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Explore a selection of projects showcasing our skillsets
After a night out, two strangers wake up to find themselves handcuffed together in bed, forcing them to be stuck in each other’s lives until they figure a way out.
Director // Joe Carter
DOP // Steve Cardno
Editor // Edd Maggs
Producer // Olivia Gifford
Title Graphic // Robbie Dickson
Davie Bryce's Calton Athletic is a documentary by Jonnie Lewis and Euan Myles about the Scottish abstinence-based recovery group whose members acted as a source of inspiration for the Trainspotting films.
Calton Athletic Recovery Group has been helping individuals recover from drug and alcohol addiction through their unique abstinence based programme since 1985. Their main aim is to provide support through weekly recovery meetings, as well as various physical activities, both of of which they believe integral to achieve and sustain long term recovery.
Calton Athletic Recovery Group is a registered charity that is solely reliant on self-generated funds at present. They are currently providing a limited service on a voluntary capacity from rented premises in the East End of Glasgow.
This film features as an extra on the Trainspotting 2 DVD release.
Director // Euan Myles
DOP/Editor // Jonnie Lewis
Filmed over 5 years, the BAFTA-winning feature documentary Dying to Divorce takes viewers into the heart of Turkey's gender-based violence crisis and the recent political events that have eroded democratic freedoms. Through intimately shot stories, the film gives a unique perspective on the struggle to be an independent woman in modern Turkey.
Director // Chloe Fairweather
Producer // Sinead Kirwan
The Long Game is a dynamic 2D animation which was brought to life from start to finish entirely in-house at Bloc.
Client // Baillie GiffordCreative Director // Robbie Dickson Script Development // Neil Rolland / Robbie Dickson Motion Graphics // Robbie Dickson / Nicol Craig Illustration // Marta Croce Music Composition & Sound Design // Patrick Collins
The greening of the Arctic tundra: Ecologist Isla Myers-Smith researches how tundra plants respond to climate change and what it means for future ecosystems.
See the project here
Client // National Geographic
Production // The Edinburgh Film Co
Creative Director // Dimitri Kevgas (Disney)
Editor // Robbie Dickson
Cinematographer // Jonnie Lewis
Producer // Luke Moodley
Stills // Euan Myles
A recent animation project for Baillie Gifford to introduce the core principles of the company to audiences worldwide. Produced in-house at Bloc. Creative Director // Robbie Dickson Script Development // Neil Rolland / Robbie Dickson Motion Graphics // Robbie Dickson / Esther Du / Nicol Craig Illustration // Marta Croce Music Composition & Sound Design // Patrick Collins
A film created with Eyebolls for Innis & Gunn to promote their limited edition beer "Vanishing Point". Post-production, animation, music composition and sound design all produced in-house at Bloc.
Client: Innis & GunnAgency: Bright SignalsProduction: EyebollsPost-production: BlocCreative: Guy VickerstaffDirector / Producer: Victoria WatsonDOP / Photographer: David LeeAnimation Director: Robbie Dickson Animation: Robbie Dickson, Esther Du, Fabio Scaglione Music Composition & Sound Design: Patrick Collins
3D animation by Andy de Vries for Caramel, a US start up designed to help smooth the bumpy road of buying and selling a motor. Worked on with Saulo at Y Media Labs.
Andy de Vries showcases a range of 2D and 3D animation, motion graphics and AR projects in his latest showreel.
An engaging animation for Spotify, encapsulating the work of their Global Curation Groups, crafted by Andy de Vries. Through vibrant visuals, the animation communicates the diversity and expertise of Spotify’s editorial team, highlighting their dedication to bringing a wide array of music to a global audience.
Hidden Door is a volunteer-run music and arts festival that transforms derelict buildings and urban spaces into a platform for artists, musicians, theatre makers, filmmakers and poets. It’s been great to watch the festival grow steadily since 2014 into one of the city’s main cultural events, bringing in some of the best acts around. Robbie Dickson // Director/Design/Animation Nicol Craig // Camera/Animation Tim Askew // Camera
At Bloc, we've worked with Skyscanner on a number of exciting projects - from crafting elegant UI animations to putting together captivating Youtube bumpers and social media content.
