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TIFF 2014: The Judge

06 Sep, 2014 Posted in: Festivals, Review, Toronto

Film4.com Editor Michael Leader reports on the opening film from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival…

Director David Dobkin (The Change-Up, Shanghai Knights and Wedding Crashers) doesn’t quite have the previous form that would single his work out for an opening night gala at a festival such as TIFF, but once you clock the star wattage of The Judge’s cast, you can see the appeal. Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio and Billy Bob Thornton all appear in …

Film4 On-Air Refresh 2014: Liz Arnott

05 Sep, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Film4 Channel, Idents

We’ve been celebrating the launch of a new set of idents on Film4 throughout the week, and you can now watch five – one from each scenarios – of the new idents on YouTube or tune into the channel to see all fifteen. We’ve also been interviewing some of the key members of the creative team throughout the week, and in this final interview we speak to Liz Arnott, the producer of the idents. Watch a video below that gives …

Film4 On-Air Refresh 2014: Alex Barber

05 Sep, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Film4 Channel, Idents

In our penultimate interview taking you behind the scenes on the new set of idents that launched earlier this week on the Film4 channel, we talk to Alex Barber who served as the Director of Photography on the project. You can watch one of the idents that he shot below, this time from the ‘Woods’ scenario, and then read on for our interview with Alex.

Alex Barber on joining the project…

I was approached by [producer] Liz Arnott at Channel 4 with …

Film4 On-Air Refresh 2014: Liam Paton

04 Sep, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Film4 Channel, Idents

We’ve been celebrating the launch of fifteen new idents on the rebranded Film4 channel every day this week by bringing you behind the scenes interviews with members of the creative team responsible for them, and today is no different. Liam Paton served as the composer and sound designer on the project, and he spoke to us about crafting the audio on each of the idents. You can watch one of the new idents below – this one is from the …

Film4 On-Air Refresh 2014: Simon Davis

03 Sep, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Film4 Channel, Idents

To celebrate the launch of fifteen new indents on the Film4 channel, so far this week we’ve already spoken with the Creative Director and Directors of the project to find out more about how they were made. Today we’re taking you behind the scenes again as we speak to Simon Davis, the production designer responsible for designing and building the sets on the ‘Doorway’ and ‘Corridor’ idents. You can watch one of the ‘Doorway’ indents below, and then read on …