Services

Overview

We can animate in all styles, in all disciplines. We can design, build, light, shoot and post-produce.

Whatever the characters or concepts require to tell the story, we can suggest different approaches to one idea, encompassing hand-drawn (2D) or computer generated animation. As well as fully articulated animation armatures, we can create rod-puppets or marionettes for projects.

If needed, we can mix things up and blend different techniques.

Stop-motion

Puppets, miniature castles, paper, trees, breeze blocks, pizzas, we’ll try anything to achieve tactile realism. Animation with models, puppets and things. Real studio, real lights, real camera.

2D/Digital

Hand-drawn or clean-edged characters with plenty of personality. Sketched out for that hand-made feel or sharp vectors for a slick design style.

CGI

Go virtually anywhere. We created the big bang for ‘The Sky At Night’ and giant wooden castles for ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.’

Motion Graphics

Augment any film or bring your identity to life with composited effects, animation and typography. We can use animation to enhance any visual story. What’s yours?

Puppetry

Whether covered in fur or carved from wood, we can inject some theatrical performance into your idea. We handcraft everything in house, then choreograph each performance with some of the most skilled puppeteers in the country.

Visual effects

From fire and ice to fancy bubbles, our set-up enables us to shoot live VFX elements for documentary, drama or corporate films. We can prepare, shoot and composite all in house.

Introducing: Motion Control

That’s right, we have our very own in-house rig, the Manta Motion Control System. Our recent animation work with this new toy earned us a place on the first ever ‘Innovation 50’ list of forward-thinking companies. The Manta is a wonderful tool which integrates seamlessly with all our stop-motion work or for creating multi-pass trickery or steady, controlled time-lapses. Read about how and why we introduced it into the studio. Contact us for more info and a rate card.