The Iso Rivolta Chronicles is a documentary web-series in 8 episodes. It was published on Youtube between May and July 2017, with free access.
It tells the story of a remarkable automotive brand called Iso Rivolta that saw the light in the outskirts of Milan in 1948 and failed in 1974. Despite its short period of activity, the firm has gained a special place in the sector, thanks to such products as ‘Isetta’, later become a world best seller for BMW, and the Iso Grifo, still considered one of the most beautiful ever produced GTs.
The chronicle develops through the words and memories of collectors, former Iso Rivolta workers and today’s restorers, who have kept the memory alive up to present times.
The music has been composed by four musicians, who have taken care of instrumental and digital soundtracks. The instrumental parts have been recorded on studio in three days, by a band composed of guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, trumpet and saxophone. A violin has been added to the main Soundtrack.
The group Vise & the Coconuts in a recording session.
Much attention has been devoted to recordings and mixing of the engine sounds, which is considered essential by experts and car lovers.
We have used a wide range of mics, with different properties, placing them in various parts of the car to obtain a richer sound effect. Our sound design has then been recreated and matched with the editing in the most effective way. The Foley effects have been recorded in our own studio.
Photo shoot on the Iso Grifo 90, owned by Federico and Roberto Bonomelli (in the picture). They are the protagonists of the last episode.
The logo has been printed in 3D and then filmed to create the Opening Titles.