Producer extraordinaire Debbie Harris from Girl-O-Rama worked with Remote Access Post to put together this behind the scenes look at the 6 hour Monty Python documentary airing on IFC in October. Working with Python skits I have loved since childhood was so such a treat. It was like re-mixing the Flying Circus. Cutting the montages with speed ups and slow downs were much easier to achieve with Final Cut Pro 7. A great addition to the toolset. In the special we were able to use clips that did not make it into the 6 hour documentary. We digitized the HDCAM masters directly into Final Cut Pro 7 using the Black Magic Extreme 3 card without a hitch. Glad we got the new RAID 5 array in place for that! We also completed graphics for the job using a combination of After Effects and Photoshop. Once we had picture lock a few shots were tweeked using Apple Color 1.5 What a great update to Final Cut Studio 3. The fact that we can tweek speed change shots with out exporting and re-importing helps with work flow big time.
The project came out looking great. We did two versions, one 25 min that was for airing on Sony HDCAM and a 9 min cutdown for iTunes. The 9 Min. version is below.