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VIASAT FILM IDENTS

VIASAT FILM IDENTS

After completing a rebrand for Scandinavia’s Viasat Film, we jumped at the chance to shoot idents for the six genre-based channels. Together with Devilfish we created mini-scenes in cinematic style, each with just a whiff of a story pulling you inside…

A Devilfish project in collaboration with Foreign Office

client: Devilfish for Viasat

project: Channel rebrand and idents

date: March 2012

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VIASAT FILM REBRAND

VIASAT FILM REBRAND

Cinematic light, from Panalux flares to the glitter on Bergman’s sea, spotlights and refractions in a police light became the inspiration to our design of all six channels, to bring the spirit of cinema into the living room.

A Devilfish project in collaboration with Foreign Office

client: Devilfish for Viasat

project: Channel Rebrand and idents

date: March 2012

ZDF Wintersport

ZDF WINTERSPORT

ZDF WINTERSPORT

Foreign Office collaborated with German company Made in Munich Filmproduktion in animating a microscopic winterworld using traditional model train figures.

Curling and ice hockey are the two disciplines featured with particular love for detail in this year’s little stop motion winterworld.

client: Made in Munich Filmproduktion for ZDF

project: 2011/2012 trailers for winter sports programme

date: January 2012

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CURRENT

CURRENT

A simple, strong idea based on Current’s editorial motto Open Up – the viewers literally open up their screens.
A Devilfish project in collaboration with Foreign Office

client: Devilfish for Current

project: Idents

date: December 2011

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TOP BOY

TOP BOY

Inspired by London’s rich mix of communities living cheek by jowl, Foreign Office’s title sequence sets the mood for Yann Demange’s brutal and beautiful drama circling around inner-city gang and drug culture. The series attracted over 1 million viewers when it aired on UK’s Channel 4 in November 2011.

client: Cowboy Films

project: title sequence for TV series

date: November 2011

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CINEPLUS IDENTS

CINEPLUS IDENTS

“Essence of genre” was the motto when we created the new identity for Canal+ movie channels. Lovers of all genres will recognise how the key scenes we created infuse every channel with the appropriate feel.

A devilfish project in collaboration with Foreign Office and Daniel Eatock

client: Canal+ France

project: Rebrand for seven pay-TV channels

date: Summer 2011

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CINEPLUS IDENTITY

CINEPLUS IDENTITY

“Essence of genre” was the motto when we created the new identity for Canal+ movie channels. Lovers of all genres will recognise how the key scenes we created infuse every channel with the appropriate feel.

A devilfish project in collaboration with Foreign Office and Daniel Eatock

client: Canal+ France

project: Rebrand for seven pay-TV channels

date: Summer 2011

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CANAL PLUS FAMILY

CANAL PLUS FAMILY

The job: create a new identity that somehow speaks to children and grownups in the same frame. Our solution was to create an animated child layer on top of a live action parents layer and have them play with each other…
Looks like the layers are having fun, no?

client: Canal+ France

project: Rebrand for Family channel

date: Summer 2011

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5 STAR

5 STAR

Bold retro styling, marks the Fiver change to 5*. Foreign Office were asked to produce a series of idents for this channel rebrand.

client: Channel 5 UK

project: Channel Idents

date: March 2011

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NELONEN

NELONEN

Bright and elegant identity package for a family of Pay TV channels from Finland’s Channel 4. A collaboration with Devilfish who shot the magical circular idents.

client: Devilfish Creative for Nelonen, Finland

project: Broadcast packaging

date: February 2011

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THE FADES

THE FADES

A fantastic if unlikely mix of teenage outsider angst, sex, witty banter and zombies is the starting point for our dark, moody title sequence for this brilliant new series on the Beep penned by shooting star Jack Thornton, coming up on BBC3 in early 2011.

client: BBC

project: Title sequence for TV series

date: Winter 2010/2011

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TALK TALK

TALK TALK

Colourful and inspired by long-exposure light writing these live action/ animated idents play with the idea of creating your own music videos. Directed and shot by B-Reel, animation by Foreign Office.

client: B-Reel

project: Animation for TV ident

date: August 2010

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DOX

DOX

A dark flight through journalistic photographs provides a door to a world of feature documentaries on Sweden’s flagship TV channel SVT 1. Brilliant music from our long-time collaborator Denis Ducasse.

client: SVT Sweden

project: Strand titles

date: April 2010

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FIVER

FIVER

Foreign Office created the new channel identity for Fiver, featuring a cheeky new logo that shows us the further side of things. On air now!

client: Fiver/Channel Five UK

project: Channel identity, idents and menus

date: April 2010

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F1 ROCKS

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F1 ROCKS

Foreign Office delivers a 360 branding solution for the global success story F1 ROCKS, a broad entertainment show pegged to the F1 tour. We designed the brand, the event marketing campaign and the graphic backbone for the TV show for the inaugural event in Singapore in September.

