Joan Sutherland. The Reluctant Prima Donna.
Winning the 2007 Worldfest Houston “Gold Remi prize”, this intimate programme chronicles how a ‘diva from Down Under’ became ‘La Stupenda’, with exclusive interviews from Dame Joan herself, Richard Bonynge, Franco Zeffirelli, Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Sherrill Milnes.
Focusing on Lucia di Lammermoor and Alcina, the two roles that launched her onto the international stage, it recounts the rise of this extraordinary performer. A commercial DVD was later released of the 60 min programme.
Kiss My Pixel were commissioned to produce a graphics package which could re-create Joan’s performances, with only her audio and some photographic references as available source material. Many of the key sequences were never captured on film, so her performances needed to be recreated using, parallax, 3D, film effects and the appropriate grades. Titles, astons, extensive graphic sequences and digital rostrum were produced.
* Please look at the demonstration movie clip to get an idea of some of the processes.