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“I just set up my iPad on a table, I sat in a chair and experimented,” said David Bradley, the Harry Potter and After Life actor when HuffPost UK spoke to him about the filming he’d been doing at the start of lockdown.Filming needn’t be done from home anymore, as the easing of restrictions means shows can return back to studios. This could all change if the pandemic worsens of course, but for now, producers have been given creative license to get back to lights, camera, action!...But what’s it actually like on set?HuffPost UK spoke with Mark De Lisser, vocal coach on ITV’s forthcoming series of The Masked Singer, as well as Jason Maza, producer on soon-to-air Channel 5 thriller The Drowning, to get the scoop on filming during lockdown. First off, it’s a huge creative challenge“Regardless of your production, there will be creative compromises,” explains Jason. “It’s really hard to make art in this situation because it just becomes so clinical.”Jason notes that it’s “very very tough to have fun, or be in the moment” when everything is geared around making the set safe - but finishing filming “felt like an incredible, unbelievable achievement” after months of working out new ways to tell their story while obeying social distancing on set.For Mark De Lisser, not being able to get up close to singers has meant getting creative about how he judges sound.″As a choral director, I want the sound closer to me. I want to work on the diction and I want to work on the blend, but actually, being so far away, due to distancing, you lose so much,” Mark says. He continues: “We use our ears in a completely different way. For the BBC’s VE Day celebrations, filmed under lockdown, I had to really listen hard to make sure everything was balanced and where it needed to be.”Directors also can’t go closer than two metres to actors unless they’re in the same bubble (even the same bubble, people keep the same distance where possible). So if one bubble is comprised fully of actors, the director must distance themselves from the on-screen stars while on set.“Our director Carolina Giammetta had to keep two metres from the cast,” notes Jason. “It’s so much harder to communicate and create that bond. We were fortunate we had a brilliant cast and director, but this is going to be a continual problem.” Distancing on set is also a huge logistical challenge (that costs loads of money)It’s not just hard to tell the story properly with social distancing in place - it’s a massive administration nightmare too, and costs the earth.“There’s lots of different bubbles. Actors are in one bubble, the director and script supervisor in another bubble, costume in another bubble, and you have to keep two metres away from people in other bubbles,” explains Jason.“Even in terms of facilities - how do I get my crew from unit base to set. Normally we’d be able to do one mini bus. Now we have to put on three or four minibuses, it’s a continual expense to be able to deliver what we want.”Although actors can share social bubbles to avoid social distancing, it’s not always possibleActors are able to get close to one another if they are in a bubble together, but some actors aren’t able to bubble up, such as 74-year-old Deborah Findlay from The Drowning, as she’s in the vulnerable category so couldn’t go near another actor on set.“No one can come within two metres of Deborah on set, which is incredibly tough,” says Jason. “Ultimately there’s compromises you have to make: we had to be creative and find creative logical reasons why she wouldn’t be going up to her son at a funeral,” for instance.Crews have to get clever with camera anglesOne way to make actors in different social bubbles seem closer is by using clever camera angles to give the impression people are nearer than they really are.“We ask which camera angles can we use to sell it the best we can,” Jason says. “We use a lot of long lenses, which create the illusion they’re closer together.” Actors occasionally need to get close to the crew, which sometimes means they need to wear masks“Sometimes actors have to wear masks during their take as they’re close to the camera person,” explains Jason. “It’s really not ideal: acting’s all about being in the moment, listening, connecting, reacting: all of that’s out of the window.” When you have a mask on you need to be a better communicator which ultimately means that filming can take longer, costing more money. Although actors wore masks in certain unique instances when filming, the masks won’t actually be seen in the finished show due to more clever camera angles.Mark De Lisser reckons The Masked Singer couldn’t feel more pertinent right now.“We joked the other day that The Masked Singer is probably the best prepared show in the world for a pandemic because it’s all about masks,” he says.He agrees that it’s a huge inconvenience not to be able to go closer to the contestants. In the past, he says “you might be a little more tactile, but now there’s absolutely none of that. You have to be two metres apart and there has to be a perspex screen.”And when things go wrong, it means reacting at lightening speed“We had one incident,” reveals Jason. “We had an actor coming in to start, so he got tested, and found out he had Covid on Saturday. We had to recast on the Saturday, get them tested on Saturday, results on the Sunday, they were Covid free so were allowed to shoot on the Monday.