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Video Killed The Photograph Star – The power of video on social media

By | Studio, Blog, News

Video is set to rule social media in 2019, it’s been an upward trend since 2016 and today it’s never been so important. It’s simple, audiences engage better with moving pictures and social platforms reward this. From a personal page right through to the largest brands on the platforms everyone is using video, even Instagram, a channel built to showcase still imagery, has evolved its platform to keep up with this trend.

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Making it in Margate – Animating by the Sea

By | Studio, Blog

What better place to be than by the sea. We love animating and we get to do what we love in one of the most inspiring, exciting and culturally rich places in Britain. There are many reasons why being here in Margate is so important for our production studio, here are just a few reasons why we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else:

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Cricket’s Coming Home

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2019 is set to be a huge year for the Home of Cricket. Alongside a fixture list comprising of County Championship matches, International Tests and the T20 Blast, Lord’s will also play host to the ICC Cricket World Cup and The Ashes. So with one of the most eagerly anticipated cricketing summers in recent times fast approaching, what better way to prepare than by looking back at some of the most iconic moments in this famous ground’s rich history.

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A Guide to our Guides

By | Blog, Downloads

We love to make things as easy as possible for our clients. So we have written a handful of guides to help with just that. From understanding the stop-motion production process right through to writing an animation brief, there are tips and pointers for anyone embarking on an animation project.  Here’s all you need to know and where to get it:

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Stop-Motion Movies of 2019 & Beyond – Stop-Motion Has Never Been So Popular.

By | Blog, Stop-motion

Stop-motion animation has never been more popular than it is now. Our studio hasn’t made anything for the big screen (yet!) but has seen a rise in demand for stop-motion content year on year. In the last couple of years alone, films such as Isle of Dogs, Kubo and the Two Strings and Anomalisa have received huge critical and commercial acclaim. This success coupled with audiences desire to see more from this much-loved medium has resulted in huge investment from the big studios and a host of new features in development.

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The Creativity of Claymation

By | Blog, Stop-motion

The nostalgia of children’s TV makes clay animation one of the fondest forms of stop-motion animation. Plasticine and clay can be morphed, moulded and crafted into any shape making it the perfect medium for creating memorable characters and telling memorable stories.

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Best Animation Books for Animators

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Animation is all about observation, learning how to bring characters to life through movement. Here at our studio, we still reference animation books daily. People often ask what animation books we recommend so we’ve put this list together for animation new comers as well as seasoned pros. With Christmas just around the corner maybe Santa might be dropping some of these into a few stockings! Read More