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Taylor James @ SXSW

We are gearing up for our first ever trip to SXSW! Come join our Technical Director, David Wortley, as he explores automation for creative industries. Computers are taking over: store clerks are being replaced by automated machines, pharmacists swapped out for robotic arms, and driverless…

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The Marriage of Art and Science

With the recent Turner Prize exhibition, the traditional debate over what constitutes art seems clearly set. Something is either art or it isn’t; defining what is or is not art is much like expressing a preference or aversion to Marmite. Pushing traditional creative boundaries has…

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Taylor James Opens Studio in LA

Taylor James has announced the opening of an LA studio to serve the entirety of the west coast region. “We are expanding our footprint to help us best serve clients locally,” says Glen Taylor, Founder/CEO of Taylor James. “As a people- first business, it is…

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Taylor James London Announces Key Hires in London

Emma Ibbetson Joins as Executive Producer and Pete Addington Joins as The Head of 3D and Technology Taylor James announces Emma Ibbetson’s arrival to the London studio as the Executive Producer and Pete Addington as the Head of 3D and Technology. Ibbetson will oversee the…

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VMware WINS at Le Book Connections Chicago 2016

We are proud to announce that our digital campaign for VMware has won the POST PRODUCTION CGI category in Le Book’s CONNECTIONS Chicago Creative Awards! The awards were judged by a prestigious panel of jurors, including Bernardo Gomez (Group Creative Director at Havas Worldwide), Mark Gross…

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Taylor James Bolsters New York Studio

The integrated production company announces new Managing Director and a key promotion Taylor James announces Adam Isidore is joining as Managing Director, New York. Isidore is responsible for the day-to-day management and creative direction of the studio, in addition to overseeing new business development and…

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Taylor James Announces Presence in the Midwestern United States

Dan Mulvenna joins the full-service production company  Taylor James has announced that Dan Mulvenna will be establishing the studio’s presence in the Midwestern United States as the Business Development Manager for the region. “As a native Detroiter, I have always been proud of the creative…

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Does Craft Matter?

I made it to my late 30s without eating an Oreo. Three years ago, that changed because of a now-infamous Superbowl tweet—the next day I bought my first package of Oreos. I am a consumer whose buying habits were changed by a tweet, don’t need…

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Virtual Reality: A New Media?

Virtual Reality now is what the first mobile phones were in the 1980’s, commented Richard Vincent, Founder of Fundamental VR, during the “Virtually Real: Advertising’s Virtual Future” seminar at Advertising Week Europe. The technology is perceived as clunky, unexplored, and some would argue unnecessary.  Slate…

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Stagley wins at Creativepool 2016 Annual Awards!

We are pleased to announce that Stagley, our campaign for Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken, received Best of 3D in Creativepool 2016 Annual Awards. Click here to see the other winners and a list of embarrassing photos from the night! Photo credit: Creativepool

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I’m Taking on the Dallaglio Cycle Slam

By: Glen Taylor I am taking on a personal challenge this year: Dallaglio Cycle Slam. By “personal challenge,” I mean this: my two damaged knees and I are climbing on a bike with the intention of pounding tarmac, 700km, up the biggest climbs I will have ever experienced. If…

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Taylor James Wins At LeBook Connections LA 2016

At the Le Book LA Creative Awards, our CGI work in Ford Mustang’s Augmented Reality App was the winner in the Non-Traditional Digital category. In partnership with Blue Hive and AR company Kudan, we helped the vehicle make a virtual splash with an app that…

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Taylor James Announces New Specialized Automotive Division

Keith Jeffery to head up the recently established Taylor James Automotive Group. Taylor James is launching the Taylor James Automotive Group, a division offering automotive clients the skills of dedicated creative leads and senior artists from all disciplines. The specialized group delivers 360 productions using…

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Taylor James at Le Book Connections LA 2016!

