Post-production of a 60-minute show about the creation of Mike Oldfield’s seminal 1973 album
Post 422.tv Manchester
Client Tigerlily Films
Brief Post-production of a 60-minute show about the creation of Mike Oldfield’s seminal 1973 album and the subsequent effect it had on British music, culminating in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.
How it was done The documentary was made using a combination of contributor interviews, including Oldfield, along with a mix of archive from the period.
The offline edit was completed using Avid and Isis. The online edit in Avid Symphony HD and the grade in Baselight were completed by Alex Howells.
One of the challenges was to seamlessly mix a lot of disparate archive material with new interviews. Neil Haggerty used Pro Tools HD for the dub and Oldfield supplied snippets from Tubular Bells to help with the mix.
Watch it Friday, 9pm, BBC4