Back in 2010, we began an exciting partnership with the Royal Albert Hall and London Philharmonic Orchestra.
As part of a unique cinematic experience, the Royal Albert Hall were to show the first of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, accompanied by 100 musicians from the London Philharmonic Orchestra playing Howard Shore’s complete score live and along with the film.
The scope for the design was immense and was to be based around stills from the movie. Using intricate layered Photoshop work surrounding quality editorial and biographies, plus adding a matt laminated cover, the finished design and print is quite breathtaking. We've continued this relationship and produced the next two programmes in The Lord of the Rings series, with our designs being used for concerts staged in America.
Our work with the team at the Royal Albert Hall continues to grow, and to date we have provided programmes for other cinematic classics such as The Matrix (NDR Pops Orchestra); Disney’s Fantasia (London Philharmonic Orchestra),; West Side Story (Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra) and Singin' in the Rain (Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra). As the Singin' in the Rain programmes were to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this classic MGM film, we were granted permission from Patricia Ward Kelly to use unseen personal photographs of Gene Kelly and the Singin' in the Rain company during rehearsals and filming. For any fan on film musical classics, these shots are priceless and, what's more, given exclusively to John Good to reproduce.
This Christmas we will produce the programme for the next in the cinematic classics for the UK premiere of The Artist - live in concert, with the London Symphony Orchestra playing the award-winning film score by Ludovic Bource. We are already excited!