Here is a taster in the form of the title sequence to the glamorous TV show currently showing in 172 countries. Other highlights include the fabulous Beyonce draped in our logo, watch this space…

client: All the Worlds/Universal

project: Branding, Marketing and TV packaging for entertainment show

date: Autumn 2009

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K-SWISS/MTV

K-SWISS/MTV

This film has so far attracted over 5,000 entries to the K-Swiss/MTV K-space online competition. Try it yourself at remastertheclassic.com!

client: K-Swiss/MTV Networks Europe

project: Competition Promo

date: March 2009

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DISCOVERY SHED

DISCOVERY SHED

TV channel identity package for Shed, formerly Discovery Realtime, a place for men who enjoy good old practical activities: Fishing, DIY, build, cars, bikes and outdoor adventure.

client: The Discovery Channel/Devilfish

project: Channel re-branding

date: March 2009

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MTV K-SWISS

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MTV K-SWISS

Foreign Office in another production for MTV this time for K-Swiss. A competition spot to get YOU to customise your very own pair of K-Swiss shoes. All content was filmed and later animated by Foreign Office to a mix by wevie.tv sound.

client: K-Swiss

project: competition spot

date: April 2010

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SWATCH 007 COMPETITION

SWATCH 007 COMPETITION

A band of bond villains conspire with Swatch in this fun competition spot linked to the successful MTV Best Show Ever format, created by Foreign Office. Respect!

James Bond materials @ Danjaq and United Artists. 007 and James Bond Trademarks, ™ Danjaq.

 

client: MTV networks Europe

project: Competition promo

date: September 2008

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PANDAMONIUM

PANDAMONIUM

Cherry Blossom trees and mountains form the backdrop as we encounter a family of Pandas in this spot for Animal Planet.

client: Brothers and Sisters for Animal Planet

project: Title and Bumpers

date: April 2008

MTV Shoestring

MTV SHOESTRING

MTV SHOESTRING

Our scooter heroes zip around the world in 40 seconds flat and end up starring in a series of exotic film posters. Competition promo created for MTV and Shoestring travel.

client: MTV / Shoestring

project: Competition Promo

date: November 2007

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FILM AKA

FILM AKA

A series of infectious virals for filmaka.com, a brilliant new running competition for international filmmaking talent.

client: Filmaka

project: Virals for Website

date: April 2007

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FIVE IS TEN

FIVE IS TEN

Colourful 3d origami shapes unfold as these channel Five celebrities think about the best thing to happen to them in the last ten years.

client: channel five UK

project: Idents

date: March 2007

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NICKELODEON NICK FLICKS

NICKELODEON NICK FLICKS

A magic living room becomes a home cinema for two animated kids enjoying a season of films on children’s channel Nickelodeon.

client: Nickelodeon

project: Promos

date: March 2007

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MTV BEST SHOW EVER

MTV BEST SHOW EVER

Foreign Office teamed up with MTV Greenhouse to develop this viewer-generated TV concept modelled on the success of YouTube. “You’ve Been Framed”, but not as we know it…

client: MTV Greenhouse

project: TV show concept

date: October 2006

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VH1 CLASSIC

VH1 CLASSIC

Two New Romantic nostalgics step into their DIY machine to finallt re-visit their darling 1983. All magic and wonder until things go cartoonily pear-shaped…

music and sound design: Wevie Stonder

client: VH1UK

project: series of three TV promotions

date: June 2006

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VH1 SOUNDS LIKE MUSIC

VH1 SOUNDS LIKE MUSIC

We combine live action with scratchy 3D animation in this “good cop/bad cop” series of promotions for VH1 music TV channel.

client: VH1UK

project: series of five TV promotions

date: april 2006

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NICKELODEON CRUNCH

NICKELODEON CRUNCH

A boring morning routine before school becomes a hysterical, fun-filled romp through the eyes of a couple of kids with special magic glasses…

client: Nickelodeon/Viacom UK

project: series of five TV promotions

date: April 2006

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MTV SNAX AND TRAX

MTV SNAX AND TRAX

A film promoting MTV’s pioneering mobile TV offering “Snax & Trax”, inspired by old public service institution films. And a real scientist.

client: MTV UK

project: Mobile TV promo

date: March 2006

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NICKELODEON SANTA FLY

NICKELODEON SANTA FLY

A wretched little 3D character, half Santa half fly, is up to no good in this lively, raw-looking series of idents for children’s channel Nickelodeon

client: Nickelodeon UK

project: Series of five TV idents

date: December 2005

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SHAKIRA 5 STARS

SHAKIRA 5 STARS

International pop star Shakira picks five stars from the sky in an enchanted forest. Live action mixed with animation creates a magic and surreal mood…

client: MTV

project: TV promo for MTV 5 Stars series

date: November 2005

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MTV KAMASUTRA

MTV KAMASUTRA

A surprising and rather hardcore take on the teachings of the kamasutra, brought to life to support MTV’s safe sex campaign.

client: MTV UK

project: Promotional animated films

date: September 2005

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MTV LOAD PARK

MTV LOAD PARK

Cartoons and madness sprout out from people’s bodies, animation mixing with live action in new and inventive ways…

client: MTV International

project: TV commercial 30

date: September 2005

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MTV LOAD

MTV LOAD

Hands with eyes and mysterious wildflowers dominate this animated, illustrated graphic identity and promo package for MTV’s Load series, in collaboration with Motorola.

client: MTV and Motorola, Inc.

project: TV programme identity and on air promo package

date: June 2005

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MTV A CUT

MTV A CUT

Budding popstars turn into cartoons and back in this lively, colourful programme identity package for MTV’s talentspotting programme “A-Cut”.

client: MTV UK

project: TV programme identity and on air promo package

date: May 2005