ENVY Provide Online Services to The Apprentice
ENVY Provide Online Services to The Apprentice. ENVY have provided their post production services to this latest series of The Apprentice. We are thrilled to be working with Naked on one of television’s most recognisable shows.
The Apprentice is back and fighting for finance, 16 ambitious entrepreneurs are competing to win a life-changing £250,000 investment in their business. With the loser’s cab on standby, there’s no easing gently back into boardroom life and Lord Sugar makes it clear from the outset that the stakes are higher than ever.
Each task will end with the candidates being summoned in to fight their corner in the boardroom, with one final opportunity to escape the firing line.
Sixteen candidates, twelve tough tasks, one life-changing opportunity.
Dicky Everton, ENVY Online Editor:
“My brief is to maintain the traditional feel of The Apprentice, and use my judgement and experience to enhance the picture as much as possible.
The on-line process primarily involves stabilising, painting, cloning, de-noise, rotation, and other enhancement work. Most of the hand-held camera footage requires some stabilisation, just to smooth out the bumps, while leaving it still looking ‘live’ and hand-held. I use a range of stabilisers; from the Avid auto-stabiliser, through to BCC Optical Stabiliser for trickier shots with unwanted rotation. I use the paint and clone tools available to remove extraneous items from shot; such as booms and crew, and also remove or disguise unwanted reflections and shadows.
Once I’ve completed the on-line, I do a detailed watch-through with the Executive Producer, Paul Broadbent, marking-up any shots that require further work, which I then complete, for his final approval.”
ENVY Post Production Team:
Online: Dicky Everton
Post Producer: Rosie Hargreaves
Watch ‘The Apprentice’ on BBC.
About ENVY in their own words
“Since opening in 2006, ENVY has acquired a wealth of experience working across a wide breadth of projects including documentary, entertainment, factual entertainment, scripted and shortform. Our collaborative approach to every project keeps our clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do. ENVY’s reputation as the industry leading post house is testament to the strength of these relationships, and has been instrumental in our success. Over the years we have delivered countless projects, and these continue to fill the schedules every day – from single documentaries to multi-episodic series, including some of the UK’s most beloved programmes.
We are very proud that our work has been recognised with multiple high profile awards including ‘Best Post Production Facility’ at the Broadcast Awards 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2017 as well as the ‘Top Facility’ as voted by Producers in Televisual’s annual facilities Top 50 every year since 2010. Our creative staff has also been honoured with prestigious recognition with numerous awards including RTS and BAFTA.
ENVY is a full service, end-to-end post production facility. Our technical setup is second to none, expertly developed to allow flexibility, offering streamlined and bespoke workflows to facilitate almost any requirement. Furthermore, we put every effort in to the design and aesthetic of our facilities in order to inspire and encourage creativity whilst offering unparalleled comfort and customer service. We work hard to make sure that all clients – no matter the size of their project – feel welcome and at home.
ENVY is an award winning full service Post Production Facility, based in London. We cater for all Long-form and Broadcast projects, providing the highest standard of work via our talented artists, state of the art equipment and vast wealth of Post Production experience.
We have 150 offline suites, all running Avid Media Composer with the latest hardware. Our suites have been meticulously designed to inspire and encourage creativity whilst offering our clients exceptional comfort. High-quality monitoring and Boris BCC effects come as standard. Every suite is connected to our Avid NEXIS storage, allowing seamless project sharing between multiple suites. All our offline rooms are equipped with a PC (with secure network storage for client documents), high speed internet access, a telephone, and voice over recording kit as well as additional comfortable soft seating.
Our online team operate across eight Avid Symphony suites all connected via shared storage and can work at resolutions from HD up to 4K HDR and beyond if required. They offer the latest plugins from both Boris and Sapphire, as well as the highest quality broadcast monitoring available. The team are highly experienced in large-scale multi-episodic productions as well as fast turnaround ‘day of transmission’ style projects.”
You can find ENVY @ https://envybroadcast.co.uk