Our trailer for the Need for Speed Unbound video game was today nominated for Best Gaming Promo at The Motion Awards. Huge congratulations to our team and thanks to our wonderful clients at EA and Criterion Games for the support.
We’re delighted to welcome Bhavesh Pandey as our new Head of Pipeline Technologies.
With over a decade of experience in the VFX industry, working for the likes of ILM, DNEG and MPC, Bhavesh joins REALTIME to orchestrate our pipeline technology and support our team in delivering innovative and exciting work!
We’re delighted to welcome Annie Shaw as our Executive Producer for Virtual Production.
Annie joins REALTIME from MPC, where she was Head of Virtual Production, and before that, she was a Virtual Production and VFX Producer working on a broad range of projects across film, TV, game cinematics, and trailers.
Shaw said, “The worlds of gaming, film, and TV are changing and colliding, with the demand for immersive storytelling and compelling characters at the heart of great content. Realtime is perfectly placed to meet this demand, drawing on 27 years of success and utilising cutting-edge pipelines to provide a tailored experience across an extensive variety of projects. I am thrilled to join the team and help build upon Realtime’s already impressive triumphs in virtual production, using the right tools to creatively excel and deliver diverse content across TV/Episodic, games, cinematics, trailers, and automotive projects.”
Our Need for Speed Unbound trailer has snagged bronze at the AEAF Awards under the Games Trailer Category.
Massive congrats to our team and friends at Criterion Games & EA.
Name & job title:
Lizzie, Studio Production Director
Where do you fit in?
Somewhere between the cool cats on rooftop bars until the wee hours of the morning, and the nerds queuing up to watch the latest comic book adaptation.
How did you get your start in the industry?
I worked as a runner on a Manic Street Preachers video.
Spinning multiple plates at the same time, and having a mostly reliable photographic memory.
What inspires you day-to-day?
Making my parents proud, being a role model for my daughter, and proving everyone who said doing a Film Studies degree at university was a stupid mistake, wrong.
My desert island film would be:
True Romance and my tv show would be a toss-up between The US Office or guilty pleasure Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!
My soundtrack whilst working is:
“Ibiza Beach Club” playlists on Spotify – primarily because they’re easy to listen to background tunes, but also because who doesn’t want to imagine drinking champagne on a cabana bed in Ibiza whilst battling with an Excel spreadsheet!
If you could work with anyone who?
Bill Nighy – although my childhood obsession was Jerry Bruckheimer!
If not this, then what?
I would love to be a high-profile event planner because I love themed parties, crafting bespoke décor, and organising the perfect night that everyone can enjoy.
I like the fact that I have flexibility to work from home and pick my daughter up from nursery, or wear pyjama bottoms to a meeting if I’m feeling bloated. I like how friendly and welcoming everyone is. I like going into the Manchester office to see everyone, collaborate in a fun, light and airy space, and the bars around the studio are great too.
People would be surprised to know that…
I can’t ride a bike, and my go-to cosplay is The Valkyrie from Thor.
Advice I’d give myself if I were just starting out?
Think more about what you’re going to say and how others might perceive that message, but equally don’t hold back if you have an opinion as everyone’s voice has a right to be heard. Ultimately, there’s a right place and a right time for everything – just learn how to read the room.