Catch up on all five Craft Talks

For one week we played host to a series of conversations between our directors and creative experts. Covering subjects as wide-ranging as realtime, the power of eavesdropping and what innovation as an animation director really looks like. Scroll down to watch the full series including all the live Q&As.


Craft Talks: Smith & Foulkes + Shona Collins

We kicked off the series with filmmaking heavy-weights, Smith & Foulkes. The duo discussed the brilliance and bravery behind their timeless work with our Original Content wonder woman, Shona Collins. From creating stories with heart and humour for Fender and the BBC to what makes the duo “undoubtedly the perfect couple”.


Craft Talks: Haein & Paul, Neeraja Raj + Siqi Song

The second session in the series was ‘UpRising with Nexus Studios’ next gen’ featuring Haein & Paul, Neeraja Raj and Siqi Song. The talk delved into creating characters, exploring culture and identity through animation and starting a band together.


Craft Talks: Chris O’Reilly + Deborah Casswell

‘Future gazing: real-time stories’ featured our Co-Founder and ECD, Chris O’Reilly and Creative Director, Deborah Casswell. Together they explored the creative impact that using game engine technology could have across the film industry.


Craft Talks: Robertino Zambrano + Patrick Osborne

Taking to the airwaves, Robertino Zambrano and Patrick Osborne discussed ‘The endless possibilities of animation’. From collaborating on Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier than ever’, emotional storytelling through animation to hacking the tech to deliver the results they need, the talk is not to be missed.


Craft Talks: Factory Fifteen + Mischa Rozema

The final session featured Factory Fifteen’s Jonathan Gales and Paul Nicholls in conversation with Mischa Rozema. The trio discuss creating epic adventures in alternate worlds and filmmaking through an architectural lens.

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