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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
We’ve had a great response to our recent paper-craft animation for British Airways, so we wanted to talk about our passion for paper. Paper-craft has become increasingly popular in stop-frame animation over the last few years, and for good reason. Read More
I’ve had an interest in animation ever since I was young. Most of my mornings would be spent watching cartoons, and most evenings watching films. As I got older I began to spend more time researching how the animations I loved were actually made. It quickly became clear to me how much hard work and time is involved, as well as the sheer volume of jobs that were available within the industry.