Friday, 27 May 2011


Another book trailer, this time for 'Night On Terror Island' by Philip Caveney. The story is about Kip, a young boy who finds himself trapped in a horror movie trying to survive Sabertooth Tigers and rampaging Neanderthals when his father hires a mysterious new projectionist to work at his cinema.

The trailer was shown at the book's launch event at the Stockport Plaza, attended by 500 school children. By all accounts the trailer went down a storm and the launch was a great success. You can read more about the launch and Philip Caveney at the Bookwitch blog here.

I'm really enjoying the recent book trailer work I've been doing, they're a lot of fun and they allow a lot of room to be creative. I've got another exciting project coming up for a really prestigious series of books and I think it is going to be a really good one.

I'll post more information when I can!


Take a look at this book trailer I animated for Brighton based Crush. The book is 'Chronicles of the Red King' by Jenny Nimmo author of the best selling 'Charlie Bone' series and is the beginning of a brand new series about Charlie's heroic ancestor.

The animation features plenty of dramatic camera swoops and some pretty cool text effects. It was a lot of fun to work on and I hope it does the job of getting young readers excited enough to go out and buy the book!

Sunday, 15 May 2011


Recently I worked on some Flash banners with digital agency Kanoti for Asthma UK. They form part of a campaign called 'Get it off your chest' that encourages asthma sufferers to post stories online about their asthma related experiences.

These will then be displayed on a map of the UK offering a snapshot of the way Asthma affects people across the whole country.

The animations themselves are simple but fun, using inhalers to represent different emotions associated with the condition. As always with web banners the biggest challenge is keeping the file size down, hopefully I managed to cram in as much animation as possible and that they will do the job of attracting people to the site, which you can visit here.