The Look dominates British Drama with Quantel Pablo

Date: 05/01/2012
The Look dominates British Drama with Quantel Pablo

The Look offers a highly skilled service to some of the television industrys top creative talent. There are only four members on The Looks creative team, yet the quality of their drama output puts them within the top five drama post production facilities in the country - the others have upwards of 100 staff. The Look has slick facilities offering clients superior grading suites, one with HD projection onto a four metre screen. Managing Director and Colorist, Thomas Urbye explains, Being a small, but technologically advanced and creatively led facility means we can adapt our workflow for each job, and can train our operators and even our clients to understand new processes that we develop together.

Urbye reports that The Look is continuing to expand its presence in the post-production industry: Television drama seems to be very popular both in the US and over here, with the quality improving year on year. For Directors it is exciting as stories can be told over a longer period of time. Dramas are now attracting a much younger audience with many aimed at adults aged 20 and above. The Look has recently graded Channel 4s Top Boy, a compelling drama about gangs in Hackney, London. Urbye says, This series, shot with an Arri ALEXA and transmitted with a 2.40 crop - was a bold move for Channel 4. Its look and feel, we believe, has not been seen on UK television before. The Director, Yann Demange (Dead Set and Criminal Justice 2) and DoP Tat Radcliffe didnt want the piece to look gritty and grey, the usual look for London street dramas. They wanted high contrast and strong colors to give the drama a very distinct look. The series trended on Twitter as the second most talked about topic for the week it aired, and it pulled in an audience of well over a million. Urbyes skills and eye combined with the flexibility of the Quantel Pablo Neo gave the series critically acclaimed reviews in the national press. For example, The Metro newspapers review reported Top Boy is much more than a bleak, kitchen-sink drama its beautifully shot, unhurried and uses color imaginatively and subtly.

BBC Drama The Fades, which aired in November, required the use of The Looks in house VFX company, Lexhag, to put together over 400 VFX shots for the series. Urbye explains, Both The Look and Lexhag worked closely together to produce higher quality visual effects than the usual TV standard. This was our most ambitious project to date so an efficient method was developed allowing us to handle the conform, grade, online and delivery of the drama in one place. We could use the Pablos for effects such as smoke or dust, and then our VFX Supervisor Alexis Haggar and his team added the more dramatic visual effects. The Fades marked the start of our future in heavy visual effects projects.

The future looks very promising for the small and thriving facility. We naturally want to continue our success. Its been our best year ever, both in terms of the quality of work and in revenue. We dont undercut on rates to win work established rates have been falling slowly over recent years and as a result we needed to become more efficient as well as producing excellent results. Our success is based on our ability to deliver high levels of creativity and a personal service, not just the price, Urbye concludes.

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