Restore the film of the television production of Sleeping Beauty
Post The Finish Line
Brief Restore the film of the television production of Sleeping Beauty, which featured Royal Ballet stars Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes, including previously lost footage that was located by BBC archivists at Perivale.
How it was done The film was a telerecording of the original performance and suffered from interlacing and visible scanlines, as well as distracting dust and dirt.
The Finish Line’s Zeb Chadfield worked with BBC production manager Lottie Gazzard and used Media Composer 7 with Symphony, along with a combination of Boris restoration plug-ins, to repair the footage in a way that removed distractions without losing the aesthetic of the film.
The Finish Line provided a 60-minute version for TX and a 90-minute version for iPlayer.
Watch it 7 March, 8pm, BBC4