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…

Double RTS Nomination for Sony Projects
Animation Awards | Motion Control | Stop-Motion Animation | Visual Effects

Double RTS Nomination for Sony Projects

We’re proud to announce that we’ve received two nominations in this year’s Royal Television Society Midlands Awards. Our broadcast promotion for ‘Women That Kill,’ a documentary special on Sony’s True Crime channel was picked for the…

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…

Building Passchendaele in 360
Visual Effects

Building Passchendaele in 360

‘Months without music…’ This summer the Royal British Legion commissioned a series of 8 films to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. We were privileged to be asked to create one such film…

International Win for ‘Tweedy & Fluff’
Animation | Animation Awards | Stop-Motion Animation

International Win for ‘Tweedy & Fluff’

Second Home Studios and Stitchy Feet win Grand Prize at Seoul Promotion Plan Conference 2017. This summer we went long haul to the Seoul Promotion Plan conference in South Korea to pitch our series-in-development, Tweedy…

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…

More Royal Television Society Nominations
Animation Awards | Puppetry

More Royal Television Society Nominations

After delivering a bunch of exciting new work during 2016, we finished the year with three more award nominations. Our contribution for CITV’s ‘Share A Story’, a tale about A Shark Who Swallowed The Sea, written…

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,…

The Engineering Machine picks up multiple awards
3D Animation | Animation | Animation Awards

The Engineering Machine picks up multiple awards

Our recent film produced for Bechtel, The Engineering Machine, produced with Iceni.co picked up a Construction Media Award for Best Social Media campaign. This represents the third industry plaudit for an ambitious collaboration between us,…