Taylor James are super excited to be taking a stand at Le Book Connections in LA this year & be amongst the world’s best image makers, content creators and creative partners. Come see us at our stand, we will have our top CGI, Animation, VFX, Live-Action & Retouching…

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Photo-realistic CGI for the new Ford Ranger

At Taylor James, we offer a wide range of expertise and services that add value to every stage of the creative process, from initial concept design to CGI to post production. Our talented 3D artists were able to use their exceptional ability to create this amazing…

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Creative Review Studio Sense: What is integrated Production Anyway?

With its efficiencies and creative potential, integrated production has been heralded as the way forward for ad campaigns. But just what is integrated production and how do agencies adopt it? Glen Taylor, CEO and founder of Taylor James, explains all. It’s shaking up the creative…

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Home Sweet Home! Taylor James at Le Book Connections London 2015!

After big success at Le Book Connections New York and Chicago 2015, where our very own Symmons campaign won in the Post Production category, we are now taking another stand in London! The competition this year is even tougher with a panel of some of the most…

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Niche to Necessary: The Importance of Integrated Production

  Glen Taylor, CEO of Taylor James, on why the agency approach to production is in need of a revolution. Integration is the next evolutionary step in production. It saves money and it improves creativity; it makes sense. An integrated production can deliver a campaign…

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Symmons Wins Again at Le Book Connections Chicago 2015!

We did it once and we did it again! Last June, our 30-sec TV spot for Symmons faucets was announced as the WINNER of the ANIMATION category in LE BOOK’S CREATIVE AWARDS NYC! We were selected by a prestigious panel of JURORS, who reviewed work from…

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Taylor James at Le Book Connections Chicago 2015!

Le Book Connections in Stockholm was so much fun that we simply haven’t had enough of it! So we’re pleased to announce that Taylor James will also be taking another stand in Chicago amongst the world’s best image makers, content creators and creative partners. Be sure to come by and say…

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TJ’s David Wortley at BFX Gaming day!

Our very own Technical Director, David Wortley, will be attending the Computer Games and VFX day (Thursday) at BFX Core. Dave specialises in CG workflows, pipeline and tool development from 20k Print productions, 4k Video, 360 video and Augmented Reality.   The BFX Festival is designed to showcase…

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We’re getting in the party spirit…

Next month, we have lots of exciting events coming up where we will be showcasing our very best work spanning print, online, digital and broadcast. Creative Pool Party, London Le Book Connections, Stockholm Le Book Connections, Chicago (October 1st) Bournemouth Visual FX, Bournemouth We have…

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Reviving a classic… Regal Cinemas roller coaster trailer!

Let the nostalgia flow! Remember the Regal Cinemas’ Roller Coaster policy trailer from the 90’s? Seen by more than 250 million moviegoers annually, the Regal Roller Coaster is one of the most viewed pieces of content in existence. Representing the start of the cinematic journey, the…

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of CGI

“Truly great visual effects serve story and character – and in doing so are, by their very definition, invisible.” Using CGI for special FX and epic moments in films and advertising is the obvious choice nowadays, and that’s because there are no boundaries with CGI…

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GO GLEN, GO! TJ CEO finished the 2015 Panasonic Triathlon NYC!

Was it a bird, was it a plane? Nope, it was Mr Glen Taylor, TJ’s very own CEO/Founder/NY-London jetsetter/Superman flying past and smashing his personal bests in the recent Panasonic New York City Triathlon which took place last weekend. The Panasonic New York City Triathlon is an Olympic…

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What are cinemagraphs and why are they taking advertising by storm?
What are cinemagraphs? In a nutshell, they are static images with an element inside them that moves on a loop. The result? A stunning living photo which captivates you. They are certainly causing quite a stir in the advertising world where we are constantly being pushed to create improved, more creative...
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Our work for SYMMONS won best Animation at Le Book Creative Awards, NYC

We’re exceptionally excited and proud to announce that our 30-sec TV spot for Symmons faucets has been announced as the WINNER of the ANIMATION category in LE BOOK’S CREATIVE AWARDS! We were selected by a prestigious panel of JURORS, who reviewed work from over 100 nominated…

