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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Barbed Wire – Cottage Industry

For a new short sequence in WW1 Uncut, we needed to visually show the production of barbed wire moving from a small cottage industry to a global one over the course of the War. We started with a Grandmother slowly knitting … Read more ⇒

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Barbed Wire – Wiring Parties

What happens when a British wiring party meets a German wiring party at the dead of night? This short sequence for the Barbed Wire episode of WW1 Uncut will give you the answer, but if you want a quick hint, … Read more ⇒

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Trenches – Board of War

For a short sequence in the WW1 Uncut episode ‘Trenches” that looked to visualise the build up of troops across the Western Front, we chose the imagery of a board game. We zoomed in close on the board, and saw two soldiers … Read more ⇒

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Barbed Wire – Cowboys

Did you know that barbed wire was first invented in the Wild West as a cheap way to control livestock? Me neither, but that was the subject of this short sequence for a WW1 Uncut episode. Featuring cows morphing in … Read more ⇒

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Trenches – Blackboard

Easily the longest sequence that we created for the WW1 Uncut films was for the episode ‘Why Trenches’. In it, Dan Snow is explaining to The One Show’s Michael Douglas why Trenches were necessary, and why they were so difficult … Read more ⇒

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A Soldier’s Food – Ration-ality

When we were given the script for a segment of the WW1 Uncut episode ‘A Soldier’s Kit’ that compared the food rations of the German and British soldiers during the war, we knew immediately that the best way to put … Read more ⇒

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A Soldier’s Kit – Quelle Dromage!

When the French army joined WW1, they were dangerously unprepared for war. Their soldiers were forced to face down German machine guns in bright red uniforms that were totally unfit for purpose. To illustrate this idea for the ‘Soldier’s Kit’ episode of WW1 Uncut, … Read more ⇒

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WW1 Uncut

As part of this years WW1 Centenary programming, the BBC commissioned a series of films exclusively for iPlayer, called WW1 UNCUT. WW1 UNCUT is a series of short films, presented by Dan Snow, which offer a fresh perspective on some … Read more ⇒

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