BBC2 afternoon reality show Safari School saw eight celebrities undertake a gruelling, four-week ranger-training course at Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa.
The four men and four women selected as the Safari School Trainees were former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella, actors Jeremy Sheffield (Holby City, Wedding Date), Paul Usher (Brookside, The Bill) and Blair McDonough (Neighbours, The Vegemite Tales), Fame Academy vocal coach Carrie Grant, Claire King (Emmerdale and Bad Girls), Olympic athlete Jamie Baulch and broadcaster Jan Leeming.
The rookie rangers lived together in a rustic lodge in the heart of the African bush, and trained from dawn to dusk under the guidance of a crack team of instructors.
In the wild and unforgiving African landscape, the novices tried to learn in four weeks skills that take professional rangers years to master. TV animal expert Dr. Charlotte Uhlenbroek presented the celebrities’ trials, tribulations and triumphs as they competed to keep their place at Safari School.
The programme logo was the first task undertaken by DazPix, as this was needed to make the decals and wooden signage for the location shoot in South Africa. Once footage from the shoot was sent back to London we began editing the sequence and creating the graphics and animation in Autodesk Discreet Flint. We also supplied an entire series graphics package, including, celebrity profile screens, bumpers, idents, credit bed, wipes and transitions, scoreboards and strap lines.
Client: BBC2 / Endemol UK