Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Rushes And 142 Provide VFX & Grading For Dirk Gently

Rushes and sister company 142 have teamed up again to complete the picture & Audio Post Production work including 30 Visual Effect Shots and the Titles for upcoming BBC Four drama Dirk Gently.
Directed by Damon Thomas, the drama has been adapted for TV by Howard Overman and is being produced by ITV Studios.
Based on Douglas Adams' cult novel, the show follows the broke, hopelessly chaotic and utterly infuriating detective as he uses his belief in the fundamental connectedness of all things to solve the mystery of a missing cat.
Jonathan Privett, Rushes VFX Supervisor, commented: "Having had such a brilliant and successful collaboration with Director Damon Thomas on The First Men in the Moon, we were his first port of call for Dirk Gently. The VFX required the explosion of a building and its aftermath, the creation of a CG petal, particle dynamics to aid the story, a pull-out from the Caribbean to space as well as the title sequence for the show. It was challenging to bring all the work to screen within the financial constraints but we used all our tricks and experience to make sure the final shots are worthy of such a great story."
Chris Roberts from 142 added: "The challenge was to create a soundtrack that was as quirky as the story and characters, but that didn't overshadow how the plot unfolded. Dirk's world is a complex, often untidy place, so it was important for the sound to reflect this! The story involved several flashbacks to an earlier period in the lives of the central characters, so the creative challenge was to use sound to help the audience understand the shifts in chronology presented visually by the grade and VFX. The sound was tracklayed on Pro Tools and mixed, using Pro Tools and the AMS Neve Libra Post desk."
Matt Lawrence, Head of Rushes MGFX used Dirk's: "'Interconnectedness Whiteboard as the inspiration for the titles. drawing, writing and doodling before scanning the artwork and creating multiple levels in After Effects to build up to the chaotic nature of Dirk's life and mind."

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Joshua Blair To Share Industry Knowledge At Prism Sound's 8 Hours At Rockfield
Producer and engineer Joshua Blair and mastering engineer Nick Watson will be sharing their music industry knowledge and expertise at Prism Sound's 8
Rushes Complete Work For New BBC Series
Rushes Postproduction have revealed that they recently completed title sequence and post VFX work on the new BBC series of Dirk Gently - the first epi
Actor Chris Hemsworth To Read CBeebies Bedtime Story
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is to make his CBeebies debut telling the story of a little bear who is frightened of the rain and thunder. On Friday
Channel 4 Commissions bin Laden: The Inside Story
Channel 4 has commissioned Voltage TV to produce a three-part documentary series, bin Laden: The Inside Story. From a quiet and introspective son of a
Arrow Media Targets Story-Telling With Limecraft Online Content Management
Arrow Media, an award-winning producer of documentary, factual and non-scripted content, creates high quality programming covering a wide range of sub
9 Story Media Group Acquires Portfolio Entertainment's Slate
9 Story Media Group has acquired Portfolio Entertainment's library, production slate and development projects. Portfolio Entertainment was founded in
Tall Story Pictures Appoints New Executive Producer
Tall Story Pictures, the ITV Studios label behind hit returning dramas such as The Bay and Grace, has appointed Phil Hunter as its Executive Producer.
Rushes Appoints Executive Producer
Soho VFX specialist Rushes has announced the appointment of Meg Guidon as Executive Producer (VFX). Meg is an Executive Producer and VFX Consultant wi
Rushes Creates Stunning Promotional Campaign To Support Resolve Launch
London-based post house Rushes has created an innovative 'Soho-themed' campaign to celebrate the launch of its new da Vinci Resolve grading suite. The
How Viewers Engage With Narrative Structures In Movies
Much has been written about the 3-part and 5-part story structures that indicate specific plot points in the story. However, screenwriters and filmmak
Rushes Appoint Halliday Head Of PR And Marketing
Rushes Postproduction Ltd has announced the in-house appointment of Dori Halliday as Head of PR and Marketing. Managing Director, Joce Capper commente
Point Source Audio Elevates Just for One Day
Point Source Audio's SERIES9 lavalier microphones were centre stage for Just for One Day - The Live Aid Musical, as the show completed its debut run f
Rushes' First Men On The Moon
Rushes have completed full pre-production and concept design along with 312 VFX shots and full CG Selenite creature animation in 90 shots for The Firs
Framestore Appoints Two VFX Supervisors
Framestore has welcomed two seasoned VFX Supervisors to its Montreal team: Francois Lambert and Jeremy Robert. As the Montreal office celebrates its t
UP Supplies In-Camera VFX Expertise To Good Omens 2
Universal Pixels (UP) has supplied in-camera VFX expertise, crew and technical equipment to Amazon Prime Video's Good Omens 2. Created and written by