blue post production provides web-based editing via FORscene

Leading UK post house uses Forbidden Technologies tools

Forbidden Technologies today announced that blue post production, one of the top UK post houses, is providing FORscene to its client Dragonfly productions, part of the Shine Group, for the BBC Three production Kill It, Cook It, Eat It, which will air everyday from 5 – 9 January at 10:30pm. The third series of the show looks at the process of getting wild game from the field to the fork and follows nine contributors as they go on their journey to find out what’s involved in the preparation of wild game for their dinner.

FORscene’s frame-accurate logging tools have the ability to access rushes, and make shot selections wide-area through a web-browser. This enables all members of the production team to work on the content during location shooting.

blue uses FORscene Load to digitise simultaneously rushes shot across the UK into both FORscene and Editshare. Loggers for Dragonfly productions use FORscene to log the content remotely. This allows executive producers and directors to make shot selections and rough cut editing before exporting from FORscene to auto-conform for online editing in Avid. Drafts from Avid are then uploaded and reviewed wide-area in FORscene. blue’s Kevin Boyle mixed the audio using Pro Tools.

Sara Hill, post production director at blue said:

“We’re very happy with the high level of personal service and responsivenes from Forbidden. FORscene has increased efficiency of our edit suites, giving excellent value for money.”

Stephen Streater, CEO of Forbidden Technologies, said:

“FORscene’s use is growing rapidly as it becomes the recognised standard for wide area post-production in the broadcast industry. blue and Dragonfly have demonstrated again how the FORscene workflow saves both time and money.”


    • Project: Kill it, Cook it, Eat it


  • Presenter: Julia Bradbury
  • Series Producer: Charlotte Winby
  • Series Director: Fred Aidroos
  • Executive Producer: Sanjay Singhal
  • Executive Producer for BBC: Mark Bell
  • Producer / Directors: Paul Durgan, Ray Easmon, Louise Mason, Emma Oliver
  • Assistant Producers: Jessica Bird, Giorgio Murru, Kate Nixon, Anju Passi
  • Production Manager: Luke Boyle
  • Production Co-ordinator: Amanda Hibbitts
  • Editors: Tim Arrowsmith, Andy Hall, Keith Palmer, Dan Ablett


  • Post Production: blue
  • Post Producer: Will Garbutt
  • Colourist: Graeme Hayes
  • Online Editor: Ronnie Newman
  • Dubbing Mixer: Kevin Boyle

About blue: Formed in 1995, blue is Soho’s premier facility for creative post-production, offering services to the broadcast television and commercials markets. With a staff of over 110 people looking after over 40 operational areas, blue provides a complete post-production solution from storyboard through to final delivery. blue’s state-of-the-art facilities include linear and non-linear editing in both standard and high-definitions, film and tape grading, sound, design and effects, and 26 Avid systems working at both offline and online resolutions.

blue’s staff are talented, creative and experienced people who are passionate about helping you deliver your project on time and on budget. blue has twice won the award for best post-production house in Broadcast magazine, in both 1999 and 2003 and best post-production house at the Promax UK 2007 awards. See for more information.


For more information, please contact:

Forbidden Technologies plc:
Pete Burns, +44 (0)20 8879 7245

Rebecca Adewale or Kim Wilsher, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, +44 (0)20 7403 8878

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