Tuesday, 29 November 2011


For anyone who hasn't visited our main web site you may have missed that The Last Belle teaser trailer is now up and running. You can visit it at You Tube.

And - briefly diverting off The Last Belle for a moment - I just noticed something else on You Tube... A few months back while I was wading through some complicated post-production, I was wondering why it was that nobody seemed to make those simple, but effective, looking TV ads any more - the ones that I gather used to be so popular in the 50's, 60's, 70's and early 80's, featuring a character just doing its stuff against a white screen, usually with no cuts; just straightforward character animation. It was a style that seemed to have more or less died out. And then a couple of days later I got a call from director Dan Greaves at Tandem Films asking if I'd like to animate exactly that: a new 20 second ad featuring a simple line character doing its stuff against a white screen. A wish come true! It was enormous fun to do, a real animator's holiday - you can watch it here.


  1. Awesome animation Neil! Love the man boobs! I can't wait to see it on the big screen! That's a lot of dedication to finish a short this ambitious, congratulations. The commercial is beautiful too, nice mix or realism and exaggeration. Do you animate commercial work often these days?

  2. Thanks Aaron! I've spent the last couple of years mostly on commercials as there's been hardly any feature work here in the UK recently. Commercials can be fun but it would be nice to get back to some feature work soon... fingers crossed.