CineArk is the UK's leading remote production and film equipment rental house. They specialise in DIT, Video, RF, Comms and VFX and are committed to providing industry leading support solutions for productions and crew alike.
CineArk supply DIT, video, transmitters, VFX and comms equipment with experienced crew for TV and film productions in the UK and worldwide.
As a company our ethos is to streamline the filmmaking process for production offices and crew by providing quality equipment and innovative technical solutions.
This AMA event provides an open and non-judgemental forum to ask us anything, by sharing information we help productions solve the challenges of modern filmmaking by harnessing technology in the most efficient and cost effective way.
Topics to explore:
What is QTake?
What does a DIT actually do?
Where does the job of DIT end and Lab begin
What transmitters do and why they save time?
How best to manage video streaming and comms on set and internationally
The role of video on a modern film sets from high end TV to studio films
How data flow between camera, continuity, editorial and VFX is achieved and why it matters
The importance of data security on set
How to improve comms on set and beyond
How to mitigate Prep, wrap and travel delays
James Metcalfe is the Managing Director of CineArk having previously worked as a DIT for over a decade on productions including Dr Strange, Rings of Power and Morbius
Spencer Weekes is the Head of Production at CineArk having overseen the rapid growth of CineArk from a bespoke storage facility for freelancers to the largest provider of Video, DIT and RF solutions in the UK.
Dan Hartley worked for over twenty years as a video operator (including a decade on the Harry Potter films) before turning to directing with his debut feature film Lad and more recently a Lightbox/HBO feature doc which will air in 2024. Dan acts as the strategic director for CineArk.