Award winning animators, illustrators and visual effects artists

Take 27 Demo Reel

The reel  contains clips from various projects which includes an aerial pursuit from 1940, over Chester, an evolving view of the landscape that is now The Roodee, Chester's racecourse, during the Roman, Medieval and Tudor periods, the Iron Bridge in Brabyns Park, Marple Bridge, the workings of the Lancashire Boilers and Peace Engine for Queen Street Mill in Burnley, the workings of the boilers and engine at Pont Ceunant, a Victorian hydro electric power station in mid Wales, and spacecraft amongst other things.

As with our illustration work, we create animations using 3D digital models.  It is very exciting to be able to offer clients the chance to show their site as it may have looked in the past, or be able to demonstrate how a piece of machinery runs, or how a particular process works.  The animations can be provided in a variety of formats, so they are optimised to be shown via different platforms - TV screens, monitors, web, tablets, phones, via apps, etc.  We can add subtitles or arrange the recording of a narration which can be added to the final film, as well as sounds effects and music if required.

We are able to offer options for populating a scene and can either use digital characters for medium to long shots or else film actors/re-enactors against greenscreen and add them into the digital background.

Coniston Copper Mine

The Coppermines Valley at Coniston is a complex, unique industrial landscape.  The remains here reflect over 400 years of mining.  This animation, commissioned by the Lake District National Park, shows how the mine might have looked during its heyday around 1865.

Compound Steam Engine

Award winning animation

This animation shows how the tandem compound steam engine, Peace, works to turn steam into power to run the mill machinery. Peace is at Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Burnley, Lancashire and was still running up until the museum closed in 2017.

The animation was shown in the engine room so that visitors could watch it to get an overview of the whole system, and thereby have a better understanding, as they wandered around the museum, of how the power was generated.

Planet Nine

In a paper released on 20th January, 2016 in the Astronomical Journal, the possible existence of what has been called Planet Nine was theorised. The paper suggested that the known motions of some Kuiper Belt bodies could be explained by the presence of this theorised planet, which would orbit some twenty times further out than Neptune, and be approximately ten times the mass of the Earth. At two to four times the diameter of Earth, it is speculated to be an ejected ice giant, similar to Uranus and Neptune, with a shallow gas envelope. Its orbital period is reckoned to be between 10,000 and 20,000 years. In this depiction, the planet is imagined as having a thin rope-like ring system, and a small moon.

2000 years of lead mining on Halkyn Mountain

This film shows the history, over 2000 years, of lead mining on Halkyn Mountain.  From the use of simple hand tools right through to mechanisation, this shows how the mines were developed and their continued use despite flooding issues.

Pont Ceunant

Award winning animation

This film shows Pont Ceunant, a Victorian hydro electric mine.  It's purpose was to provide electricity to the nearby Frongoch Mine, but it was only in use for less than 3 years.

We produced versions with English and Welsh subtitles.

3 periods of history of the Roodee, Chester

We were commissioned to create a film, at a very wide angle resolution, which is played through a binocular type viewer, which is positioned on Nuns Road, Chester, overlooking the Roodee Racecourse.  The user can move the binocular to sweep the landscape ahead of them, and view the same section of landscape during the Roman, Medieval and Tudor periods.

King Charles' Tower under siege - 1645

Parliamentary artillery besieging the north east corner of the walls, with King Charles' Tower taking a pounding.

Chester supported King Charles during the Civil War, as his eldest son was Earl of Chester. The tower was originally called the Phoenix Tower but since the King supposedly viewed the battle of Rowton Moor from there, it became known as King Charles' Tower.

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