In 2017, SPS were tasked with post producing Hotspots – a hard hitting, 10 x 60mins, documentary series following seasoned reporters, Stuart Ramsay and Alex Crawford, behind the scenes of some of the biggest news stories of recent times.
Specialist documentary editors worked side-by-side in two offline suites running Avid Media Composer. The first week of each show’s edit was dedicated to screening large quantities of self-shot rushes, alongside news archive footage before the craft edit began. With the audio mixed in-house, the sound design was key to the storytelling and immersed viewers in locations that varied from war zones to fallen forests. Finally, the Baselight grade set a visual style that would distinguish the show for series to come. Following successful delivery of series 1, a second series returned in 2018 and series 3 is now in edit ahead of its Sky Atlantic broadcast later this year.
Will Teversham, Simon Hughes, Jen Ford, David Ormston
Monica Ramirez and Marek Bielski