LipSync Post, the leading Soho post-production facility, announced today that it has completed post-production, grading, audio, titles and graphics on ITV's forthcoming romantic drama, Mr Eleven, which is produced by Tiger Aspect. The story followsa female maths teacher's obsession with numbers and patterns, and the effect this has on her relationships.
A very contemporary, graphic style was chosen for the title sequence, featuring bold colours, large numbers and illustrations of the men in the heroine's life. The titles travel from one through to eleven before the titles transition seamlessly into the opening shot of the first scene. Unusually for a television drama, graphics also play a large part in the body of the programme. In the 'day-dream' sequences throughout the story, graphics are created on the classroom board to depict the heroine's musings and calculations concerning the men in her life. The titles and graphics were produced by designer/animator Scott Wallace in Adobe After Effects, with 3D animation created by Jonathan Wood in 3DS Max. The titles were integrated into the opening scene using Pixel Farms PF track.
Nicola Larder, Drama Producer, Tiger Aspect, said, "The director Paul Gay and I wanted Mr Eleven to have a distinctive opening title sequence which would be very modern, quirky and back up the premise on which the drama is based. The team pitched brilliantly for the job, showing us ideas in progress and lots of mood and inspiration stimulus, and the results are inventive, quirky and super stylish. The overall look of the programme gives Mr Eleven a distinctive presence on the small screen, and I wouldn't hesitate in using the LipSync team again."
Stuart Fyvie completed the grading using iq Pablo. The drama was shot on a Viper camera and was to be delivered in HD, so some work was required to soften facial details, particularly in close-ups, and to generally give the drama a softer feel.
The online was completed by Simon Graham using Avid DS Nitris. The finishing process involved complex tracking, compositing, grading, and creating a distinctive dreamscape look to specific scenes in the drama.
Steve Haynes completed the audio mix and ADR on an AMS-Neve DFC in LipSync's Theatre 2. The dialogue tracks were edited on Pro Tools by Sean Hannah and then mixed on the AMS-Neve. Steve Griffiths completed the sound effects and Ian Wilkinson supplied the foley.