Creative R&D – iFootage Motorised Slider S1A1

Motorised Slider R&D

A late afternoon and al the more pressing work had been tackled, so I decided to try out our new motorised slider. This week we received the second part of our awesome camera slider kit. We’d purchased the iFootage Shark Slider S1 for a client video shoot at the end of 2017. We were then fortunate enough to grab a … Read More

Draft Table iPad Pro Review

Drafttable ipad pro stand review

As Stormy Studio had just purchased a new high quality stand (The Draft Table by Elevation Lab) for the iPad Pro to improve our animators work flow, I thought it was worthy of a quick video review. We’ve been working with the iPad Pro more and more over the past year. It’s a superb tool when accompanied by the right … Read More

A short & sweet motion graphic animation

motion graphic

Here’s a short and sweet motion graphic animation. I created this quite simply because I was in the mood to create something with a rolling square and wanted to try out a few ideas. This short animation was created using Adobe After Effects.

Thinking Differently

emotional marketing video

Stormy Studio were commissioned by award winning shop designers Weatherhead to create an engaging marketing video. Our Creative Director Jon Draper developed a number of different narratives that tugged at the heart strings, just a little. We then developed the chosen creative, producing hand drawn storyboards, multiple sketches, aniamtion tests and a full animatic. Once ready we went about sourcing … Read More

Tidy desk to reignite your creative juices

Tidy desk Animators desk

Sometimes in our animation studio I’ll find that I’ve lost my creative mojo, I just can not find the right mindset or enthusiasm to carry on with a project. I’ll often decide that a tidy desk could be the answer to reignite my creative spark. Whilst sometimes I’ll just keep pushing on and await the inevitable route that my day … Read More

Effective Health and safety animated videos

Effective Health and Safety Videos

Stormy Studio, a UK animation studio have produced a large number of professional health and safety animated videos for the utilities sector and other industries. Through effective scriptwriting and design plus collaboration with HSE experts we’ve delivered effective health and safety training videos that engage with different audiences. The first of the animated HSE series came about as a result … Read More

New renewable energy animation project

Renewable Energy Animation

Renewable Energy Animation Project: We’re currently producing 3 rather cool renewable energy animations for a UK Energy Company. Each video will highlight the future options for managing power on the grid, with particular information relating to renewable energy sources. We’re still currently knocking around some creative approaches but the full 3D Low Poly scene is the current front runner and for good … Read More

Video Marketing Magic

UK animation company showreel

For this little article I’m of course referring to the marketing magic achievable when the perfectly conceived creative, narrative and aesthetic are combined into a beautifully produced video. *Below is our showreel for 2016, with exclusive clips from client video releases due later this  year. Arriving at this ‘magic’ isn’t always obvious and a discussion process to understand the needs … Read More

Bad haircut before meeting – For animation startup

Animator haircut

This afternoon whilst preparing for one of our first international meetings with an Ad Agency I thought it would be a good idea to get a haircut. I’m flying out tomorrow afternoon and obviously wanted to look suitably smart. The potential work for the highly successful Ad Agency could be really good for Stormy Studio, we’re a young business animation and video production … Read More

Animated Video Production Devon, Our New Studio

Animated Video Production Devon

We’re all very excited to be able to announce that our animated video production Devon company, Stormy Studio will soon be moving to new office space in the fantastic, coastal Mount Batten area of Plymouth in Devon, South West England. After a great first 8 months our young animation and video production Devon business, we’ve produced a wide variety of … Read More

Video Production Plymouth

Devon Animation Studio

As its the weekend and I’ve got a spare few minutes I thought I’d quickly write an updated overview of our business as well as share a link to a site we now have a new business profile up on. Stormy Studio are an award winning animation & video production company in South West England, Plymouth, Devon working with businesses … Read More

How to record an illustration time lapse

How to do an illustration time-lapse

In this video I walk you through Stormy Studios own setup for recording an illustration time lapse. The rig would also work perfectly for any top down filming or other sorts of time-lapse (i.e. stop motion, painting, writing etc.) In this video we look at: – What kit you need – How to setup the rig – What software we … Read More

