Miami Calling

Behind the scenes for the shooting of the Telemundo 2015 upfront film.
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3 days, 60 talent, 3 sound stages.

We’ve worked closely with and are retained by Telemundo since the rebrand we did for them 3 years ago. It’s a powerful relationship and a testament to their commitment to building on and evolving their brand story. Each year, alongside campaigns and other brand initiatives we helped them deliver an inspiring and strategically on-point Upfront show. For 2015, our focus was to create a dramatic 2 minute live action opening film featuring their most iconic talent. The theme of the film was to express a strategy we created ‘Hispanic America at its Best’. We chose to do this with a walk-through of the backstage of different Telemundo sets and backlots. A full on 3 days with 60 talent across 3 sound stages made for one of the biggest shoots we’ve worked on with Telemundo.

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Storyboards for the film sequenced into sections are front and centre on every soundstage and keep us on track.

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With over 60 talent, there were upto 12 make up and costume stations running at one time for some of the bigger shots.

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Mr B discussing one of the more dramatic sequences.

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Hundreds of different lights and LED screens help to create a dynamic, live background environment for the shots. Can’t go wrong with a few steady-cam operators too.

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Digital prints of every shot line boards to help align them to the storyboards and start to see the film come to life.

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A final touch up.

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That’s a wrap. The final film was premiered at the 2015 Telemundo Upfront to an audience of 1,000 at the Jazz at Lincoln Centre, Columbus Circle, New York on a huge 80 foot wide screen.