They’re philosophers, storytellers and pioneers in their fields.
The Surgeon’s Cut profiles four ground-breaking surgeons from around the world, each with a visionary approach to their craft. They perform innovative operations and procedures, and reveal personal insight into their journey into medicine, providing a unique window into the world of surgery.
The series explores how our understanding of the human body is constantly being reinvented by new discoveries and techniques.
Areas featured include fetal medicine, neurosurgery, transplant surgery and cardiology.
Halo Provided full Dolby Vision Picture and Dolby Atmos Sound Post Production on this ground-breaking new series now streaming only on Netflix.
Filmmaker, Sophie Robinson said…
“Trying to do the post production of a BBC Studios/Netflix film made in the midst of a global pandemic is no easy task but Halo got us through it. Thank you to my post-house family!”
Online Editor: Scott Hinchcliffe
Colourist: Ross Baker
Dubbing Mixer: Sam Castleton
Halo Producer: Rachael Yates
Sales Exec: Matt Locke
Dubbing Mixer, Sam Castleton said… “Getting involved early was key to the success of the sound. We had meetings to understand the vision of each director, pre-lock sound design days to ascertain concept ideas and to catalogue wild recordings. So by the time we started the sound edit, we knew exactly how to approach each section and theme.
James (Van der Pool) spoke of bringing a sense of beauty and how sound had a vital role in linking and transitioning to the surgeon’s life outside of surgery. We knew mixing in Dolby Atmos would allow us to push the boundaries of these ideas and Netflix were enthused when we recommended it to them“.
Halo Head of Operations, James Cregeen said…
“The Surgeon’s Cut, like many projects this year had its challenges due to the pandemic, with the initial challenge being the migration of 4 edits to remote working at the fine cut stage, at a point where it was unclear whether businesses would be permitted to allow any access to facilities at all during the first lockdown. Final post on the series began at the height of the first wave of the pandemic, necessitating a hybrid of both on-site and remote solutions. Whether that was responding to ever changing guidance on in-office covid safety precautions, to remote grade reviews on iPad Pros, it was important to adapt to the changing circumstances to keep the project on track, whilst ensuring all new processes implemented were in line with Netflix recommended best practice.”
The series necessitated the use of a wide range of camera formats in order to tell the story of each surgeon. From the specialist shot RED and Canon material, through to various archive and home video formats, film scans and captures from medical equipment. Custom IDTs and LMTs were used in the ACES pipeline across the series to manage this wide variety of formats and bring them into the right starting point for the HDR grade.