We’ve got funding from Creative England!
Closing date Friday 29th June
Details of how to apply can be found here
Wednesday 14th March 6.30 – 9pm
Room at the Top National Media Museum, Bradford
A great turnout and a very enjoyable event.
Thanks to Sarah Cox from Arthur Cox Animation and all of our enthusiastic supporters – it was a really inspiring talk.
Thanks to Imagine Animation Magazine and the National Media Museum for their support with this event.
Thanks to James Betts and his team from Kudlian Software for a really fun afternoon on the 25th February at the National Media Museum in Bradford.
Teams from Animated Yorkshire and the Media Museum came along, got to grips with some great new software, did a spot of networking over a lovely afternoon tea and went on to make some wonderful animation.
Some pictures of the event
Video of the groups in action – can you spot our guest superstar Barry Purves?
Their final creations here – edited using the excellent Serif Movie Plus X5 which we took away as part of our free goodie bags!
Thanks too to Hi Tech Bradford for supplying the lovely shiny computers and being so helpful at the event!
A few quotes from participants here!
“The software was easy to get used to quickly. Being given a bag of items was better than starting from scratch – it got creative ideas going”
“Ready, Steady Animate was an educational and fun opportunity to unleash creative talent and to work as a team”
“It was a great event today. The software was really easy to use.”
“This was good fun and inspiration to animate more”
We’ve an agency for the very best in 2D, 3D and stop motion animation talent in Yorkshire
We can make your animation projects happen!
We pay our animators a professional rate for the jobs they do, and profits go to help train and support animators throughout the region and beyond
We’ve just launched as All Animated Limited
A not-for-profit company limited by guarantee – now with powers to operate outside of the region wherever we need to
We’ve a fantastic board of management to make sure that we are run ever more efficiently and effectively
Thanks to our Chair Bill Lawrence from Reel Solutions for arranging
We’ve a great Board – the future is looking bright!
Thanks to management consultant Stuart McFarlane (formerly at Yorkshire Forward), Andrew de Feu from Northern Film School, Dr Ian Palmer from University of Bradford, Deb Singleton from Bradford Animation Festival at the National Media Museum and Michael Corker from Leeds College of Art and Creative Networks.
All are giving their time to help develop more opportunities for animation – really appreciated!
Thanks to everyone who applied to be part of our Animation Agency.
We have selected 22 incredibly talented individuals and companies and are really excited to have everyone onboard. We span 2D, 3D and Stop Motion and are able to provide illustration, character animation, product and architectural visualisation and motion graphics to a high professional standard for web, broadcast, live arts events and games.
We were delighted by the response – thankyou to everyone who took the time to apply. It was tough deciding who to take on – but great to have so many excellent people to choose from. We have now selected this full cohort of animators, but there will be opportunities for others to apply next year, or when we need people with specific skills.
Everyone is full of energy and fresh ideas – exciting times ahead!
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Check out Animated Yorkshire on Children’s ITV!!!
We’ve made a series of 6 Animated Idents to show between programmes – we’re really proud of this
Thanks to the wonderful team at CITV for working with us on this and to the Children’s Media Conference who helped to hook us up on this!
You can see all of the idents on our Vimeo Channel
The campaign for tax breaks for UK animation production is really taking off
A note from Oli Hyatt
“Things are beginning to gain some momentum with various emails and letters flying around the government. We have some highly influential people backing this, so the people we need to convince now is the Treasury (which isn’t going to be simple). I believe we already have broad support from everyone else we have spoken too.
Since the last time I wrote I have seen several MP’s including Don Foster. We seem to be at least in MP’s thoughts now, Ed Vaizey even gave me a personal name check in a speech he was giving in Westminster (ego trip!). He has been writing about us in his weekly emails and I have another meeting with him very soon. Jeremy Hunt has also made an initial approach to the Treasury on the issue.
A little note from Ed “I recognise the importance of the animation industry and the UK’s proud international reputation for excellence in this field. I am aware of the pressures that the industry faces – the Creative Skills Council is bringing all the creative industries and government together to look at long term solutions addressing these issues.”
We are meeting in the coming weeks with Vince Cable, David Gauke and George Osbourne who are obviously very important people to impress.
We need to apply as much pressure on the Treasury as possible through a number of different methods. To begin with we have been advised to start a letter campaign; please can you go to our website (www.animationuk.org) and follow the instructions. Here at Blue-Zoo we have generously paid the postage (2nd class!) for everyone to send letters and have made it compulsory to write. If everyone else can follow suit that would be brilliant! Please take the time to do this now and try to insert something personal in the letter which will show why it is a problem for you and your business. It is easy to read something like this and ignore it but please please do it now!
Please could you also visit
and vote for our proposal; if we get enough votes then other people may begin to campaign on our behalf! There is also a link to this off the website.
I know things go quiet from time to time, but it’s only because I’m so busy doing this as well as trying to hold down the day job that I don’t have time to constantly update. We still get bits of press from time to time and have a regular slot on Skwigly, so if anyone has any news or can talk about the problem from their perspective then I would be grateful for them to write something we can use on the site.
We have made a couple of changes to the site, but aim to update more regularly in future. we now link through to supporters (please test your links and if possible link back to us)
Thanks for your time and on-going support.
Blue Zoo Animation