionally titled A.D. Now it's time to head for the first block of filming in Morocco and the film making town of Ouarzazate. (Pronounced Waz-ah-zat). It's always a strange...

Tools of the trade

The tools of the trade. I'm currently working in Dublin on a new TV series for Sky1 in the UK. It's being shot on the Alexa camera which means it's a file based post. We are editing on Final Cut Pro 7. It seems that when the post was initially set up, Avid had a more...