Tour de France

Grand Depart

Tour de France
Grand Depart

Film commissioned by
Leeds City Council

We won the commission to produce a digital countdown for the worlds biggest cycle race, Le Tour de France. The Grand Départ brief was to create a digital countdown and promotional film using archive BBC footage and new material that we shot to celebrate all the regions past and present sporting achievements and highlight some of the great sporting activities happening in the area. In order to keep the clock in sync we commissioned Engage Interactive to develop the countdown using a portable lite version of the Chrome browser so the countdown could be distributed as a standalone application on USB stick, email, and a standalone website that is always in sync with the big event.

Credits
Director / Producer: Will Simpson
Assistant Producer: Becca Shoemaker
Camera: Casey Antwis