Award win for Griff Rhys Jones
We are delighted that Griff Rhys Jones has been given a special award for the BBC documentary ‘Burma, my father and the Forgotten Army’.
The Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards (GUBA) has honoured Griff with the award for raising awareness of the Ghanaian veterans story. The documentary about Griff's father, and his time as a medical doctor serving in the Gold Coast Regiment of the West African Frontier Force, was produced by Modern TV with map graphics by Bait. It was broadcast on BBC Two earlier this Summer.
Broadcast Tech Young Talent Award nominations
We're proud to announce that two of our team – Giuliana Marenghi (Production Co-Ordinator) and Jay Murray (Junior VFX Artist)– have been nominated for this year’s Broadcast TECH Young Talent Awards. The awards recognise outstanding individuals under 30 working in technology and post production. Both Giuliana and Jay have been nominated for the VFX category. The winners are to be announced at a special reception on Tuesday 26th November at The Hospital Club in London.
The Machine trailer goes live
Indie sci-fi feature The Machine has been wowing festival crowds and winning awards throughout 2013, building up anticipation for the March 2014 general release. The trailer went live yesterday, including some of our visual effects work on the film.
British Academy Children's Awards 2013 Nominations
Nominations were announced this week for the British Academy Children's Awards 2013.
Welsh language children's channel Cyw, has been nominated for Channel of the Year, Bait worked on the branding for the channel, creating the animated characters that are used across the channel. As well as our ongoing work for the Cyw brand, we also work on a number of the shows that feature on the channel.
Y Lifft (The Lift) is nominated for the Multiplatform award, we worked on design and titles for this innovative S4C show, alongside Boom Kids.
Ha Ha Hairies (Cartoonito, S4C) is nominated for Pre-School Live Action, following its recent win at the Welsh BAFTA event. Bait worked with Adastra Creative on visual effects for the show, alongside animation work from our new animation arm Cloth Cat Animation.
The winners will be announced on November 24th.
The Machine wows Raindance
Independent sci-fi movie The Machine, which Bait supplied visual effects for, was a big hit at the recent Raindance Film Festival in London. The feature, produced by Red and Black Films, was the closing gala screening at the festival and also picked up the "Best UK Feature" award at the event. Find out more here.
Visual effects on The Machine singled out for praise.
Indie sci-fi thriller "The Machine" premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in New York this weekend. The film's visual effects, including almost 250 shots completed by Bait Studio, were singled out for praise by the film's first reviewer at The Verge.
"It’s all accompanied by some impressive visual effects work for a smaller, independent film"
"...while transparent touch interfaces abound they feel more realistic than Minority Report’s sweeping hand gestures ever did"
Read the full review here.
Tales of Friendship Case Study from The Foundry
Bait's MD Jon Rennie has been talking to The Foundry about how technology and creativity came together when we worked on Disney's Tales of Friendship. Read the article here.
The Machine takes the Bait to New York
Our VFX team have been hard at work on over 200 shots for indie sci-fi film The Machine. The film's Premiere has now been announced, and the film will be unveiled at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York next month. The movie, which stars Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), Caity Lotz (The Pact) and Denis Lawson (Star Wars), is one of 89 films selected from 6,000 submitted.
Stop Motion titles for ITV2's Switch
We designed and produced the titles for ITV2 show 'Switch' for Touchpaper Wales. 'Watch the Titles' described the sequence as "One of the most poetic stop-motion titles I've seen of late. Wish it was longer"
You can find out more about it here.