BBC4: Mozart Uncovered
Visual exploration of the structure and ideas of Mozart's symphonies
This BBC4 series had conductor Charles Hazlewood and a specially-formed period orchestra appear in three rehearsal/performance programmes, taking some of Beethoven’s key works and analyzing them in detail with interactive graphic overlays.
As the piece progresses the audience is treated to an interactive visual representation of the musical structure, key changes, tunes and development of ideas. Charles would conduct, talk, conduct again, and jump around the symphony’s movements to illustrate original composer’s ideas and key themes.
Working at Huge Designs (opens new window) for BBC4 Music (opens new window), focused and precise communication between myself, the series producer and director allowed us to produce 300 minutes of animation in around 10 weeks.
The project was mainly programming - everything from designing and building an interactive data-logging application for the production team, to programming and producing the final animation, as well as producing an interactive Flash version for the web.
I also produced an interactive Flash version for the web, as well as a the following year’s Beethoven Uncovered.