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Turbulent Skies

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  • Director
    Joram Lürsen
  • Release
    2020
  • Producer
    Topkapi Series
    Idse Grotenhuis, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel, Laurette Schillings
  • Editor
    Peter Alderliesten, NCE
  • Art Director
    Donald Roos
  • Motion Graphic Artist
    Roel Meijering
  • Music
    Merlijn Snitker

Vliegende Hollanders / Turbulent Skies is an epic Dutch tv-series about the early days of Dutch civil aviation. Idealist Albert Plesman and opportunist Anthony Fokker are inextricably bound together. During the interwar period and despite their differences, they pull off setting up civil aviation in the Netherlands, when the world is heading for a new war.

The series combines real archive footage with newly shot footage. It is like old pictures come to life and make you feel you were there…

For this leader, we worked together with the editor of Vliegende Hollanders Peter Alderliesten NCE. Peter selected and edited all the footage. Planet X Title Design added the look and feel and created the typography and main title for the show.

Also, have a look at the making of the visual effects for Vliegende Hollanders here.

Turbulent Skies

For international broadcasting, the title “Turbulent Skies” is used. We translated the original main title design to this international version. (FYI The literal translation of “Vliegende Hollanders” is “Flying Dutchmen”)