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By Layla

Julian Lennon | Saltwater 25

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

We’ve just finished the music video for the 25th anniversary reissue of Julian Lennon’s nineties hit “Saltwater”. It was a Trunk directors all-hands-on-deck affair, co-directed by Layla Atkinson and Jock Mooney with compositing by Rok Predin. We also had some talented animation monkeys on the team. It’s a psychedelic odyssey.

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By Richard

One Of A Kind

On 17, Dec 2014 | In directors, Rok Predin | By Richard

Directed by: Rok Predin
Producer: Richard Barnett
Narrated by: Jim Carter
Music by: Daniel Pemberton
Story: Rok Predin
Script: Richard Barnett & Rok Predin
Animators: Will Thomas, Sam Cundall, Rok Predin, Seni Soetan
Sound design: Barnaby Templer & Jake Roberts @Fonic
Mix: Barnaby Templer
Foley artist: Sue Harding
Foley recordist/editor: Christopher Swaine
Voices: JM Finch, Sue Harding, Samantha Jones, Emily Snape, Barnaby Templer
Costume Designer: Sara Savelj
A Trunk Animation Production 2015

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By Richard

John Rutter | Angel’s Carol

On 16, Dec 2014 | In Press | By Richard

Seasons Greetings from all at Trunk and Fonic, hope you have a great one!

Director: Rok Predin
Producer: Richard Barnett
Animation: Ines Pagniez, Rok Predin
Audio Post: Marty O’Brien @ Fonic
Composer: John Rutter
Commissioner: Julian Forbes @ Decca on behalf of Classic FM

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In Press

By Richard

One of a Kind

On 08, Sep 2014 | In Press | By Richard

Trunk director Rok Predin completes his most ambitious film to date, “One of a Kind”.

Trunk’s director Rok Predin has just finished his eagerly anticipated film “One of a Kind”. It’s 3 minutes 40 seconds of pure richness and joy, from the near expressionist visuals to Jim Carter’s resonating performance, and from Daniel Pemberton’s dynamic music score, to Barnaby Templers sound design and beautifully measured audio mix!

The film is a contemplation about all the people who had to meet, all the tiny acts of fate and chance that had to come together, in order for you to sit here right now, reading this! Rok felt that this overwhelming question allowed ample opportunity for lots of humour, sentiment, and beauty.

Rok had the idea for the short over 2 years ago but commitments (like making other films!) delayed the start of the production to the beginning of this year. The story and script were developed with producer Richard Barnett, and as the epic task of designing over 70 characters took place, with costumes so beautifully designed and created by Sara Savelj, the team was carefully put together.

First on board was Ivor Novello winning composer and friend, Daniel Pemberton. In between finishing Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” and starting his new Hollywood feature, now well under way, Pemberton got behind the story and the film. Rok notes; “we knew the music had a massive part to play, especially to help re-iterate different moods and time periods throughout the piece and felt very fortunate to have Daniel on board”.

Now with such a rich visual aesthetic, and a beautifully composed track, the team knew they needed a big performance from a commanding voice, and who else but the incredibly talented Jim Carter. A long illustrious stage, film and television career, which includes appearing at the National Theatre, starring in feature films such as “Shakespeare in Love” and a host of TV work including “The Singing Detective” and “Downtown Abbey”, ensured he had a voice with just the right kind of timbre, elegance and warmth.

At the recording the guys were bowled over, ‘It’s always so much fun watching someone with so much talent, doing their job.’ Before Predin and Barnett started the recording session, and having worked with numerous actors in the past, they re-assured each other that they wouldn’t get overwhelmed with the first take…..But, ‘it was just a joy to watch’ says Predin, ‘he was acting out each sentence with so much commitment and understanding and we knew when he had finished we had captured lightning in a bottle’.

A team of animators came on board, and with so many characters to get stuck into, there was ample opportunity to develop miniature narratives within each of the scenes, it was play time! Rok, then had the task of pulling everything together, with heavy renders coming out of Cinema 4D numerous techniques were put together in order to streamline the process. The compositing as always was a joy to behold, and a first chance to see the culmination of 6 months hard work!

Finally the call went in to long time collaborators Jake Roberts and Barnaby Templer at Fonic post production. Barnaby put together a team of foley and voice artists to create all the vocalisations and the plethora of sounds needed for the film. The balance was key, creating enough room for all the different audio elements to shine in their own right and do the job that they were designed to do. Needless to say when Rok and Richard sat in on the final mix they were blown away.

So, having had a blast for the past year, it’s time for the next one, let’s see which idea will get picked for production next!

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3D World

Director by – Rok Predin
Narrated by – Jim Carter
Music by – Daniel Pemberton
Producer – Richard Barnett

Story: Rok Predin
Script: Richard Barnett & Rok Predin

Animators -Will Thomas
Sam Cundall
Rok Predin
Seni Soetan

Sound design – Barnaby Templer & Jake Roberts @Fonic
– mix: Barnaby Templer
– foley artist: Sue Harding
-foley recordist/editor: Christopher Swaine
-voices: JM Finch
Sue Harding
Samantha Jones
Emily Snape
Barnaby Templer

Costume Designer – Sara Savelj

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By Layla

Rok Predin | One of a Kind

On 18, Jul 2014 | In news / blog | By Layla

Here it is folks! Rok Predin’s new film “One of a Kind”. This is the culmination of many many months of hard work and it’s definitely been worth all the effort. We hope you like it, we love it….and just try getting that tune out of your head.

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By Layla

One of a Kind, who’s hungry?

On 29, May 2014 | In news / blog | By Layla

After sitting quietly in the corner for a few months now, barely even tearing his eyes away from his monitor Rok has started rendering his latest film. It’s a sumptuous treat for the eyes. Here’s a little taster.

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By Layla


On 26, Sep 2013 | No Comments | In news / blog | By Layla

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.

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Back In The Day

On 11, Oct 2012 | No Comments | In Director Page, directors, Films, Rok Predin | By Richard

Film: Rok Predin
Producer: Richard Barnett
Music: Ivan Arnold
Guitars and bass: Zvonimir Domazet
Sound : @Fonic
Foley editor: Christopher Swaine
Sound editor: Marty O’Brien
Mixed by: JM Finch
Prod. Co: Trunk
Special Thanks: Sara Savelj, Pedro Lino, Borut Praper
A short making of

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In news / blog

By Richard


On 19, Apr 2012 | One Comment | In news / blog | By Richard

Here’s Rok Predin’s latest short film project. The film initially suggests a child’s ‘lift the flap’ book but it quickly subverts this familiar visual narrative and confounds the viewer’s anticipations. As Rok says the visual journey “lets the viewer ponder the traditional relationship between internal and external space while being a very visually pleasing film ”. The use of a beautiful pared down palette reinforces the viewer’s engagement with the short creating a mesmerising and incredibly engaging film. The spooky soundtrack was created by Ivan Arnold who Rok previously collaborated with on the award winning ‘Winter Poem’. “Inside” was created using Cinema 4D and composited using After Effects. It was conceived, animated, composited and directed by Rok Predin.

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