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GAS Music lands its first BAFTA nomination


HOST Salford-based GAS Music has received its first-ever BAFTA nomination for its work on the BBC’s Winter Olympics Campaign.

GAS teamed up with Hungarian director Balázs Simon of Blinkink and BBC Creative to deliver a score that fused the traditional sounds of China with contemporary cinematic composition. In addition to a 40 second trailer, GAS also worked on a 30-second title sequence used across all of the BBC’s coverage.

The creative agency also produced the dynamic-ice-smashing sound design which added drama to the whole piece.

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GAS’s BAFTA-nominated score

The BBC’s main coverage of the event came from GAS’s neighbour, the BBC Sport studio at MediaCityUK, which built a ‘ski lodge’ setting for the production. Hazel Irvine, Jeanette Kwakye, Ayo Akinwolere and JJ Chalmers led the coverage, with Clare Balding hosting a daily highlights show on BBC2 and Aimee Fuller presenting Extra, a daily one-hour extended highlights show on BBC3.

The work has been nominated in a Titles & Graphic Identity category dominated by the BBC and Apple TV. It will compete with Peter Anderson Studio/Bad Sisters for Merman, ABC Signature/Apple TV+; Tom Hingston, Markus Lehtonen and Sam Norris for Life After Life, House Productions/BBC One, and Yu+Co for The Essex Serpent, See-Saw Productions/Apple TV+.

Gary Hilton, CEO at GAS Music, said: “Seeing the final asset come out this weekend has been so rewarding. It reflects a thoroughly enjoyable couple of months collaborating with the talented, super nice guys at the BBC and BlinkInk.”

The results will be announced on April 23rd at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards at The Brewery, London.

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