Channel: Discovery Channel
Client: RAW / Discovery
Date: Spring 2019
In this brand new sister series of the ever popular `Gold Rush‘ we set out with the legendary Dave Turin on a new adventure to continue his pursuit of the prized yellow stuff. Dave Turin spent years working alongside Todd Hoffman, earning the nickname `Dozer Dave’ because of the many hours he spent bulldozing for gold. In his return, Dave is his own boss, and he’s on a mission to find an abandoned mine to resurrect in the hope that old-timers left gold behind. He explores the history of each mine, a search that culminates in Dave picking the one that he can turn into newfound riches.
Holey & Moley were commissioned to help develop and style the series from conception; creating an evocative brand and following this style through the many graphic sequences.
This included Titles Branding, detailed Explainer Graphics, Lower Thirds, Interstitials and Map Sequences. These series graphics were designed with an organic ‘personal’ perspective; allowing Dave’s charisma, viewpoint and ideas to translate on screen. This required extensive styling; modelling 3D rigs & machinery, extruding accurate 3D geography, detailing key story points and logistics, showing history, plate tech-tonics and gold mining techniques all in a hand drawn, historic sketch-style; all representative of the personable series styling.
The live-action titles were shot on location, portraying different eras through the grade with authentic mining costumes, this then morphed through a seamless light sweep; taking us from the mirage of history through to the steely modern day ‘Dave Turn’.
Hand drawn sketch transitions, live-action frame matching and tracking, fluid dynamics and particle simulation were all used across the series graphics.
- 3D Design
- Live Action
- Sound Design
- Titles Sequence
- Visual Effects