It now actually feels like we are in the future, after all, at least according to film and TV, we lost the moon 16 years ago, started Deathraces 15 years ago, created artificial intelligence 14 years ago, made contact with alien life 5 years ago, and in 14 more years we will be all but wiped out by a nuclear holocaust triggered by SkyNet.
But before all that, let’s have a look back at some of the work Rogue Robot produced in 2014, and a little glimpse into the future of 2015.
The year started with us producing a couple of short films.
“Eratosthenes and the Circumference of the Earth” told the story of how, 2500 years ago, mathematician and geographer, Eratosthenes, worked out with great accuracy, the circumference of the Earth.
It was shortlisted for the 2014 Guardian Witness Science Film Award and came second place in the Scan Velocity 2014 film competition.
“John – A Portrait” what a short film about a local barber with an artistic secret.
We produced some motion graphics work for eBay at the start of the year.
This short ad for Park Foster Care was illustrated by Chris Beaton at Gaia Graphics and featured a voice-over by Chris’s son, Felix (now available for commissions).
Summer saw our biggest work of the year so far, creating a promo for a VISA event in Rio on the eve of the final of the 2014 World Cup.
Rogue Robot was tasked to create a highlights film, building up to the final, but we were only supplied with still images of the action.
We deconstructed these images then rebuilt and animated them to create super-slo-motion effects.
2014 has seen us produce a raft of work for City West Housing, including promotions for their Amblecote development and several pieces for their end of year conference.
We’ve also work on several projects for TalkTalk, creating several complex motion graphics / animation films.
As well as all this, we’ve also produced work for Manchester NHS, Coral Island in Blackpool, CPM, Grant Thronton, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, LSG and Swinton Insurance.
No wonder we needed to recharge the robots’ lithium cells and give them all lubricant baths over Christmas.
2015 is looking to be another great year, with work already lined up for some major, multinational companies.
But more important than all that is that 2015 also marks a very special anniversary – Rogue Robot is 10 years old!!
It started in the spare room of a three bed house in Stockport with one client and a PC that took a whole night to render 30 seconds of HD graphics. And now we’ve expanded and relocated to a dedicated studio with two 4K edit suites, and we’re working with some of the biggest names in business, right across the world.
To celebrate, we’ve been working on our new short film – “Rogue Robot Origins”, that tells the story of how it all started. We hope to reveal it soon.
Until then, thank you to all our clients, past, present and future who make working at Rogue Robot such a pleasure.