Grand Designs: House of the Year 2017
Client: Boundless Productions
Talent: Grade and Online by Steve Alexander
Brief: Complete the grade and online of a 4 x 60-mins series presented by Kevin McCloud for Channel 4. The series explored some of Britain’s most contemporary and cutting edge homes, revealing how they were built and why they are considered some of the best new architecture in the country. Featuring jaw-dropping property from Jersey to Scotland.
How it was done: The style brief was to take the Grand Designs series and brighten it up and push the colours as far as possible using Resolve. Along with making the programme as vibrant as possible, the main challenge was matching the exterior beauty shots of the houses that had been shot on different days and with different weather conditions. Numerous shape and tracking effects were used to highlight specific items in the houses or tone down skin tones after pushing the overall saturation. For the online Steve used Avid Symphony to create titles and credits. Occasional fixes were needed on the footage such as de-noise and softening of images. Some properties also required heavy blurring/cloning to remove door numbers and identifying features.
Watch it: Four episodes on Channel 4 starting from November 2017.