Timeline TV provide full Post Production on C4's 'The Mill'

April 2nd, 2014

Timeline Television is providing Post Production for the next six-part series of Channel 4’s Drama The Mill.

The Mill is a powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.

The first, four-part series transmitted on Channel 4 in August 2013, written by John Fay, is set in rural-industrial England in the turbulent year of 1833. Based on the extensive historical archive of Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire, the series depicts Britain at a time when the industrial revolution is changing the country beyond recognition.

The Mill continues with a second, six-part series. Timeline North are delighted to be doing full Post Production on this period drama.

The Mill is shot on Arri Alexa in 2K on location in Cheshire and MediaCity’s Pie Factory. At Timeline North ingest and assembly of the programme takes place as it is edited on Avid Symphony. Daily edits are uploaded to Aframe’s cloud network.

Once on the cloud network, footage can be viewed on the web-interface, enabling DSP’s production team to browse, log, sub-clip, annotate, organise and download their rushes and edits using any internet device.

The cloud allows production to view the rough and fine cuts from any location prior to finishing in Timeline North. The Mill will be finished in Avid Symphony and Trevor Brown will grade the pictures on DaVinci Resolve. Sound Design and Dub will be completed in Pro Tools HD.

Eben Clancy, Director of Post Production for Timeline North, said: “The key ingredient here is flexibility, we’re giving drama productions the ability to choose a workflow that really suits them.”