Earn The Fern

Earn the Fern by Assembly Studios.

Race for The White House

Dave Penn directed this animation (along with Jellyfish and Sixfingers) for a six-part CNN documentary series concerned with what went on behind the scenes during key presidential campaigns in U.S. history. Sponge paint mattes provide nice transitions for cleverly laid out photographs.

The New Promised Land

Series of animated documents  made for a web documentary that tells the story of 5 young Syrian refugees who risked it all for a chance to start over. Treated stills and documents manage to sustain the long sequences.

Up Titles

Title design for Pixar’s Up by Janice Ahn. Colourful and playful with quantised colouring to give it a modern graphic feel.


A test by us to showing parallaxing a an old photograph celebrating the queens jubilee in Bethnal Green. The photo is split into layers, digitally repainted and then placed into a frame with a 3D virtual camera.
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Syria: The Real Mr & Mrs Assad

We created a large canvas here for Dispatches in order to connect all the different members in a complex system. The animation is made up of moves highlighting the important individuals. The styling is rough and ready conveying the underground espionage within Syria.
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“The Forty story” is a short film which documents the work of Pentagram. Its carried by a clever audio track to accompany their history of print.

Heart of rebel

Conceptual trailer for female missionary who left American Civil war ravaged Virginia for China. Well crafted trailer.

Documents with short DOF

These documents have been treated in a 3D program to suggest they have been shot with short depth of field and textured and graded to give that warm elegantly lit appearance.

American Civil War map sequences

Video installations at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum.

Archive stills

Avery nice blend of old photographs but mapped onto simple 3D models.

Stills Move

Very simple move on stills, replicating a rostrum move, but we’ve added a more complex 3D virtual camera, a tighter depth of field, a table setting with lighting and a glossy reflection to the photographs.
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Lady Randy

Programme graphics using parallaxing techniques to add movement to stills.
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Edwardian Britain: Suffragette

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We are most proud of managing to create an absorbing sequence which lasted well over a minute of tv time using just one photograph.

Moving Stills

An interesting technique using animated gif’s within a larger image to give the effect of realism. I guess its all about getting the loop to work. Check out the site ‘From me to You‘.

Unknown Warrior

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A very rough & ready ‘parallax sequence’ sequence mainly due to the fact that as this promo was not transmitted, the small source images came from ‘google’ but still it proves quite poignant.