Case study: special effects

Nial Brown takes us through the process of creating a dramatic pull out for the end credits of EastEnders, using various special effects techniques in post production.

Nial Brown has worked as an editor on a variety of programmes, including Blue Peter, Sports Personality of the Year and EastEnders. He is a specialist in high-end digital effects and he explains the techniques he used to create a spectacular end shot for EastEnders.

Nial's job was to extend a huge crane shot of Albert Square to eventually reveal the whole of East London for the famous EastEnders end credits.

"Post production is where the magic happens." – Nial Brown

Several processes were used to achieve this and it involved careful planning, meticulous crane shooting and a painstaking 24 hours of work in the edit.