For the opening episode of Abbey Road Studios: In Session with VW Beetle, we edited this extended special, featuring a live performance by Paul Weller in Studio 1 at Abbey Road Studios. The episode took on a slightly different format to the rest of the series, including a live audience and a concert stage – far removed from our usual intimate sessions in Studio 2.
The main challenge of this series opener was the unforgiving schedule – the show was filmed on the Friday night, edited Saturday & Sunday, graded and onlined on the Monday, delivered to Channel 4 on Tuesday and broadcast on the Wednesday.
It’s our proudest achievement to date to come out the other side knowing we got the work done. Although please don’t ask us to do it every week!
Photo: Tom Bunning