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Hybrid Edits Promo Spot for BET Networks

August 31, 2012 07:54 | By

Samuel L. Jackson grills like a real man in these comedy shorts.

“The Real Husbands of Hollywood: BBQ Acts I and II,” featuring Samuel L. Jackson and starring comedian Kevin Hart, marks the second comedic collaboration between Hybrid Edit, Robot Film and the BET Network. Hybrid’s Adam Epstein served as creative editor for the promo spots, which aired in two parts during the BET Awards last month.

All of the content was shot in one day at a private residence in Brentwood and features Hart hosting a cookout for some celebrity friends: Anthony Anderson, Faizon Love, Fabolous, and an unexpected drop-in by Jackson. Epstein began editing on set to accommodate the 48-hour turnaround. Cutting continued at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with director Chris Robinson of Robot Film, writer Christopher Spencer and the president of BET Networks, Stephen G. Hill. Also in attendance were Hybrid assistant editors Daniel Spencer and Brian Bonus, post producer Patricia L. Gold and executive producer Gail Butler.

Hybrid’s team included editor Jeffrey McHale, who served as after effects finish artist and made sure the promos could air live during the BET Awards Show. Hybrid handled all finishing duties in-house including color grading, online, VFX, graphic design and final mix using Lustre, After Effects and ProTools.

Due to the audience and the popularity of the original Season One spoof promos edited by Hybrid’s Michael Bartoli and Christopher Willoughby, the network has ordered a show series starring Hart, which will begin production in 2013.