Our blog for Smoothie PR is out now. Hopefully it helps explain in a really simple way what different types of animation are, how to commission your animation and how to get the best work possible from it. Click on pic to read:
Adobe have made a nice film about the animating Penfold live project. You can hear us talk about the challenges and joys here and what
Hacker T. Dog thought about the whole thing.
The film we made for start up company Onedle is online now! We’re really pleased with the great design and animation on this film, and how joyful it is to watch. It was a very happy project: www.onedle.co.uk
We created a series of animations for Chinese New Year for Yauatcha, to welcome in the year of the pig. Illustrations by Quentin Monge for Handsome Frank @mongequentin
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.