Animators Wanted!
Animation | Miniature Sets | Model Making | Stop-Motion Animation

Animators Wanted!

Calling all UK based animators! Got 5 minutes? Take a look at our questionnaire. Do you have the skills and equipment to produce animation from your home or studio? We are developing a new platform and…

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…

European Co-Production for Penny
Animation | Miniature Sets | Model Making | Motion Control | Stop-Motion Animation | Visual Effects

European Co-Production for Penny

In September and October this year, we were commissioned by VFX house Glassworks, Amsterdam to shoot miniature sets for the Christmas campaign for German store, Penny Market. The models were designed and built by Andy…

‘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…

Trick or Treat!
Miniature Sets | Model Making

Trick or Treat!

Our Halloween Homage to Harryhausen This summer we made a brilliant new creative friendship in the form of Ian Davies, photographer par excellence. Ian is in the process of collating a 100 strong collection of…

Puppets Galore
Miniature Sets | Model Making | Puppetry

Puppets Galore

Just for laughs we’ve compiled a clip reel of our projects where we’ve worked with traditional puppetry, featuring marionettes and/or rod-controlled and hand-controlled puppets. It makes a great change when we can shoot with these,…

Manchester Animation Festival selects ‘The Race in the Sky’
Animation | Model Making | Stop-Motion Animation | Visual Effects

Manchester Animation Festival selects ‘The Race in the Sky’

The Manchester Animation Festival has selected ‘The Race In The Sky’ to screen as part of their Commissioned Films category this autumn. We completed the film in September 2016, as our sixth animation for CiTV’s…

Photoreal CGI Pug ‘Sculpted’ In Clay
3D Animation | CGI Animation | Model Making

Photoreal CGI Pug ‘Sculpted’ In Clay

Here in the studio while the paint dries and the renders crawl towards completion, we’re always mulling over new ideas or trying out new things just for the love of it. So, in between commissioned projects over…

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,…