Client // Skyscanner
Art Director // James Bradley
Producers // James Rose & Tanith Williamson
Motion Graphics // Robbie Dickson & Tim Laking
Sound Design // Patrick Collins
Venture into a world like no other with Troy Edige's showreel. As a DOP and colourist, he has used his passions for adventure and creating visceral imagery to take him on an incredible journey across the globe
Widdershins is Scotland's very first steampunk animation. This fast paced BAFTA award-winning short, by writer, director and animator Simon P. Biggs, blends science fiction and Victorian period drama to explore the consequences of automation and artificial intelligence on our lives.
This parallel world is brought to life in an illustrative black and white style, and features the voice talent of award winning actor Brian Cox (Succession, Manhunter, X-Men 2).
Funded by the Scottish Film Talent Network in partnership with Screen Scotland and BFI Network, Widdershins premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in the summer of 2018, and has since screened at over sixty film festivals around the world, and has received ten awards, including a BAFTA Scotland award for Best Animation.
Simon Williamson brings us a captivating glimpse into Melbourne with his short film 'Feelings', offering an immersive view of the city through his acclaimed lens.
DOP, Editor, Colourist // Simon Williamson
'Around the Block' is a passion project by Jonnie Lewis that focuses on American street artist David Zinn, famous for his heart-warming street drawings, composed of chalk, charcoal and found objects.
I began work on it through my own sense of creative frustration, with the loose idea being 'I want to go and make a film about a street artist'.
But when it came to editing it, it felt more apt for it to become an analogy for what it's like to be involved in the creative process that perhaps anyone in a creative industry can identify with.
Much like David finds inspiration in the cracks, streaks and specks on the pavement, I personally find that getting out and finding shots with a camera in my hand is far more fluid and inspiring than sitting at home and trying to come up with ideas.
The final piece is no longer a film specifically about street art, but a study of the process involved in making ideas come to life - told through a tour of David's world alongside the characters that live within it.
If nothing else, hopefully it encourages someone else to go out and create something just... because.
Director/DOP/Editor // Jonnie LewisAnimation // The 2D WorkshopColourist // Gavin LivingstonSound Design // John Vick
A showreel of cinematography work by Jonnie Lewis, featuring a hand-picked selection of his personal and commercial projects from the past few years.
Through this energetic score composed by Adrian Leung, the viewer is taken on a journey to Lagos, Nigeria and introduced to Taye: reigning Dambe boxing champion of his local community. Often known as "Fight Club - Nigerian style," this fiercely competitive sport has been mostly undocumented – until now.
Composer // Adrian Leung
This abstract animation, produced in-house at Bloc, is part of the career development programme for graduates, internships, and apprenticeships at Baillie Gifford.
Client // Baillie Gifford
Production // Bloc
Creative Director // Robbie Dickson
Script Development // Neil Rolland, Robbie Dickson, Esther Du
Animation // Robbie Dickson & Esther Du
Illustration // Marta Croce
Sound Design // Patrick Collins
Charlie Parker has earned a reputation as multi-talented director, showcasing an impressive array of skills in comedy, drama and action. Through his showreel we get an exclusive look into some thrilling moments from his impressive body of work; it's clear he always strives to deliver something special for viewers.
We recently created a series of animated films that help illustrate the complex world of investment banking. Through thoughtfully crafted abstract visuals, this project allows us to take viewers on an insightful journey into understanding key concepts within Scottish Mortgage's financial offerings.
Production // Bloc
Animation // Robbie Dickson, Tim Laking, Esther Du
Illustration // KJ Illo
This urgent film beds in with Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrations, offering a front line portrait of four young protesters through a year of struggle. We see their hopes for a freer life and feel their fears as the authorities crack down. Pulse-racing scenes bring the viewer to street level, where peaceful protest is met with fury and tear gas. Clear-eyed about the complications and contradictions that come with a movement that changed Hong Kong forever, it is a brave document of troubled times.
The feature-length film was showcased at cinemas throughout the UK.
Producers // Sinead Kirwan and Mark Lacey
Sound Mix // Patrick Collins
Deep in the remote Peruvian Amazon a road is quietly destroying a protected rainforest, causing conflict and fear. But for some indigenous communities, desperate for change, it also brings hope.
The road is cutting through a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Manu Biosphere Reserve - and opening it up to the outside world.
Many indigenous communities are struggling to live in this 'paradise' and the road brings the promise of a better life. But at what cost?
Visit: voicesontheroadfilm.com to find out more.
