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The Other Planet chooses Quantel for drama

26 June 2012
The Other Planet chooses Quantel for drama

New Leeds-based post facility The Other Planet – put together by three ex-ITV employees, Judy Lysaght, Andy Bell and Phil Bedwell – operates on two Quantel eQ editing systems, both upgraded to the latest V5 software. It is also in the process of completing seven additional multipurpose rooms and a dubbing theatre used for wet or dry hire. Phil Bedwell said, “We decided to set up The Other Planet to cater for high-end broadcasting and feature films in the north east of England. We have over 60 years of post production experience between the three of us, so we know the most appropriate way to go about things in this tough industry. We’ve built the company from scratch, working solidly for three years to build a facility that caters for projects of any size. The result of all our hard work is definitely worth it.” “Through word of mouth alone, we’ve been consistently busy. We’ve worked on dramas including DCI Banks, Just Henry and Emmerdale for ITV, Sirens for Channel 4 and Room at The Top for the BBC. We’ve also worked on countless commercials and documentaries and the facility isn’t even finished yet! The North East is definitely becoming a hub for filming British drama, and we have had the good fortune to be involved in a considerable amount of it!” said Judy Lysaght. The Other Planet is one of the first facilities to upgrade to Quantel’s EVO5 technology and support programme. EVO5 maintains Quantel systems at their latest software level, as well as providing storage and PC platform upgrades to keep systems at their most productive and creative. Phil Bedwell said, “We’ve recently been working on the BBC drama, The Syndicate, which was filmed mainly using natural light. With only three days to grade the drama, the pressure was on to get a good result. Without our EVO5 upgrade there’s no way we would have finished the project on time.”


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