Tiger Woods: Back
SPS were commissioned by Sky Sports to provide offline/online, grading, and audio mixing on ‘Tiger Wood: Back’ – a 120-min Sky Original charting the rise, fall, and comeback of the golf icon for Sky’s brand-new documentary channel. The brief was to capture the rollercoaster of emotions experienced in Tiger Woods’ 2017-18 season, as he underwent life-threatening surgery on his back and scored his first PGA TOUR win in five years.
We chose a talented and enthusiastic editor with a passion for storytelling and creativity to work closely with the director/producer. He researched the subject in advance to the post-production process, gathered and sorted through vast archive material, managed hours of content, converted aspect ratios, designed motion graphics, and lay the music tracks throughout the documentary.
Together the team put in hundreds of hours across the lock-down period (with the project paused for two weeks) to overcome remote working issues, such as home equipment setups, edit suite access, unstable Wi-Fi connectivity & internet speeds. Utilising a combination of HP Remote Graphic Software and equipment sent out (monitors, keyboards, GFX tablets, and docks), our editor, colourist, and audio engineer was able to craft and finesse a genuinely entertaining, emotional and captivating story which transcends the world of golf.
The documentary was turned around in around 8 weeks, edited in Avid & After Effects, given a Baselight grade and a Pro Tools audio mix, and delivered for transmission on Sky Sports and On-Demand.
“From the outset of the project, SPS delivered first-class service and support, taking the time to understand both my needs and those of the project’s stakeholders. Where there were problems, they found solutions and their post-production staff quickly became core contributors to both the creative and technical processes of making the film. What stands out the most, however, was SPS’s seamless pivot to a whole new way of working when the COVID 19 Pandemic hit. Their dedication to surmounting the technical and logistical challenges faced whilst helping to deliver a landmark product for our customers is exemplary of the values I’ve come to expect from Sky. In short, SPS should be recognised for their influential and irreplaceable contribution to the making of this film.”
Nick German – Director/Producer, Sky Sports
Post Production Coordinator
Jessica’s Parkrun Heroes
SPS were approached by Sky Sports to provide full post on a 10 x 5 mins branded content series presented by Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill. The brief was to capture the powerful, personal stories of parkrunners around the UK. The external director wanted a different look and feel for each film to reflect its unique, and often emotive, story.
Following an early meeting with production, a workflow was established by our team. Filming specifications and naming conventions were advised factoring the Avid project and media files of an offsite external editor. This paved the way for a smooth edit and successful delivery. The challenge to give each story an individual look, whilst maintaining a consistent style across the series, was met. Each film embraced the environment of the story setting, with a vibrant colour palette reinforcing the optimistic, welcoming message of the campaign. The final films were nearly twice the duration initially envisaged to give the emotional space the stories needed. Edited in Avid, given a Baselight grade and audio mix, the series was delivered in HD and stereo for Sky Sports, On Demand and Digital.
Post Production Coordinator