Through The Storm: Inside The COVID Wards - Documentary | Post Production


Through The Storm: Inside The COVID Wards

The Brief:

SPS were tasked with providing final post-production on Sky News’ ‘Through The Storm: Inside The COVID Wards’ – a 45-min documentary following the network’s reporters as they spent 1 month at London hospitals (The Royal Free and Barnet) at the height of the pandemic. The brief was to highlight the medics’ work as they go through the darkest and toughest period, fighting to save the lives of COVID-19 patients.

The Solution:

We built a team of seasoned editing, audio and grading talent that could provide immaculate service under the pressure of tight deadlines and a short turnaround time. Factoring in the COVID-19 restrictions in place, our team worked with the producer/director from the early stages to ensure that all requirements and protocols were understood and met, with social distancing in practice throughout, the voiceover narrator in a booth attached to the mixers suite and the client in a separate room, and all sign off completed remotely.

The project was completed in 6 weeks, editing in Avid Symphony, Adobe Premiere Pro, grading in Baselight and audio mix in Pro Tools, and delivered for transmission on Sky Documentaries.

The Team:
Chris Hay 
- Editor
Finn Curry, Tim McKeever - Audio
Warren Williams - Colourist
Naman Davda - Workflow Supervisor
Mike Town
- Post Production Coordinator
Oliver Bramley - Post Producer

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“SPS have been an absolute pleasure to work with – always helpful, enthusiastic, accommodating, and offering great advice and suggestions. We needed to shift the schedule twice and each time they moved things around to accommodate us. We were really happy with their work on the project.”
Liz Lane

Producer, Sky News