15 Year Old Award Winning Animation Company
Animation | Animation Awards | Behind The Scenes

15 Year Old Award Winning Animation Company

A little over 15 years ago we moved into an old heating factory under a railway arch. That was the start of our animation company! It had an antique petrol pump outside the back door…

Studio Hands Join PPE Effort
Behind The Scenes | Model Making

Studio Hands Join PPE Effort

In March 2020, we joined the effort to create PPE from our material stocks in the form of these face shields. We liaised with DT teachers Rob Phillips and Stuart Sweetman at King Henry VIII…

Behind The Scenes On Penny
2D Animation | 3D Animation | Animation | Behind The Scenes | CGI Animation | Miniature Sets | Model Making | Motion Control | Stop-Motion Animation

Behind The Scenes On Penny

After racking up millions of hits worldwide, we thought it was time to reveal some nuts and bolts footage of Penny ‘Arctic’ coming together complete with staplers, glue guns and little grey balls. Below are…

‘Share A Story’ Picks Up Its Fourth BAFTA
Animation | Animation Awards | Behind The Scenes | Model Making | Puppetry | Stop-Motion Animation

‘Share A Story’ Picks Up Its Fourth BAFTA

Nine Years And Four BAFTAs Later, Is It Really Farewell…? This month ‘Share A Story’ picked up its fourth Children’s BAFTA in the Short Form Category, and who knows, such is its appeal, it may…

Animation Studio Showcased in ‘Innovation 50’ List of Companies
Behind The Scenes | Motion Control | Stop-Motion Animation

Animation Studio Showcased in ‘Innovation 50’ List of Companies

The Innovation 50 Report The Innovation 50 report – showcasing the fifty most innovative businesses across the region – has launched this week. Led by legal firm, Mills & Reeve, the report sought to create…

It’s Alive! The ‘Manta’ Motion Control System
Behind The Scenes | Motion Control | Stop-Motion Animation

It’s Alive! The ‘Manta’ Motion Control System

Introducing… The Manta Motion Control system, a portable camera crane with animation, time-lapse and live action capability. Motion Control and Why We Love it Over the past 18 months, we’ve been developing our own Motion…

The Fundamentals of Animation
Animation | Behind The Scenes | Miniature Sets | Model Making

The Fundamentals of Animation

A nice thing happened recently. The second edition of The Fundamentals of Animation was published and our ‘Legends’ film for Pilsner Urquell was covered in some great detail in the book’s ‘Design as Concept’ section,…

(CITV) How To Trap A Crocodile
Behind The Scenes | Model Making | Puppetry | Visual Effects

(CITV) How To Trap A Crocodile

Here’s a smattering of images from the making of ‘The Crocodile Trap‘. The main characters are marionette and rod / hand controlled puppets. Modelmaker Kat Simpson featured.

Building Narnia In Miniature – Part 2
Behind The Scenes | Model Making | Visual Effects

Building Narnia In Miniature – Part 2

A smattering of images from the studio during the shoot and edit for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe projection design sequences. [carousel autorotate=”true” easing=”linear” carousel_title=”LWW_2″ scroll_speed=”800″] [item][/item] [item][/item] [item][/item] [item][/item] [item][/item] [item] [/item]…

Building Narnia in Miniature
Behind The Scenes | Model Making

Building Narnia in Miniature

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe I used this post originally to keep the production office and other members of the creative team updated privately on progress here at the studio during the latter…