Credits:Co-Directors and co-producers: Bethan John and Eilidh Munro Executive Producers: Neville Shulman CBE and Evie WrightEditor: Erika Iesse Cinematography: Eilidh Munro and Bethan JohnExpedition teammate and lead translator: Jennifer Serrano RojasGraphic effects and Motion designer: Andrei StaruialaMusic: Chris BradleyColourist: Simon Williamson Sound design: John Vick, FiniflexImpact Coordinator: Juriko RupayAdvisor and film translator: Eduardo Salazar
Step Up Your Game with Footlocker's Community Basketball Campaign! Join the action as local basketball players showcase their skills in a collection of engaging videos across social media and web content. Graded by Simon Williamson, this campaign delivers high-energy footage that matches the global standard set by Footlocker's other successful campaigns.
Agency // Wasserman
Colourist // Simon Williamson
Official music video for Beatnik Dee & Pheo’s Patience. Shot in LA by Simon Williamson on the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera.Director/DOP/Colourist/Editor // Simon Williamson
John Duncan's captivating aerial cinematography paints a majestic picture of Scotland, inviting viewers on an awe-inspiring journey through 100 stunning locations.
Ever since Mike Guest first took a camera into water he has been transfixed, mesmerised and spellbound by the skin of the ocean, where liquid meets air. Each of us has a unique relationship with the ocean. Some fear it, some play with it, it keeps us fit, it soothes our minds, and it's part of the lungs and lifeblood of this planet. It's also one of the largest potential sources of clean energy.
Thanks to Orbital Marine Power for allowing us cut this piece together from a trip filming the ground-breaking work they are carrying out in tidal energy.
The film came about from editor Robbie saying how he just kept getting lost in the same small moments just above and bellow the surface of thew water. Mike reached out to pianist Jennifer Austin and musician David Jack and soon The Moments In Between was born.
Cinematographer // Mike Guest
Composers // Jennifer Austin & David Jack
Colourist // Troy Edige
Title sequence created by Robbie Dickson as a submission to Filmsupply's EditFest competition, which went on to reach 2nd place amongst the title sequences with over 300 votes.
Creative/Motion Designer/Editor // Robbie Dickson
This collages-style short video by Esther Du introduces The Voice Distillery’s AI-driven VoiceOver platform online.
Client - Voice Distillery
Production - Infinite Content & Esther Du
Creative Direction - Richard Lindsay & Esther Du
Motion Graphics - Esther Du & Alexa Tucek
Illustration - Artem Starchenko
Uk hip-hop legend, Joker Starr joins forces with Micall Parknsun and DJ Jazz T to create a mesmerizing music video under the direction of filmmaker Simon Williamson. Get ready for an explosive mix of world class talent!
DOP, edit & motion graphics // Simon Williamson
Visit Scotland television commercial campaign. 6 people, who don't know Scotland, discover it on a road trip of a lifetime. Each day a new episode of the days activities screened on E4 with the audience deciding what the group do next via Twitter.
Directors // Lewis Gourlay and Abby Warrilow
Writer // Lewis Gourlay
Producer // Andy Maas
Executive Producer Baldwin Li
DOP // Andrew Begg
2nd Camera // Gavin White
Editor // Erika Iesse
Sound Recordist // Merlin Bonning
Location Manager // Mickey Ferguson
Motion Graphics // Robbie Dickson
Composer // Callum Rankine
Production Company // The Chase Films
Showcasing his motion graphics work, Nicol Craig features a collection of projects from both his work with Bloc and his personal portfolio.
