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.”