Thunderbirds are go! How Adobe Premiere Pro is helping bring the British classic back to the small screen
Growing up, I was a huge fan of the Thunderbirds. Combining marionette puppetry and scale-model special effects, the show is still hailed as one of the best examples of supermarionation ever seen on screen.
ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures are bringing the classic back to the small screen with a brand new series. Thunderbirds Are Go will use CGI to create animated characters with live-action miniature models developed by Weta Workshop, to give the show a retro feel and remind fans of the show’s puppet roots.
Premiere Pro CC helped the teams to speed up their workflow as it accepts all sorts of content, regardless of the format it’s in or whether the content is online of offline and doesn’t require any third-party apps to ingest the media. With so many different companies working on the episodes across different countries and time zones, Premiere Pro also enabled everything to be managed in just the one programme, keeping things streamlined and efficient.
The first Thunderbirds Are Go episode premiered in the UK with an hour-long episode special on ITV on April 4, 2015, and is now airing weekly on Saturdays at 8 am on CITV.
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