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Taylor James in the eyes of an Intern

Waking up with a buzz of nerves is always interesting! It’s like the feeling that you have forgotten something. So this was me on the morning of starting the internship at Taylor James… July’s morning heat made travelling exhausting, but soon enough I arrived at…

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The Creative Floor Healthcare Awards

The Creative Floor Healthcare awards is just a few days away and we can’t wait! It is the world’s first and only healthcare award show run by creatives, with judges such as Ben Kay, Group Creative Director for Apple. Keep an eye out for our Instagram…

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Cannes Lions Health 2015

Cannes Lions Health is finally here and we are so excited for it! Every year, the global creative festival hosts the biggest healthcare communications awards, and this year, just to name one, Rob Rogers (Co-CEO of Sudler) will be judging the candidates. “Creative folk in…

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Skinny Dip Summer Show Exhibition Launch

Boutique creative agency, Skinny Dip, is hosting the launch of their Summer Show Exhibition to commemorate contemporary artists. The amazing and highly talented artists showcasing in the exhibition include Dean Chalkley, Frank Bauer, Ben Quinton, Lawrence Watson, Stephen Morgan, David Titlow, Nina Manandhar, Supermundane, Mitch Payne, Jocelyn…

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Taylor James at Le Book Connections 2015!

Taylor James are super excited to be taking a stand at LE BOOK CONNECTIONS in New York this year & be amongst the world’s best image makers, content creators and creative partners. Le Book Connections NYC 2015 will be at Spring Studios on Varick Street, Wednesday…

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2015 Trends in depth: The Resemblance is Uncanny

Mimicking human performance in CGI is challenging for all Animators, but Disney Researchers may have cracked the code to pulling characters out of uncanny valley. They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, and to some extent that is true. Our eyes are certainly a…

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2015 Trends in depth: Personalised Content

Personalised ads have taken the world by storm, but how do the general public feel about this? We take a look at a study carried out by Yahoo. Many companies now use personalised content in their ads alongside general advertising channels. Compared to general advertisements,…

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Top 5 TED Talks on Technology!

TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design), holds twice-yearly conferences where a large group of inspiring people gather to discuss “ideas worth spreading”. They are well-known for their talks on technology and we like to keep up to date with these as much as possible at…

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Our talented CGI artist won a Student Emmy Award!

Yep, that’s an Emmy alright. It may be a Student Emmy, but it what better way to start your career in VFX! At the 36th College Television Awards 2015. I just arrived for a two week stint in our New York office today and met Nick…

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Kick-Starting Summer with a Goat made of Trainers
Have you checked out the latest projects we've been busy with? We've certainly marched into April with a plethora of exciting new integrated campaigns, from automotive campaigns for Nissan and Ford to all things chocolatey and fruity with Tropicana and Lindt! And lots more... Kick-starting (sorry) with our Merrell...
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200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide 2015

This years 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide 2015 by Lurzer’s Archive was judged by our very own CEO and founder, Glen Taylor! Last year, a selection of Taylor James’ very best work of digital wizardry was selected and displayed in the 200 Best Digital Artists 2014, and has been proudly…

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Celebrating 25 Years of Photoshop!

This year celebrate 25 years since Photoshop was first invented, A.K.A. when the world of creativity and creating visuals without any boundaries came true. To celebrate, Adobe has posted this timeline of Photoshop milestones from 1987 right up to today – can you believe the camera phone was invented in year…

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Our New Website Launched for 2015!

