Animation

Animated Corporate Film – Appello

December 21, 2016

Animated Corporate Film – Appello

An animated corporate film is a great way of presenting information to customers, in a clear, concise and entertaining way. We have worked closely with the team at Appello previously to produce films that showcase their personal alarm services.

This current project has a simple design concept with warm, friendly characters that reflect the approachable nature of the company.  We also made sure to present the product as easy to use and discreet.

The animation style we chose reinforces Appello’s brand, by using the signature colours of grey and orange. The animated bear family that feature in the film can also continue to be used in future promotional projects for the company.

Appello monitoring services have kept people safe and reassured their families for more than 25 years. Over 150,000 people in the UK are now leading healthier, happier and safer lives well into later life, thanks to a little behind the scenes help.

They have the infrastructure, robust quality procedures and an expert and committed team, who work day and night to give customers the service they deserve, demand and expect.

Everything they do is measured against the highest benchmarks in customer service, product integrity, service value and recognised or accredited by top industry accreditations.

For more information about all the latest event and news at Appello visit them at https://www.appello.co.uk/consumer/blog

 

 

 

Animated Christmas Film

October 19, 2016

 

Animated Christmas Film – Nix Communications

Animated films and branded content are something we are now being commissioned to make on a regular basis, and we were pleased to be asked by our client Nix Communications to work with them to create this heart warming, festive animated video.

The marketing team at Nix provided us with the outline of the story and we worked in consultation with them to initially develop, and then flesh out idea and storyboards. It was important to keep the content and visuals engaging, whilst still demonstrating the dependable and innovative nature of Nix Communications. We then set about creating the characters and backdrops, bringing the story to life.

We used the set and props in the animation to reinforce Nix’s brand and product base, highlighting key partner ‘Unify’ where appropriate. This was done by using the actual phones and software that Nix provide, and through paying close attention to the online systems they install and the benefits Nix Communications bring to businesses.

Because it was decided to tell the story with no dialogue, the music was an integral part of the narrative. We worked with one of our regular composers to create a bespoke soundtrack.

The animation was rolled out on a number of social media channels and garnered lots of publicity and fantastic feedback for the client, helping them stand out from their competition.

 

 

Animated Information Video

February 11, 2016

Innovate UK

The Essential Series is one of Innovate UK’s new information videos for people, companies and partner organisations who find and drive the science and technology innovations which grow the UK’s economy. It is a series of animated information videos with helpful tips and first-hand advice. The animation both complements and reinforces the information packed into the two minute video.

Animated Web Video Production

February 11, 2016

Animated Web Video Production

Animated web video production is becoming increasingly popular as a promotional tool and we have a talented team of animators here at our Hampshire base. We offer animations in a variety of style and we are always striving to find new and innovative ways to produce videos.

One of the popular styles of animated web video production we offer is explainer videos, otherwise know as whiteboard animations or creative scribes. Following production of a storyboard and script, these videos are created by us filming the hands of our illustrator as she draws on white paper to create a visual representation of the ideas and themes of the video. We also offer slick vector animations, 3D animations and graphics to create a polished, modern look or stop-motion filming and key-frame animation for a friendlier approach. This wide range of style and formats shows the versatility of this medium and the ways in which we can adapt to suit your content, audience, desired style and purpose.

Our clients use animation to promote services and products or to explain new initiatives. We also regularly produce animations for museums and galleries to accompany exhibitions and enhance the visitor experience by offering information in a different format. The use of animation accompanied by other graphics, voice over and music can help to communicate a large amount of information in an enjoyable and user-friendly format, making animated web video production a popular service for companies explaining complex subject matter. Our clients include General Electric, Winchester CAB, Innovate UK, Panavision, LEE Filters, Hampshire Cultural Trust, Leicester Museum, Southampton City Council and Brockenhurst College. Whether it is animated web video production, infographics, TV production, animations for exhibitions or public displays then here at Cass Productions we can provide the solution for you.

Click on the links below to see some of our recent animation productions:

Explainer VideoVector Animation3D GraphicsExhibition Animation

See how Innovate UK have utilised our animated videos on their YouTube page: Innovate UK

Animated Information Video – Nix

February 11, 2016

Nix Communications

Animation is a fantastic way to showcase what a company has to offer, and we worked with Nix Communications to illustrate their telecommunications products and services.  The animation features members of the Nix team. It clearly demonstrates the way the company can both save a customer money and kit them out with new telecomms equipment. Infographics reinforce the key messages in this animated information video.

Explainer Animation – Newton Fund

February 9, 2016

Explainer Animation – Newton Fund

This explainer animation was commissioned by Innovate UK to outline the role of the Newton Fund in supporting innovative projects that solve global development challenges.

The Newton Fund’s aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of collaborating countries.

The video uses a distinctive textured style using vector animation and adheres to the brand colours and guidlines of Innovate UK. We can produce animation in a number of different styles including 3D animation, keyframe animation and kinetic typography.

You can find out more about the Newton Fund on Twitter

Explainer Video – Future Cities Catapult

February 18, 2015

Explainer Video

Future Cities Catapult

We produced this explainer video for Innovate UK (Technology Strategy Board). The Future Cities Catapult is a government initiative that will join business, city governments and academia in a unique collaboration to enable businesses to develop products and services for the cities of the future. Innovate UK  asked us to produce an engaging animated film to explain challenging information in an accessible way for a variety of audiences. As well as being hosted on their website and used as part of a social media campaign, the film is also used at presentations and conferences.

Learn more about the Future cities Catapult here and see how they’ve integrated this explainer video into their website: Future Cities

Future Eastleigh Animation

February 18, 2015

Video Scribing

We have been producing films for Eastleigh Borough Council since 1998. This video was made for a staff conference to highlight some of the key projects EBC had been working on. It also introduced their Future Eastleigh strategy. The animation uses a variety of techniques including video scribing and 3D animation.

“Gary and the whole team at Cass productions are talented, professional, friendly and very easy to work with. From concept to delivery they created an inspirational corporate DVD for us, working to tight deadlines. The end result was a quality product which captured the imagination of our staff and is a very useful tool – summarising our organisation’s achievements and our vision.”

Gaetana Wiseman, Corporate Communications Manager, Eastleigh Borough Council

Museum Video – Mystery At Milestones

February 18, 2015

Museum Video

Mystery At Milestones

This teaser trailer was produced as part of a longer museum video for Milestones Museum in Basingstoke to promote their interactive live action mystery game. The trailer was used on the Hampshire County Council website as well on social media, including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, to reach as wide an audience as possible. As well as the trailer, we also filmed a series of video excerpts that were shown in the museum to assist with the game. This included live action footage with actors, as well as animations and graphics. We regularly work with museums and arts organisations throughout Hampshire and the rest of the UK.

History Animation – Medieval Leicester

February 18, 2015

History Animation

Medieval Leicester Animation

We have produced a short history animation detailing Leicester’s medieval past that is being shown as part of an exhibition at the Guidlhall Gallery in Leicester. We speculatively put in a tender for this fascinating project and were delighted to be chosen to deliver it. We used a mixture of quirky hand-drawn images and key-frame animation to bring the history of Medieval Leicester to life. As well as the full animation, which can be seen at the Guildhall, we also produced this trailer to help promote the exhibition.

More details about the exhibition can be seen here: http://www.visitleicester.info/things-to-see-and-do/arts-museums/exhibitions/medieval-leicester-galleries/

We regularly work with public sector organisations to produce engaging video content. We have a particular speciality in working with arts and cultural organisations.