Suite TV becomes UK’s first Employee Owned post house

Suite TV becomes UK’s first Employee Owned post house

From today the ownership of Suite has passed from the original founder shareholders to Suite TV Employee Trust Ltd.

 

Making Suite the first employee owned post production house in the UK.

 

After 21 years of dedication and a shared passion for excellence,  Chairman and co founder Julian Aston formally announced at a packed staff meeting earlier today,  the historic and pioneering transition from a privately owned company to an employee owned business.

 

He said the decision of the founder shareholders to form the Suite Employees TV Trust was the very best way to ensure the future of the business, and that by passing the ownership to the staff , the long term future of the company was secured”

 

Shelley Fox founder and Managing Director said we believe we have found the right succession strategy and the employee ownership means we have passed the baton on to our brilliant talented staff “

 

Julian added “The transition to employee ownership will enhance our commitment to client satisfaction and provide a solid foundation for the long term future of Suite.

 

Joe Lycett vs David Beckham: A Got Your Back Special Wins BAFTA!

Huge congratulations to Rumpus Media on their win at last nights BAFTA’s with:

Joe Lycett vs David Beckham: A Got Your Back Special

Which won the ‘Features’ Award!

We’re delighted to have completed the full Post Production on this show.

Go Joe!

Toast Of Tinseltown Wins Rose D’Or Award

Toast Of Tinseltown wins Rose d’Or award

Toast of Tinseltown has won the international Rose d’Or award for comedy.

A huge congratulations to Objective Media and all the team.

For Objective Media:
Michael Cumming
Ben Farrell
Matt Berry
Arthur Mathews

For Suite:
UHD Online editor: Matt Roberts
Dubbing mixer: Matt Brace
VFX: Matt Pettit

Suite’s Environmental Guidelines

Suite’s Environmental Guidelines

 

We are proud to have our Albert Affiliation, and to support its aspirations for a greener industry.

Please see some of the areas we have addressed below;

 

  • We recycle paper, cardboard and plastic in both our office and kitchen

 

  • We use energy efficient light bulbs where possible

 

  • Our bathrooms have timed light sensors to ensure they are not left running

 

  • We support cycling to work and have shower facilities

 

  • Every evening the kit in our suites & air-conditioning units are switched off

 

  • We no longer buy still water in plastic bottles but use glass refillable bottles around the building instead.

 

  • We use Brita filtered water system

 

  • We have Zip Instant Hot Water taps in our kitchen

 

  • All our air-conditioning units are being replaced with more energy efficient units

 

  • Virtualisation of servers to reduce power consumption

 

  • All internal documentation is now held on our intranet and so is paperless

 

  • Company cars and motorbikes are electric

 

  • Energy supplied by Pozitive Energy Green tariff

National Television Awards

We’re proud to say that we worked on the following nominated shows.

Voting for the National Television Awards has now opened!

Head over to: https://www.nationaltvawards.com/vote to cast your vote before
11pm on Friday 4th June 2021.

Don’t miss the show on ITV, hosted by Joel Dommett, live from the 02 on Thursday
9th September.

 

Suite Virtual Post

Dear Client,

In these difficult and testing times we realise that there may still be a demand for programming and we would like to introduce our response to the crisis – SUITE VIRTUAL.

Almost everything we have provided before, is now available through our virtual post facility.

We are here and ready to help, this FAQ addresses what we imagine would be your main questions, but don’t hesitate to call us on 0207 636 4488 if you want to know more.

  • All our staff are now working remotely and are ready to help.
  • We also have staff who can safely drive to the Suite offices if required.

How can I get Rushes to Suite?

  • You can deliver files to us electronically via Signiant/Aspera or any other internet based delivery mechanism.
  • We can accept media from Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud and similar – although please contact us about this first as we can usually suggest something much faster.
  • We have a secure FTP server with 24TB you can use to upload your media to us.
  • You can deliver drives to our Technical Director any time of the day or night in North London (Zone 2) who can arrange to get data onto our system.
  • We can arrange for an Edit Assistant to safely get to our Central London Office to receive drives and ingest them.

What facilities are you offering to wrangle my rushes?

All our Edit Assistants are remotely working and can do almost all the usual tasks you expect from them:

  • Ingest.
  • Grouping / Sync Mapping / Logging.
  • Preparation of webviews for online logging so you can review your assets from home.
  • Preparation of deliverables and final masters.

What Offline facilities do you have?

All our staff editors are remotely connected to Suite and so can work on offline as usual.

What Online facilities are you offering?

All our Online suites are also remotely accessible so we have all the usual online finishing tools
available.

As monitoring over a remote link has restricted bandwidth some technical checks are not possible.
However we have a solution to this problem (please see QC below.)

What Audio facilities are you offering?

Our audio staff have facilities at home. So they can:

  • Prep
  • Tracklay
  • Mix (stereo only)

What grading facilities are you offering?

Lee Clappison – Suite’s Senior Colourist is now setup with full grading facilities at home.

What about graphics and effects?

