travel channel – america’s scariest halloween attractions 3

Membership has its benefits, so here’s a few screen grabs of Travel Channel’s upcoming America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions 3.  Premiere will be this Sunday, October 26th, at 11pm following Ghost Adventures.

Had a lot of fun editing and grading this show.  A whole lot of around the clock work.  We averaged 125 shots or more per 4 minutes, which trumps the hell out of the 600 shots per 44min show average I read somewhere.  Here’s the final time line before going to tape.  Mind you, this is after conforming for the grade in Color, QC’ing flattened titles and what not, and syncing audio stems:

00:44:45;00 to the frame per Travel Channel clock.  Ow, my brain…

And just because I love you guys, here’s a sample screen shot from the color grade.  First pic is 30″ left hand Apple Cinema Display, second pic is right hand 23″ Apple Cinema Display:

Oh yeah, and here’s the two main errors I experienced during post:

Not too bad, but I recommend the hell out of getting 8GB of RAM for posting any 1×60 HD program.  Got this show printed to tape by the skin of our teeth after crashing 4 minutes in on the first try.  Seriously, yes, 4GB of 667Mhz RAM is worth the extra 1200 bucks.


Epic shout outs:

Susan Norton – Executive Producer

Thomas Quinn – Supervising Producer

Arthur Hsu – Associate Producer

James Morley – Editor & Segment Producer

Ashley Kalena – Production Assistant

Joel Reyes – Engineering Support

Archie Bustamante – IT support

Mom & Dad – Love & Support


So, tomorrow is the move to the new apartment 4 miles away.  Saturday the new leather sofa arrives.  Sunday, resorting it up at the Travel Channel offsite.  I’ll have a beer and a shot in my hand 11pm Sunday night for the premiere, hope you enjoy it!

proactively • HD 1×60 in the can • peter


4 Responses to “travel channel – america’s scariest halloween attractions 3”

  1. October 24, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Very cool indeed (apart from the crashes) love the Color screen shots, niiice

  2. 2 Chad Jones
    October 26, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for sharing you post experiences in your “post”. I’m a little unfamiliar with this process. I work in the corporate video production realm where all of my projects are published directly to DVD then replicated. When you actually post something for a national network and print it to tape, what format do they usually require? Just curious how the rest of the world operates.

    Again, thanks for sharing your work!

    Chad Jones

  3. 3 psalvia
    October 27, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Hey Chad:

    For broadcast HD deliverables we deliver HDCAM SR tape (1 track video, 12 tracks audio) and IMX tape for SD deliverables (1 track video 12 tracks audio).

    The reason for the 12 audio tracks is for the audio stems. Click on the time line screen grab I took for the layout.

    proactively • peter

  4. July 17, 2011 at 5:22 am

    I wished to thanks for this great read.

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