A regular project which flew into our studios fairly last minute was this year’s DVD for Birmingham School of Acting 2010.
The school, as is their yearly practise now, had been working on their latest film project for their actor graduates. Rather than just pack the graduates off with a nice slip of paper, BSA choose to back up their qualifications by getting their acting graduates to act, in front of a camera! Having been professionally filmed, these scenes are distributed on DVD to various acting agencies and such like.
The now-regualar, BAFTA award winning director, Michael B. Clifford, was responsible to choosing the films, casting and directing the scenes. This year, they shot the films on a Canon 5D digital SLR camera in HD.
Once we had the footage in our mitts, we worked out how to once again bend the specifications of a DVD, to allow for the amount of content and navigation required to show all 36 actors individually and together in scenes.
Taking designs provided by <em>Make Brand Studio</em>for the DVD packaging and accompanying booklet, we reworked this in 2D for the menu design to make for some nicely dynamic graphics and transitions. Due to the very tight timeline for this project this year, we were unable to create 3D menus as we had done last year. Oh well…
Once the complex DVD authoring was complete, we next had to replicate and print the complete DVD packages in time for the very tight delviery schedule – that is covering both the discs, cases, inlays and 24 page booklet.
We hope that the graduates like the resulting product as much as the Birmingham School of Acting staff.