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January 19, 2014 0

Motion North 2014

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We just had the first Motion North of 2014, which if you don’t know about it (and why would you unless you are a member) is a gathering of like minded designers/animators/motion designers from the North of England…curated and organised by us. Since I last posted about this in November 2012 it’s grown into a [...]

November 27, 2013 0

Salford Media Festival

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Last week we attended the Salford Media Festival, hosted at the Salford Uni campus in Media City (Previously known as the Nations and regions conference). Key sessions included an entertaining Q & A with Josh Weinstein of ‘The Simpsons’ fame who played nicely to the crowd with his love of Manchester; Nicola Shindler from Red [...]

November 24, 2013 0

Autumn 2013

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The summer became the Autumn, and then before we knew it we were heading into Winter! Where did the year go? Since the summer we’ve been working on 2 motion graphics jobs (under wraps so sadly can’t show those) but also on TV shows due to go out over Christmas and in the New Year. [...]

September 4, 2013 0

Making of Alesha’s Streetdance Stars

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We loved working on this project, largely as we got to push ideas and techniques into new areas, which is what design is all about. So whilst making it we recorded this little film to show how we went about it. (please click the icon bottom right of the viewer to see this full screen)

August 28, 2013 0

Summer Work 2013

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A busy summer where we’ve actually managed to get out there on some shoots and see the world outside The Sharp Project. Trips to the seaside, playing with remote helicopters, and working with some old friends (and new friends). Lots of the work on this Autumn and of course will be updated on the site [...]

August 26, 2013 0

Green screen

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An interesting piece about something we spend a fair bit of time doing, green screen/CSO. This little film does explain where the idea came from and how the top end productions do it these days. (please click the icon bottom right of the viewer to see this full screen)

June 23, 2013 0

Creating The Illusion @ MOSI

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We were invited to attend the opening of this new exhibition “Creating The Illusion” at The Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester on Friday. The exhibition gives an insight into animation in the North West with a strong focus on the work of Cosgrove Hall, the creators and animators of some of my earliest [...]

April 22, 2013 0

Prolific North Awards

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We are delighted to have got a nomination in the Prolific North Awards for best Animation/Graphics company. We’ve had a great past year and hopefully this nod is due to the work we’ve produced and the clients we’ve worked with. As part of organising the Motion North evenings I’ve met the folk at Flipbook who [...]

March 26, 2013 0

Hello Charlie’s Brit Awards

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How long ago was the Brits? Ages ago I know, but even now I still wanted to write a blog about it. I watch the Brits avidly every year but not with a particular interest in who wins. My primary reason for watching is to see how Hello Charlie interpret the brief each time round. [...]

March 6, 2013 0

The Wright Way

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We were delighted to win the pitch last month to produce the titles for Ben Elton’s new BBC1 comedy The Wright Way. Working with Ben himself to hone the idea and develop what is an important part of the show was a pleasure. Not often you say it but it was nice to have hands [...]