Royal Air Corps Flying Experiments

I think that history is always most interesting when seen through the eyes of those who were making it. This film – a personal project – is based on a report from an officer in the Royal Flying Corps who had been given the job researching the uses of aircraft in war. The report was mode in 1914, when this was still a very new idea and aeroplanes had hardly yet been used in war at all. Dropping bombs on targets, defending shipping from attack, firing at other aircraft and communicating with a ground station by radio were all still very much theoretical concepts. The foresight shown in the report about how important these things would soon become is striking, as is the idea that war with Germany was imminent and inevitable.
I thought this would be a perfect subject for a demo film for a whiteboard-type technique with a more illustrative style than most.

How Animated Cartoons are Made (work in progress).

Whiteboard animation is still a very popular form of explainer video for clients because of its clarity, cost-effectiveness and relatively quick production time, but most of the services available are very similar in style and approach so I’ve been working on something that I hope will be a little bit different – one which incorporates character animation into the narrative.
The film I’m working on is called “How Animated Cartoons are Made”. The sample below will tell you that it’s not altogether serious – it’s intended as a demonstration of a style and technique, rather than having any educational value of its own!

How cartoons are made - clip