Cranfield UniversityRalph Hooper Alumni Profile
Title: Cranfield University – Ralph Hooper Alumni Profile
Delivery: 1 x 5 minute film
Talent: Research, Production, Filmmaking, Storytelling, Studio, Post-Production, Grading
What was the brief?
Cranfield University are known for creating industry game-changers – their presence in aerospace is well established with unparalleled facilities and connections. The university actually started life as an air base in the Second World War so we were thrilled to be asked to create a profile piece about one of their first students, and creators of the Harrier Jump Jet, Ralph Hooper.
How did we approach the brief?
Our approach was to create a documentary style piece, led by Ralph’s memories of Cranfield in the late 40’s, taking us through the evolution of the jump jet and then passing on advice to engineers of the future. He kindly brought in some wonderful assets for us to use as visuals in the film, including an old menu that all his graduating alumni had signed at their last reunion meeting.
Shot in our studios in Kennington, the element I am most proud of is how we collaborated across the shoot and post to create an intimate but dramatic lighting profile, which really accentuates the personal but profound content of the piece.