See what our Creatives had to say following their work on Season 2.
Paul Fallon, Colourist
“It was a great pleasure to work with the team at Raw on season 2 of Searching for Italy. I’m proud to have been involved in a show which recently celebrated an Emmy Nomination for ‘Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program’ and Televisual Bulldog nomination for ‘Cinematography’ – my congratulations to the whole team.
The programme was beautifully shot and captured so many of the gorgeous sights of Italy. Having already worked together on the previous series I already had a good idea of the aesthetic the producers wanted to achieve. My task was to create a nuanced but authentic look to capture the truly cinematic character and diversity of the country and its food.
It was a fantastic project to be a part of and it thoroughly deserves all the success it is getting.”
Tom O'Pray, Dubbing Mixer
“Stanley is a smooth, calm character so my objective was to enhance his relaxed persona; there was never a need for heavy sound effects as the show is light and relaxing to watch and so the mix also had to reflect that feeling.
One of the challenges I was faced with was working with dual languages, however, I worked closely with the production team who assisted me in translating the Italian dialogue to ensure important pieces of information and dialogue were clean and understandable. There are parts of the show that take place in lively, urban environments that are hotspots for Italian culture. Some of that background noise, such as traffic and background talking, was reduced so the focus was on Stanley and what he was up to, but not completely removed to retain the atmosphere of the location. I used RX Software which is the best software when it comes to cleaning dialogue and noise reduction.
A great mix starts with the sound recorded on set. Everything was well planned and thought out on location and that was reflected in the fantastic audio that came into the mix. The Raw team and I already had a clear vision of what we wanted to achieve from the mix after working together on season 1. It was a dream project to work on because of the hard work during shooting and the offline, the edit already flowed incredibly well which I was able to help boost further. It’s a formula that has worked incredibly well and that is reflected in the Emmy nominations we have celebrated together for Best Sound Mixing.”