Picture post-productionon the 3 x 60-minute series

Post Films@59

Client BBC Natural History Unit

Brief Picture post-productionon the 3 x 60-minute series exploring America’s deserts, grasslands, mountain forests and windswept shores.

How it was done Colourist and online editor Simon Bland used Lustre and Smoke within Flame Premium to complete the online and grade.

Working with series producer Patrick Morris, Bland reflected the Wild West while keeping the true essence of the landscapes and animals.

The main focus was on creating filmic-looking images while steering away from the super-sharp feel of digital video.

Bland also drew out any highlights as they can offer a burnt magenta feel when the image is manipulated.

Luminance-based isolations helped diffuse the sharp edges in the shadows.

Watch it Sunday, 9pm, BBC2