Award-winning animation and motion graphics
Animated videos in Bristol
Animation can be the most visually impactful way you can tell your story. You can go anywhere – up close in micro detail or even cup the planet in the palm of your hands. Where filming is restricted, animation can be a vibrant alternative for digital campaigns, product demos or even a TV commercial.
So what type of animation can best accurately represent your brand? Motion graphics, animated 2D illustrations or 3D visualisation?
Our animation work
Animated hero film that simplifies cloud compute options
This 2D animation combines all that’s best about Skylark. Our understanding of complex service offerings with our innovative visual story-telling, all backed up by outstanding video marketing strategies. We partnered with cloud-management platform, YellowDog, for an end-to-end campaign, from the brand video, to animated explainers and social content.
3D demo to illustrate sustainable waste management
With a shared interest in sustainability, Pyrocore tasked us to create a 3D demo to work as a remote sales tool for the healthcare and leisure industries. Our animation reveals the pyrolyser’s inner workings and how it processes waste with minimal emissions. Motion-tracked annotations give context to the features and benefits.
Launching fund to help innovative environmental projects
Drawing on Ecosurety’s colourful branding, we created this bold, attention-grabbing, motion graphics animation for a social media campaign. Dynamic text gives a shout-out to innovators in the environmental space to apply for investment. We made versions in square format to optimise for screen size on mobile.
Post-production of Discovery Channel TV e-car series
The producers of this documentary series were looking for a Bristol-based animation and post-production studio. We created the motion graphics and colour graded the footage from various global locations. Our vector illustrations and neon light VFX beautifully compliment the e-car brand identity.
With 2D animation you can brings to life your customers’ story, taking them on a journey from their existing pain to the resolution you bring. You can use it for product demos, in-house training or to launch a new service.
Animate vector shapes, icons or your logo
Combine live-action footage with screen shots, charts or graphs
Bring clarity to your messaging
If you’re making a hero film about your product and you want it to look truly epic, it’s time for 3D. You can demonstrate how things work in full 360, fly round objects, through walls and even glimpse inside, giving your audience the superhero experience. We specialise in 3D and isometric animation.
- Photo-realistic 3D product videos
- Create the ultimate sales demo tool
- Motion tracked labels highlight features and benefits
How it works
Workshop to determine concept and deliverables
What video assets will you need for a successful animated video campaign?
Moodboard, storyboard, script-writing, illustration, design, music and voiceover selection
Illustration and animation
Sound design, music and voiceover record
Two rounds of amends are included in the budget
Creation of assets optimised for different channels
Review and optimisation of animation to improve metrics
What’s the difference between motion graphics and animation?
Animation is the overarching term used to describe moving imagery, including everything from vintage 2D Tom and Jerry cartoons, to modern day Pixar movies, to stop-frame Aardman Animations style. Motion graphics is a type of animation which describes moving or animated graphic design.
You’re based in Bristol. Do you work across the UK?
Of course we do! Animation doesn’t require the face to face shoots that live action requires. Our animators are able to work remotely and will be able to deliver drafts for online review throughout every stage of the production process.
What's an animated explainer?
Animated explainers are short animated videos used to explain what or how a product or service works in a clear and succinct way.
Which is better, animation or live action video?
We like them both. But get in touch with a brief and we’ll give you some free advice on what format works better for you and why.
What’s cheaper – animation or live action?
It depends. Live action requires a production team to set up and film a video which can be costly. Typically, animation is cheaper because there are less overheads involved, with only an animator and illustrator required. However, if you opt for 3D or CGI animation over 2D, prepare to increase your budget.
" It’s brilliant. We were on such a tight deadline and you hit every one with an excellent finish. "
James Stevens, CCO, YellowDog