Portrait Artist Of The Year
SPS were approached by Storyvault Films to provide full post-production on Series 7 (x11 45-min episodes) of ‘Portrait Artist Of The Year’. The brief was to reproduce another highly-rated season following Stephen Mangan, Tai Shan Shierenberg, Kathleen Soriano & Kate Bryan on their search for a new star portrait artist.
In order to overcome COVID-related time pressures and work from home challenges, we built a team of producers and editing talent that were all armed with HP Remote Graphic Software to connect to edit suites at Sky’s campus. Bolstered by dedicated tech support groups, our team navigated new workflows and a tight turnaround time between RX and TX by utilising a combination of various communication channels, running 9 offlines remotely at once and simultaneously working on multiple episodes during the final post.
The longform project was finished in 10 weeks, edited in Avid Media Composer & Symphony, given a Baselight grade and a Pro Tools audio mix, and delivered for transmission on Sky Arts.
“PAOTY S7 faced many challenges whilst filming during the pandemic, as it was much harder than usual for SPS to provide all the staff that we needed. However, SPS were able to offer clear guidance & support and worked tirelessly to ensure the success of this series. Despite working in extraordinary times, the SPS team were continually helpful & pro-active, and their remote work enabled us to be ready for transmission and avoid missing any deadlines.“
Ali Brodie – Producer, Storyvault Films
David Wybrow, Megan Harrison
Finn Curry, Tim McKeever
Post Production Coordinator
FormatDolby Atmos HD HDR UHD
A League Of Their Own
SPS were asked by CPL Productions to provide full post-production on Season 15 (x10 60-min episodes) of ‘A League of Their Own’, Sky One’s premier comedy panel game show. The brief was to produce a new series of trivia, chat and socially distanced challenges that would create the usual mayhem we expect to see from Freddie Flintoff, Jamie Redknapp and replacement host, Romesh Ranganathan.
Due to the health & safety procedures and COVID-19 restrictions put into place, we selected a combination of experienced SPS staff and freelancers that understood the format and creative style and that were able to achieve a successful and seamless remote workflow. Our team worked to an extremely tight schedule to turn the project around from recording to transmission, completed online & offline and VT/insert edits remotely and facilitated the introduction of a virtual jumbotron to replace the studio audience.
Edited in Avid Media Composer (remotely via Teradici) & Symphony, given a Baselight grade and a Pro Tools audio mix, the longform project was received in June/July and sent to Sky One in UHD (upconverted internally from HD) for transmission in August 2020.
“SPS have helped us to deliver high-quality programming over the past few years and this project was no different. Their support in the post production process contributed to us achieving the high editorial standards we aim for. The SPS team of talented, hard-working and experienced professionals have always been on hand to support and assist in the making of our programmes, and we look forward to working with SPS again in the future.”
Jack Shillaker – Producer, CPL Productions
Julien Wilcock, Paul Richmond (Freelancer), Sam Turner (Freelancer)
Ben Holland (Freelancer)
Peter Lynch (Freelancer)