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Secrets of the Vatican video stings

Secrets of the Vatican video stings

Secrets of the Vatican is an hour long documentary commissioned by Channel 4 which, to quote the Channel's own publicity 'is the epic story of the collapse of the Benedict papacy'. 

To support the programme we have been commissioned to produce 4 short videos which will be available on YouTube and shared on Twitter and Facebook. Each video takes a quote from the programme and uses animated typography to cleverly illustrate the themes expressed in the quote. VoiceOver was provided by Channel 4.

Each video is available to view on our Vimeo page. The programme airs at 11pm on 25th March on Channel 4. 


Applearn video and website

Applearn video and website

Applearn create training tutorials for industry standard Human Resources software. HR software is usually a substantial investment for any company and to get a return on that investment it's important that everybody within the company knows and understands how to use it. Applearn's unique green-screen video based solution works by being embedded within the software, delivering return on investment by driving up usage.

To help them take their product to a global marketplace we have just completed a short animated film which explains, in easy-to-understand terms, the features and benefits of Applearn's training tools. To emphasise the simplicity of the solution we've taken a bold 2D graphic approach, illustrating the concepts outlined in the friendly mid-atlantic voice-over.

We've also created their new website which was developed in conjunction with long-term Corporation Pop collaborator, Dave Kirkwood. The site is built on the Wordpress platform and uses Brightcove's powerful video hosting solution.

Bench showreel

Bench showreel

From humble beginnings in 1989 Bench has grown to become one of the most widely recognised global fashion brands with a network of stores around the world and many more outlets through major retail chains.

To celebrate this success and over twenty years of the brand’s history Bench appointed us to create a video showreel and accompanying book. Both the showreel and the book are packaged in a custom box along with samples of Bench clothing. The package will be used by the International sales team to help win new business.

For the showreel we have used archive images, artwork and video clips overlaid with graphics to create an animated two-minute montage. Meanwhile the 24 page case-bound book contains spreads influenced by the video and additional sales and product information.

Emily Frazer, International Marketing Manager at Bench said: “Having worked with Corporation Pop on a number of projects including several campaign videos, they were a natural choice for this project. Over the course of four weeks, Corporation Pop were efficient, forward thinking and kept communications clear and frequent, making sure we were informed fully through every step of the process. The finished products looked great and were a brilliant asset to the brand to use internationally, and we will definitely be working with them again in the future.”

Read more about Bench in our case study.

Creamfields TV commercial

Back in July we won a three-way pitch to deliver a 30 second TV commercial for Warner Music. The commercial is now airing on UK TV channels and advertises the release of the 'Creamfields 2011' album.

The ad features an animated 3-dimensional version of the album artwork (which we also designed) overlaid over edited live-action sequences. The creative for both the album and the commercial is based on this year's highly successful campaign design which we produced for the festival earlier this year.

At the time of writing the album is Top 10 in the UK Top 40 Compilation Albums!

Deadmau5 campaign

Its a little late in the day but we thought you'd like to know about a campaign we delivered last month for Deadmau5. In an English festival exclusive for 2011 LED (London Electronic Dance Festival) presented a one day festival in London's Victoria Park which featured the world famous house music artist, producer and DJ. We produced all the campaign collateral which included animated web banners, press advertising, flyers, posters and in-store animated videos for the HMV chain. This follows our successful campaign for the first LED Festival which we delivered last year.