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In this month’s Storyboard, Lola, Jellyfish and Prime Focus help tell the story of the US; Passion promotes marital bliss with Jerry Seinfeld; Sumcreative plays some Rock n Roll; Blue Zoo takes a trip to the cinema; Wilder goes on an Emirati adventure; E&P and Disqo do business in Thailand; Bait mashes it up for S4C and Boomerang; Al Jazeera gets a kids rebrand from Seed and Devilfish and Blac Ionica make shards for Virgin Shorts


America Story Of US from Nutopia on Vimeo.

America: The Story of Us, the History Channel US’s highest rated special ever, had vfx and post work from a host of UK outfits. The major series, that covers the whole of the US’s 400 year history had extensive vfx created by Lola and Jellyfish  with grade, audio and online completed at Prime Focus.

created the Flash and traditional 2d title sequence for Jerry Seinfeld’s new NBC reality show, The Marriage Ref, where A-list guests like Madonna, Alec Balwin, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ricky Gervais preside over average American couples’ disagreements. Using a script penned by Seinfeld himself, Hope and Hemming’s animation explains the origin and meaning of the show. The look of the piece was influenced by classic 60s TV titles like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie.


SumCreative produced over 50 animations for BBC series I’m In A Rock n Roll Band!. The graphic novel inspired sequences illustrate moments in the lives and careers of the rock stars featured in the series. Creative director Paul Peppiate commissioned comic book artists Steve Beaumont, Mike Collins and Leigh Gallagher to produce over 250 master illustrations. SumCreative designers Al O’Brien, Ant Scott and Lynn Tidsey completed the 50 plus animations, complete with all the effects and grading work.

Cineworld Ident from Blue Zoo on Vimeo.

Blue-Zoo created this ident to be shown in Cineworld cinema’s before performances with the characters representing different film genres. It was ordered by BD Network. The producer was Peter Muggleston and the director was Will Smith.

Wilder made this five minute film
for the UAE Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010. In it, an animated Emirati boy and Chinese girl take a magical journey through the UAE. Exec was Richard Batty and the director was Kevin Mckiernan.

Seed Animation was commissioned
by branding agency Radiant to produce four further idents and on-screen graphics for the continuing rebranding of Qatar’s Al Jazeera children’s channel, JCC.

Virgin Media Shorts 2010 from Blac Ionica on Vimeo.
Agency Devilfish commissioned Blac Ionica
to create this TV and cinema promo for the Virgin Media Shorts Film Competition. The piece is based aroud the VMS “shards”. Blac Ionica also produced the sound design.

Black Sheep - Titles from disqohd on Vimeo.
E&P Associates created this new identity
for Thai TV entrepreneurial show Black Sheep Runs Business. Creative director Rob Machin worked with Disqo’s Joe Lovelock to develop and animate the sequence.

Stwnsh from Bait on Vimeo.
S4C and Boomerang commissioned Bait
to brand its new kids’ service Stwnsh (Mashup). The identity is built around unexpected mashups including hair clips and chip forks causing cars to explode and hair-dryers blowing colour.

Marriage Ref Titles from kate sullivan on Vimeo.

Passion’s Tim Hope and Chris Hemming

Posted 11 May 2010 by Jon Creamer
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