Shut-In’s: Britain’s Fattest People is back for a third series which consists of 2 x 1hr documentaries following Amy – also known as AJ who is only 23 years old but already weighs 41 stone with a BMI of over 90.
Amy can barely walk, is in constant pain and rarely leaves the house. When she does take a trip out, she is only too aware of the looks she attracts and also has to endure some vicious taunts. Nick Follows edited part 2 of this series which shows the story of her treatment journey as she attempts to lose a third of her bodyweight.
Nick worked from home on the project for 13 weeks, remoting into Splice. He said it was all straight forward, Spice are all sorted technically, “it’s much like editing in a facility, except the coffee is better!”
Part One will be on Channel 4, 10pm Monday 18th January.
Writer and comedian Sara Pascoe is learning how to do the world’s most endangered jobs, from ice-carving in Finland to climbing trees to making sweets in Cuba.
In last night’s episode Sara travelled to Satu’s beloved Finland where she looks at the impact the changing climate is having on the future of the country’s traditional jobs. In the south, Sara explored the timber trade by meeting a forest cleaner and a baker. In the north, where temperatures are increasing the most, Sara looks at Lapland’s tourism industry by learning some unique jobs including ice carving and being an elf in Santa’s village. We’re thinking about branching out with Satusfaction, perhaps representing elves as well as editors!
Connor edited the Finland and Cuba episodes and he said that “Working on this series was great fun, not least because the Finland edit was happening just as the world shut down to travel. It’s nice to work on something that takes you around the world when you’re stuck at home! The SP, Mus, and I work well together so it didn’t seem different to be doing it remotely”.
In case you missed it, The Finland episode will be repeated Tuesday 19th Jan, 11.30pm or all three episodes of the series are available on Iplayer.
Edited by one of the finest scouse editors in the land- Andrew Watters, this prime time spin on ITV’s smash-hit quiz show The Chase, challenging contestants to take on two, three, four or all five Chasers at once. Hosted by Bradley Walsh, with a live studio audience, a nail-biting 5-part series, starring all five of the nation’s favourite quiz geniuses: Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett, Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty, Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha, Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan and Shaun ‘The Dark Destroyer’ Wallace. With the Chasers forming the greatest quiz team on the planet, it remained to be seen – could anyone Beat The Chasers? We reckon the Faction Ladies could do it!
Check out the last episode tomorrow at 9pm or catch up on this week’s episodes on ITV Hub.
The Cabins sees singletons face the most revealing first date of their lives – a whole 24 hour long one! Couples then decide whether to extend their stay for another night, head home alone or leave as a couple…
“Nestled together in their intimate cabins, the singletons will have quality time to really get to know their date. From heartfelt moments or declarations of love, to awkward silences and difficult dating conversations, viewers will be able to follow all the antics and find out if the sparks fly or quickly fizzle out”. (ITV)
We are thrilled to see that adventurer Ben Fogle is back! This time he’s staying closer to home with a series of short-haul trips around the UK and Europe.
Ben lives with different people who inhabit some of the most remote locations in the world. He lives among those who’ve chosen to turn their backs on a life dominated by debts and daily grind and go in search of something different.
Dave Richards loved working on this series and we look forward to watching the episode he edited which was shot in Ireland where Ben Fogle visits Mark Boyle.
We could all do with a bit of escapism at the moment, so it’s great to see Bradders back for more daring adventures and sightseeing with his son Barney. The new series follows Bradley and Barney travelling across Europe and as always, Barney will be pushing his dad to the limits with more thrill-seeking activities like ski-jumping, paragliding and even a bungee jump!
Editor Dan Knight said ‘It’s always a fun job to cut having done all 3 series, with a great team. Playing big stunts against daft comedy with a great soundtrack’.
After a turbulent 72 hours of the tightening restrictions, here is an update of where that leaves the post-production and VFX sector.
Even in areas where the highest measures are in place, such as the new Tier 4 in London and the South East, there are no new restrictions on post-production and VFX businesses providing they meet Covid-secure guidelines. If work cannot be performed at home, post & VFX workers may travel to work on the premises even if that requires crossing to and from areas in higher tiers.
DCMS have confirmed that filming can continue, even to the extent that some venues and businesses that would normally be required to close have been given an exemption to specifically permit filming.
One piece of very good news is that the government have extended the Film & TV Production Restart Scheme which provides an insurance indemnity against Covid disruption. The £500m scheme was due to end in February but the deadline for registration is now 30th April and claims will be able to be submitted up to the end of November for losses incurred up until the end of June 2021.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our editors and clients a wonderful festive season despite and fingers crossed for a better 2021!
This one-hour special will debut on ITV on Monday 28th December at 9:30pm and in Scotland it will be shown on the 30th December at 9.30pm on STV.
It marks the end of Sir Billy Connolly’s incredible career in comedy, after he announced he was stepping back from live stand-up performance two years ago.
It features footage of Connolly at his home in Florida, archival footage of his greatest moments and several big names feature for exclusive chats, sharing their own personal messages and highlights from his career. The big names include Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Sir Lenny Henry, Dustin Hoffman, Russell Brand and Whoopi Goldberg.
This was the dream edit for Sean Schmolz, he explained “Working with the most fantastic director, Emily Kennedy, and watching a comedy genius do his thing for a couple of months was a most excellent job to have. I must admit I didn’t realise quite what a talented, and genuinely lovely man, Billy is. I just hope the neighbours are getting over the loud swearing and blasphemy that was rocking out from my loft!”.
We are really looking forward to this one, I think we will be laughing and crying in equal measures!
MTV’s brand new spin-off off to Ex on the Beach called Celeb Ex in the City will be premiered on Tuesday 8th Dec. Amy Hadfield worked on the series. Amy said it was a fun show to edit full of laughs and the classic ex on the beach drama.
Each episode of the MTV show will see two single famous faces go on a date at a central London restaurant, but just when they start getting comfortable, they’ll be interrupted by one of their notorious exes. If that wasn’t awkward enough, the celebrities will have to decide whether to go a second date with their original blind date or their ex.
Celebrity Ex on the Beach stars Calum Best and Michael Griffiths are returning, but they’ll be joined by a who’s who of reality TV legends like Love Island stars Amy Hart and Megan Barton-Hanson and Big Brother icon Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace.
This may have to be our new guilty pleasure!
Celeb Ex in the City will be premiered on Tuesday 8th Dec on MTV.
A huge congratulations to Abraham Teweldebrhan who has just won the RTS Craft Design Awards Editing Documentary/Factual for his work on Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King!
Abs edited episodes 1 and 3 of the 3 part series which follows the Gypsy King as he fulfils his childhood dream of defending his heavyweight boxing championship in Las Vegas. The series has a ringside seat inside Tyson’s Morecambe home and at the Gypsy Kings family site, candidly capturing him amongst his inner circle of family and friends who have lived through Tyson’s mental health and addiction issues with him. It was made by Optomen for ITV.