Concrete has been working with designer Andy Carroll to create original animation and graphic design for ITV1's comedy series Harry Hill's TV Burp to some very tight deadlines. The show is recorded weekly at Teddington Studios on Thursday evenings and is transmitted less than 48 hours later.
Harry Hill's TV Burp is an irreverent sideways glance at the previous week of TV television; featuring funny observations on the week's popular programmes and parodies scenes from soaps such as Eastenders, Coronation Street, The Bill and Emmerdale in his inimitable style.
Creative director at Concrete, Chris Jennings, and his graphic design team, work closely with Andy Carroll to create the fun-style graphics. Each week Andy comes into Concrete with the show's script and has a meeting with graphic designers Matt Rowley and Abi Tomasiewicz as well as 3D digital artist, Al Stiglic to discuss creating the content graphics and animations that Harry Hill will be presenting.
The deadlines are always very tight with a fast turnover to deliver prodcution company Avalon TV's requirements. The team at Concrete are often given the brief to mimic the graphic style of the programmes that Harry Hill makes fun of in his series, some of the work might involve tracking a celebrity's head onto another well know figure's body for effect.
In order to achieve the desired results the dedicated team at Concrete use Photoshop, Maya and After Effects as their tools with final composition in one of Concrete's Smoke suites with Aubrey Ghansah.
The new series of Harry Hill's TV Burp is currently airing every Saturday on ITV 1.