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Design & Animation: Nicol Craig
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Client: Hidden Door Festival
Director/Motion Graphics: Robbie Dickson (Bloc Collective)
Camera & Motion Graphics: Nicol Craig (Play North)
Camera: Tim Askew
Music: Hyrule by Theevs
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Client: Friends Legal
Agency: Family Communications / Lane Agency
Creative Directors: David Isaac & Kevin Bird
Storyboard & Illustration: Bill Walsh (Wing Design)
Animation: Nicol Craig (Play North)
Production Coordinator: Alice Mitchell
Sound Design & Mix: David Jack (Decca Tree)
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Illustrator: Kimberley Carpenter @thunder_and_icecream
Animation / Sound Design: Nicol Craig (Play North)
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Client: Ustwo Games
Agency: Studio Something
Animator: Nicol Craig (Play North)
Illustrator: Ken Clark (Studio Something)
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Design & Animation: Nicol J Craig (Play North)
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Client: Glen Scotia
Motion & Sound: Nicol Craig (Play North)
Illustration: Graeme Clark
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Client: Baillie Gifford
Production: Bloc Collective
Creative Director: Robbie Dickson
Animation: Robbie Dickson, Nicol Craig, Esther Durnberger
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Design, Animation & Sound Design: Nicol Craig (Play North)
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Client: Wood Group
Illustrator: Marta Croce
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Design, Compositing & Drone: Nicol Craig (Play North)
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Client: One Charity
Production: Melt The Fly
Dir: Austen McCowan
Motion Design: Nicol Craig (Play North)
Cel Animation: Owen Rixon (The 2d Workshop)
Sound Design: Nicol Craig (Play North)
Sound Mix: John Vick (Finiflex)
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John Duncan's most recent Scotland film, and the 3rd to gain a coveted Vimeo staff pick, was shot over 7 months at 21 stunning locations in Scotland. From as the far north as Muckle Flugga at the very top of Shetland to the prehistoric wonder of Britain’s highest sea stacks near St Kilda, some 40 miles west of the Outer Hebrides.
Bloc's Florian Viale showcases his skill for creating striking colour palettes in this engaging showreel, displaying a mastery of the craft.
Bloc's Lindsay Watson crafted an eloquent edit for Vanity Fair, showcasing the beauty and grace of Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra.
Editor // Lindsay Watson
Mini Cooper Mexico commercial, made in collaboration with Gatopardo Magazine. This high-energy spot showcases the sleek design and powerful performance of the Mini as it speeds through city streets and country roads.
Director: Cecilia VillaverdeProducer: Emilio de la VegaDOP: Cedric GallEdit: Cecilia Villaverde & Cedric GallColor Grade: Cedric GallAerial cinematography by Santiago Arau
When a Pictish farm is besieged by an endless winter, an adolescent girl must defy her father and his traditions to venture out beyond their family glen in search of a mysterious evergreen figure, the Burry Man, who has the power to bring springtime to the land.
BURRY MAN is a short animated film written and directed by Simon P. Biggs and produced by Ross McKenzie Devil May Care Entertainment.
‘Born and Raised’ is the first in a series of 4 films by Great Brink which focusses on the values upon which Loch Duart was founded. The film gives you a glimpse of the farm teams who live and work in the communities of the Outer Hebrides where we raise our world-renowned salmon.
This job had a small and nibble crew which allowed us to work quickly as well as having the ability to change plans last minute due to weather and operational changes with boats and such like out at the pens.
The title ‘Born and Raised’ refers to both the people who have lived and worked in the Outer Hebrides and Sutherland for generations and to Loch Duart’s unique lineage of salmon which can be traced back to the wild salmon which have been swimming in Scottish waters for millennia.
In the film Ruairidh Macleod, Assistant Site Manager at Loch Duart, explains just how intrinsically linked Loch Duart salmon is to the local community and to the environment in which he lives and works.
Producer/Art Dept // Laura Strong – Great Brink
DOP / Drone // John Duncan
Camera Assistant //DigiNorth
Editor // John Duncan
Sound Mix // Finiflex
Colour Grade // Troy Edige
Music // Braw Sailin
Motion Graphics // Simon Biggs/Robbie Dickson
Jodie Comer, star of Killing Eve and Vogue-approved fashion icon, shines in a stunning editorial shoot expertly crafted by editor Lindsay Watson.
From stunning landscapes to intimate close-ups, Cedric Gall's cinematography reel showcases his work on projects shot on Alexa, Red, Blackmagic, Sony, Canon and Fuji cameras.
Through 'The Ripple Effect', Mike Guest shares a journey of his personal growth and the development of resilience in times of challenge. A powerful, honest account of how the project helped him process his mental health over the pandemic.
Director & DOP // John DuncanUnderwater Footage // Mike Guest & Tim Askew Additional Footage // Rob Waugh Sound Design // Barry JacksonDubbing Mixer & Sound Design // Paul FlitcroftMusic // David JackColour Grading // Troy Edge
"A road trip pushes a dysfunctional family to the brink after their journey descends into a claustrophobic hallucinatory nightmare."
