Channel season teaser id for TCM, Turner Classic Movies, France. (full length version on my TCM reel)
Creative Director : Nick Leaf
Art Directors : Adam Easdon
D.O.P. : Ian Forsyth
Senior Designer : Ben Campbell
Senior Producer : Simon Goodrick
Producer, Editor, Director, Script : Emmanuelle N
Lead Designer, Artist, Motion Graphics Animator : Matthew Strong
Flame Ops : Pete M / Adam Easdon
Studio Production Manager : Helen Williams
This was shot in a disused car park in a dark part of London, but is now owned by a locations company. It has been featured in many music videos and films, one of which that stuck in my mind was Snatch, as i remember all the girls wanted to know if brad had really been there. We had to paint some of the walls, with "grime" (mouldy leaves with paint mix) as they had old graff from previous shoots, it was all racist symbols or just stupid.
we then got the big light boxes in with the film stills on, and sprayed the floor with water to get the reflections. The host is quite famous in France, and is known for being fussy, so it was funny that it was shot in a filthy car park. complete with junkie needles on the floor. it was terrible conditions to shoot in, your mouth was raw at the end of the day from all the dust etc. all for the love of film making.
The music is by the Nine Inch Nails, and was used in the film titles of SE7EN. still one of the best title sequences around, by the one and only Karl Cooper.