I recently had the pleasure of doing the Online Editing for ‘Blackout’ Channel Four’s feature-length ‘What-If’ drama exploring the effects of a devastating cyber-attack on Britain’s national electricity grid. It’s an amazing combination of three purpose shot stories intertwined with user generated content (UGC) from various YouTube video makers and archive video. It takes place over the course of a week and throughout the filming process the contributors and actors use various cameras which all need to have a very web video type look. Footage from DSLR’s, mobile phones, security cameras, point ‘n’ shoot digital cameras, go-pros and consumer videocameras were used throughout to give it the right look and feel, only the quality has got so good with all of these different cameras that not much of it actually looked like web video, honestly a lot of the footage shot on iPhones looked better then footage from higher end cameras that I work with. So my main task in the Online for this was getting the right look for the programme and a subtle separation of each of the primary story’s cameras.