County Hall

BBC TV Drama series about local government, set in town hall. Motion-control sequence in which camera tracks within, around and over a series of channels which are made to resemble surreal corridors. Within these corridors we occassionally glimpse a giant chrome sphere running round inside as well. As the sequence progresses, camera pulls out to reveal that the channels make up a shield shape, which is the coat of arms of the town hall. Model made of MDF and ply with corridors lined with thin polycarbonate. Chrome sphere is a ball bearing from the gun turret of a naval battleship.

Design: Michael Graham Smith