Huge congratulations and celebrations hit Arteus HQ this week on the long awaited announcement of this years Nominees for the Royal Television Society Scotland Awards.

We were thrilled to find out that our work for Celtic FC had gained us a nomination for "Short Form Content". As well as our sound engineer John Cobban once again being recognised for his achievements, being nominated for Professional Excellence - Sound for his work on STV Productions' Ross Kemp Behind Bars:Inside Barlinnie, for ITV. (You can read more about these productions below).

As well as so many of our clients receiving nominations for productions we had worked on with them, Congratulations to:


We look forward to celebrating with you at the awards ceremony next month.  A full list of all the nominees can be found on the RTS Scotland Website.


John Cobban
Nominated: Professional Excellence- Sound
Ross Kemp Behind Bars:Inside Barlinnie
STV Productions for ITV

With unprecedented access to prison life, this documentary saw the actor/ presenter spend 10 days in HMP Barlinnie in Glasgow, one of the oldest and toughest prisons in the world. From getting admitted in handcuffs to working with convicts in the kitchen, Ross led the viewers through this documentary that gave unique, no-holds-barred access to this unseen environment. Immersing himself in all aspects of prison life, audiences followed Ross as he talked candidly with criminals in this compelling documentary.

Creating a sense of intensity surrounding life within the prison environment. Dealing with challenging on-location sound sources, John built a depth of field within the prison setting using recorded sound from the location as well as adding sound design elements to compliment it. He created clarity for the viewing audience, utilising high end noise reduction to bring the voices forward from sometimes chaotic background environments. This allowed the audience at home to fully understand the stories of the featured contributors.  Disguising/distorting voices of some prisoners was challenging, as the production team wanted to retain the sound of a “real voice” to convey the emotional content of these first person prisoner accounts. But John rose to the challenge and juggled these elements to create an impactful audio accompaniment to this programme.


Nominated: Short Form
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