Recently, I was part of a chat show, for a university assignment. The show is called Take 10, and is designed for an audience ranging from 18-34 years old. Take 10 is an evening show that covers an abundance of topics, such as animals, social media, and sports. I was the show’s graphic designer, during pre-production, as well as graphics operator, during production. As such, I was responsible for giving Take 10 a distinctive brand identity.
After discussing with the production crew, we decided that the brand identity of Take 10 would feature the colours purple and green, with sans-serif fonts. This was a viable decision, given the time of our show, as purple was commonly used by evening chat shows. Therefore, the colour scheme of Take 10 was appropriate for the time of broadcast. Overall, I designed many graphics and VTs, such as name bars, viewers’ Tweets, infographics, and the show’s actual logo (above). More examples can be seen below:
Here is my latest production, which is a short drama that I produced alongside other Birmingham City University students. Furthermore, we collaborated with Birmingham School of Acting students, who helped bring this project to life. The short drama is titled The Inquisition, and my production roles were director of photography, camera operator, writer, and editor. You can see the synopsis for the drama below:
“A young adult’s criminal lifestyle seems to backfire, when he is taken captive by a group of thugs, and interrogated by an unfamiliar adversary. However, the answers forced out of the captive lead to some harsh truths, irrelevant to his criminal background.”
Personally, it was my first time working with artistes, thanks to the Birmingham School of Acting. The artistes were extremely diligent with their work, and their performances were gripping. Moreover, it was extremely gratifying to see text on a page, in terms of the drama’s script, actually come to life, via a filmed drama. Below you can see the key art I designed for the production, as well as a behind the scenes photograph.
In this short documentary, made for a university assignment, me and my production team look at the contemporary, but also historical, issue of ‘sneaker culture’. For the production, I assumed the roles of director, co-producer, co-editor, and researcher. The documentary, named Sole Mates, can be viewed via the video player above.
Here is my edited video, which depicts a face-to-face interview between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, two world champion boxers. As of December 2015, it is understood that Canelo and Golovkin are expected to meet in a world championship fight in late 2016. This matchup would be aired on HBO Pay-Per-View in the United States.
As exemplified by previous matches, such as Cotto vs. Canelo in November 2015, any high profile matchup that’s aired on HBO Pay-Per-View is accompanied by a ‘face off’ hosted by Max Kellerman. These face-to-face interviews are shown weeks before the fight, as a way of building anticipation. As a consequence, more viewers purchase the fight.
Canelo and Golovkin, arguably two of boxing’s biggest stars, will undoubtedly take part in a ‘face off’ to promote their match, if they agree a deal. By using footage from two different HBO ‘face offs’, Cotto/Canelo and Golovkin/Lemieux, I have created a fantasy preview named Face Off: Canelo/Golovkin. The video, edited with Final Cut Pro, shows both fighters talking about one another.
As a boxing fan personally, I do hope we see a real version of this, as it would be an incredibly exciting matchup.
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