Right, in the past 3 years we’ve had Blazing Saddles, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and Nuts in May as our special Xmas lunchtime film, does anyone have any ideas what we can watch this year? Something funny please.
We were very happy to have just completed our most recent collaboration with Cummins, designers and manufacturers of sustainable and greener power generation equipment.
Trunk’s Layla Atkinson was responsible for illustrating the wallpapers for the company’s stand at the Busworld Show 2013 and also directing the animation intro for the new website!
If anyone’s in London on the 2nd of November and feels like soaking up the wisdom of a great animation guru why not pop along the our producer Richard’s panel discussion at this year’s London International Animation Festival. The talk in entitled “How to Become a Ten Year Old” and it’s about how on earth a small animation company like Trunk (and Lupus and Munky) can survive the swirling maelstrom of chaos that is the animation industry for ten years. What is the secret Richard? Tell us oh great one. I think some interesting stuff may come up. You can find more details at this link
Our friends at Peepshow have been very busy recently on this fabulous project. Working with Studio EMMI they’ve transformed the corridors of the children and young adults wards at University College Hospital in London. The nine-month project funded by UCLH Charity – run by Creative Directors Chrissie Macdonald and Emmi Salonen – has transformed clinical white walls with vibrant graphics and engaging images that provide a more welcoming environment.
While allowing the busy wards to continue functioning efficiently, the new design creates an uplifting space that aids recovery. ‘Play in hospitals can speed up the healing process; it makes the hospital feel familiar,’ says Maddalena Branduardi, Health Play specialist at University College Hospital.
She believes the changes will help with treatment. ‘Before, it was all grey and white, very clinical – an adult environment, not a child-focused one. Now it’s the most amazing playspace I’ve ever worked in. And play is the language of children, that’s how children communicate. That’s how they’ll talk to us, and they’ll start to trust us, so then we can talk them through the procedures.’
Time for a small toot on our trumpet. If you’re around this weekend and have Sky TV you should check out Karl Pilkington’s new series “The Moaning Of Life” this Sunday at 9pm on Sky1. We worked with our director Jock Mooney to design the titles and all the on-screen graphics. The graphics are pretty minimal but we’ve seen loads of clips from the show and it seems to be really funny, we love a bit of Karl Pilkington.
Richard wrote a lovely article for Digital Arts about our summer party back in July. There are some nice photos in there with a few familiar faces….You can read the article here
So after weeks of hard work, pencil sharpening and origami prototypes here is Rok Predin’s latest piece of work. We made this for the good people at FC Creative as part of their campaign for Jaguar. The brief they gave us was to make a film to celebrate the unveiling of the new C-X17 without actually showing any cars. The idea we came up with was to explore Jaguar’s design philosophy and to explain it in an interesting visual way. This involved a lots of CGI 3d work mixed with more old-school 2d drawn animation which was initially done in Flash then printed out, hand traced and coloured and re-scanned. As well as directing the 3d and 2d teams Rok also composited the piece, giving it a little bit of Predin magic. We had big team on this so it’s great to see everyone’s hard work and long hours pay off.
Leeds based agency Propaganda approached us to create a TV commercial to mark the launch of their product.
We brought in the brilliant Pete Mellor to direct this 30 second spot. Filled with humour and energy this new spot is a master class in timing and pace. Spencer Wilson’s beautiful crisp illustrations worked with The Car Buying Service’s compact colour palette to help create a very clear and appealing film. Pete noted “It was great to work with Propaganda, helping them develop the initial story board and whilst it would have been very easy to over-complicate the animation by keeping it simple with a straight forward car journey it kept the message clear” The script was voiced by the brilliant Ade Edmondson, sounding nothing like Vivian from The Young Ones, a blessing for any company based on trust and fairness.
Composer Ivan Arnold created the perfect score while the sound design and mix was by J.M Finch at Fonic. Pedro Lino at Trunk Animation oversaw the whole production.