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THE WIZ/VOICE | “AUDITION” (:60)

 

C A S T
David Alan Grier / Shanice Williams / Ne-Yo / Elijah Kelley / Carson Daly

C R E D I T S
Director & Editor: Ryan Sage
President, NBC Entertainment Marketing & Digital: Len Fogge
EVP, On Air & Video Creative: Ron Hayes
SVP, Original Production: Dave Dore
VP/Creative Director Original Production: Tracy Grandstaff
Director, Production: Kristin Wygal
Producer: Matt Van Buren
Writers: Jeff Drake
Director of Photography: Chuck Ozeas
Visual Effects: Iron Claw
Colorist: Sparkle @ Technocolor

When you have a live musical there is no better place to market your show than on the Voice. Taking it a step further than just airing a normal spot during the show, NBC decided to mash up the two shows and see what it might be like if Dorothy auditioned on the Voice and then have the Lion, Tinman, Scarecrow and Toto as the coaches. Great idea, one small problem, the Wiz was shooting and rehearsing in New York while the Voice shoots at Universal Studios in Hollywood, little tough to combine those two worlds.

The solution? Box up the Voice chairs and mail them out to New York, shoot the Wiz cast on green screen and then integrate that footage with existing show footage from Los Angeles. Iron Claw took on the challenge of comping all the shots together and did a fantastic job. Below the main spot you can find a couple of rough cuts that show the progression of the spot.

 
 

THE WIZ/VOICE | “AUDITION” ROUGH CUT (2:00)

Here's a look a rough cut prior to the shoot to lock down timings and camera angles, and a second rough cut prior to any comping.

 
 
 
 

Ryan having a ball with David Alan Grier, Neyo and Elija Wood.