Here’s the full 60sec (720 still) countdown we created at 59 Productions. Given free reign by Danny Boyle to do whatever it was initially intended to be screened on the stadium screens only, the first we knew it was to be broadcast was when we saw it go out live with the other 22million plus (it went out in various other countries, not all) viewers. A nice surprise after an arduous shoot in typical British weather conditions by the irrepressible Aneil Karia and Vanessa Whyte.
So from April to July I worked on the Opening ceremony of the Olympic Games for the amazing guys at 59 Productions. We handled many video/projection elements including the 60sec countdown and house projection in the ‘digital age’ section.
You can find out some info here, and watch out for the DVD!
“the movie-going world is split into two unequal camps: those who have never heard of Jan Svankmajer, and those who happen upon his work and know that they have come face-to-face with genius.”—New Yorker critic Anthony Lane