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The Project

Splice housed offline and completed full post-production for the Dispatches documentary for Channel 4.   In the wake of the Jeremy Kyle Show's cancellation after the death of a guest on the programme, the film investigates what lies behind the headlines, what went wrong and who might be to blame.  Lydia Thatcher and Caroline Hewson post produced the project.


Colour Grading

Colourist and Online Editor, Eddie Nuttall, graded on Avid Symphony using Filmlight's Baselight plug-in and Slate, this allowed for a seamless and flexible workflow for the tight deadline and potential last-minute changes without the need for any stylistic compromises.  Eddie paid special attention to areas of difficult indoor lighting conditions and added a subtle look to the archive footage in order for it to blend within the film.

Audio Post Production

Senior dubbing mixer, Joe Cochrane, mixed the film on Pro Tools 12 using the 16 fader Avid S6 control surface.  With a tight deadline to hit, the tracklay, mix and review were completed in one (long) day.  

Online Editing

Ben Harris completed the online in Avid Symphony, with the fast turnaround nature of the project, flexibility was paramount and the exclusively Avid workflow allowed for this.  With the sensitive nature of the documentary, Ben utilised plug-ins from Boris and Sapphire with Mocha integration for any blurring and painting out, allowing him to create complex animations quickly.  The neat video plugin for noise reduction was used on the material shot in darker lighting conditions.  Ben created all titles and lower thirds within Avid, which allowed for a smooth transition from offline to delivery. 

Where to Watch

The documentary is available now on All 4.

Watch a clip here.