Having supported Strictly Come Dancing since its inception, we facilitated the sixteenth series of the major BBC One flagship Saturday night show in 2018 at our Elstree production hub.
The impressive 15,770 sq. ft. stage specialises in large-scale TV productions, comfortably housing the iconic 360-degree ballroom set and 700-strong live audience.
We ran a tried-and-tested technical workflow for the 2018 series, featuring an 11 camera set-up, including one 30’ MovieBird Technocrane, four pedestal cameras, a radio Steadicam, and four handheld/lightweight tripod cameras.
Our Elstree post production village, with 11 Avid Symphony suites dedicated to the show, met the fast turnaround and varied editing requirements and handled up to 100 hours of training material each week. Rushes were ingested, logged, edited, reviewed, and incorporated into the shows which aired on Saturday and Sunday evenings. With our investment in tapeless capture at Elstree, material from the studio floor was instantly available in the edit.
We are also provided post production services to the 60-episode series of the Strictly Come Dancing companion show, It Takes Two, from Elstree.