Landscape Artist Of The Year
SPS were engaged by StoryVault Films to provide full post-production on Series 6 (x9 45-min episodes) of ‘Landscape Artist Of The Year’. The brief was to recreate another high-value season following Stephen Mangan, Joan Bakewell, Tai Shan Shierenberg, Kathleen Soriano & Kate Bryan on their search for the nation’s best landscape painter.
We selected a team that were able to utilise HP Remote Graphic Software to connect to the edit suites at Sky’s campus, allowing them to sidestep work from home issues and COVID-related time constraints. Similar to ‘Portrait Artist Of The Year’ S7, dedicated tech support groups helped our team follow COVID-specific workflows, relying on a combination of different communication channels, 9 simultaneous remote offlines and multi-tasking episodes at once, to complete the project in a short turnaround time between RX and TX.
Wrapped up in Autumn/Winter of 2020, the longform project was edited in Avid Media Composer & Symphony, given a Baselight grade and a Pro Tools audio mix, and delivered for transmission on Sky Arts.
“The SPS team did a sterling job navigating the extra challenges brought about by the pandemic, and they gave us tremendous support in implementing a new COVID-friendly workflow. SPS’ patience and diligence were vital in overcoming the frustrations of remote working, delivering great shows and ensuring LAOTY S6 met all deadlines. Overall, SPS were a pleasure to work with.”
Marina Fonseca – Producer, StoryVault Films
Paul Kingstree, Will Teversham, Chris Hay
David Wybrow, Megan Harrison
Post Production Coordinator
Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking
SPS were asked by Potato TV to provide full post-production on ‘Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking’ – the second 45-min episode in the series following the ex-special forces soldier and a celebrity guest on the journey and conversation of their lifetimes. The brief was to support Ant Middleton on his quest to understand who Rebel Wilson really is and what makes her tick, away from the headlines and paparazzi.
We combined some of our best editing, audio & grading talent with an experienced freelancer to create a team that were able to overcome work from home-related challenges, tight deadlines (turning around 5-days of filming for edit) and complicated workflow & technology requirements to achieve the same look and feel of the first episode in the midst of a lockdown. Due to the COVID-19 protocols put in place, our team carried out online & offline editing and audio remotely, grading on site with remote sign offs, and completed extensive GFX and VFX work (removing crew and other cameras from shots) that pushed it further than we ever have before.
Edited in Avid Media Composer & Symphony, given a Baselight grade and a Pro Tools audio mix, the project was completed in 2 months and delivered for transmission on Sky One.
“Everyone at SPS was very helpful and the project went very smoothly. Thankfully, we had access to the same talent that we worked with before, so everyone knew what to do. Overall, the show was a hit and everyone was happy with how it came out.”
Craig Pickles – Director, ITV
Jon Slade, Trevor Hart, Lachlan Smith (Freelancer)
Oliver Bramley, Peter Green