THE MöBIUS TRIP is a raw and experiential portrayal of a family unit, void of connection, confined in a car and trapped in their fated familial roles. Written, directed and edited by Simone Smith. Produced by White Stag Films. Funded by Sharp Shorts, BFI and Screen Scotland. Currently getting ready to kick off it's film festival tour in 2023
Sound by Patrick Collins
John Duncan's aerial film, 'Wild Scotland', beautifully captures the breathtaking wilds of this majestic country. From the Highlands and Islands on one coast to John O'Groats and North Berwick on another, viewers can enjoy just a glimpse of what makes Scotland so wonderfully unique.
Filming & Edit // John Duncan
Sound Mix // Pete Smith
Colour Grade // Drew Gibson
In the remote Northern Territories of Pakistan, polo has been a part of life for centuries. As teams from rivalling valleys get ready to meet on the world’s highest polo ground, Chitral leader Sikander Ul Mulk reflects on his long career and the sacrifices he had to make to follow his dreams.
DOP, Editor & Colourist // Troy Edige
Enjoy the breathtaking visuals of Brett Currie's showreel. From stunning outdoor shots to cinematic brand films, it showcases Brett's talent and creativity.
With his solo project, Drexler, Adrian has produced a stunning track titled “Lightness”. The accompanying music video is directed by Ben Ogunbiyi and Bobby Williams - an impressive combination of creative minds.
Written, recorded and performed by Adrian Leung
Tish Murtha’s images of those on the margins of society challenged and documented the inequality faced by working-class communities, and in equal measures celebrated what it means to be working-class.
TISH is a journey of exploration for Ella; a chance to elevate and preserve Tish’s legacy and tell the story of an artist and a woman outside of the mother that existed for her. The documentary will present an intimate exploration of Tish’s motivations and political views, the challenges she faced as a young working-class woman from the Northeast, and the value society places on working-class communities and artists.
The feature-length film is directed by Paul Sng (Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, Dispossession) and produced by Jen Corcoran (Hide and Seek) through Teesside-based Freya Films and Sng's Velvet Joy Productions, with cinematography by Hollie Galloway and The voice of Tish will be played by Maxine Peake.
TISH will be released in summer 2023, funded by BBC, BFI and Screen Scotland.
Christmas, 1995. Two strangers become trapped in an escalating nightmare when they are forced to follow instructions from a series of red envelopes. To escape, they must confront past demons - but they soon discover their secrets are closely connected.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Owen Gower & Amelia Lavington
Closed Caskets by George Chalmers
MAKE UP DESIGNER
ORIGINAL SCORE / COMPOSER
SOUND DESIGNER & RE-CORDING MIXER
Simone Pereira Hind
(In order of appearance)
Radio Announcer - Gregor Firth
Billy - James Harkness
Taxi Driver- John Stahl
Thin Man - Stuart Curlett
Second Man - James McLean
Sarah - Kate Dickie
Police Voice Artists:
Body Double For James Harkness
Consuelo Meseguer Cortés
PLATES SUPPLIED BY
Driving Plates UK
FOLEY ARTIST & EDITOR
ADDITIONAL SOUND RECORDISTS
ART DEPT ASSISTANT
ADDITIONAL SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT
Aaron De Moneri
Ross John Aitken
Filmed over a period of 2 years, Brett Currie's aerial film showcases Scotland in all its glory. From East to West, the Highlands to the Islands, this passion project has taken him all over Scotland throughout the seasons whilst capturing the varied landscapes in different conditions. During this taste of Scotland, you will travel to the Isle of Skye and see the famous Old Man of Storr, witness the incredible sights encountered along the North Coast 500 route, escape to the truly unique Isle of Mull, take in the vibrant autumn colours of Perthshire, see Glencoe in the snow as well as many other truly incredible places in Scotland.
A short branded content piece by John Duncan focused on the photography of Paul Sanders to promote Fujifilm's latest GF23mm lens.
Director // John Duncan
DOP // Jonnie Lewis
A dance film by Jennifer Paterson, Lewis Gourlay & Abby Warrilow.
Jennifer Paterson - Director / ChoreographerAbby Warrilow - Director / ChoreographerLewis Gourlay - Director / Editor / VFX artistFreya Jeffs - DancerLewis Gourlay - WriterAndrew Begg - DOPSefa Ucbas - Focus PullerImogen Michel - Aerial Performance RiggerFreya Pellie - aerial rigging assistantSuzanne Heffron - Production Co-ordinatorStuart Anderson - Lighting assistantKaren Shields - Makeup Simon Fildes - Commissioner
Working with The Leith Agency and Eyebolls, we collaborated on our fourth film for Road Safety Scotland's Breathtaking Roads campaign. This series features awe-inspiring Scottish scenery alongside critical safety tips, reminding us all that life is most beautiful when enjoyed responsibly.
