BBC Studioworks, a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, has been confirmed to provide post production services for Eurovision: You Decide and Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour.
Eurovision: You Decide, the national song selection show for the UK entry, will make its return to the post production team at BBC Studioworks. It will support BBC Studios in editing content for the live show, which will be broadcast on BBC Two from the Brighton Dome on Wednesday 7 February.
The VTs will be cut from a mixture of newly shot interviews, profile shoot material and archive footage from tapes and digital files, all of which will be backed up to BBC Studioworks’ 210TB Object Matrix and ingested to its 180 TB Nexis server. The edit will be finished in Avid Symphony, with audio work conducted via Pro-Tools 12.
BBC Studioworks is also confirmed to host Phil McIntyre Entertainments and Stage Entertainment at its post production facility in Elstree for Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour. The work follows Strictly’s recent five-month residency with BBC Studioworks for series 15 of the show.
The project will involve producing VTs, which will be shown during the live arena tour to remind the audience of the progress the celebrity contestants made during the main series. Each VT will consist of newly shot interviews and archive material from the 2017 shows, amounting to over 1,700 hours of content to draw from.
Utilising the archive material, which is retained on BBC Studioworks’ Nexis server and Cinegy logging system, Phil McIntyre Entertainments and Stage Entertainment will edit the VTs in Studioworks’ Avid Symphony suites, with delivery of Pro-Res master files via BBC Studioworks’ MediaSilo system.
This is the 10th year that BBC Studioworks has supported the tour. This year’s line-up includes series 15 winner Joe McFadden and fellow celebrity contestants Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson, Davood Ghadami, Susan Calman and Jonnie Peacock. The tour kicks off in Birmingham on January 19 and finishes in London on 11 February.
“We have broad experience in supporting complex, live entertainment shows and Eurovision: You Decide and Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour, are no exceptions,” said John Loughman, post production supervisor, BBC Studioworks. “We have a solid track record of delivering seamless post production services and we’re delighted to have been chosen by BBC Studios and Phil McIntyre Entertainments and Stage Entertainment to assist them with their shows.”