Team ENVY

Danny Wood, ENVY Colourist

“The main challenge on The Search was creating a commercial style grade in a long form context. The set colours were pulled into pastel tones that complimented the feel of the show. I lifted Little Mix away from the set with keys and contrast curves.

Ultimately we gave The Search its own unique style – a long form show boasting a short form aesthetic.”

Barrie Pease, ENVY Dubbing Mixer

“For this run of episodes, we were tasked with finessing the look of the distinctive individual elements of the audition show.

We used a variety of picture-in picture, composition & graphic overlay techniques to convey the connection between these separate areas: the ‘Sofa/Audition’ space, the ‘Last Look Room’, ‘The Band Room’, ‘Rehearsals’, ‘Concert Audition’ and ‘Deliberation’.

Each contestant is introduced with a brief stylised graphic sequence, timed to work with the music track, accompanied by footage of a family member or an internet search comped into large phone-screens, tracked to their movement. The ‘deliberation’ section is designed to create an interactive ‘Minority Report’-style gesture-based user interface, where the Judges decisions are swapped in real-time.

The opening pre-titles, post-titles and pre-credits sequence are effect-heavy compositions of Little Mix concert material, audition tapes, super-vibrant social media section with Instagram/Twitter overlays and distinct Band Category GFX. Once all of these formats /techniques were established, we were tasked with retaining the look and feel throughout the series.”

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Grading / Colour

Adding a splash of colour to your project is the Grading team. Our team can design particular looks to match the visions of how you want your show to look.

We have six Baselight TWO colour grading suites all with the latest Dolby and Sony monitoring allowing our grading team to work at resolutions from HD up to 4K HDR. All suites are connected to a high-speed SAN and supported by a Baselight Assist, allowing imports/exports to happen in the background without interrupting the session.

Online

Once the Offline is completed, our experienced Online team will bring your project to life with their knowledge and skills.

Our online team operate across ten Avid Symphony suites and two Autodesk Flame systems all connected via high performance shared storage, working at resolutions from HD up to 4K HDR and beyond if required. They offer the latest plugins from both Boris and Sapphire, as well as the highest quality broadcast monitoring available. The team are highly experienced in large-scale multi-episodic productions as well as fast turnaround ‘day of transmission’ style projects.

Audio

Our Sound department are able to create thrilling soundscapes, record and edit voiceovers and mix the most complex of projects.

Our Broadcast division has nine sound studios, all with VO booths alongside two additional Audio Prep rooms. All our studios are 5.1 capable with three studios being Dolby Atmos 7.1.4. All suites run the latest ProTools 20.12 software with the latest plugins. As well as mix, we also offer ADR, Foley and remote voice over.