Cutting Edge’s new TV Unit (TVU) is proud to have recently delivered a highly polished grade, online and sound package for the no-holds-barred Eyeworks Australia documentary series ‘What Really Happens In Bali.’

This access-all-areas series leaves nothing to the imagination, and shows viewers a side of Bali that they've never seen before. The series is edgy and filled with eye-opening surprises, and is a significant creative triumph for the producers and production crew, who were often working under challenging conditions.

With the show’s cameras capturing serious accidents and injuries as they happened, ‘What Really Happens In Bali’ is edge-of-the-seat real life drama, and it further cements Eyeworks’ reputation as a producer of outstanding factual entertainment and observational documentaries.

Throughout the project, the TVU took the approach of operating as an extension of the production team, and they enjoyed working closely with Eyeworks as a small, proficient and flexible unit.

John Unwin (Online/Offline Editor) and Simon Hicks (Sound) worked with Eyeworks together to develop and deliver the grade, character super layout, credits, title super animation and design, transitions, sound design, track lay and audio mix.

The grade features an exciting, youthful and energetic colour pallette, and the effects grade references a 70’s surf film look. This was partly achieved by sourcing film clutter and exposure effects to recreate a desaturated super 8 style. The punchy sound design was shaped to maximise the drama, excitement and outrageousness of the action.

John McAvoy, Eyeworks Managing Director said: "Working with Cutting Edge was a terrific, collaborative, hassle free experience – from beginning to end. At every stage of the Post process they went over and above what they were required to do. John Unwin and Simon Hicks are two of the best in the business so to have the luxury of them polishing our work was a huge value add for the show."

Jo Tankard (Cutting Edge Producer) said that the project was exciting and insightful, offering a unique perspective on life in Bali.

“There was a real sense of energy, and it was a privilege to work on such a high impact series – the whole team really gelled and we’re all proud of the results,” she said.

‘What Really Happens In Bali’ is currently airing on Channel Seven on Tuesdays.

See the Trailer here

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