BBC2 Winter Still Life - Cactus (1992)

Concept and creative process

The concept behind this series of BBC Two idents was the living sculpture or posed studio photograph, in which the subject is primarily still unless a movement occurs or is caused by an external factor. Great care was taken over the positioning and the lighting of the individual set-ups. The specimen in the ‘Cactus’ ident of course did not move as it was a model, and so it could also be made to bloom on cue by stop-frame animation, in order to coincide with the appearance of the BBC Two logo.