America: Our Defining Hours

Produced by Nutopia for History

America: Our Defining Hours

Americans have faced adversity before, overcoming it is baked into the nation’s DNA.
Across this six-hour event series, America: Our Greatest Hours draws upon 300 years of US history, from the Mayflower to 9-11, to explore our nation’s biggest triumphs over adversity. It was produced remotely at speed in order to turn inspirational stories into epic self-help guides for troubled modern times.

During Covid-19 lockdown halo provided Remote Editing Services and Full Picture and Sound Finishing Post Production.
This landmark series combines docudrama with premium documentary elements: archive film, photos, paintings, newspaper headlines and aerial footage of key locations.

Johanna Woolford Gibbon Co-Executive Producer said “Post-production on a fast-turnaround series is a tough enough proposition, but to achieve it through the Covid-19 lockdown, without compromising on any aspect of quality seemed to be asking for a miracle. We immediately knew where we had to come for this miracle – Halo. Supremely helpful and accommodating of our brutal and evolving schedule, the entire Halo team went the extra mile to give us the premium look and feel we’d hoped for. Quite simply, they aced it!

Colourists: Ross Baker / Paul Koren

Ross said “Because of the restrictions of social distancing, it was vital we set the look of the series at an early stage so that I had a clear vision of the brief. That way on grade days I knew the style and could focus on achieving the high end finish we have come to expect from Nutopia.

Online Editors: Scott Hinchcliffe / Andy Penfold

Sound Design: Adam Johnson / Jay Price

Dubbing Mixer: Sam Castleton

Halo Post Producers: Emily Nye / Lydia Thatcher

Halo Sales Exec: Matt Locke

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