“I can’t begin to tell you what would have happened if that’d been an actor that shot previous continuity, and then had to come back to finish off the show. It just would have been an absolute nightmare.”Elsewhere in entertainment, socially distanced audiences are becoming more popularStrictly Come Dancing, which returns to screens later this autumn, has been the focus of discussions around what to do about a live studio audience.For many shows like Strictly, having a live audience has been crucial to creating the energetic atmosphere. This year the show delayed revealing details about whether they’d have a studio audience or not due to the changing status of the virus.However, they have just announced they will return with a minimal, masked-up audience. Others shows that have returned with reduced, socially distant studio audiences include QI and Have I Got News For You. The Graham Norton Show is also set to return with a socially-distanced audience and guests.Real-life partners of actors are being dragged on setEastEnders has enlisted the real-life partners of actors for kissing scenes on the show, and is using clever camera angles to make actors and their real-life love interests appear as if they are characters on the show.People from the real-life social bubbles of the actors are also being called in to play extras on the soap opera. The show recently returned to the BBC after dropping off air earlier in the summer when they ran out of canned episodes and had to halt filming due to the virus.What’s the bottom line?Ultimately, producers are doing all they can to keep actors safe on set by following the guidelines, but bosses can only go so far and cannot control what actors and crew get up to on their own time, says Jason.He asserts that there’s no magic answer for how to get shows back in production smoothly until there’s a vaccine, and in the short-term, filming is just incredibly hard work.“I think there just has to be an understanding that trying to shoot with Covid is very very difficult and anyone that manages to get through their production without a hiccup has honestly virtually achieved a miracle.”There’s no magic answer...“We’re still learning, it’s a continual process,” says Jason. “It’s incredibly tough to shoot with Covid, that’s just the reality of it.”READ MORE
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Some 200 “culturally significant” books including works by Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton and Goya that were stolen in a west London heist have been found buried underground in Romania.The books were swiped in January 2017 during a burglary in Feltham, which saw thieves cut holes in the roof of the warehouse they were being stored in and abseil down, thus avoiding sensors in a Mission Impossible-style break-in.They were recovered this week by a joint partnership with the Met and the Romanian National Police.The books, featuring works from the seventeenth century by Italian astronomer Galileo, Newton, and the eighteenth century Spanish painter Francisco Goya, have a combined value of more than £2.5 million, but are deemed to be of international importance and are considered irreplaceable.Over the past three years the Met has been working with officers from the Romanian National Police and Italian Carabinieri, supported by Europol and Eurojust, on the international operation to recover the books and bring the offenders to justice.In January 2017 they were being stored in a postal transit warehouse in Feltham waiting to be sent to Las Vegas for a specialist book auction.Detective Inspector Andy Durham, from Specialist Crime South, said: “This recovery is a perfect end to this operation and is a demonstration of successful joint working between the Met and our European law enforcement partners in Romania and Italy - and at Europol and Eurojust. “These books are extremely valuable, but more importantly they are irreplaceable and are of great importance to international cultural heritage.“If it wasn’t for the hard work of Detective Constable David Ward and others in this Joint Investigation Team these books would have been sadly lost to the world forever.”The Met investigation identified the suspects involved were part of a Romanian Organised Crime Group (OCG) that were responsible for high-value warehouse burglaries across the UK.The OCG flies members into the UK to commit specific offences and then flies them out of the country shortly afterwards, with the stolen property taken out of the country by other OCG members using different transport methods.The OCG is linked to a number of prominent Romanian crime families who form part of the Clamparu crime group. This group is based in the Iași region in Eastern Romania and have a history of complex and large-scale high value thefts, yet have mainly avoided prosecution by offending outside Romania.A joint operation with the Romanian National Police and Italian Carabinieri, supported by Europol and Eurojust, has since unearthed another 11 offences in London and across the UK where a further £2 million worth of property has been stolen, generally using the same method of entering through the roof.This culminated in coordinated arrests and searches of 45 addresses across the UK, Romania and Italy in June 2019.Thirteen individuals were charged in the UK with conspiring to commit burglaries between December 2016 and April 2019, and to acquire criminal property.Court proceedings are currently active, with 12 individuals having already pleaded guilty and sentencing is due to take place over four days, beginning on Monday, 28 September.The thirteenth defendant will tried in March 2021.Investigations have continued since the coordinated action in June 2019 and this has resulted in the further searches today that have led to the recovery of these books.Related...