Our VFX department are set up at home with all the usual tools for graphic design along with the usual
post-production fixes and quality keying.

What QC facilities are you offering?

Our Technical Director has a fully QC facility at home with appropriate grade one monitoring.
We can check all your deliverables with the same level of professionalism you expect from Suite.

 

We can also use these QC facilities to check any technical queries that may arise in a remote online
session.

Can you still deliver files to the broadcasters?

Yes – as we have remote access to the facility we can do all the usual AS-11 file creation, AQC, PSE
checks and delivery of files.

Yes, but how do I collaborate?

We have several options for screen sharing so you can be “in” the edit.

 

So, please get in touch – we’re here to help.

T: 0207 636 4488
E: Bookings@suitetv.com

Keep yourselves safe,

 

Your friends at Suite

New Gold Sitcom – Sandylands

Sandylands

Wednesday 4th March, 10pm, Gold. 

Emily Verma is living the high life in London, having escaped the clutches of
Sandylands – her seaside home town where her semi-estranged father Les Vegas
remains a local celebrity as arcade owner and self-proclaimed ‘King of the Strip’.

However, when Sandylands becomes headline news after a bloodied pedalo is
washed ashore – a pedalo last hired by Les – Emily is forced to make a reluctant
visit home, where she quickly discovers that all is definitely not what it seems in her
old stomping ground.

Starring Natalie Dew, Sanjeev Bhaskar, David Walliams, Sophie Thompson, Craig Parkinson, Simon Bird, Harriet Webb, Hugh Bonneville and others.

5 Minutes with Matt Brace

There’s a new Dubbing Mixer in town!

Suite’s new Mixer Matt Brace answers a few of our quickfire questions…

 

Matt Brace, our new Dubbing Mixer, joined us back in February. Previously at Lucky Cat, he has started a new venture here at Suite! He may be a great mixer, but I wonder how well he does under our quickfire questions…Let’s get to know Matt!

 

How did you get to where you are now?
I started mixing live sound in the theatre because I liked all the buttons. I tried location recording but hated being outside standing there with a boom etc it was very tedious. I wanted a bit more of a creative challenge so that’s when I tried Post Production.

 

Did you go to university?
I studied a BA in Theatre at the University of Hull. I then did a Masters at the Northern Film School in Sound in film.

 

Do you think university is important?
Er…yes. That’s where I met my wife! In all seriousness, the right course is very important. In regards to this industry, a very practical, hands on course is vital in my eyes.

 

Any advice for aspiring post production students?
Yes. Make stuff. Get hands on: as much experience and insight as you can.

 

Any TV highlights for you this year?
Oh it has to be Fleabag and Killing Eve! The writing and acting in both
are phenomenal.

 

Go to drink at the pub?
Local craft ale (does that sound pretentious?).

 

How do you fill your spare time?
Anything that involves not sitting on my bum. Long distance running and pottery are top ones. I’m also a massive family man, so spending as much time with them as possible is an obvious one.

 

Best recent film highlights? Roma was amazing. The cinematography and sound was superb! I know it was a while back, but Baby Driver is another one, that soundtrack though! How amazing was it?

 

5 Minutes with Matt Pettit

Matt Pettit, our Visual Effects Artist, joined us back in November 2016. He may be great on After Effects, but I wonder how well he does under our random questions…Let’s get to know Matt! (A different Matt we promise!)

 

How did you get to where you are now?
I started at Suite as a Runner and in my first week I was interested in training with the VFX Artist. With video editing being what i initially thought i wanted to do, VFX was something I ended up liking even more, and realising that’s where my talents lie. The company eventually moved me into the VFX department when the previous artist left the company.

 

Did you go to university?
I studied Television and Video Production at Southampton Solent and specialised in Post-Production in my third year.

 

How do you fill your spare time?
I play football a couple of times a week and go to watch Fulham attempt to play football on Saturdays. I go to the gym and run a bit too.

 

Who’s winning the champions league final?
After Fulham missed out “narrowly”, I think Liverpool will do it but I’ll be supporting Spurs because my Uncle Ron is a big fan!

 

TV Highlights for you in the last year?
This Country stands out to me the most. I showed it to my dad and thought I’d lost him watching one scene. Lee and Dean is another comedy favourite of mine, which is actually cool because I got to work on it. Sunderland Til’ I Die was a great football documentary I would recommend too.

 

Music highlights for you in the last year?
The new Foals album is a big one I’m listening too at the moment and Daytona by Pusha T was probably my favourite Hip-Hop album of last year.

 

Advice for aspiring post production students?
Get as much work experience as you can in different areas of post-production. See what you like and then go for it! No matter what ability level you are, it’s the people that want it the most and show an interest to learn that normally do the best.

 

Go to Nandos order?
Chicken. Please.

 

 

Sally4Ever BAFTA Win!

Sally4Ever takes home a BAFTA for Best Scripted Comedy!

 

             

A HUGE congratulations to Various Artists, Phil Clarke & Julia Davis
on their BAFTA win for scripted comedy.

We’re extremely proud this masterpiece was all crafted here at Suite.