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2020 and moving forward…

Although I’ve been involved in media production for over 25 years, the rate of change still amazes me. My niece and nephew are blissfully unaware of the incredible exponential leaps technology has made over the last 50 years to where the phone they hold in their hand has many times the power that the early…


2019 – Where are we now?

It’s been an amazing journey so far in terms of skill set and direction. I remember when first starting Big Ant, I had a clear goal of creating short films with strong narrative – and which were centered around people rather than special effects. However life is rarely that straight forward, and if you keep…


2016 and beyond…

2015 went by in the blink of an eye. I had always planned on blogging regularly but business has been both exciting and incredibly busy and so blogging was one of the things that disappeared. I don’t believe in doing anything for the sake of it, so unless there is something worthwhile to say I…


Gearing up for a busy 2015

We hit the ground running after Christmas – we were half hoping for a slow-down to allow us to re-assess how to make our workflow more efficient, but it’s only been the last 2 days that have allowed that. One area that has developed considerably is creating 3D elements and compositing. Although our original machine…


The challenges of languages and a fading ‘O’ Level German…

We had a call from the awesome guys at Unify about creating some more tutorials. The previous OpenScape videos had been a real success, so Unify in Germany wanted to create a set too. Michael from Unify Germany was a real star and made my life very easy by being fluent in the product, and…


Efficient Software Demonstrations for Unify

We got a call from Sally at Unify asking us how many product demos we could film in a day for a tight deadline. These videos were to be hosted on their YouTube channel, and also needed to include an ending sequence that had video links to all the other tutorials. Ever the optimists, we…


Filming for pleasure!

After an incredibly busy year we made sure that we had a few days off over Christmas and the New Year. We had planned to hole ourselves up and just eat and drink / hibernate, but because of the mild weather the urge to get out and do something overtook us. On our doorstep is…


#HarmonizeNow – the birth of Unify

Things are crazy at the moment for Big Ant. A big project for M&S, videos for Marketing Derby, The Irongate Group, Optimise Accountants, a large project in completion with Winvic, a promo video for GB Bobsleigh, CGI demos for Tippers and Gen-3… well, you get the picture… Then the phone rings, and Tim from Siemens…


Sprint & Push training with Team GB and Big Ant (no really!)

Back at Loughborough University today for our final day with Team GB Bobsleigh’s training camp. We’ve had an amazing few days meeting the Athletes and filming their efforts in their quest to be world No1 in Bobsleigh. To understand the explosive energy needed to propel a heavy 4 man bobsleigh to maximum speed, Big Ant…


Gym Monsters!

We’ve been lucky enough to have been invited down to Loughborough University for 2 days to film the British Bobsleigh Team preparing for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics . Now bear in mind that these guys at the moment are just conditioning training for when they go onto the big heavy, strength training. Imagine lifting…