Gramercy Park Studios
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:42:47 GMT
Gramercy Park Studios has reunited with Volvo to provide VFX and sound design for the brand’s striking new film ‘The Birdman’. Creatively devised by Grey London, the film is part of Volvo’s Sky Atlantic sponsorship, telling the stories of ‘Defiant Pioneers’ who relentlessly pursue innovation to help change the world. The latest instalment of the series explores the life of Professor Carl Jones MBE, a conservation biologist who has helped to save five bird species from extinction, as well as several other animals and plants.
Best known for his work conserving the Mauritius Kestrel, Carl grew up inspired by the natural world and filled with a desire to help protect at-risk species. Spanning from the Welsh coast to the island paradise of Mauritius, the film both tells the story of Carl’s dedication to species conservation and confronts the damage humans have inflicted on the planet.
Climate change is robbing the world of biodiversity. Yet, despite seeing first-hand the ways in which humans have damaged the earth, Carl still has tremendous hope for the future. Only one species caused the destruction of the natural world, and only one will be able to fix it.
Gramercy Park Studio’s immersive sound design and mix helped recreate the atmosphere of the various environments in the film, adding depth and authenticity to the beautiful sweeping landscapes. The team also handled numerous VFX requirements, including the addition of flying birds, book illustrations, audience comping, and general clean-up.
Mark Beardall, VFX supervisor at Gramercy Park Studios, notes: “We’ve really enjoyed working on Volvo’s Defiant Pioneer series over a number of years. The longer form of storytelling, combined with the beautiful direction, cinematography, and particularly pertinent subject manner has resulted in a series that the whole team can be incredibly proud of. This latest campaign not only captures the imagination but has a sense of hope and positivity that has been missing of late. It’s nice to be part of that.”
This is not the first time Gramercy Park Studios has worked with Volvo for its ‘Defiant Pioneers’ series, previously providing VFX and sound design for ‘Nemo’s Garden’ and ‘Music of the Mind’ in 2017.
Client: Volvo Car UK
Head of Marketing: Georgina Williams
Marketing Manager: Terissa Wingfield,
Agency: Grey London
Chief Creative Officer: Vicki Maguire
Chief Client Officer: Jeremy Pyne
Account Director: Isaac Hickinbottom
Account Manager: Sarah Maclean
Strategic Planner: Gilliam Caldwell-Dunn
Executive Creative Director of Content: Andy Lockley
Copywriter/Art Director: Andy Lockley
Senior Agency Producer: Rachel (Chops) Amess
Additional Producers: Maxine Hose, Talia Shear
Assistant Producer: India Smith
Production Company: Pulse Films
Production Company Producer: Drew O’Neill
DOP: Ben Fordesman
Post Production: Gramercy Park Studios
VFX Artist: Mark Beardall
Sound engineer: Zak Kurtha
Post Producer: Annika Gustavsson
Editor: Eve Ashwell @ The Assembly Rooms
Colourist: Matthieu Toullet @ MPC
Post Producer: Edwin Elkington @ MPC
Composer: Tom Player
Music Director: Dom Bastyra @ Wake The Town
Trailer / Idents Editor: Michele Difrancesco @ Town Productions
Trailer / Idents Senior Producer: Callum Johnston @ Town Productions
Trailer / Idents Producer: Dillion Palmer @ Town Productions
Designer: Hue Tarpey
Genres: Music & Sound Design, Visual VFX, Scenic, Storytelling, Drama
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