999: What's Your Emergency? (1)

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Sonny Sheridan


Tim Ellison

Karen Smith

Full post production on 6 x 60 min series for Channel 4. The series follows ambulance staff across the country, as paramedics and call handlers speak powerfully and frankly about the challenges they face and the Britain they see, while patients and their loved ones reveal the story behind their call for help.

Sonny Sheridan graded the series on the Nucoda Film Master, utilizing several of its attributes to give the series its distinctive look. Sheridan used clarity for some underexposed pictures, to make them sharper and less noisy. The use of HLS (Hue, Lightness, Saturation) helped with emphasize subtle tint of hues within the series, whilst the use of vignettes during the interview scenes focuses the audience on the subject.

Overall Sheridan’s grade enhanced the gritty real life drama of the series, complimenting the content with a natural substance.

Tim Ellison completed the online with Symphony and Nigel Edwards mixed the audio with Pro Tools 10.

Catch up on 4OD: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/999-whats-your-emergency/4od