Trevor Beattie was employed to make a series of promotional videos for Birmingham’s bid to become city of culture 2008, so commissioned this promotional film. It has a crazy script, that takes the piss out of the city’s stereotypes, while the film’s pictures, sound and music showcase how cool the place is.

Highlight of the Shoot:
The city centre rooftop shots with a huge zoom lens. Sweet.

Lowlight of the Shoot:
The time lapse. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Video Camera System: Sony HDCam 950.
Video Grading: Avid DS.
Animation / 2D compositing: After Effects.

Client Brief:
Make the best and most original promotional film possible.