A wonderful, mystical introduction to The Casebooks Project, which aims to make available the astrological records of Simon Forman and Richard Napier. Directed by Mr Binns for Beakus using archive print illustrations, the compelling black-and-white animation can also be seen here: magicandmedicine.hps.cam.ac.uk
"What is my disease? Am I pregnant? Will I die? These are the sorts of questions that thousands of people asked Simon Forman and Richard Napier, two of the most popular astrologers in early modern England. Through four busy decades, Forman and Napier recorded approximately 80,000 consultations. Their casebooks are one of the most extensive surviving sets of medical records in history. They provide a unique view of the lives of ordinary - and extraordinary - people four centuries ago."
Beakus animation studio creates award-winning work especially for kids - we call it Beakus Mini.
Here's a fresh and fun reel, featuring projects for CBBC, CBeebies, Nick Toons, Bibigon, and The British Library.
One of two stop-motion adverts for 7Eleven in Australia by Beakus director Steve Smith. Featuring realistic models of a fruit salad and a chicken sandwich, the foodstuffs beg to be eaten.
Bob Thorne, SFX Supervisor at Artem said:
"The food had to look as mouth watering as possible. We had to be pretty inventive in recreating them from materials that would be durable enough to withstand the shoot and armatures, whilst looking good enough to eat. After much experimentation, we ended up with multigrain bread made from polyurethane foam with real seeds, filled with foam latex chicken, electroformed copper rocket and silicone tomatoes! Not as healthy as the real thing perhaps, but it looked yummy."
Pacey, punchy and potentially offensive, Leigh's work takes in broadcast series comedy sketches for BAFTA-winning 'Fonejacker', titles for 'Twiggy's Frock Exchange' and dark short films like 'Stalk'. She's also a picture book author and illustrator, with her own online shop! wonkybutton.com
Leo Bridle’s work covers a myriad of techniques, from 2D character animation (Weetabix) to 3D (National Maritime Museum) and stop-motion (Train of Thought). His range disguises the fact that he’s enormously talented at all of them! He’s a director whose vision isn’t hampered by any one style – take a look, and you’ll see what we mean.