The program was broadcast on PBS in two installments and was also released on DVD by Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment.
The project marks a 10-year effort and is comprised of clips culled from over 1,000 hours of rare footage from The Bob Dylan Archives. In addition to historic footage, the production incorporates still photographs and a series of more recent Dylan interviews.
PostWorks began working with Grey Water Park Productions more than three years ago and suggested using Avid Express Pro systems, complete with nearly two terabytes of storage, to organize the project's data. The program would eventually be posted on an Avid Adrenaline system.
To prep the material for editor David Tedeschi, PostWorks transferred the rare film footage to allow Grey Water Park's team to start digitizing on Avid Express Pro systems. PostWorks then equipped Tedeschi with an Adrenaline system at the New York offices of Scorsese's Sikelia Productions as soon as the system became commercially available in 2003. Over the project's timeline, PostWorks' colorist Scott Olive used the Spirit Datacine and the Pandora color system to transfer all of the archival film footage, and the newly-acquired interview footage shot over many years on Super 16mm film, to 24p HD. Finishing began before the offline was even complete, with PostWorks' editor Ben Murray and the Avid DS Nitris playing a key role.