Clear Cut Pictures secures new Managing Director

We are thrilled to announce that Clear Cut Pictures has appointed Rowan Bray as Managing Director.
Rowan joins from Molinare, where she was Group Facility Manager, having previously held the post of Managing Director across Prime Focus’s UK post production services.
Rowan said: ‘I am delighted to be joining Clear Cut – it’s a great facility with loyal clients, a brilliant body of work, wide-ranging facilities and a strong creative team.
We have exciting plans for the company that will build on our excellent reputation and services.’
Horacio Queiro, CEO and owner stated: ‘Rowan will be able to focus on meeting the expanding requests of our returning clients. With so much going on across our three facility sites, her wealth of experience is just what we need as we start this new chapter for Clear Cut.’


Creative Review: Galapagos

Programme: Galapagos 3 x 60′ for BBC One
Client: Atlantic Productions
Brief: Picture Post-Production on a 3 x 60′ series following Liz Bonnin and an expert team of international scientists, as they embark on a once in a lifetime journey across the magical Galapagos Islands.
How it was done:
With much of the content acquired in various 4K RAW formats (from Red, Sony and DJi cameras), the decision was to deploy a premium workflow that offered Colourist Graeme Hayes maximum creative control in the Baselight.
The flexibility of grading with the native RAW formats meant that there was no compromise on quality. This was especially useful with the deep underwater dive shots that were very dark.
By utilising RAW settings such as ISO and exposure, Graeme was able to grade shots with great impact and the bare minimum of visual noise. This would have been very difficult with a ‘baked in’ codec.
Head of Online Dan Preston-Bear then further enhanced the films with a sensitive and naturalistic approach that means the viewer can focus on the fascinating and beautiful subject matter.
The results of this workflow are stunning and offer the viewer a fantastic insight to the Islands.
Watch: Episode one is now available on BBC iPlayer. You can watch episode two & three on BBC One, Thursday’s at 9.00



Tonight, we join Liz Bonnin and a team of world-renowned scientists as they set off for one of the most ambitious scientific expeditions ever attempted in the Galapagos.
Located on the equator – one of the greatest treasures of the natural world and a biological wonderland – evolution has proceeded at an extraordinary pace.
For six weeks, the dedicated team will travel 1000km around this remote archipelago, scaling down volcanic caves, going on the deepest dive ever carried out on the Galapagos Islands and visiting hidden worlds to unlock old mysteries and make new discoveries – this is Atlantic Productions’ Galapagos.
Utilising advanced filming techniques and cutting-edge graphics, this series provides a unique window into one of the world’s most important habitats and its remarkable wildlife, which includes the iconic giant tortoises, playful sea lions and extraordinary pink iguanas.
Tune in to BBC One tonight at 9.00pm – This is a series not to be missed!
Full Picture Post Production carried out at Clear Cut Pictures:
Senior Colourist: Graeme Hayes
Head of Online: Dan Preston-Bear
Post Producer: Nicky Burchett


Look at what we’ve been up to.

What a brilliant year we’ve had at Clear Cut Pictures!
We’ve had the pleasure of working with the UK’s best production companies on many fantastic projects.
Our personal approach to every project we work on really helps our clients to relax and bring their production to life.
Here is our showreel with some of the amazing projects we’ve worked on in the last year… Check it out!


Tony Robinson: Coast to Coast

Tonight we’ll be watching the first episode of Full Fat TV‘s beautiful new series Tony Robinson: Coast to Coast.
In this series actor and passionate amateur historian, Sir Tony Robinson, embarks on an epic journey tracing the iconic Coast to Coast route, stepping off the beaten track to uncover the history, the heritage and the hospitality of northern England.
At nearly 200 miles long the route straddles the north of England crossing the lake district, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors.
As Tony travels through lush and diverse countryside, he’ll journey into Britain’s religious and industrial past – tracing the historical threads that tie this part of the country together.
And along the way, he’ll roll up his sleeves to work alongside the people who live and work in this dramatic landscape.
Full post production at our Bloomsbury facility.


New Starters: Karla Lucas & Lee Austin

We are happy to announce that we have two new additions to the Clear Cut team.
Karla Lucas has joined Clear Cut as Client Services & Facilities Manager.
Karla will manage the client services team across our three facilities in Shepherd’s Bush, Fitzrovia & Bloomsbury.
Clear Cut’s Operations & Technical Director Jess Nottage said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Karla to Clear Cut Pictures. Karla brings with her a wealth of experience from her previous positions so we are thrilled to have her join us!”
Karla is joined by Post Producer Lee Austin. Austin who has 10 years’ experience as a post producer, will based in our Bloomsbury facility.