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BTV Post provides full visuals for How Cities Work

2 December 2013
BTV Post provides full visuals for How Cities Work

BTV Post worked with Electric Sky Productions to provide full post production for the TV series How Cities Work, commissioned by Discovery. Filmed in 3D, the series visited iconic cities around the globe, following the technological achievements, planning and engineering works in each location.

BTV Post colourists and online editors, Ian Grey and George Dutton completed the picture post for the five-episode series with audio by Jon Gray, dubbing mixer for BTV Post.  The series was filmed earlier this year using a range of cameras including the Sony TD-300, with the media transferred via BTV Post’s fast data connection for online and mastering on Mistika and Avid editing suites. The deliverables were managed using BTV Post’s Eclipse.

“HCW was a production that was logistically and technically challenging,” commented post supervisor, Chris Gallani. “Rushes were couriered from location to our post facility operating round-the-clock for immediate ingest. We needed a workflow which allowed for the footage to be accessible ASAP by the editors who were eager to start, as well as tailoring for the multiple media types coming from the different cameras we used on the shoots.”

“HCW required a well planned workflow to be conceived within a relatively short space of time before filming. Luckily, our experience of working on major stereoscopic 3D productions helped us deliver a workflow that merged seamlessly with production. It was great to see it flourish into full, glorious 3D and 5.1 surround. The team were very happy with its delivery and look forward to seeing it on TV.”

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