Jack Whitehall Compilation

Brit Awards

We had a real laugh this week producing the fun stings used by Jack Whitehall to introduce the voting for Best Video at the Brit awards on Wednesday. Eoin Glaister directing through BRITs TV discussed his treatment with us and was open to any ideas we could bring to the table, so at short notice we were able to put together a series of test-animatics that helped visualise the gags and how we could achieve them best on what promised to be an extremely condensed day in the studio.

We attended the shoot to be available for advice and to help out director Eoin Glaister and Cinematographer Charlie Goodger as they put Jack through all manner of green screen acrobatics at CentreStage studios just up the road from us in Islington.

Seven scenarios in total were shot, and thanks to a well-structured schedule, a good understanding of everything we needed, and Bailey Marks AD keeping the flow going nicely and we wrapped the shoot an hour early.

Directly from the shoot, we took the drives back to Stone Dogs, where we loaded and synced all takes in the flame ready for an early start on Saturday morning.

Since time was of the essence we agreed with Eoin to make all the selects and edits in the flame, this would save us time as essentially we would be starting the post at the offline stage. An early start on Saturday allowed us to have a really decent set of selects for the director to evaluate by lunchtime and by mid-afternoon the post in earnest had kicked off, as we began the job of integrating Jack Whitehall into the various pop videos that would be voted for on the night of the BRIT awards.

A full weekend of work followed and by Monday morning we had all spots well underway and ready for the first round of evaluation from Eoin and BRITs TV. We were able to quickly react to the comments from our Director and his clients, swapping to alternative sync takes where needed, and adjusting composites creatively as required.

Autodesk Flame was truly in its element with this project, the massive storage allowed us to ingest all the camera rushes with ease, which meant in turn that selects, audio sync, integrated grading, tracking, keying, final look and composite integration could all take place almost immediately. This hugely reduced the time taken to get our first works in progress in front of the director and crack on with getting the spots ready for air.

Credits

Director
Eoin Glaister

Cinematographer
Charlie Goodger

1st Assistant Director
Bailey Marks

Executive Producer
Sally Wood

Production Manager
Rebecca Hutchinson

Producer
Caroline Cullen

Lead VFX Artist
Jonny Hicks

VFX Artists
Brian Carbin, Dave Kiddie

Senior Producer
Joe West

 

Stone Dogs
Post Production and Visual Effects

30 Gresse Street
London
W1T 1QR

Stone Dogs
Post Production and Visual Effects

30 Gresse Street
London
W1T 1QR


Stone Dogs
Post Production and Visual Effects

30 Gresse Street
London
W1T 1QR


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