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27

Apr
2018

In news / blog

By Layla

Working with the ICMM to promote best mining practices

On 27, Apr 2018 | In news / blog | By Layla

Over the past couple of years we have been working with the International Council on Mining and Metals, a body which works with the mining industry to ensure they follow the very best practices. We’ve created a lot of content both live action and animation. This film, directed by Rok Predin focuses on how mining and metals are intrinsically linked to virtually every single aspect of modern life.

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08

Nov
2016

In news / blog

By Layla

Shirley Collins at Rough Trade

On 08, Nov 2016 | In news / blog | By Layla

Last night we got to meet the wonderful Shirley Collins at an event on East London. She was interviewed on stage then performed a few songs. She was amazing, thanks for a magical evening Shirley.

shirley

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28

Oct
2016

In news / blog

By Layla

How We Made Pretty Polly

On 28, Oct 2016 | In news / blog | By Layla

Get an exclusive, glamorous, behind-the-scenes glimpse of how we made Pretty Polly. It’s a look back on an incredibly craft-centred few summer weeks. Keep an eye out for our lovely studio dog, our shorts, our army of helpers and our paint-splattered studio.

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14

Oct
2016

In news / blog

By Layla

Cardboard, puppets, 16mm film, what’s not to like?

On 14, Oct 2016 | In news / blog | By Layla

Finally we can show you the fruits of our craft-based labours this summer. It’s the music video for folk legend Shirley Collins’ new single “Pretty Polly”. The album “Lodestar” marks the return of Shirley Collins after a break of 38 years. The video is the result of hundreds of hours of painting, drawing, inking, cutting, problem-solving and idea-wrangling. Shot on 16mm film this was lovingly created and directed by Layla Atkinson with enormous help and collaboration from the marvellous John Harmer and Jock Mooney with further support from Richard Barnett, Rebecca Manley, Garry Rutter, Pete Ellmore and a cast of thousands. A big “cheers” to everyone involved.

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07

Apr
2015

In Press

By Pip

Trunk Animation’s Layla Atkinson directs two 30-second TV trailers for the BBC.

On 07, Apr 2015 | In Press | By Pip

To promote BBC Four’s new series The Sound of Song Red Bee Media contacted Trunk to create two TV spots. The up-coming series explores the story of modern music and how elements come together to form our favourite songs. An initial brief centered around two “factoids” featured in the series. The first was how a riff can be modified and used by a variety of artists. In this case Chic’s bass line from 1979’s Good Times was modified and used by many artists, ranging from Queen to Daft Punk. The second was how, in 1926 while recording Heebie Jeebies Louis Armstrong’s sheet music fell from the stand. Armstrong continues singing, improvising his lyrics and inadvertently inventing the “scat” singing style.

Layla notes “I wanted both trailers to share a restricted palette, a pared back illustrative style and sinuous lines to create unity across the two disparate stories”. To that end both spots use a simple and elegant graphic style infused with humour that flows beautifully with the music discussed in the trailers.

Each piece finishes with the voiceover strap line “You’ll never listen to your favourite songs in the same way again” a statement that is skillfully presented in these two lovely trailers.

Click below for press coverage :-

B&T

LBB

Motionographer

Skwigly

Credits: –

Director- Layla Atkinson
Animation- Leslie Dart
Line Producer- Pedro Lino
Producer- Richard Barnett
Commissioner- Matthew Shapland/Red Bee Media

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16

Jul
2014

In news / blog

By Layla

film voice-over shenanigans

On 16, Jul 2014 | In news / blog | By Layla

Layla’s film is well under way. We had a fantastic voice-over session this morning with one of our favourite actors….but who lurks behind that mask? Keep your eyes peeled for more news soon!

Layla Atkinson Film Voice Over

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05

Apr
2014

No Comments

In work

By Richard

Tom Fun Orchestra | Throw Me To The Rats

On 05, Apr 2014 | No Comments | In work | By Richard


Directors: Alasdair Brotherston + Jock Mooney
Band: The Tom Fun Orchestra

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07

Mar
2014

In news / blog

By Layla

Trunk Towers are doing things

On 07, Mar 2014 | In news / blog | By Layla

We’ve been maintaining radio silence for a while here at Trunk towers but don’t worry! things are happening. Layla’s been at the scissors, Rok’s populating the world with 3d characters and Jock is learning how to accurately model nipples.

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