Client: Blink Films / ABC News Studios
After an initial pitch process, Jump was commissioned by Blink Films and ABC News Studios to create the graphics for their new series Web Of Death. The series started streaming in January on Hulu (US) and has just launched in the UK on Disney+.
What happens when ordinary people solve extraordinary crimes? Web Of Death follows the work of relentless online sleuths as they crack some of the world’s most frustrating murder cases using digital footprints, DNA databases and the power of social media.
Lucie Ridout – Executive Producer:
“Working with Jump on this project was, as ever, a total joy. From start to finish they worked collaboratively and professionally to adapt to a changing style for a new series.
They always brought creative solutions with a smile and helped us navigate a tricky editorial journey. Lee and Hannah worked tirelessly to ensure the transitions through stages of production were seamless and developed solutions to enable us to work in the most flexible way for everyone.
I look forward to working with them again in the future.”
Georgia Braham – Series Producer:
“Jump were a joy to work with on Web of Death. The team, led by Lee and Hannah, responded quickly and creatively to a changing brief and were enthusiastic and hard-working from start to finish. GFX were a very important part of the series – stories of murders solved using the internet – and Jump rose to the challenge of bringing the online world to life.”
Lee Jacobs – Senior Art Director at Jump explains our concept and approach:
“We wanted to keep our overlay graphics out of the box and existing around the web sleuths. It’s as if they are constantly in their mind and connected to their everyday lives.
We were brought in right at the beginning before any of the contributors were shot. This allowed us to provide a shooting guide for the DPs to follow when on location. This made sure that the scenes intended for graphics came back to us primed and ready for us to track and insert our animations.
All of the graphics were created so that they could be delivered back to the editor with alphas. They were then seamlessly integrated with the footage in the online edit.”
The list of deliverables across six episodes included titles, timelines, text overlays, maps, text message and Facebook post mockups.