Agency // The Leith Agency
Production // Eyebolls
Post-production // Bloc
Grade & VFX // Florian Viale
Director // Chris Watson
DOP // Archie Short
Drone // Aerial Frontiers
Audio // Finiflex
Sophia's World is a collection of animated loops that were showcased during a conference discussing the prospects of life in 2050. The films depict a futuristic world where technology and nature coexist seamlessly, presenting ingenious resolutions to global challenges like climate change, energy, and transportation. From script development to creative direction, animation, and technical delivery, Bloc managed every aspect of the process.
Cagoule are an international directing team who make cinematic tv commercials, edgy music videos and exclusive online content. Their combined skills merge live action, movement and motion graphics to create fresh, quirky and imaginative films. Cagoule's directors are Lewis Gourlay and Abby Warrilow.
We had the honor of crafting a unique opening sequence for Studio Something's irreverent BBC football show, A View from the Terrace. In addition to creating this memorable introduction, we also animated a suite of visuals that are featured throughout the show.
Broadcaster // BBC Scotland
Agency // Studio Something
Motion Graphics // Robbie Dickson
Take a glimpse into the world of DOP Simon Williamson through his captivating showreel. With a diverse range of work including music videos, short films, brand films, and serene Scottish landscapes, Simon's showreel showcases his artistic vision and technical expertise. From subtle nuances to breathtaking visuals, Simon's work is a testament to his passion for cinematography.
A girl hikes across remote moorland. On a hill in the distance, stands a lone building, which she discovers is a long abandoned school hall. A little sun penetrates the dirty glass. An upright piano sits in the far corner. She takes off her muddy boots and with confidence in her gait, strides across to the piano and pulls it by one corner. The rusted wheels are jammed and it pivots, creating an arc. A line is carved in layers of compacted dust and the ancient wooden floor splinters with the weight of the instrument.In the centre of the room, hinged on one foot, she extends her leg and rotates swiftly and with graceful power. Her feet trace, etch and carve in circular movements, creating marks in the layers of dirt. Her body contorts. She throws herself in controlled but frenetic choreography. The movements increase in size and vigour as a pattern emerges. Finally she stands back to witness the impression her dance has etched on the floor.Abby Warrilow -Director / ChoreographerLewis Gourlay -Director / Editor / VFX artistVictoria Watson - ProducerJoanne Pirrie - DancerAbby warrilow - WriterAndrew Begg - DOPSefa Ucbas / Damian Leitch - Focus PullerJosh Rowe - Camera AssistantDerrick Ritchie - GafferPaul Lambie - Art DirectorCallum Rankine - ComposerJohn Vic - Sound DesignCostume and makeup - Karen BrownExecutive Producer - Rhona DrummondAssociate Producer - Simon FildesAerials - Aerial Frontiers
Jura is an Island off the west coast of Scotland where deer outnumber humans by 40:1. This film is in fond memory of Peter Campbell who sadly passed away earlier this year. No one knew Jura and its deer better than him. And although very ill at the time he gave his incredible knowledge and wonderful voice to the film.
Director // Euan MylesDOP/Editor // Jonnie LewisColourist // Simon WilliamsonSound Design // John Vick
Joe Carter and Writer Morna Pearson introduce this Scottish BAFTA nominated film. Shot entirely in Elgin, and featuring a cast of new actors from the area, this short film tells the story of Isla, a feisty but isolated young girl who finds the attention she needs when she chances upon a dead body in a derelict building.
This explainer video, created by Esther Du, showcases Identify HR's "IHR HUB" platform on their website.
Client - Identify HRProduction - Esther DuCreative Direction - Esther Du Motion Graphics - Esther Du & Alexa Tucek Illustration - Artem Starchenko
Producer showreel for Steven Jeram showcasing a range of shorts, docs, and commercials created over the last two years.
Adrian crafted a delicate yet impactful piano score to enhance the emotional resonance of this Barnardo's TV ad. Through his music, Adrian was able to capture Luke’s heartfelt home life while simultaneously infusing it with optimism and hope that complements the narrative in an artful yet unobtrusive way.
