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On 31, Jan 2015 | In news / blog | By Layla
Just before Christmas Layla made these two promos for the forthcoming BBC4 series The Sound Of Song. Commissioned by our old friends Red Bee Media we had to turn these around to a very tight schedule. The series explore the unknown stories behind popular songs and the common threads that run through contemporary music. The brief was to create animation with fluid movement to echo the flow of music. We are really please with how these two little films turned out.
The Sound Of Song | Louis Armstrong
The Sound Of Song | Chic
Layla has just finished work on five 3D idents for Channel One the newly launched TV channel. Red Bee Media set us the brief to create an animated sequence with the animation being created by red thread. It needed to be fluid and dynamic with the red thread travelling through and creating four different environments, each environment representing a strand of programmes broadcast on the channel, medical drama, sci-fi etc. First we created a detailed animatic in 2D then our amazing animators Darragh Mason and Steven Lall took this into 3D. The compositor Rok Predin linked each sequence seamlessly together. It was a tough one with l-o-o-o-n-g hours but it was all worth the effort.
Layla has recently completed work on 9 brand new channel idents for french tv channel France3. Trunk worked with Red Bee Media on the channel’s summer campaign.
The aim was to create simple live action environments in which there were various pieces of graphics such as posters, stickers, labels. These graphic objects would talk to the camera using unscripted voiceovers. We worked with our french agency Bandits who went out and scoured the streets of Paris to record various people’s ideas and memories about summer. These were then edited down to a good selection of age ranges and accents.
Compositing wizard Rob Ward worked wonders in creating convincing backgrounds and adding atmpsphere and lighting effects to flat 2d images. The background images were photographed by Ben Turner at a variety of french locations.
As this was a job requiring lots of french lip sync we decided to use actual real french animators, Helene Friren and Raphael Di Roma. They were able to bring a lot of charm, character and subtlety to the animation. We also created 7 second idents with no voiceover, for these we used Grigoris Leontiades who, although his french is a little rusty, speaks greek so we kept it bi-lingual. Richard and Layla are now learning slovenian.
Check out these subtitled versions below.
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