Friday, 1 November 2013

Rocketseed - our latest commercial project

Recently we have been tackling short commercial projects, working with some of the recent Bucks graduates, such as Monika Dzikowicz, Lydon Fleisig, Dave Berry, Paula Gillin and Allan De Leal.

Our latest film follows from our most recent project: "What is Wrong with the Global Development Oragnisation?", which is now competing for prizes in festivals around the world.  This short film - about the problems faced by all organisations trying to help out in faraway places - has now got an IMDB entry, so our students can now link to their own IMDB profiles.

What's the point of an IMDB profile?  - only that the IMDB is the first place that people look to find out what other film-makers have done. If you're serious about working in film, video or digital media - you want to be listed on the IMDB.

Our IMDB entry
At the top of this post is our latest completed film, Rocketseed Email Solutions.  Rocketseed is a tech company that offers clickable email banners, with built-in analytics so that a company's email can become an important marketing tool. The purpose of the film was to help their prospective customers understand exactly what it is that Rocketseed do, so that they can get their message across more quickly and effectively. Animation is a wonderful tool for taking complex ideas and getting them across in a simple, clear way.

Sound design was done by Kris Allen, and the sound recording work was done by Robert Brown. For the voice, we needed an older, female, actor - per the client's request - so we went with Bucks tutor Natanya Ford, who sent us a voice sample from New York City where she was organising an international sound design Expo.

The project was designed and directed by Monika Dzikowicz, who also did the finished edit, and all the storyboards. Animation was done by Lydon Fleisig, Dave Berry, Paula Gillin and Allan De Leal, and also involved one of my students from my online school - Pete Nicholson.

We're delighted to be able to help our recent graduates find paid work, developing their skills and improving their demo reels. It's also great training for their future professional life, much of which will be spent on client-facing projects, where there is seldom enough time to finish the job as you would like to see it done. But, somehow or how other, you just have to do it anyway.

Here's what the client had to say this morning:
"I just wanted to send a more formal thank you for the wonderful animation you have created for us. We really are delighted with it. Thank you as well for delivering such a quality production on time."

Congratulations to everyone who worked on Rocketseed for doing such a stellar job.


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