Our creatives had a great time working with the team from Various Artists Limited. Find out more about the post production work that went into making the series.

Sonny Sheridan, Senior Colourist

“Spent is a show that was inspired by experiences in the writer and lead actor Michelle De Swarte’s life and career so for me it was important to be respectful of the story and the themes in the show. There are a lot of layers to the show with the different themes and comedic elements, so I really wanted the writing to shine through and be the focus.

I had a conversation with Michelle about the script and what she wanted me to bring to the grade. We decided a natural grade which reflected the real world was the look we wanted to achieve. The series was shot by Tony Miller and his incredible cinematography really shone through and captured South London in a cinematic way.

The tools on Baselight allowed me to have total control of the pictures and I was able to tweak the grade to what Michelle and Tony had in their visions for the show. The great lighting allowed us to create the natural grade whilst also softening up some of the pictures and adding in some subtle warmth and love into the scenes between Mia and her family.
It was an honour to work with Michelle, Tony and the team at Val, it was a joy to grade and I can’t wait for everyone to watch the series.”

Ben Ormerod, Senior Dubbing Mixer

“With all scripted shows, the dialogue drives the story so my primary focus was polishing the dialogue and eliminating any clothing rustle and any clicks or pops in between edits. There were multiple microphones capturing the sound and dialogue on set; I used the boom microphones to capture the room sound and then auto aligned the lav microphones on the actors for tighter and clearer dialogue sound.

After finessing the dialogue, I was then able to build up the background soundscapes which the clients and I wanted to showcase the London feel. In scripted projects, there is more creative license to build these worlds and to do this, I used various atmos tracks and ADR. For the scenes set in more social environment, I used reverb tools on the music track to give the impression the music was playing out in the bar or club for example.”

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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.


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.


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.