My Shakespeare

In the space of four weeks, 20 non-actors from the tough, predominantly Afro-Caribbean north-west London neighbourhood of Harlesden got together to put on a production of Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London’s West End. Through satellite link, acclaimed Australian film director Baz Luhrmann helped to inspire and encourage the cast and novice director – highly respected, British stage and screen actor Paterson Joseph. The 90 minute reality / documentary programme was directed by Michael Waldman and It was Winner of the RTS Education Award for Educational Impact in Primetime.
This sequence uses footage from the documentary shoot layered with a tracking shot of a brick wall. The street sign on the wall displays the title of the programme. Autodesk Discreet Flint was used to grade, composite, edit and layer the sequence, as well as track and composite the title signage.

Client: Channel 4 / Shine Limited

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