BURBANK — AlphaDogs (www.alphadogs.tv), here, provided post services for Spike TV’s new one-hour reality competition series, Ten Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty. The show features nine teams of life-long Bigfoot bounty hunters — known as “squatchers” — who use their tracking skills and modern-day technology to try to find the elusive beast. One lucky team has the chance to receive $10 million in cash if they are successful.
The series was shot throughout four states and involves both indoor and outdoor locations. In addition, a wide variety of tape- and card-based media from more than 120 cameras needed to be managed. This includes thermal imaging cameras, as well as those used to capture timelapse footage, quad copters and infrared cameras.
“This is the most complex array of gear I’ve come across and I knew we needed a post house with a colorist and online editor who could handle it,” notes consulting producer, Scott Templeton. “Terence Curren and the team and AlphaDogs were my first choice. I’ve worked with them on other projects and knew it would be the right decision.”
“We weren’t given extra time to complete the finish just because the production was ‘gear heavy,’ making the color grading process more demanding than other reality series we have worked on,” notes AlphaDogs’ principal Terrence Curren. “You find a way to make it work without sacrificing quality while still meeting critical deadlines.” Curren used Avid Symphony Nitris to color grade the series.
“We shot 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty from more than 100 source cameras, and thought we'd never be able to give the show a unified look,” adds the show’s executive producer, Kerry Schmidt. “With AlphaDogs’ support, we were able to pull it off.”
The series required multiple deliverable formats. AlphaDogs' stringent quality control process made certain that broadcast and quality standards were met while delivering each episode on time, and ready-to-air.