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    OSCARS Nominees 2012 SHORT FILM – Animated
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    *Winner*: THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR MORRIS LESSMORE
    Studio: Moonbot Studios
    Directors: William Joyce & Brandon Oldenburg





    Nominee: DIMANCHE/SUNDAY
    Studio: Studio Animation et Jeunesse
    Director: Patrick Doyon





    Nominee: LA LUNA
    Studio: Pixar Animation Studios
    Director: Enrico Casarosa





    Nominee: A MORNING STROLL
    Studio: Studio AKA
    Director: Grant Orchard





    Nominee: WILD LIFE
    Studio: National Film Board of Canada
    Director: Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby.
    BAFTA Animated Shorts 2012
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    *WINNER*A MORNING STROLL
    Studio: Studio AKA
    Director: Grant Orchard





    Nominee: BOBBY YEAH
    Director: Robert Morgan





    Nominee: ABUELAS (GRANDMOTHER)
    School: National Film and Television School
    Director: Afarin Eghbal
    BBC Weather Animation: Be One Step Ahead
    Posted at 12:42 pm | No Comments

    Great new TV trail for the BBC Weather website entitled Be One Step Ahead. The cel shaded animation, which was produced at Studio AKA and directed by Marc Craste is in keeping with their previous titles, such as the long running series of Lloyds Bank adverts in terms of quality of style, character design, animation and storytelling.

    BBC Titles: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
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    Main Title Sequence For The BBC by StudioAKA

    The BBC are currently running the main title sequence to accompany coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver

    Overseeing the project was Marc Craste an animation director I have admired for a long time, whose previous work includes the Lloyds Bank ‘For The Journey’ adverts. Jon Klassen was brought in as co-designer to help Studio AKA create the overall style.

    The short story tells the tale of an Inuit who is faced with various Olympic challenges while having to retrieve a head stone, taken by a great bear from the inukshuk totem statue called Ilanaaq or ‘friend’, the emblem of the Winter Games.

    The infectious music is from Cry Me A River by Vancouver’s Michael Buble

    Lost and Found Animation By Studio AKA
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    Screenshot from the short film Lost and Found

    Lost and Found is an award winning childrens book by Oliver Jeffers and has been adapted by Studio AKA The 25-minute CG animation, directed by Philip Hunt and narrated by Jim Broadbent will be screened for the first time on Channel 4 in the UK at 2.30pm on Christmas Eve and repeated at 12.30pm on Boxing Day. It will also be broadcast simultaneously on Channel 4 HD.

    Clip of the film posted on the Studio AKA website.

    Read an interview with the ocean effects designer, Rob Chapman.
    Various scenes were animated by London based freelancer Boris Kossmehl

    Lost and Found Books and DVD
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    Lost and Found DVD
    Dir: Philip Hunt
    Narrator: Jim Broadbent




    Lost and Found: The Story of The Film
    by Oliver Jeffers




    Lost and Found
    by Oliver Jeffers

    Lloyds TSB For the Journey Adverts
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    Lloyds TSB For the Journey

    Directed by Marc Craste and created by his team at Studio AKA The first time I saw the series of animations on TV I was in awe. Quirky animation, excellent character design, beautiful lighting and wonderful story telling all come together to make this a magical viewing experience. Animated by Studio AKA and freelance animator Boris Kossmehl
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