Clear Cut Pictures appoints BAFTA nominated Sound Mixer

Clear Cut Pictures is delighted to announce that BAFTA nominated Sound Mixer; Laurie Goode is to be the newest addition to their audio team.


Laurie has been nominated for a BAFTA for his sound editing work on the Forces of Nature with Brian Cox series for the BBC and worked on BAFTA nominated David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive for Sky Atlantic. He brings extensive knowledge to the company with experience working to UK and global broadcast standards and for some of the UK’s top production companies. His credits include programming in both 5.1 and stereo mixing, with a focus on high end factual documentaries and series.


Laurie said: ‘I’m very much looking forward to joining the team at Clear Cut Pictures. I need to work in creative audio post production and I’m excited to start working on the impressive programmes that Clear Cut offers. The company not only has incredible creative talent but also fantastic kit and technical knowledge – their outstanding reputation within the industry says it all.’


Ben Newth, Head of Audio stated: ‘I’m absolutely delighted that Laurie has joined the team. We know his flair for sound design and mixing, he understands the quality and attention to detail that we expect. I’ve heard nothing but positives from colleagues and clients alike, I’m really excited about what the future holds.’


Rowan Bray, MD stated: ‘Our highly successful audio team is growing from strength to strength. We are thrilled that we have secured such a respected audio talent to join our amazing team. Laurie is already fully booked with some great projects.’


New Series – ‘Army: Behind the New Frontlines’ on BBC Two

We are excited to announce a brand new series starting on BBC Two tonight, Wednesday 18 October, at 9pm.


The team at Wild Pictures bring you ‘Army: Behind the New Frontlines‘ a landmark series, filmed over 18 months that goes into the heart of the British Army at a crucial time in their history. After controversial campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan there’s been a political reluctance to put boots on the ground and widespread opposition to military intervention. The arm’s budgets are under increasing pressure and they now have the smallest numbers of troops since the days of Cromwell. But now with the rise of ISIS, the threat of a new cold war in Eastern Europe and famine and conflict Africa, the British Army has to play a new role in a deeply unstable world …


With exclusive access to the rank and file and the Generals, Army: Behind The New Frontlines follows the British Army on their most dangerous overseas operations in Iraq, Estonia and South Sudan. Can the Army face off their enemies and avoid being drawn into costly new wars?


Watch a trailer for the series here.


The team at Clear Cut Pictures are incredibly proud to have worked on this series.


BBC Two, 9pm Wednesdays
18 October Ep One – The Battle for Mosul
25 October Ep Two – The New Cold War
1 November Ep Three – South Sudan’s War



‘Science of Stupid’ Series 5 on Nat Geo UK

The fifth series of the incredibly popular IWC Media series ‘Science of Stupid’ returns to National Geographic UK. The 20 part series airs Mondays at 10pm.


Dallas Campbell introduces a host of new mishaps featuring fearless, if foolhardy, individuals from around the world and then explains the science behind their failures and humiliations using bespoke animations and super slo-mo cinematography.


The Clear Cut Pictures editing team were charged with compiling and grading the YouTube and smart phone user generated clips, interspersed with Phantom rushes and presenter pieces to camera, and overlaying complex graphics to put together the fun scientific series. The audio team thoroughly enjoyed working on this series, using a vast array of sound effects throughout the series. When it came to the scientific explanations, using slow motion and Phantom footage the team let their imagination run wild and took the opportunity to make complex and multi-layered sound design sketches to compliment the overlaid graphics, often using varispeed pitch shifts.


“After providing a full post production package that includes processing phantom rushes and delivering to one of the most exacting broadcasters in the world for the past 4 series, I think it would be safe to say that Clear Cut are in the groove when it comes to Science of Stupid. Indeed, the fact that we’ve trusted them with the last 114 episodes of the show tells all you need to know about the Clear Cut team. Technical excellence, friendly service and good value for money come as standard.”
Dominic Bowles, Executive Producer, IWC Media


‘The Next Jamie Vardy’ Premieres on Sky 1


Starting on Saturday, September 16, Sky 1 will broadcast a fly-on-the-wall documentary following Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, as he searches for the next big star from non-league football. The new series will take a look behind the doors of Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy.


Produced by the team at ZigZag Productions the show will follow Vardy as he seeks to discover new talent from non-league football and help future footballers realise their professional dreams, by providing them with a unique insight into what it takes to play at the top level of the game.


With unprecedented access, the six part documentary series provides a glimpse into the lives of talented amateur players who have been shortlisted to attend the V9 Academy, in front of scouts from around the world, in a bid to become ‘The Next Jamie Vardy’. The series will also reflect back on Vardy’s time playing in non-league football, where he began his career with Stockbridge Park Steels in 2007, before helping Leicester City to a fairy tale Premier League title.


The Clear Cut Pictures team completed full finishing post on the series.


“We are grateful to Clear Cut for their efficient, organised and cheerful work on The Next Jamie Vardy. With their help the post production has run smoothly.” - Andy Scott, Head of Entertainment, Zig Zag Productions



New series ’999: On The Front Line’ starts on More4


A brand new series from the Curve Media production team; ‘999: One The Front Line‘ starts airing on More4 this coming Wednesday 13th September at 9pm.


Series Produced by Claire Simpson, the ten episode series follows the life of ambulance crews in the West Midlands, showing in real time the dramatic range of cases these paramedics attend to. The first episode sees paramedic Chelsie Kennedy and technician Simon Lees rushing to save a baby.


The Clear Cut Pictures team were proud to work on this series, helping to bring to light the work of these unsung heroes.




Can Robots Love Us? Now on BBCiPlayer

Available now on BBC iPlayer Can Robots Love Us?


James Young, 27, takes us on a personal journey to explore the latest robots being developed to engage with humans on an emotional level. After turning to cutting edge tech since an accident five years ago which left him as a double amputee, James has started to explore the limits of the human-robot connection.


In this film, James goes on a journey to meet the people designing tech solutions to mental health, loneliness and even romance. From meeting a sex doll with AI to robots designed to stop us being lonely, James asks whether robots can ever truly love us.


Filmed, Produced and Directed by Daniela Carson and made in association with BBC Make it Digital. Watch it on BBC iPlayer here.


Clear Cut Pictures proudly completed full post production at our Shepherds Bush Facility.