Animation Should Be A Key Part Of Any Crowd Funding Video

Crowd funding has become a very popular revenue raising option for many people over the last few years. Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have become household names for crowd funding and have in some cases made some rather big name projects get the green light. Running an effective crowd funding campaign has become a bit of an art form. It … Read More

Create Stunning Presentations With Professional Business Animation

When you are wanting to create the best business presentations, you want something that is able to stand out from the crowd. When you are wanting to convey an important message, you want your audience to be giving you their undivided attention. The best way to achieve this is by making your business presentations more entertaining and eye-catching. This is … Read More

How To Create An Effective Marketing Campaign For A Corporate Video

When you are planning on having a corporate video made, you need to know that you have an effective marketing strategy in place before everything gets started. While you may have found a corporate video production company that you think can really deliver what you want, that will all mean nothing unless you are able to market it effectively. Here … Read More

How To Promote Your Business Video On Social Media

So you have created a great business video. Now what are you supposed to do? Well, the important thing is to get people watching your video and then talking about it and sharing it through social media channels. This has quickly become the most effective way to reach a wider audience with your business video, so it’s important you start … Read More

Why A Badly Made Corporate Video Can Be Detrimental To Your Business

There are few things quite as damaging to the reputation of a company that a poor corporate video production. While this may seem like an exaggeration, it is actually very truthful. A corporate video is probably the most effective business video you can produce. It is a means of creating a reputation among people in the business and with the … Read More

Why Corporate Video And Animation Production Is Cheaper Outside Of London, UK

It is often said that everything is more expensive in London. Purchasing services in the capital of England can be quite pricey, even when you have done the legwork to find a cheaper option. This is why so many businesses are now looking outside of London for their corporate video and animation production needs. Companies like Stormy Studio just outside … Read More

What to do when all your clients go on holiday?

clients on holiday

With the arrival of August came our first real experience of some quiet business days. It seems some bright shining force in the sky had plucked clients from every part of the world and whisked them away on holiday, leaving emails unanswered, creative projects stalled mid flow and invoices taking a little longer to get paid as it turns out … Read More

Marketing video strategy

Why a corporate video should be a key part of your marketing strategy

When you are creating your marketing strategy, including a marketing video as one of the key aspects is becoming more and more important. The majority of businesses are now using videos in order to improve their marketing campaigns and it has quickly become considered the most important factor of a marketing campaign by many professionals. Here are the reasons why it is … Read More

Adding Animation to a filmed marketing video

The benefits animation can bring to a marketing video

So many companies are now making marketing videos that it can be quite difficult to make something that is truly original and eye-catching. Due to the rise in popularity of YouTube and video on business websites more and more business are increasing their online video presence, so there is constantly a lot of competition to deal with in order to make … Read More

Writing a marketing video script – Top 10 Tips

Top 10 tips for writing the perfect marketing video script

Making a good marketing video is a very good way of communicating with either businesses or current and potential customers. However, making a video that is able to be appealing to a specific target audience can be quite difficult and time consuming. It’s important that you make something that is able to resonate with the target audience, otherwise they will … Read More

How to find and commission a corporate video production company

How to find and commsion a corporate video production comany?

While it is a big part of the process, having a beautiful looking corporate video is only a small fraction of what makes a corporate video work. While you may have found a company that is able to film everything in HD with the best digital cameras, they could still end up making a corporate video that is boring and … Read More

How Animated Explainer Videos Can Generate Leads

How animated explainer videos can generate leads

When you are making an instruction video, it’s hard to know what can really set your apart from your competitors. You want to do something original but you are afraid that if you go too far your instructional video will be too difficult to follow and then you will be stuck in the mud. Fortunately, thanks to companies like Stormy … Read More

Top 5 tips to making a corporate marketing video

Top 5 tips when making a corporate marketing video 1 • PIN DOWN YOUR AIM AND KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE: It can be tempting to squeeze in a tonne information when making a video especially if its the first or potentially only one you’ll be producing. In our experience it really pays to pin down exactly who your making the corporate … Read More