• 16 July 2023 13:49 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    Sony Future Filmmaker Awards 2024, now open!

    Back for its second year, this global event welcomes worldwide creators and elevates original voices in storytelling. Enter five categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Animation, Student, and Future Format. Experience an LA trip (flights +accommodation), exclusive workshops with Sony Pictures execs, network at a prestigious black-tie awards ceremony, win Sony equipment - and more!


  • 12 July 2023 14:44 | GBCT Admin (Administrator)

    Dear GBCT Members,


    I can’t express enough how excited we all are here at ‘That’s a Wrap’ to be launching our new website. 

    Each day you will see new products appear, always competitively priced of course and with the added benefit of an additional discount for all GBCT orders.


    Having supplied the media industry for many years, we now serve the general public, adding many more categories to our already vast range of items, complimenting the professional sector. In particular, you can now purchase those last-minute gifts, personalise almost any product we sell or just indulge in our sweety treat section for all occasions. There’s so much more on offer .


    **Coming soon, our new Signs & Graphics division, please call our office for further information.


    For the professional there’s our new Showroom in Shepperton Studios, offering a 2-hour delivery service to any location in the studio or take advantage of our ‘Click & Collect’ option from our Showroom. Consumers can also ‘Click & Collect’ from our Halliford Branch, where most orders can be ready within the hour !


    May I take this opportunity to thank all our existing customers for their continued support over the years and to our new customers, we look forward to offering you a first-class service.


    If we don’t stock it, we’ll find it ! All your consumables wrapped up.

  • 12 July 2023 14:32 | GBCT Admin (Administrator)

    Cooke Macro/i FF 60mm, 90mm and 150mm Spherical Macro Lenses Now Available to Order

    - Three 1:1 macro Full Frame lenses designed from the ground up -


    Leicester, UK – 02 June 2023 Cooke Optics announced today that 60mm, 90mm and 150mm Macro/i FF 1:1 lenses are now available to order as a full set.

    The set of three spherical complimentary macro lenses are performance matched to the S8/i FF, Varotal/i FF, and S7/i FF and feature the iconic Cooke Look™. Each lens has expanded focus scale marks for shooting as normal focus standard prime lens, with the ability to close focus down to 1:1 macro with a maximum aperture of T2.5. These unique macro lenses are equally at home for principal photography and table top product close-up shots.

    At 1:1 macro, the close focus of the 60mm lens front measured from the sensor plane is 46 mm (1.8 in.). For the 90mm, the 1:1 close focus is 92mm (3.6 in.). For the 150mm, the 1:1close focus is 162mm (6.4 in.).

    “These new macro lenses enable cinematographers and directors to get those very special extreme close-up shots, as well as to use them as regular spherical lenses, providing exceptional creative focus possibilities,” said Carey Duffy, Director of Product Experiences, Cooke Optics. “These types of shots are exceptionally impactful and help to bring audiences further into the story.

    With a small front diameter of 87mm, the new Macro/i FF lenses have been created for a wide variety of situations and today’s compact digital cinema cameras. Being compact, however, has not compromised strength, durability, or their exceptional image aesthetic.

  • 11 December 2022 18:18 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    Our Patron Anna Valley has recently updated their website. Go to to view the updated look!

  • 11 December 2022 18:13 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    Did you update your Stellar app already? Update to Stellar 2.6.3 to support all Orbiter accessories. Latest update includes the Orbiter Projection Optics 25° and 35°.
  • 11 December 2022 18:10 | GBCT Info (Administrator)


    Clck below to find out what our Patron Anna Valley has been up to!

  • 13 November 2022 21:46 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    Don’t forget SONY, announced a few months back the first-ever FUTURE FILM AWARDS competition.  The Award has been designed to encourage and provide aspiring filmmakers and students with a platform and opportunity to grow.  If you know anyone who would be interested in taking part.  The deadline for entry closed on 13 December.  For more information – including seeing the prizes on offer, click on this link:

  • 13 November 2022 21:44 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    So you have your favourite camera and your go-to lenses and accessories but when do you ever consider using newly arrived kit?
    To answer this question, we have constructed a website module allowing visitors to enter an initial set of parameters and build a totally customised camera kit, choosing from every available combination of cameras, primes, zooms, grip and accessories.

    Have a go and perhaps choose:
    • S-35 4K anamorphic
    • FF E-mount spherical
    • PL FF anamorphic 5K...
    Be sure to tell us what you think too!
    (Note works best on a tablet or PC).

    More info:


    VMI’s biannual New Products Day is upon us once more and registration is now open.
    This is a big deal for us, as we only host this once every 2 years, alternating between London and Bristol and this time post COVID, we are hosting a massive 3-day event at a studio in Ealing Green on 6/7/8 December.
    We plan to show the very latest in equipment developments including: ARRI Alexa-35, Sony Venice 2, RED V-Raptor & Komodo and loads of new lenses, grip, lights and much, much more. Most importantly - Santa is coming (Shh!)
    Registration is now open - ensure that you book early, as we expect this to book out fast.
    ...Bookings now open
  • 13 November 2022 21:43 | GBCT Info (Administrator)


    Mo-Sys StarTracker includes an on-board Auto Align feature which simplifies the calibration process and drastically reduces set-up time learn more
    • Automatically calculate map offsets and rotational CCD offsets - pan and tilt, which would otherwise be hard to measure.
    • Easy to repeat DIY process eliminates the need for manufacturer support following map or sensor position changes.
    • Maximize tracking accuracy and maintain studio up time without the need for costly engineers.
    More info
  • 13 November 2022 21:42 | GBCT Info (Administrator)


    Date: Friday 18 November
    Time: 6pm
    Venue: Mission Wine Bar

    What to expect:
    Enjoy a complimentary selection of wines, local beers and soft drinks and a delicious buffet while a panel of experts explore the creative components that are not often discussed within the technological realms of virtual production.

    Speakers will delve into what amazes them, uncover the immersive opportunities that made their productions more creative and philosophise on the creative potential for future virtual productions, moderated by Anna Valley’s director of virtual production, Christina Nowak.

    The speakers:
    Learn more:

    New Studio News: Anna Valley is creating an innovative network of facilities to serve the UK virtual production community, at their expanding hub in southwest London. 

    Studio space includes… production facilities – 5 stages ideal for virtual production pilot testing and commercial shooting - production offices - make-up rooms – canteen – infinity stage - green rooms – on-site equipment and expertise for pre-planning a virtual production shoot. 

    More announcements & details coming soon... 

    For studio enquiries and pop up virtual production volumes please contact Christina Nowak, Director of Virtual Production:
    Christina Nowak, Board Member SMPTE UK | Strategist & Anna Valley Director of Virtual Production

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