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Jobs & Studio Information

JOB APPLICATIONS We are always looking to add to our creatives & production database. So if you are an animator or designer, motion graphics or another lovely creative or production person you can send us a CV and examples of your work. We’d love to hear from you. Some things to know: We prefer to have people in studio. We look for good drawing skills, We tend to use 3D Studio Max for most of our CG work, although lots of our guys know Maya as well. We use a lot of After Effects in our work and Flash as well. We always want to see life drawing portfolios We don’t use agencies There’s probably more things to tell you, but essentially we’re always keen to see new talent. Email us your details and any links to your work, or send a digital portfolio. But rather like that old BBC […]

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RTS Awards Nominations

We are proud to have been nominated for both Busy Bots and The Totems at the RTS West of England Awards 2017. Busy Bots and The Totems were both produced for Sesame Studios, the YouTube channel from the makers of Sesame Street. See the full list of nominations here.

Month of Gifs

In December 2016 we decided to have a bit of fun by posting a seasonal animated gif on Twitter for every day of the month. Now you can watch them all together.

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A load of rubbish…

We recently completed a short information film for Bristol Waste, illustrating the amount of rubbish generated in Bristol. It was shown during the Balloon Fiesta and made the BBC News. Drone footage from Ashton Park was motion tacked & mixed with CG graphics and animation. Composited in AFX and animated in 3DS Max, the director was Duncan Fraser.

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Player 2

So the dynamic duo of Charlie Miller and Harry Slinger-Thompson have been working with us to create a really great short film called Player 2. A story of love, loss and computer games   And the good news is you can see it at this years Encounters festival. (we will let you know where else it is showing)  

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Living wage employer

As an employer, A Productions works hard to make sure everyone who works in the studio is looked after and fairly paid. We are delighted that we have been officially recognised by the UK Living Wage organization with our own special badge.  

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The Totems

We can now share the exciting news about The Totems – our new short form series for Sesame Studios.   The new channel launched  in the US and we’re delighted that it features one of our shows called The Totems. Created by Matt Morgan, Here’s what Sesame say about the show ‘The Totems are here to celebrate family! Woo-hoo! Family! Family! Who’s in your family? Your brother? Your dad? Your auntie? Your great-grandma? Families come in all shapes and sizes. Large or small, no matter what you got, you know that family means a lot! ‘

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it’s been a busy time…

Sorry for the extra long silence, but we’ve been very busy getting a lot of new stuff made and delivered to clients around the world. Some of the new stuff is now on the website, but there’s lots more news that we just have to keep quiet about at the moment. We will update you with info just as soon as we can.   honest!

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Logotastic!

We asked ace American logo artist Brian Steely to redesign our company logo, This is what he did and we love it! – we hope you do to.   You can see more of his work here: http://briansteely.com/  

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update

Work on our new show development has kicked off with a hilarious v/o session with the wonderfully talented  Adam Gillan and Ako Mitchell. The first session was reduced to a lot of laughter when the rapping started!   we’ll share what we can, when we can – but its all a bit top secret at the moment.

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Calling 2D artists!

we’re looking for a handful of super 2D type people. Strong drawing skills useful, what we’d prefer is traditional skills used in a digital way.   Get in touch and send us some examples of work.    

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Visualising carbon use.

We recently completed a short film for Carbon Visuals, This dynamic four-minute film, being launched at the UN Climate Change Summit in New York September 2014, shows the part that carbon capture and storage can play in limiting global climate change to 2 degrees. Commissioned by WBCSD and produced by Carbon Visuals, the animation is being shown to world leaders, industry experts, campaigners and scientists at the Summit to help catalyse and inform conversations about reducing carbon emissions.

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Encounters

The 20th anniversary edition of Encounters festival starts today, get along if you can. A Productions is proud to support the festival, and this year Duncan Fraser did the title sequence for it. more info here: http://encounters-festival.org.uk/

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In Production.

We are currently in production on series 2 of the popular CBeebies show ‘Lets Play’   We are working again with The Foundation to design and create all graphic elements as well as the green screen compositing work. Matt Morgan is working hard with his design team and Paul Hill is directing the compositing teams