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The latest market intelligence study Worldwide Surgical Chips Market Companies Revenue Technology, report Analysis relies on the statistics derived from both primary and secondary researchThese technological advancements are leading to widening the applications of these chips for various tasks that have been directed towards reducing the costs of products.The surgical chips market is growing pervasively mainly due to the burgeoning healthcare sector.Additionally, factors such as the advancements in technology and increasing automation in the healthcare sector are substantiating market growth.However, recent developments in surgical chips such as high integration of advanced artificial intelligence (AI)technology along with the spreading awareness towards the advantages and usages of surgical chips for patient tracking, medical records management, and healthcare quality control are expected to support the growth of the surgical chips market throughout the review period.Also Read - https://www.medgadget.com/2020/06/dry-mouth-relief-market-share-expected-to-touch-2777-14-million-usd-by-2026-global-industry-driving-factors-after-the-impact-of-pandemic-2020.htmlGlobal Industry Key Players: Competitive DashboardThe growth and immense revenue generation opportunities that this market is currently demonstrating, is, in turn, attracting several new entrants.Nevertheless, those newly entered players find it challenging to survive in the market with the rapid introduction of new technologies.They strive to develop a well-established infrastructure that can allow seamless implementation of advanced technologies.Key players leading the global surgical chips market include,Agilent Technologies Inc. (US)PerkinElmer Inc. (US)Abbott Laboratories (US)Illumina Inc. (US)GE Healthcare (UK)Fluidigm Corporation (US)Cepheid (US)Roche Diagnostics (Switzerland)Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. (US)and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (US) among others.Global Surgical Chips Market – SegmentationsFor enhanced understanding, the market has been segmented into four key dynamics: –By Types : DNA Chips, Brain Chips, Lab Chips, Protein Chips, and Tissue Chip among others.By Application : Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment, Gene Expression, SNP Genotyping, Genomics, and Clinical Diagnostics among others.By End-users : Hospitals, Research Centers, and Clinics among others.By Regions : Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest-of-the-World.Global Surgical Chips market of Market Research Future comprises of extensive primary research along with the detailed analysis of qualitative as well as quantitative aspects by various industry experts, key opinion leaders to gain the deeper insight of the market and industry performance.The report gives the clear picture of current market scenario which includes historical and projected market size in terms of value and volume, technological advancement, macro economical and governing factors in the market.
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Market ScenarioThe Global menstrual cup marke is predicted to expand at 3.50 % CAGR over the assessment period (2018-2023 due to the growth in women population, asserts Market Research Future (MRFR).An eco-friendly alternative to tampons and sanitary pads, menstrual cup is derived from medical-grade silicone.Such cups prevent leakage of menstrual fluids which makes it highly convenient.Drivers and Restraints Impacting the MarketMenstrual cup possess a lifespan ranging from 1-10 years and is one of the most affordable solutions for female hygiene.With the growing awareness regarding menstrual cups among the female population, availability of a variety of cups with different sizes, and increasing campaigns conducted by the educational institutes, manufacturers, and the women community are considered some of the major factors propelling the market growth.Government is taking initiatives to educate women about hygiene.For example, in 2015, South Africa launched Serithi Campaign which aimed to address the issues faced by young girls the during menstrual cycle.On the flip side, conservative societies have a low-level acceptance of such products which is expected to retard the market growth in the coming years.
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(Princeton University, Engineering School) Researchers at Princeton University have created a new and improved way to more precisely control genetically engineered bacteria: by simply switching the lights on and off. Working in E. coli, the workhorse organism for scientists to engineer metabolism, researchers developed a system for controlling one of the key genetic circuits needed to turn bacteria into chemical factories that produce valuable compounds such as the biofuel isobutanol.
Market Scenario:Animal genetics is a branch of genetics that pacts with the study of genetic variation and inheritance, primarily for domestic and wild animals.Other key factors such significant investments in R and expansions undertaken by key players are contributing towards the growth of the market.For instance, a genetically modified cow might be able to produce more milk and can be less prone to common cattle diseases, such as clostridial disease, bovine respiratory disease complex, etc., thus, effectively increasing overall profit of the cattle farmers.The Global Animal Genetics Market size is projected to register a CAGR of 8.4% over the forecast period.The key factor responsible for influencing this market is increasing consumption of animal-derived protein, growing global population and rapid urbanization, and growing focus on identifying superior breeds have aided the growth of the toxicology testing market.However, factors such as, the high cost of animal testing, stringent regulatory framework for genetic engineering, and lack of skilled professionals and are expected to restrict the market growth during the forecast period.Key players:Neogen Corporation (US),Genus (UK),URUS (US),EW Group (Germany),Groupe Grimaud (France),CRV Holding B.V. (The Netherland),Topigs Norsvin (Netherlands),Zoetis (US),Envigo (US)Hendrix Genetics BV (The Netherland),Animal Genetics (US),Alta Genetics (US),vetGen (US)Segmentation:The Animal Genetics Market Global is segmented into animal genetic products, services, and end-user.The live animals are further bifurcated into poultry, bovine, porcine, canine and others.
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