Channel: BBC One / HBO Max
Date: Spring 2022
Stephen Fry embarks on a fascinating journey to discover the stories behind some of the world’s most fantastic beasts.
Mythical creatures have fascinated us for thousands of years, but why are we still captivated by these mythological beasts, even in this modern age of science and technology? With the help of scientists, historians, writers and film-makers, Stephen finds out why the world of magical animals is more popular today than ever before.
Holey & Moley were commissioned to brand and produce the content graphics for this ‘blue chip’ BBC Special. Working closely with the BBC Natural History Unit, Warner Bros and Framestore, Holey & Moley produced various 3d animations from integrated Chapter Sequences through to Titles Branding.
A “Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History” book was created as a prop and then scanned and re-created in 3D to truly integrate with Stephen Fry’s pieces to camera, this helped to segue the ‘visual prop’ and allow for CGI to embellish and create ‘magical moments’ that helped to chapter this featurette. Particles effects, element simulations, 3D tracking, integrated greenscreen and even pop-up rigging were used to help bring our magical book of tales to life.