"How are you going to get to that interview Valerie, train vs car?"
"Or rather... Spandau vs Speedcore?" And so begins the soothing tunes of Spandau Ballet’s ‘True’ for the calm scenes, while the harsh speedcore was composed in house by Richard Devine. The films cut back and forth between idyll and disaster, the rose tinted-train travel vs a calamity car journey. With tunes like these, the choice seems obvious. Plus, you don't want to end up as a warning on youtube as security carries you away.
Commenting on the process, music supervisor Chris Phelps says: “We worked closely with Anomaly from the beginning to ensure we found the perfect tracks for this spot. It was important we chose music that would work in harmony with the fast cut but would be completely opposing to each other in both mood and speed. We worked with the creatives and post audio house to edit the tracks so that they flowed nicely with the scenes. It was great fun working with the Anomaly guys and we were thrilled to be bought back on board with Virgin Trains once again.”
Oli Beale, Executive Creative Director and Partner at Anomaly says: “It’s just great that the Speedcore genre is finally getting the public recognition that it’s so long deserved.” Indeed, Oli, we all hate it.
See also Valerie: Train Vs Plane which has even more speedcore in the way of TSA.
Agency : Anomaly
Director - Tom Kuntz
Producer - Amy Appleton
Director of Photography - Alex Barber
Costume - Mr Gammon
Production Designer - Robin Brown
VFX & Design: The Mill:
Executive Producer: Tom Igglesden
Production Coordinator: Ellie Joseph
Shoot Supervisor: Jonathan Westley (Wes)
Creative Director: Jonathan Westley (Wes)
VFX Lead: Grant Connor
VFX: Nina Mosand, Souhail Wilson
Colourist - James Bamford
Editor - Russel Icke - White House
Sound Designer - Sam Ashwell - 750mph
Music Supervisor - Christopher Phelps - Finger Music
Composer (Speedcore): Richard Devine - Finger Music