Step into a haunting world with Steven Jeram's 'The Gnome', a one-minute horror short that has premiered at the Norwich Film Festival and London Short Film Festival.
Edited by Jonny Magowan
Colourist Vanya Tomova
Visual Effects Supervisor Jonny Magowan
Hair and Make-Up by Alice Jones
Sound Design Jonny Magowan
Sound Recordist Oliver Dickens
1st AD Oliver Dickens
1st AC Oliver Brassell
Graphic Design by Chiara Conti
Director of Photography Colin Coomber
Screenplay by Steven Jeram
Produced by Steven Jeram
Directed by Rory Hern
Directed by Lewis Gourlay for Eyebolls, this spot for ‘Scotland Is Now’ was created to highlight Scottish innovation in everyday life. The agency brief was to make ‘moments in time’ - freeze framing the action to highlight the various inventions. The creative response was to use a high speed (Phantom), camera to slow time, almost to a standstill while keeping some motion in frame.
Production Company // Eyebolls
Agency // Whitespace
Agency Creative // Neil Walker
Director // Lewis Gourlay
Producer // Victoria Watson
Line Producer // Italia Bianco
DOP // David Lee
Phantom Owner/Operator // Simon King
Editor // Florian Viale
Gaffer // Mark Ritchie
Spark // Derrick Ritchie
Props // Tracy Wedderburn
Make up and Styling // Karen Brown
CoLab is Wood’s revolutionary approach to turn the impossible into possible. Turning ideas into actions, through CoLab we solve our clients’ biggest challenges – together.
Client // Wood Group
Agency // Whitespace
Animation // Robbie Dickson, Esther Du, Nicol Craig
Sound Design // Patrick Collins
A short documentary VT for BBC Scotland’s A View From The Terrace about an unsung hero, Bernie Morocco, the 77 year old physiotherapist come kitman who has dedicated 27 years to one football club, Newtongrange Star, and has no plans to stop anytime soon.
Director // Eilidh MunroProduction Company // Studio SomethingProducer // Michael DartDOP // Steve CardnoSound Recordist // Jonny McLooneEditor // David Hunter
Part of a suite of films for Scottish Mortgage which use abstract animations to help explain various concepts of investment banking.
Working alongside Studio Something, Bloc crafted 27 films for BBC Bitesize to raise awareness of the importance of physical education. We took care of everything from editing and motion graphics right through to visual effects and colour grading.
Client // BBC
Post-Production // Bloc
Designer // Ken Clark
Producers // Tanith Williamson & Sinead Kirwan
Motion Graphics // Robbie Dickson, Esther Du & Nicol Craig
Editor // Carmen Allison
VFX & Grade // Florian Viale
Available to view on the BBC Bitesize website.
We worked with Studio Something on this Tennents Lager film to show their support for the Scotland Team and tell the fascinating story of one of their star players.
Client //Tennents / Scottish Rugby Union
Director // Euan Lownie
Editor // Nicol Craig
Sound Design & Mix: Nicol Craig
Grade // Jessica Vilé (Vilé Colour)
VO recording // John Vick (Finiflex)
Working with Day Six, Robbie created an impactful motion graphics piece for the exciting occasion of the Fifa World Cup.
Agency // DaySix
Producer // Gavin Bryce
Naked Grouse Whisky's Liberating Swap campaign takes us on a journey around the world, introducing some of its best bars and bartenders. It encourages exploration of exotic cultures and flavours while pushing boundaries in whisky convention.
Client // Naked GrouseAgency // CampfireDOP // Troy EdigeEditor // Robbie Dickson
We had the pleasure of working on a suite of films for menswear brand Kestin, showcasing their stunning SS21 High Sunderland collection which drew inspiration from iconic Scottish textile designer Bernat Klein.
Camera // Danny Bonnar
Discover the captivating showreel of Ian Pennington, an accomplished colorist driven by a profound appreciation for the artistry of both still and motion imagery. With a rich background in photography, filmmaking, music, and food, Ian gracefully infuses his projects with a unique creative touch. With unwavering attention to detail and a wealth of technical expertise, he skillfully elevates visual storytelling, delivering poignant and impactful images that breathe life into his clients' visions
A Christmas commercial by Studio Something for Tennent's Lager parodying the classic Christmas film "It's A Wonderful Life"
DOP // Gavin White
Editor // Erika Iesse
Director // Ian Greenhill