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The Increasingly Soon Return of Todd Margaret
Editorial – Graphics – Color Correction

Massive Clouds completed editorial, graphics and color grade of The Increasingly Soon Return of Todd Margaret for IFC.  Editor Chad Smith worked in Final Cut X 10.2 for editorial, DaVinci Resolve 12 for color grade and After Effects CC 2016 for graphics.  Working with producer extraordinaire Debbie Harris-Balling the challenge we faced was to promote Season 3 of Todd Margaret without spoilers.  After Todd Margaret blew up the world at the end of Season 2, many people thought that there would never be a Season 3, including  creator David Cross.  So the writers needed to reinvent the world of Todd Margaret and with that new world came the spoilers.  After sketching out many scenarios of how to have a show with no clips of the show we are promoting, Debbie came up with the idea of David and Sharon discussing Todd Margaret Season 3 over a few beers.  Problem solved.

We shot with 3 ARRI Amira cameras at Terminal Bar in Williamsburg Brooklyn.  All cameras shot ProResHQ in ARRI Log-C.  All files were brought into FCPX and synced up into multi-cam clips for editing.  The Log-C code is baked into the metadata so when bringing the footage in, FCPX automatically placed an ARRI REC 709 LUT onto the files. So there is no moment of, why does everything look flat? Making the post stage that much more streamlined in FCPX.  Once we were at picture lock the show was exported to Resolve 12 for color correction and grading.

Williamsburg Brooklyn.  All cameras shot ProResHQ in ARRI Log-C.  All files were brought into FCPX and synced up into multi-cam clips for editing.  The Log-C code is baked into the metadata so when bringing the footage in, FCPX automatically placed an ARRI REC 709 LUT onto the files. So there is no moment of, why does everything look flat? Making the post stage that much more streamlined in FCPX.  Once we were at picture lock the show was exported to Resolve 12 for color correction and grading.

Sharon Horgan may be unfamiliar to a US audience, however this gifted comedian has got some other great shows in the can as well.  In 2006 Sharon was writer and star of Pulling. 2015 brought us Catastrophe a hit show based on true events.  Currently she is working on a new show for HBO entitled Divorce starring Sarah Jessica Parker.  We were so lucky to have her on our show!

One thing we had to do with the special was to get the audience up to speed on all things Todd.  A big part of that was cutting down Seasons 1 and 2 into fun montage sequences.  One of my favorite editing tasks.  Here is the montage to Season 2

We also had some fun content that was for web only delivery.  Here is David Cross and Sharon Horgan discussing a viewer question, “Who is the secret foodie?”