3 June 2021
Spotlight On… Bait Studio: Flexible, Buoyant, Boutique Visual Artists who have Clients hooked
This month we interviewed Peter Rogers, Managing Director of the Cardiff-based visual effects company Bait Studio - discussing views on the current state of the UK VFX industry, the challenges of the past year, as well as their impressive credits and award-winning work.
1 June 2021
A Productions clinches Broadcast Awards win for ground-breaking ‘JoJo and Gran Gran’
The first UK pre-school animation that centres around a black British family, based on creator Laura Henry-Allain MBE's children's books and animated by A Productions, won big at the British television awards.
AMAZON PRIME VIDEO UK HELPS FUND POST PRODUCTION APPRENTICESHIPS
Apprentice post-production operators start training as part of a UK Screen Alliance programme with the support of Amazon Prime Video UK
AARDMAN GIVES NEW PRE-SCHOOL SERIES ‘THE VERY SMALL CREATURES’ THE GREEN LIGHT
Bristol-based British animation powerhouse Aardman has announced it has greenlit a brand-new pre-school series The Very Small Creatures.
CAKE SIGNS NEW SEASON OF KIRI AND LOU WITH CBEEBIES
Following the series’ strong premiere on CBeebies last year, the children's TV channel has pre-bought the latest season of the popular stop-motion animated show.
29 May 2021
Fitzrovia post bolster team with new hire Adrian Walter
London-based sound design & audio post-production facility Fitzrovia Post have made a new addition to their team, appointing Adrian Walter as new Senior Dubbing Mixer and Supervisor of Animation Productions.
26 May 2021
New animation awards scheme launched to develop young UK animation talent
ACCESS: VFX has launched the Young Animator of the Year UK (YAY UK) club and awards to help discover, nurture and celebrate all the amazing young animators across the UK.
25 May 2021
BlueBolt strengthen team with promotion of Lucy Tait to Finance Director
The award-winning visual effects studio BlueBolt has announced the internal promotion of Lucy Tait, to the position of Finance Director.
24 May 2021
Elstree Studios Expansion gets underway
Hertsmere has taken one step closer towards cementing its reputation as the ‘British Hollywood’ as construction work on the expansion of Elstree Studios got underway this week.
20 May 2021
FREEFOLK STRENGTHEN LONGFORM OFFERING WITH CREATION OF ‘FREEFOLK FILM & EPISODIC’
The Soho-based visual effects studio Freefolk is expanding its reach with a plethora of promotions, new hires, and the launch of a new structure.
TWICKENHAM FILM STUDIOS EXPAND TEAM WITH LAURENCE MCCORMACK AS NEW DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
The growing film studios have further expanded their team by hiring a new Director of Operations, Laurence McCormack, who joins from Warner Brothers Leavesden.
19 May 2021
Erika Burton joins DNEG as EVP, VFX – Global Head of Studios
Visual effects and animation company DNEG has announced the appointment of Erika Burton as Executive Vice President, VFX - Global Head of Studios.
One of Us opens new Paris VFX Studio
Visual effects studio One of Us set for expansion with a new office based in Paris.
18 May 2021
Union Build Guantanamo for The Mauritanian
Union VFX transforms South African set builds into Guantánamo base, for The Mauritanian, the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi's fight for freedom after imprisonment by the U.S. Government.
Framestore use deep fake technology in campaign for Kiyan Prince Foundation
Visual effects powerhouse Framestore has collaborated with marketing agency ENGINE Creative to help raise awareness of knife crime in a campaign using VR.
14 May 2021
UK Screen Alliance responds to concerns about Covid and edit suite ventilation
Screen industry advocacy and trade body UK Screen Alliance has issued a response to concerns about COVID-19 and edit suite ventilation in post-production facilities.
13 May 2021
Spotlight on… Blue Zoo Animation Studio: A menagerie of creativity, excellence, and integrity
This month we catch up with Tom Box, Managing Director and one of the co-founders of Blue Zoo, the multi-award-winning studio and animators of beloved shows Numberblocks and The Adventures of Paddington, and one of the founding member-companies of Animation UK.
12 May 2021
ELSTREE SCREEN ARTS ACADEMY UK CENTRE OF SCREEN EXCELLENCE LAUNCHES
The UK’s second Centre of Screen Excellence will be launched in Elstree & Borehamwood, focused on offering more opportunities and training to young people looking for careers in film and high-end TV.
11 May 2021
Riverdance family film animated by Cinesite to premiere on Sky
Animated family film Riverdance: The Animated Adventure, based on the stage phenomenon featuring Bill Whelan’s Grammy award-winning music, debut on Sky Cinema on 28 May.