Evolutions is proud to be partnering with London Film Academy, now offering student work placements to those on their 2-Year BA Filmaking course. Our first successful applicant will spend four weeks in Client Services, Media Support and Edit Support respectively, gaining invaluable experience on the progression and processes of a large, independent post production house.
One of the UK’s largest independent Post Houses continues to expand in Bristol by welcoming two new senior staff members to its regional facility.
Janne Harrowing joins as Bristol Head of Technical Operations from the BBC, where he spent the last three years coordinating the work of the BBC EDGE Group. In this role he was responsible for advancing production technologies, trialling what 5G could bring for content production and researching IP contribution technologies. Prior to this, Janne specialised in high-end documentary post production and advised big-budget natural history productions on technical workflows.
Paul Goodman joins as Senior Editor from Envy, where he spent twelve years working on projects such as: Surgeons: At the Edge of Life (Dragonfly & BBC), Drunk History UK (Tiger Aspect), Supervet (Blast! Films), 999: What’s your emergency (Blast! Films), and Flirty Dancing (Second Star Productions).
Gabriel Wetz, Managing Director of Evolutions Bristol said ‘I couldn’t be happier to have both Janne and Paul join us. Janne brings a wealth of knowledge and confidence from his previous role and will help us develop in all technical areas. With a focus on the increasing challenges provided by evolving technologies, HDR workflows, and looking towards integrating IMF delivery into our pipeline, Janne has a broad remit and I am in no doubt of the passion and experience he will add to our company. Paul brings an additional depth of creative experience from his long tenure at Envy working on a massive list of high-end content. We warmly welcome both to our fantastic team in Bristol’. Both joined Evolutions in the week commencing the 15th July.
Evolutions Bristol is a regional branch of Evolutions TV, one of the largest independent post production companies in the UK, and post produces programmes such as Countryfile (BBC Studios), Gardeners World (BBC Studios), Serengeti (John Downer Productions) and Crystal Maze (RDF West).
Paul Goodman (left) and Janne Harrowing (right).
Travelling to Panama, photographing Whale-Sharks and becoming a BAFTA albert affiliate, learn all the latest Evos news from edition 13 of The Beagle!
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And the winner for the RTS West of England Sound award is… Will Norie! Congratulations to Will for his work on GOD’S KINGDOM, a film by Guy Soulsby. And to everyone else who worked on the film, including Owen Hemming-Brown from Echoic Audio who shares this award!
Longstanding client of Evolutions Bristol, Drummer TV, also spent the night celebrating after winning best Children’s programme award, My Life: Mumbai Street Strikers. Full post of which was done at Evolutions.
Although Will was not there in person, the best from Evolutions Bristol were out in force to represent him to represent him. Managing Director Simon Kanjee and Sales Director Darren Musgrove were also in attendance to celebrate the win!
Click here to watch GOD’S KINGDOM >>> http://www.godskingdom.co.uk
Evolutions TV is set to take green issues to task by joining BAFTA albert’s affiliate programme, bolstering the number of organisations working together for a greener industry. albert affiliation is aimed at helping companies contribute to creating an environmentally sustainable society. Driven by the Evolutions Bristol Head of Sales and Client Services, Esta Porter, joining the albert initiative has inspired each Evolutions facility to become more environmentally conscious.
Starting small with aims of a much greener future, Bristol has begun with the basics. It has started by initiating changes such as buying supplies in bulk to cut down on unnecessary packaging, replenishing stationery cupboards with pencils instead of plastic biros, and only using air-conditioning in business-critical areas. London sites have swapped out plastic cups to Evos-branded pint glasses, is working towards paperless minutes in meetings and uses motion sensor lights in edit suites. It is by these small adjustments, change by change, that Evolutions intends to snowball into a more sustainable company. As a proud BAFTA albert affiliate, we are excited to be contributing to the industry’s green future as a whole! #wearealbert
As of the 8th March 2019, only 17% of women in the UK worked in technical roles. And so, to mark International Women’s Day, Evolutions wanted to highlight the incredibly skilled women working in technical roles at all levels throughout the company! Featured from left to right are Emily, Carlotta, Chloe, Bethan & Natacha, Laurel, Rachel, Cat, Kat and Angela.
In the picturesque market town of Thirsk, nestled in the rolling North Yorkshire countryside, ten law-abiding citizens are embarking on a journey into an extraordinary life of crime. They’ve been tipped off that a cash-in-transit van containing £250,000 will be left unattended for a short amount of time. If they can successfully plan and execute a heist and keep the quarter of a million pounds hidden from a crack team of Detectives for two weeks, it’s theirs to keep. But, as news of the crime sweeps the town, former Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Hill and former Detective Superintendent Ray Howard lead a team of police investigators who will stop at nothing to catch the thieves. Using modern policing techniques, they attempt to track down, arrest and charge those involved in the heist.
A total of 2950 hours of media shot.
184 hours being filmed a day.
A 16-day shoot.
Cut down into 6 x episodes(!) in a matter of 16 weeks…
Read the whole article here to find out how this mammoth production was pulled off!
If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a Soho Post House, here’s your chance to sneak a peek! With articles from our Ops, Producers, Design team and more, The Beagle is keeping our staff updated across all of the Evolutions sites. Expect to see a new issue every quarter. Enjoy!
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Evolutions opens new facilities in Primrose Hill
Evolutions is delighted to announce a new facility based in Shine TV’s production offices in Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill.
Comprising 20 Avid offline suites over 4,000 square feet, the facility, which opens for business on 8th May, will be home to some of Shine TV’s most complex productions such as Hunted and The Island for Channel 4 and the new entertainment show for Sky One, Loot, amongst many others.
The investment of over £750,000 is part of a new output deal between Shine TV and Evolutions. It includes Avid offline suites, a purpose built MCR area and various client break out areas. The facility is designed by Owen Tyler, Technical Director, with the aim of mirroring the look and feel of Evolutions’ other buildings. It will be connected by dark fibre to Evolutions’ Soho offices, enabling complex media ingest and management to be handled remotely by Evolutions’ 24/7 edit support team. Final post will be carried out by Evolutions’ top creative team in Soho.
Evolutions will be employing a team of 6 people to run the facility in Primrose Hill, supported by the Soho team at all times.
Alan Williams, Shine TV’s Director of Production said ‘We are delighted to forge this new relationship and bring Soho post production service levels and expertise under our roof here. We are very happy to be able to collaborate closely with such a fantastic team and provide our productions with the best level of post support within our own offices.’
Simon Kanjee, Evolutions’ MD said ‘This is a very exciting opportunity not only to work on some excellent and challenging programmes, but also to change the post model somewhat. Technology now enables us to provide Soho quality facilities anywhere in London. We can expand our business by creating new close relationships with our clients, and expect to replicate this model elsewhere.’
Huge congratulations to many of our Evolutions Bristol clients for their awards nominations this season, most notably: BBC TNW ‘Owl Power’, nominated for an Outstanding Nature Programme Emmy in the category of News and Documentary; BBC NHU ‘Life Story’ (Panda Nominee for Cinematography); Rolf Steinmann’s ‘In Between’ (Panda nominee for Cinematography and Best Short); James Reed for Underdog Films – ‘Jago: A Life Underwater’ (Panda nominee for Cinematography, Editing, Music, People and Nature AND Sound); BBC NHU ‘Tribes, Predators and Me (Panda nominee for Presenter Award); Big Blue Live (Panda nominee for Technical Innovation Award).