Monday, 30 June 2008

The deadline for completing the 'Moon Pirates' film was achived with spectacular results last Friday!!!!!

Watch this space for details regarding where and when you can see the film!!!!

Well done to everyone involved - trainees, trainers, mentors, funders and the support from the local animation Industry in Wales.


Thursday, 26 June 2008

Found this on Auto Trader!!!!!!
1 Day till its done.

Matt P

Monday, 16 June 2008

Moon Pirates Trailer

A short trailer with snippets from the film! Not long now until it's all done! :D - allyn

we're getting there!

With most people now compositing in After Effects, we just might finish this before we get kicked out of here in 2 weeks time.


Sunday, 15 June 2008

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Almost there...

Yep, i think this is the last major CG shot to be renderd. (thank God!)
Been animating all these little guy's for to long and got a bit bored for
2mins so yeh, work in progress but it's nearly there... Ben M

Friday, 6 June 2008

3D SPACE!!!!!

More 3D

Matt P

Wednesday, 4 June 2008


Some space and moon background stuff from the film, because I havent uploaded anything in aaaaages.


Monday, 2 June 2008

Nickson Fong

Nickson Fong from Egg Story in Singapore who gave an inspirational masterclass during Cyfle's animation event at the Atrium this week gives the trainees the lowdown on working with the main players in Holloywood. Nickson's credits include Godzilla, Matrix Reloaded, Little Stuart and Starship Troopers.

Friday, 30 May 2008

Moon Pirates in Cannes!

The 'Moon Pirates' poster proudly sits amongst other great films in the 'Short Film Corner' at this years Cannes Film Festival - big thanks to Cyfle's Gwawr Williams!

Show me the money!

Huw Walters, Commercial Director of Calon TV talks to the team about the 'business' of animation. Topics included raising finance, the markets (UK & International), what is IP and a case study on pullin together the funding for 'Hana's Helpline'. Many thanks to Huw for his informative presentation!

generic pirate...

Rigged CG Generic Pirate, this is not how he looks in the film, it's just a little teaser. model/rigg by Ben.M

Monday, 26 May 2008

Red and Nev

Some artwork I (digitally) painted :) - allyn

Monday, 19 May 2008

The Wall!

The magnificent Tim Allen mentors the team with advice on their character acting! As illustrated in the below images!

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Weekend Work!


so just a quick update. the animation is really coming along now. we're really in the thick of it. should have some more bits and pieces up for all to see next week, so keep those eyes a-pealed!

J :)

Thursday, 15 May 2008

In space, no one can hear you scream.....

Taking a break from the animation station...... 


Finished Stills

A whole FOUR SCENES have now been comped in After Effects and the film is really starting to take shape! Here are some stills of the first act.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

CG Character line-up

The final CG model line-up. CG Artists Ben and Matt

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

BBC Radio Cymru Interview

18:00, BBC Radio Cymru, an interview with two of our team members, Ben and James. Listen online or 92-105 FM or DAB Digital Radio.

Friday, 9 May 2008

The Poster

Moon Pirates poster. Characters drawn by James, Background by Allyn and Pirate ship by Sarah...go team!

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Week 6

Exclusive teaser trailer!!!!

Week 6

The pirates finish their weekly production meeting steered by Rick Villeneuve - everyone is still smiling so all is good!

Thursday, 1 May 2008

picture invasion


Colour Keys in space

After shocking everyone with that photo, I thought it would be nice to post some artwork.
These are concept colour keys for the space sequences, one for the journey to the moon and the other the return from it.

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

The Pirates!!!

Week 5

Meet the team! From left to right clockwise - James White, Ben Morgan, Mathew Partridge, Sarah Davies, Phillip Page and Allyn Thomas.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008


Week 5

A sample of some of the storyboards I have produced, Not in any particular order so I don't give too much of the story away!
Phill Page

More Background/Colour Tests

Week 5

Another background of the living room interior done using flash and Photoshop.
Phill Page

Monday, 28 April 2008

It Starts.....

Week 4

Just a bit of an update while I'm rendering! anyway we've started animation, all seems to be goin well thus far...


you have the power..... :)


Friday, 25 April 2008

Uncle Nevs Moon Cheese Wallpaper

Available from all good cheese outlets soon!

JW :)
Week 4

Sound Works- MoonPirates Voice Recording.
Just some pics of our day at SoundWorks recording the
characters voices- thanks to Terry Cooper
and the guy's at SoundWorks!

The legend- T.Cooper

3D Matt representing...

And AGAIN the 2D crew "working hard" as usual! Honestly...

Ben x

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Space Stuffs

Week 4

Moon Pirates on a mission. Yarrhh.

Moon Pirates on a Mission

Week 4

Moon Pirates concept stuff. Pirates on the moon. Awesome.
-Sarah Ann Davies, 24th April, 2008.

Concept design for the establishing shot on earth, with cheese factory!
And Neville and Red spying on pirates on the moon.

Concept designs for the surface of the moon.... what a colour trip.

Original space ship design for Moon Pirates.

yay for colour keys and a bit o' fun in space.