Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls Series 2

Shine Channel 4 04.09.17

Full post-production on Shine’s returning six-part series for Channel 4.

Colourist, Nuala Sheridan, graded the series using Digital Vision’s Nucoda. Set on a remote uninhabited Pacific island, the series was Shot on a multitude of cameras including, Sony FS7, Sony PDW-200, Sony PDW 500/800, Canon XF200, GoPro Hero and DJI Inspire 2 drone.

Sheridan’s biggest challenge to was deal with the fact that only light available came from a natural source. Sheridan overcame this by matching each camera's varying white balances and exposures using primary and printer lights to ensure the grade was not over stylized.  By concentrating on overall de-saturation, particularly on skin tones, ensured that the harsh conditions felt by the contributors were portrayed.

DVO Clarity was used on underexposed night scenes to remove noise from the image without causing artefacts. 

Tom Lucas completed the online using Avid Symphony.

Nigel Edwards mixed the audio using ProTools 12 on an Avid S6 console to clean up and extract the dialogue that may have otherwise been lost due to the wild surrounding atmospheres on the untamed island. Edwards used iZotope and certain EQ’s to balance the dialogue against FX and music. 

Post produced by Dave O’Callaghan.