Well it has been a long time in the making, but as you know it is always your own projects that get pushed to the back of the queue. But we are delighted to finally reveal our newly redesigned website! With a bold new look and…

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Does Technology control us? Animation on stage

The turn of a new year kicks off with one of the great questions of the modern world – do we control technology, or does it control us?  Golem, a masterful and subversive show at the Young Vic theatre in London, blending animation, music and performance…

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2015 Trends in depth: Illustration and storytelling

The world of advertising has known illustration and storytelling throughout its history, but its conspicuous style comes in and out of fashion. We expect both to come together and be ‘on trend’ in 2015. Beautiful and heartfelt content narrated through illustrations and stories – still and…

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Live-action short film shot at night, on water

At Taylor James we are creative through and through and like to support any creative ideas that our staff have. Our Technical Director, Dave Wortley, had a fantastic idea for a short film combining his favourite sport of freestyle kayaking with his professional filming skills….

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2015 Trends in depth: Oculus Rift & 3D Printing

We’re having a brief look today at how Oculus Rift and 3D printing will change the face of advertising in the near future. Hopefully it won’t go down the route of a dystopian matrix-esque wasteland where everyone is plugged into a machine living in a…

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7 Trends for 2015

We’re looking ahead at trends that may be big for CGI, digital creativity and the changing face of advertising in 2015. It’s an exciting time to be in the business so let’s look forward! 1. Storytelling will become paramount Brands will have to increasingly create content…

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The rise of The CGI Animal in advertising

Everyone’s seen that penguin this Christmas. The fat bird waddling along after its ten year old overlord, reminiscent of Dobby the house elf in Harry Potter, but with less charm and grace. But it has to be said, the CGI creature does look convincing, actually looking more…

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Canon’s exploding camera

Haven’t you always wanted to see how a camera works? These clunky black boxes host nearly as much mystery as those other black boxes on aeroplanes.  Sometimes we forget just complicated and complex they are. For our brief with Canon, we wanted to quell the…

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The shots awards photo booth

The shots awards are back and it’s safe to say we are very proud to support this event and have our specially designed Photo Booth at the awards night. We’re known as being awesome image enhancers but unfortunately this photo booth won’t afford that luxury, clearing up…

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How Crabbie’s new AD epitomises the Grand National

Taylor James have created a new campaign that in my opinion perfectly encapsulate my feelings towards the Grand National. Working with the studio Loaf Creative they have produced some stunning printed ads and an emotive video showing the grand theatre that is the Grand National. The…

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Why use CGI?

These days, there’s no escaping Computer Generated Images (CGI for short)- and for very good reason! Here we have four reasons why CGI has become one of the most important tools in the advertising industry, pieced together by our experts at Taylor James…. Creativity In…

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Abracadabra! Vertu Constellation – Creating An Extraordinary World

A magical campaign thanks to Vertu, a leading luxury mobile phone brand.Our multi platform production was for the launch of the shiny new ‘Constellation’ range, and by conveying the beauty of this individual brand with our CGI wands, we displayed features that we also hold close…

TJ London has moved to Hoxton

Taylor James started life in a basement in Shoreditch, and after 15 years and a few upsizings later, our new home is the biggest and best yet. Come and say hello, we’ll put the kettle on. 45-47 Underwood Street, Hoxton, London, N1 7LG

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Digital Recce for Shell vPower shoot

Our latest venture here at Taylor James has involved the beautiful creation of the Shell V-power performance fuels advert. Our CGI and post-production input is definitely something for us to shout about! Find out more here… Landscapes with a twist strike a cord with drivers…

— “The lifecycles of global product development projects are continually being cut. We are seeing shorter development cycles than ever before in the race to launch products and gain market share ahead of the competition. Manufacturers therefore need to maximise the use of their design assets.”
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Marie’s Salad Dressing Gets a TJ Blessing

Here at Taylor James there was zero stressing over Marie’s salad dressing as our producers followed the project from pre-production right through to final delivery. Zsuzsanna, our lovely Hungarian Producer, reveals all about her time on our recent print and digital campaign for Marie’s Dressing……

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Shots Awards 2014 – Sponsored by Yours Truly!

