This is the first contract won by Evolutions from RDF Media and is a major boost for the facility, according to Evolutions' managing director, Mike Jessey. 'We are known as a broadcast facility and as RDF is such a big programme-maker, it is quite a coup for us,' he said. 'Plus, what it was looking for fitted perfectly with our profile and what we have to offer.'
The deal involved extensive use of Evolutions' range of Symphonies. The systems are being used to do the offline editing and colour grading for RDF's Room for Improvement. Audio work for the series is also being done at the facility, using Digidesign's ProTools. The 20 x 60-minute series will be shown on Channel 4 in the summer.
Evolutions will also undertake audio work with ProTools - as well as offline editing and colour grading, again using its range of Symphonies - on the second run of RDF's Moving Day , a 45 x 30-minute series for ITV set to air in the autumn. The facility will also make use of its Avid Unity to hold all the resulting media until ITV has set a transmission date and is ready to take delivery of it. Post on both productions is due to be completed shortly before the transmission dates.
Evolutions has also won the post work on Kings of Rock and Roll , a Fired Up production for Channel 4. Once again the facility will provide offline editing and colour grading using Symphony as well as tidying up the audio with ProTools. Post on Kings of Rock and Roll will finish at the end of the month.
Evolutions is also looking at upgrading its Flame to HD because of increasing demand.