Archives for C4 Dispatches
How School Bosses Spend your Millions – Dispatches
This is our homage to Grange Hill. Well we had to get around to it at some time. Comic strip effects where added to rushes and staccato video and added typographic onomatopoeia completed the mix. The doc was directed and produced by Charlie Mole from Blakeway Television.
Council House Millionaires – Dispatches
Dispatches – Pensions & the Price of Growing Old
How Councils Waste Your Money
Secrets of your Supermarket Shop
As food prices rise, what’s the best way to reduce your weekly bill at the supermarket? Channel 4 Dispatches conducted a nationwide fruit and veg experiment to find out if you could save money by heading to the market stall, the shop next door, or even just a different branch of the same supermarket down the road.
Cruises Undercover: The Truth Below Deck
Almost two million Brits took a cruise last year and for many it is the holiday of a lifetime. Glossy films and brochures depict cheerful staff dedicated to giving customers a five-star experience. Tazeen Ahmad goes undercover as a passenger on a European cruise alongside a reporter posing as an assistant waiter to investigate the reality of working conditions on ships, discovering instances where the UK’s legal criteria is not being met.
The economic downturn has made buying property outright more difficult than ever but our obsession with home-ownership has led many to choose the apparently cheaper option: leasehold properties. However, purchasing in this way can come at a cost. The graphics were produced in an informative way to explain the various roles of freeholders and leaseholders, geographical representations of the issues and diagrammatic charts of the processes. The graphics had an freer illustrative style to lighten to complexity of the content
The Real Mr & Mrs Assad – Dispatches
The ‘Dispatches’ team, led by reporter Jonathon Miller, investigated the glamourous, Western looking Assads and plotted their connections to the atrocities on the ground in Syria. The graphics were integral to the narrative of the programme, as they displayed the web of connections to President Assad and his extended family. Two large scale canvases were built incorporating militaristic detailing and gritty textures and then animated hand-drawn circles and lines highlighted the individuals concerned. The jump cutting and rapid tracking into detail further enhanced this forensic looking environment.