Offended By Irvine Welsh - Documentary | Post Production


Offended By Irvine Welsh

The Brief:

SPS were commissioned by Lion TV to provide full post-production on ‘Offended by Irvine Welsh’ – a 45-min documentary, fronted by the outspoken author of ‘Trainspotting’ and ‘Filth’, that explores the nature of offence and pushes the subject matter to the limit. The brief was to facilitate Irvine Welsh on his journey to reclaim the right to offend, but not abuse, as an essential tool for artists in an increasingly censorious world.

The Solution:

In addition to building a reliable team to work on this project, we also prioritised pairing the director/producer with a talented SPS editor who had a strong relationship with him and who was trusted to help him achieve his vision. The encroaching pandemic meant that the project had to utilise remote post-production systems that allowed for a customisable workflow. Resulting in all research and planning carried out during lockdown, socially distant shooting when society re-opened, editing & onlining, grading, and mixing completed remotely due to COVID-19 protocols.

Edited in Avid Media Composer & Symphony, given a Baselight grade and a Pro Tools audio mix, the project was turned around in 3 months and delivered for transmission on Sky Arts in late October.

The Team:
Jon Slade 
- Editor
Monica Ramirez - Audio
Mark Mulcaster - Colourist
Oliver Bramley, Peter Green - Post Producer

5.1Audio Format

HDVideo Format

“This film was editorially complex and required the virtual edit to match the real world and real-time reality of being in an edit suite. However, the whole team at SPS were patient and positive, and created remote bespoke processes that were essential to bringing this project to life."
Mike Christie

Director/Producer, Lion TV