Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) has announced it has completed audio mixing and digital intermediate work on several episodes of this years SKY Arts Playhouse Presents series. The first episode Hey Diddly Dee will be shown on 18th April.
Technicolors credits for Hey Diddly Dee include Lead Colourist Paul Ensby, Online Editor Simon Giblin. Technicolor Producer Emma Hulme led the team in one of the most exciting projects brought to Technicolor Soho this year.
Hey Diddly Dee is a black comedy drama starring Kylie Minogue (Doctor Who), Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead) and David Harewood (Homeland). The whodunit, centred around a group of actors putting on a play about Andy Warhol, is directed by actor Marc Warren (Hustle, Band of Brothers), who is making his directorial debut.
Technicolor colourist Paul Ensby said: Working with Marc, we established a feel for the largely interior theatre setting, by contrasting harsh light with the warmth of the stage lighting. For the most part, details were heightened on stage while allowing the back stage area to fall away into darkness. To exaggerate some of the more surreal moments we introduced extra colour temperatures. For instance, a black cat that appears infrequently had its eyes whitened and the rest of the frame darkened to draw the viewer into the moment whenever it appeared.
Sound design on the episode included a number of extended pop promo-styled music sequences. In order to make these elements work successfully within the constraints of TV broadcast specifications, the Technicolor team used a combination of Pro Tools plug-ins. These included the Oxford Inflator to increase apparent loudness without loss of quality or audible reduction of dynamic range, as well as Waves compressors and limiters to create maximum impact. said Technicolors Richard Straker.
Commenting on working with Technicolor on Hey Diddly Dee, Marc Warren said: As a first time writer/director I had the great fortune of having Technicolor overseeing the post-production. I had no experience of the post-production process and every department was gracious with its time and expertise. It has been a steep learning curve, helped along by top industry professionals and we are all delighted with the results. I hope to be working with Technicolor again in the very near future!"
Producer Emma Hulme
Colourist - Paul Ensby
Online Editor - Simon Giblin