Post Production: The Mill

Agency: Karmarama

Production Company: Red Bee Media

Director: Francois Rousselet

The BBC, working with Karmarama and Redbee Media, has brought together some of the world’s most revered artists to officially launch BBC Music, creating a truly spectacular ‘Impossible Orchestra’ for their pan-channel broadcast of ‘God Only Knows,’ an extraordinary re-working of The Beach Boys’ classic song.

The promotional film, directed by Francois Rousselet from Riff Raff, was created in collaboration with The Mill to celebrate the launch of the BBC’s renewed commitment to music, which includes an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground breaking music initiatives.

Twenty-seven musical stars were filmed on a green screen, before The Mill’s 2D team seamlessly brought them together to appear in the majestic Alexandra Palace. The orchestra was then enhanced with a host of effects created in 2D and 3D including a crystal particle system surrounding Stevie Wonder, Lorde’s CG wings, a kaleidoscope of butterflies sitting on Elton John, Kylie Minogue’s CG bubbles and an exotic jungle backdrop surrounding the original Beach Boy Brian Wilson.



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