BODY SHOP: BRUSH WITH FASHION (production notes)

Feb 01, 2010 6 Comments by



Great Fun Making This one.

You can watch the finished film at the end of this post.


Set across multiple shoots: 3 separate competitions / presentations and a major fashion show with multiple camera streams, celebs et all. Our brief:  ‘just start filming and see what you can come up with’...

Our commissioner at TBS throwing on the table: ‘i want the competition, i want challenge, I want X Factor,


‘I want beauty, fashion, style…’

…and oh yeah ( here’s the clincher)...’ i  haven’t got any cash and can only i pay you next year!’

Uhmmmm Tricky…  simply put, lets face it, the  Body Shop is a Global Brand… a ‘big cheese’ in the corporate world as the say and as such, a prize target for a small media agency like Ripple, trying to prove its worth. Worth bending over for temporarily then? Giving it your all (or taking it), in the hope that you’ll be taken seriously in the future… right!… Start the engines team, muster all ya skills… nothing more than 100%…. The work will be rolling in afterwards!

So with no brief to mention, no cash to run on,  Ripple Effect Media set to work with bigger things in mind…

Having allocated just 7 days to trawl through the resulting 25 hours of footage, it was as said, a challenge. Compiling, editing, source multiple licensed music tracks as well as composing them… ultimately we cut a long form edit at 12 minutes… Not an ideal length for the web but a mini doc in its self.  Ultimately, on advise from the client, we clipped it to 3 mins…

We’re proud of the results and TBS loved it…
Jus@ Ripple Effect Media

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About the author

National Geographic correspondent for the 2016, globally distributed, prime-time series of EXPLORER, Justin Hall is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, broadcaster and journalist. He is also a Fellow of the UK’s Royal Geographical Society, specializing in hi-tech digital storytelling technologies. In the course of reporting on issues across the board from illegal wildlife trade, deforestation, gold mining, cocaine production, child slavery, piracy on the high seas and more, Justin has covered a lot of ground: From helicopter raids on cocaine factories in Bolivia to tracking down arms dealers in Moscow, he’s hitchhiked a ride on a rusty Russian jetfighter and was one of the first to use tech to champion the rights of tribal peoples back in 2000. His passion for environmental, cultural and tribal issues was cultivated through his early work with Academy Award-nominated anthropologist and filmmaker Jean Pierre Dutilleux on the series ‘Tribal Journeys’. An avid storyteller in all its forms, Justin continues to crisscross the globe, with recent investigations taking him to Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Belize, Borneo, Somalia, Colombia, Congo DRC and three visits to Libya. Armed with a smile and nothing but good intentions, Hall is not your standard correspondent.

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