The Secret Life of the Zoo

Blast Films! | Channel 4

Dan Gill


Gary Kelly


Chris Chalmers

Full post production on 6 x 60 min series for Channel 4.

Observational documentary series capturing, in incredible detail, the remarkable behaviour of the animals at Chester Zoo, and their relationships with their keepers.

Dan Gill graded the series with the Nucoda Film Master. Gill worked with several camera formats, from C300 to PMW300 and GoPro, to create a continuity throughout the series, whilst also dealing with changing weather conditions and time of day.

Gill created a natural guise to the series whilst stylising the interviews using vignettes to draw the audience eye.

Gary Kelly mixed the audio in Pro Tools 11 and Steve Dix and George Winfield completed the online with Avid Symphony.