As we wake up to 2016, we take a moment to look back on a year of development, experimentation and collaboration. From 3D scanning and printing to transmedia storytelling and interactive design, we have thoroughly enjoyed investigating where computer-generated imagery can take us.
The Lost Romance of Elizabeth Linley took us to Denmark for an Open Workshop residency and AniDox: Lab. As a result, we are developing a transmedia scrapbook about Georgian London’s most Romantic icon with our super-short animated documentary at its heart. We have plans to continue the Danish connection, inspired by our friends at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, the Danish Film Institute in Copenhagen and the Danish Embassy here in London.
At the same time, we embarked upon an intense and thoughtful collaboration with The Armour Studio called Paint Skin. Beginning with technical production exploring 3D scanning and printing, this developed into a multi-media body of work drawn from Jonathan Armour’s investigation of the painted body, exhibited at three back-to-back exhibitions in London in the Autumn.
Screenings continued throughout the year. The Library continues to be screened across Europe and we are always delighted to show it. We slipped in a couple of work-in-progress screenings for Elizabeth Linley through invitations from the BFI and Dulwich College. We also enjoyed BFI Flare thanks to our title sequence for Rudie Can’t Fail (Makelight Productions).
These projects have helped define our research and development lab BRILLIANA. Alongside this, the backbone of our work at London Animation keeps us going. We are delighted to continue our relationship with a global blue-chip brand, balanced by creative animations for start-ups and others. This commercial work enabled us to move to a larger, more central studio and to refresh our own brand for 2016.
We’re looking forward to a busy and exciting time ahead and thank all our collaborators and backers for getting us there. Happy New Year!