2014 was our busiest and most thrilling year in our short history, so we decided to put the highlights into a sexy Draw & Code showreel for you. Bring on 2015!
From giant outdoor projection mapping to augmented reality in the palm of your hands; from Silicon Valley to our local Marks & Spencer; it’s been a year bursting at the seams with innovation, excitement and colour. Here’s Heidi’s guide to what you will witness in the video below. The showreel itself features animated 3D titles from Emily, an original soundtrack from Chris and it’s all been lovingly edited by Mike.
Throughout the year we collaborated with the students at The Studio, the incredible progressive school and college based in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle. This culminated in The Footsteps of Faith augmented reality app that was produced in conjunction with The Studio and Liverpool Community Spirit and the Youth Council.
Back in the UK our ‘Draw’ super-duo Mike and Emily created Tengu-San; a feathery martial arts master, as a 3D printed model. Tengu bagged the ‘Best Team’ award at the Cartridge Save 3D Print Cup – not bad for our first foray into the tricky world of 3D printing!
Also seen in the video are continuing projects such as the multi-media theatre show The Wonderful Adventures of Nils that continues to tour China. You can glimpse our continuing work with Everyone Active to develop their online fitness tools and also see Desert Runners, ultra marathon documentary we contributed animation and design to, which picked up more awards during the movie festival season.
2014 was such a packed year for us that we couldn’t possibly fit it all into the showreel without boring you all silly. What you are missing out on includes our software and web development work for the NHS, while the tail end of the year saw us creating an innovative virtual reality documentary with Australian visual artist Lauren Moffat and FACT. Our animation for ‘Colour Up North’ helped them to clinch £120,000 of funding to re-generate areas of natural beauty between Liverpool and Manchester. We have also been experimenting with revolutionary 3D sound with Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 – keep your ears open for the results.
We want to say a huge thank you to all the lovely people that we have worked with during 2014; let’s do it all again and more in 2015!