Working with Peepshow we created the opening title sequence of the BBC 1 programme, Charles R: The Making of a Monarch. This was a portrait of HM King Charles, told in his own words, looking back across the decades of his life.

Creative Direction: Miles Donovan & Pete Mellor
Animation Director: Pete Mellor
Typography: Miles Donovan
CGI/ VFX: Ultra Studio
Producers: Pete Mellor & Miles Donovan

Taking care of the CGI/VFX on this project, we created the gallery environment and the screens in which the footage from Charles’ past was ‘projected’. All of this was modelled in Cinema 4D and rendered in Redshift. We composited the image of his majesty onto the canvas in After Effects, allowing for the greatest flexibility for changing images late into the project. We used light passes from C4D to get an accurate falloff, reflection and projection rays.

As part of the project we also created the chapter cards that were used throughout the programme.

For BBC Studios:

Directed by Tim Kirby
Archive Producer: Rebecca O'Connor-Thompson
Executive Producer: Liz Hartford
Editors: Adam Garston & Julie Buckland
Music: Cato Hoeben
Creative Director: Claire Popplewell
Commissioning Editor: Simon Young