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Portrait Artist Of The Year

The Brief:
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.

The Solution:
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.

The Feedback:
“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

The Team

Editor
Paul Kingstree

Edit Assistants
David Wybrow, Megan Harrison

Audio
Finn Curry, Tim McKeever

Colourist
Ben Whitney

Workflow Supervisor
Naman Davda

Post Producer
Oliver Bramley

Post Production Coordinator
Rebecca Amarasinghe

Format

Dolby Atmos HD HDR UHD

 


A League Of Their Own

The Brief:
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.

The Solution:
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.

The Feedback:
“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

The Team

Editors
Julien Wilcock, Paul Richmond (Freelancer), Sam Turner (Freelancer)

Audio
Ben Holland (Freelancer)

Colourist
Peter Lynch (Freelancer)

Workflow Supervisor
Naman Davda

Post Producer
Vickie Mansell

Format

5.1 UHD

Credits

Life & Rhymes
The Black British Theatre Awards
There’s Something About Movies
Boswell & Johnson’s Scottish Roadtrip
Brian Johnson Meets Dave Grohl
The Russell Howard Hour
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Landscape Artist of the Year
Brian Johnson’s A Life On The Road
A League of Their Own European Road Trip
Ant Middleton and Liam Payne: Straight Talking
Cheltenham Literature Festival Sessions
Treasures of the British Library
Comedians Watching Football With Friends
Darbar Festival
Download
Gameshow of Thrones
Isle of Wight Festival
Micky Flanagan’s Christmas
My Wonderful Life
Van Gogh: An Exclusive View – From Tate Britain
Quadrophenia: Our Generation
Revolution
Rob & Romesh Vs
Romesh’s Look Back to the Future
So Beano
The Week That Wasn’t
This is Our Family
Thronecast
West:Word
The Top 10 Show
Donovan & The Beatles
TV’s Greatest Game Shows