Client
G K Panayiotou
Broadcaster
Channel 4
Director
David Austin
Producer
Lisa Johnson
Design and Titles
Coffee & TV
Head of Design
Steve Waugh @ Coffee&TV
Editor
Jerry Chater
VFX
Ollie Ramsey @ Coffee&TV
Grade
Dan Moran @ Coffee&TV

Coffee & TV provided the post-production for 2017’s most anticipated documentary, GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM; an autobiographical feature-length film by the iconic late singer and songwriter. The team were tasked to deliver the opening title sequence, full vfx and graphics, colour grade and creative visuals for this long-awaited film, broadcast by Channel 4 on 16th October.

Coffee & TV were also privileged to provide post production and grading for a film in remembrance of George Michael for the 2017 Brit Awards. Visuals of the late singer’s life were screened during an exclusive performance by Chris Martin of George Michael’s A Different Corner.

Earlier in February 2017, Coffee & TV were honoured to work on a film to accompany Adele’s tribute to George Michael at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

Steve Waugh, Head of Design at Coffee & TV said: “From our initial discussions we knew George’s imagery should be the focus of the titles and graphics for this documentary. His sunglasses are so iconic and indicative of his character. Mirrored shades allow the individual to look out, but the world can’t see in; summing up how he tried to live his life out of public glare. We developed the glasses into a graphical brand device, so the design has been able to transcend numerous platforms, from the film titles, right through to marketing material for the upcoming single. ”

Chris Chard Co-Founder and Producer, Coffee & TV said: “It was a real privilege for Coffee & TV to be asked to design the opening titles and graphics for such a pivotal documentary of our time. Following on from our previous work, it’s been an amazing opportunity for us to continue on this journey with George Michael’s team, supporting the documentary and bringing it to air on Channel 4 in the UK and to the rest of the world.”

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