  We are extremely excited to reveal that we are official sponsors of this years SHOTS awards in November- an award ceremony dedicated to TV advertising and the industry!To spot some of our work/branding, see this years contenders, or for more information visit http://www.shots.net

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A Week In The Life Of A Taylor James Intern!

Get the inside scoop on life at Taylor James London through the eyes of an intern as I take over the blog and reveal all… It all began at 8am on an extremely drizzly Tuesday morning accompanied by a massive lack of a hood/umbrella/raincoat. Being…

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We’re Lovin’ It – Lipsmacking New Print Ad For McDonald’s

Global market-leaders of the fast food phenomenon open their golden arches to introduce the newest addition to their long list of mouth watering burgers, the ‘Clubhouse’. Now wipe away that drool and find out more… We were delighted when we were approached by DDB Chicago…

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Causing a stir at develop 3DLive – seeing technology future

Develop 3D celebrates design, engineering and manufacturing technology at the one day event today. Insightful talks covered innovative technologies, including 3D printing and 5th Gen software, from manufacturers at the cutting edge, such as Infiniti Red Bull Racing, and the vehicle concept designer on Tron:…

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David Bailey’s Stardust exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

300 mercurial portraits by the great image-maker, currently on exhibition at National Portrait Gallery, 6 February-1 June 2014. This is of the gallery’s largest scale photography exhibitions – an enormous, immersive show featuring models, musicians and his exotic travels. We sent our current intern Laure…

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TJ producer lets photography students in on the act

If you follow us on our blog and social media, you will know that we at TJ like to share insight into the world of professional advertising productions, and at this time of year we visit undergraduates on creative courses from CGI and animation to…

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£8 million an hour for UK creative industries

The latest official statistics reveal that the UK’s creative Industries, which includes the film, television and music industries, are now worth £71.4 billion per year to the UK economy – generating just over a staggering £8 million pounds an hour. Employment in the UK creative…

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Meet Kevin, our new mascot

If you’ve been following us recently you will have spotted our furry new mascot, Kevin. Before Christmas he was found frolicking in snow capped mountains for our festive film shootThe backdrop of snowy mountains came from our colossal stock library and was splattered with 3D…

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Are we entering minority report? Seize the moment

It’s very difficult to predict the future, as the ideas, technology and capability now move so rapidly compared to what has come before. Targeted advertising containing beautiful imagery is already among us and will undoubtedly start to become more commonplace. Whether we enter a world…

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Our New Film and Photography Division

We are excited to announce the launch of our Film & Photography division, these services complement our existing in-house expertise. Creative, CGI, Post and VFX- we create fully integrated campaigns and furthering our ability to help agencies and brands realise their creative vision. Heading up…

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Creating Heros For American Heart Association

Earlier this summer we teamed up with agency CDM, New York, to create a fully animated short film for American Heart Association. Launched at the charity’s annual gala aboard HSS Intrepid, the animation educates and inspires us to combat heart health. To design and produce…

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What’s the story, crackanory?

Once upon a time back when we were small, innocent and full of wonder, there was nothing quite like a good bedtime story…and it’s the TJ team who have been busy working on the latest UKTV’s campaign for new TV series “Crackanory”. Based on story…

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Print, the master of sentiment

We have seen the value of print rise and fall, be ignored and rediscovered; we attach sentimental value and disdain to its old-fashioned image, discard it and then reawaken it as a fresh and powerful medium. To be honest, it’s not worth speculating what will…

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Hitting a brick wall? Come into our CGI surgery!

We were thrilled to see the guys at agency GSW Worldwide brought our CGI brickwall man to life for a healthcare conference in which the healthcare professionals gathered from all over the world. See the full project and Behind the Scenes of how we made it. We’re…

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TJ Gives Film & TV ‘Bible’ The Knowledge a Brand New Look!

TJ has unveiled its latest designs for The Knowledge’s 2011 Directory, launched today. The annual book provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to production, equipment, technicians, facilities and specialist services for today’s UK film, TV, commercial and video production industry. The seven dynamic images were…

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