5 October 2006

Two internationally acclaimed artists now showing at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), as part of the Liverpool Biennial 06, 16 September - 26 November, are amongst the first to have benefited form new High Definition production equipment which is now available for hire. Matthew Buckingham's Obscure Moorings and Anu Pennanen's A Day in the Office were filmed and edited using the new broadcast standard technology.

The HD kit and service from shoot through to edit and post-production is now available from MITES (The Moving Image Touring and Exhibition Service), a service offered by FACT and funded by Arts Council England to support artists, filmmakers and professionals across the creative industries. This new service brings the highest industry standard HDCAM and user-friendly HDV production equipment and facilities to artists for the first time.

FACT is the only place in Liverpool where artists have access to this cutting edge technology. Including the camcorder of camcorders, the Sony HDW-750PC, MITES has made a significant contribution to HD technology for artists, providing access to what has fast become a video standard across film and television.