Mum And Dad Are Splitting Up

Rare Day | BBC 2

Sonny Sheridan


Jamie Selway


Tam Osman


Full post production on 1 x 60 min documentary that ventures into the heart of British family life to ask young people about their experience of their parents' breakup. Director Olly Lambert draws out the complex feelings and secrets that took root in the family when mum and dad split up.

Sonny Sheridan graded the emotional documentary in the Nucoda Film Master. The aim set out for Sonny was to create a warm, intimate and emotional guise to the interviews conducted throughout ‘Mum and Dad Are Splitting Up’. The programme, already highly emotional, needed the grade to compliment it whilst not overpowering the content within. Sheridan used vignettes and shapes throughout the interview shots to highlight the subject, which gave shape and body to Olly Lambert’s lastest film. Sheridan also added several layers to give depth to the off the wall documentary. Shot on X camera and Y camera one of the technical challenges for Sheridan was to match the two cameras, creating a consistent hue through the sixty minute piece.
Jamie Selway completed the dub with Avid Pro Tools 10, and Tam Osman completed the online with Avid Symphony.