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POST PRODUCTION immediately after the shoot, enabled 24- hour post-production with editors working across different time zones, and provided me with the ability to check in on edits, from anywhere in the world, on my laptop. I believe we wouldn’t have been able to pull off this production without it.” use virtual servers to upload the rushes from both shoot locations to the Forscene cloud. This media was then accessible to their two editors in London and a third editor in Vancouver. The editors could immediately start their offline edit in Forscene, while the full resolution media was transferred back to the London-based operations centre via Signiant. Once the offline was complete and the full-res media had been received, the team moved the edit to Adobe Premiere Pro, via XML, for the online edit in London. Finally, the programme was broadcast via satellite back to the Middle East, and globally via web streaming through Manoto. “We selected Forscene to centralise our editing due to its fast media upload and edit capabilities,” said Owain Dain, post-production producer at Marjan TV. “Forscene allowed us to start editing MAKE THE EDIT AS EFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE WITH STUDIO LAMBERT Studio Lambert is a fast-growing independent television production company with an international reputation for making innovative and popular unscripted shows. It is part of the global production group, All3Media and has offices in both London and Los Angeles. The company was launched in 2008 by Stephen Lambert, creator of many well-known global formats including Wife Swap, Secret Millionaire and Faking It. The original creators of the format, Studio Lambert has used Forscene to speed up post-production of Gogglebox since production began on the first series. Producers use Forscene to find and select the best moments from the rushes while editing is in progress on the observational documentary. 48 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 121 January 2017 Studio Lambert shoots about 150 hours of material a week and logs the footage live during filming. As soon as filming wraps each night, the footage is driven straight back to Studio Lambert’s post- production house in central London, where it is ingested into the Avid nonlinear editing system and automatically uploaded to Forscene so that it is ready for the edit team to start work the next morning. Edit directors and senior producers use a combination of shoot logs and Forscene during the edit to locate the best clips to weave into the show. “Forscene doubles the efficiency of the editing process,” said Chantal Boyle, executive producer at Studio Lambert. “Whilst an editor is pulling material on the Avid editing system, the producer can pull different material and even create sequences simultaneously on Forscene, saving significant time in post.” One show, three different workflows. Gogglebox just goes to show that there really are no two programmes that are exactly alike – no matter how similar they may seem. And there’s always a way to make your workflow more efficient.