Paul O'Grady Sponsorship Bumpers - Voice over recording, composer, sound design and audio mix
We have just completed work on the Sponsorship Bumpers for the Paul O'Grady show on ITV. 32Red online Bingo asked us to come with 8 versions from 15secs to 5secs. To top and tail each section of the show. The concept was to create a chat show theme, introducing various well known bingo phrases as the guests, from Legs - Eleven to 2 little ducks. Each phrase would have an intro them welcoming the to the show and an outro as they finish the interview. So musically we had to compose lively, day-time TV style chat-show music, almost going over the top with 'cheese' to give it that familiar sound. The sound design was great fun, recreating a studio audience with sound effects to highlight the sounds of the bingo phrases. For the voice artist we turned to Simon Barnes who has a fantastic range of voices and he really brought the commercial to life. Simon is a Newcastle based Voice with his own ISDN studio but with him being local it was nice to bring him into the studio and do the session face to face. Simon provided us with our Bingo announcer introducing the 'guests.'
The motion graphics and animation was done by Andy Lovatt, the lead creative was Steve Carroll.