Award Winning Animation

Hello all my blog loving friends. I’d ask you if you’re enjoying the sunshine, but the fact is that the internet is a timeless wonder with no real address, so it’s entirely possible that you’re reading this whilst a tornado whips past your house, or in the middle of a stormy ocean. In which case I’m flattered, because realistically, you have much more important things that you should be doing right now.

I’ve just recorded the audio to the second part in an animated series called Tall Tales. You can watch the first instalment, or dare I say, ‘pilot episode’ here:

Now to my joy and surprise, I just found out that this particular short film actually won The Big Chip Award for Best Use of Animation. Now I had not heard of The Big Chip Awards, but they are the biggest digital awards outside London, as well as being the longest running in the UK. So for anyone north of Derby, they’re kind of a big deal.

And winning one is no mean feat. Indeed, the creators at Kilogramme said that this award alone led to them winning new business from a major blue chip client, which is nice.

Now of course, I’m not trying to pass myself off as an award winner – the animation and the story were the real winners here, but it is great to have been part of the project, as well as being asked back to voice the sequel. It’s currently in post production and I will post the film just as soon as it’s released. No spoilers, but I will tell you that it explains to your children why they need to keep quiet on trains.

Until next time.