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28

May
2020

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By Layla

Michael J Fox Foundation

On 28, May 2020 | In clip, Home | By Layla

Back in Summer 2019 the Michael J Fox Foundation in New York contacted us. They wanted to make a film to describe how Parkinson’s Disease can impact a family, how symptoms may manifest and to communicate the need for volunteers to take part in testing. Working closely with our great American rep Cath Berclaz, it was great to be involved from the preliminary stages, we did a lot of reading around the subject and had long calls with the researchers at the Foundation who talked us through the stages of the disease. From this crash-course we wrote a script.

Layla did some initial character designs which the Foundation loved. The aim was to use simple avatars rather than recognisable human characters.  This meant the story could be effectively told in it’s simplest form without showing gender, class or race.

Using Layla’s characters we collaborated with the excellent Spencer Wilson of Peepshow Collective who used his Illustrator magic to create backgrounds for the piece. Here you can see how Layla’s animatic sketches were worked up into finished designs.

We pulled a small team together and got down to the animation once the script, animatic and designs were signed off. Most characters were rigged and animated in Adobe After Effects using shape layers. Our lead animator Alex Potts created hero animation in Adobe Animate. This was an effective way to animate multiple characters.

This film is aimed at a wide audience so our challenge was to translate some of the complicated scientific in as concise a manner as possible. This lead to some fun experiments in data visualisation.

Although a longer process than usual, we are super pleased with how this film came out. The cherry on the cake was getting to work with the great Alan Alda who provided the narration. His warmth and empathy for the subject are an important part of the storytelling.  We can also recommend Alan Alda’s Clear and Vivid podcast where some fascinating scientific topics are explored.

 

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08

Nov
2016

In news / blog

By Layla

Jenius CashTag

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

Jenius CashTag is a great feature that lets micro-business owners set up payments and receive money using their business name rather than a long and complicated account number.

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07

Nov
2016

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By Layla

Jenius Brand Film

On 07, Nov 2016 | In news / blog | By Layla

This little films hints at how your financial life con be simplified by Jenius.

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04

Nov
2016

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By Layla

Jenius Pay Me

On 04, Nov 2016 | In news / blog | By Layla

Easily transfer money to friends, family and foxy strangers with Jenius Pay Me. All you need is their phone number…

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02

Nov
2016

In news / blog

By Layla

Jenius Split Bill

On 02, Nov 2016 | In news / blog | By Layla

Avoid awkward negotiations with your gluttonous friends with the Split Bill feature of Jenius.

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01

Nov
2016

In news / blog

By Layla

A Jenius interlude

On 01, Nov 2016 | In news / blog | By Layla

Besides our charming and super-duper team of 2d animators, we got to work with composer Adem Ihlan on our Jenius films. He did an absolutely brilliant job, composing many different musical scores within some tight schedules. Our relationship with Adem goes way back into the mists of time…to 2005 when we made a video for his track “We Are Your Friends”. It was great to work with Adem again, he’s not changed a bit.

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31

Oct
2016

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By Layla

Jenius One Touch

On 31, Oct 2016 | In news / blog | By Layla

It’s a stroke of luck that this accident-prone little bloke has Jenius on his phone. It lets him pay all his medical bills with one single touch.

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27

Oct
2016

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By Layla

Jenius Kill The Bills

On 27, Oct 2016 | In news / blog | By Layla

This is “Kill the Bills”, one of our favourite Jenius films. Pay all your bills directly from your phone.

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26

Oct
2016

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By Layla

Jenius Card Centre

On 26, Oct 2016 | In news / blog | By Layla

Here’s “Card Centre” from Jenius. It lets you create your own credit cards, as many as you want, with fully customisable limits. So you can control your spending, and give fixed-limit cards to friends or family.

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