Meet David (except his name is now Oliver!), the main protagonist in A Sweet Story.
We love experimenting with new media and applying some of our specialties, like animation, film production and design, into projects that push boundaries and break ground with innovative ideas and tool kits. We’ve delved into mobile games and now we’re delving into ebooks – specifically, enhanced ebooks with animated illustrations.
We are currently in the development stages of an enhanced ebook for the iPad called A Sweet Story, by Jono Howard (you should really click on his name!), which is a quirky and imaginative story about a boy and his relationship to food.
Take a look at how the drawer set was rigged (by i.e. creative) for Vive La Rose:
Last week, I (re)introduced you to Ruff Ruffman from the 5 season-long PBS show Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman. I promised I’d go on a hunt for some “making-of” footage from when the Global Mechanic crew (Bruce, Andrew, Cliff, and Chez) worked on the show. This week, to keep my word, I present to you… Read more
Ah, finally got my hands on some sketchbooks from our Director, Bruce.
Have a look! Read more
Production still: Frying pan
Production still: Chuck washing his hands
Impromptu is a co-production between the NFB and Global Mechanic. The short film focuses on a modern man named Chuck, who’s experience of a dinner party he’s throwing acts as a metaphor of something we can all relate to the experience of our external world, which can often be chaotic, but which can still lead to poignantly beautiful resolutions inside ourselves. Read more