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Aljazeera Investigates – How To Sell A Massacre

After a three-year sting, Medioto worked with Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit to help reveal how Australia’s right wing, ‘One Nation’ party goes in search of funding from the US gun lobby in return for helping relax Australian strict gun laws. Secret filming also unveils the tricks & techniques, the National Rifle Association uses to handles public opinion and smear the victims after deadly gun attacks. Here’s a link to the main “How To Sell A Massacre “ film on Youtube but for a taster sample of our graphics, have a look below.
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Denial: In Defence of Truth

To mark the release of the film “Denial”, Mishcon de Reya wanted to look at how the David Irving V. Deborah Lipstadt trial that took place in 2000 has relevance today. Working with Mishcon de Reya and Alex Krasodomski-Jones of Demos, Quite Frankly were commissioned to make a short film exploring truth, post-truth and denial in 2017. All the graphics showing incidents of anti-semitism, islamophobia and general bile was our job to relate in an interesting manner. Here’s the result:
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The Poachers Pipeline – Al Jazeera Investigates

An Al Jazeera undercover team penetrated the network of dealers, agents and traffickers who profit from the multi-million dollar trade in rhino horn in Africa; an illegal business that is decimating the Rhino population close to the point of extinction. The motiongraphics helps define the different individuals involved and show how they relate to each other from poacher, to facilitator, dealer, importer and finally the customers. See evidence below or watch the full documentary via this link.
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9-11: Truth, Lies & Conspiracies

15 years after the events of 9/11, many Americans believe all types of conspiracies theories. But this documentary concentrates on the lack of transparency from US Government agencies about the Hijackers themselves, who helped them and their links to Saudi Arabian officialdom.
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Stealing Paradise – An Aljazeera Investigation

Al Jazeera investigates the islands of Maldives and finds that behind the idyllic destination that attracts so many honeymooners lies endemic corruption. Evidence of this dark side was uncovered on 10GB of data extracted from the former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb’s mobile phone. Our motion graphics were used throughout to detail the SMS conversations, explain how the embezzling works, provide profiles of our main characters and generally to add some stylish welding of the storyline. See evidence below or watch the full documentary here.
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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.
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Brexit: The Big Debate Live

Presented by Alastair Stewart, this studio debate required titles, bumpers, straps and large scale printed panels designed by Toni Marshall. An ITN Production for C4.
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The Final Referendum Debate with Jeremy Paxman

Printed panels, cue cards, animated chapter stings, titles, bumpers & animated namestraps formed our contribution to the big C4 debate on the eve of the EU Referendum with Paxo. Everything was built using very simple elements so as to keep the designs quite abstract and unbiased. Moving arrows, UK outlines, stars, stripes and printed dot textures were overlaid allowing multiple colours and patterns to emerge and provide a quite vibrant backing for the nuances of the debate to occur. An ITN Production for C4.
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Conspiracy Theories – Who shot down MH17

A BBC production, where our graphics helps examine the evidence behind the various theories behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines Fight 17. From looking at doctored images, to proving the validity of real photographs, this project was quite a challenge and I’m guessing the documentary will be forensically poured over by the conspiracy theorists. Please look at some of the highlights below, emphasising our motion graphics input. Produced and directed by Mike Rudin from the BBC.
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Britain’s Modern Slave Trade – An AlJazeera Investigation

In a new programme ‘Al Jazeera Investigates’ examine ‘modern slavery’ in the UK. To accompany the programme we also produced an online explainer which attempts to shed some light on the whole process of getting into Britain illegally and the grim prospects that await some migrants. The explainer and full documentary film is presented by David Harrison. The full film can be viewed on YouTube here Al Jazeera Investigates – Britain’s Modern Slave Trade. The Online Explainer is below.
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