Here is a great piece that our awesome post team put together---this is directly from Screen Magazine.
The Journey, Not The Destination: Fatcake Productions Teams With Bridges Media Group On “Craving Adventure”
“Craving Adventure,” a television show from Chicago’s Fatcake Productions, is scheduled to air on The Travel Channel Thursday, August 24, at 8:00 PM CST. The food adventure show follows vivacious host Misty Tosh to exotic locations around the globe as she samples indigenous dishes.
Fatcake Productions tapped the team at Bridges Media Group (BMG, Chicago) for creative editorial as well as graphic elements, including the show’s intro, titles and lower-thirds. BMG and Fatcake worked in tandem for three months to create the 30-minute pilot.
"It was super-important for us to work with all our local vendors on this pilot for The Travel Channel – especially where post was concerned,” says Tosh, who also served as producer, writer and director on the show.
“We needed a post team that was wildly creative and rocked at graphics,” she adds. “Most importantly, they had to understand the way Fatcake rolls – long hours, mad creativity and late night drinks at the bar...BMG fit that description to a T."
Producers at the Travel Channel were impressed with the strength of Fatcake’s initial concept. They decided to skip normal pilot procedures for the show, which was completed in April of 2006, and go straight to on-air.
In the inaugural episode, Tosh travels to Little Corn Island, Nicaragua, and discovers the best place to sample Rondon soup, mojitos and hand-slung coconut bread. Then she goes to the Caribbean where she hunts for barracuda and learns to filet it with a machete.
“Misty is so personable and outgoing – she isn’t afraid of anything,” says BMG Creative Director Christian Robins. “Her personality is the reason why this show is so entertaining.”
For the production, the Fatcake crew traveled to Little Corn Island for a week and came back with 28 hours of footage. “This is only a half-an-hour show, so when the footage arrived I was really excited to start cutting down the 28 hours into 22 minutes,” says Senior Editor John Polk.
“The Fatcake crew got so much great footage on the production that toward the end it became very difficult for us to choose the best shots for each scene.”
BMG’s motion graphics team, led by Robins, went through many different styles for the intro and the titling before narrowing their choices down to one.
“Misty had an artist create these very detailed maps of Little Corn Island using watercolor,” says Robins. “When we got them we played around with them until we created some really nice compositions that accented the energy and vibe of the show.”
“This was an invaluable experience for all of us here at BMG,” added Polk. “We love to collaborate with other creative people in the business to turn out great content. This show is a great example of creative collaboration and we all had a little bit of fun in the process.”
“Craving Adventure” airs on The Travel Channel on Thursday, August 24 at 8:00 PM CST and Friday, August 25 at 11:00 PM CST.