2018 has been a great year. We've produced a number of 2D and 3D commercials, worked with typographer Martina Flor to animate the seasons, combined animation and live action with Petface, added character to the TfGM tram safety campaign, completed another series of The Dumping Ground, created and animated our Amy for the Wordhunters game, brought Cosatto pram patterns to life, worked with an amazing group of inspirational children to produce Our Story, animated Penfold live and animated a well loved Manchester character called Noel for Christmas. Here are some of the highlights:
Happy Winter Everyone!! Here is the final animation in the seasons series for 2018....created just for joy! Illustration by @MartinaFlor Animation by Claire Grey with additional work by Sean Jones & Cheryl Parker. Click image below to play film!
We have a new member of the team at Kilogramme…. introducing Daisy, the new office dog,, available to sleep through meetings, creative discussions and general animation work. Will wake up for biscuits.
Did we mention that we were nominated for an RTS for the Crackers and Cheese film we made for CiTV? We animated a beautiful story by a young chap called Ben Chacksfield for Share a Story, and we absolutely loved doing it.
If you missed us on Blue Peter this week, teaching Lindsey Russell how to animate Penfold Live, you can catch it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bsvxl9/blue-peter-lights-camera-action
See how our Julia, Lindsey and Kevin Eldon get on when the programme goes live!
We had great fun working with Thumb Food and Clever Beans to design, build and animate explorer extraordinaire Amy, for the new Wordhunters game on PS4. The game will be released on November 14th, but we you can meet our Amy on our social media channels now.
Pre-order game: https://bit.ly/2SN5gI3
To celebrate the Halloween episode of Danger Mouse we will be animating Penfold live on air using Adobe Character software. Penfold will present links with Hacker T Dog all afternoon, with comedian Kevin Eldon voicing him and controlling his facial expressions, while the Kilogramme animation team operate a pre-animated rig to bring him to life. Watch us on CBBC HQ on 31st October and wish us luck!
Blue Peter are here today filming with us as part of the Penfold live animation project….as a result, Claire has won her Blue Peter badge! If you want to find out what we were filming, watch Blue Peter on 22nd November 2018
Today we get to tell you about a fantastic film we’ve been working on with an amazing and inspiring group of children from Rochdale.
It gave us the chance to stand in the shoes of young people who have left behind everything they know to find a better life, and now we can share that experience with you: https://vimeo.com/276470810
We are extremely excited to share the news with you that we have been nominated for an Royal Television Society in the North West Award, in the Best Animation & Puppetry category! Watch our CiTV Share a Story film, Crackers & Cheese here: https://vimeo.com/241497651
Launched today, the latest in our Seasons animations created with Martina Flor (www.martinaflor.com) Watch it on Vimeo here and read full details on our website.
Our series of Stay Safe animations for Transport for Greater Manchester have been released! This chap we like to refer to as Show Off Driver. You can see them all on the TfGM website here: https://tfgm.com/safety-metrolink
or click on the image below to play the film in full
To celebrate Summer Solstice we've released the next in the series of collaborations with Martina Flor entitled Summer
Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/276200930
Exciting news in the studio this week. The television adverts we created for Trimb Healthcare's Wartie Cool and Nailner products in the UK and Netherlands have been so successful for the company, they are going to extend the campaign and show them all across Europe!
We're have two very talented new creatives in the studio with us this summer. Jose Prats is working with Jon on storyboarding the new Kilogramme short film and making it visually something very special and the talented illustrator and animator Anais Mane is working with Claire and producing some lovely work, like this one for National Donut Day
Pre-production work has started on the new Kilogramme animated short film... today we got to do a script read through with actors James Quinn and Sushil Chudasama at Band on the Wall, to work on the dialogue and flow of the film... watch this space for more updates....