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On 02, May 2014 | In news / blog | By Layla
We’ve got a really interesting and exciting project coming up next week for #storychangerseu. We are working with Ogilvy Brussels and the European Commission to get young people engaged with the European election possibly leading them to cast a vote. (It’s more interesting than it sounds) Our friends at Wouter and Thijs at Volstok have made a film with a cliff-hanger ending for the Storychangers.eu website, you can go to the site and suggest your own ending for the film, then it’ll be up to us to animate it. The challenge is for us to produce forty different endings to the film over four days for the 6th to the 9th of May. The Volstok boys in Ghent and Joost Lieuwma in Utrecht will also be making twenty endings each. The studio will be fitted out with web-cams for the week so you will also be able to log on and see your endings being animated “live”. Thankfully the live feed will not have sound so you will not be able to hear our agonised howls and Richard swearing like a docker. We will each have to produce just over three endings each per day, that works out as three hours per film from design to storyboard/animatic to animation to compositing, this is a very, very, very tight schedule. We made two endings each this past week trying to stick to the three hour per film schedule and it’s shown us just how tough this will be and it’s got our directors Layla, Rok and Alasdair+Jock quaking in their boots. It should be a very creative and tiring few days…… However…. we love a challenge! Bring it on Europe!
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On 07, Jan 2014 | In news / blog | By Layla
We rounded off last year by once again working with our Belgian friends Thijs and Wouter from Volstok. We animated their latest commercial for Weightwatchers Belgium. Layla led the animation team of Martin Oliver, Jon Clarke, Nick Brooks and Leslie Dart. We hope this proves to be inspiration to chubby Belgians everywhere!
We recently worked with the charming Wouter and Thijs from Volstok in Belgium on a series of 3 commercials for Belgian television-on-demand service Stievie. Volstok designed and directed from Belgium and our team here in London made it move. Easy. Here’s a link to our favourite (with some useful subtitles for the non-flemish speakers among us.)