As a studio we’re always looking for opportunities to push our work creatively and technically often we’re able to put new ideas and techniques into commercial work, but sometimes that’s not possible and the desire to do something new or different means we just write out own brief and do our own project.

Food and drink seems to play an important role in the daily life of the studio, whether it’s looking for an excuse to go out for lunch or getting everyone together for a meal out to celebrate, so it seemed like reasonable topic to start with.  We were also keen to do something that celebrated Bristol, a city we’re very proud to call home, so we decided to make a film that combined our love of good food and drink with the fine array of independant businesses we find ourselves in regularly.

Once we had whittled the huge list of Bristol places down to something manageable we set about developing a treatment. We were keen to experiment with animating in Photoshop, so we thought this would be an ideal opportunity to try it out.  The process involved designing a scene for each establishment we were featuring using a mixture of photos, live action and very simple guide 3D sequences. We then took these assets and animated them as simply as possible to allow us to work out the timings of whole film.  Once this animatic was locked, we assembled a small team to take on the task of drawing the frame by frame animation over the existing piece to create a traditional and homely style to show of the places and food we love in Bristol!


Jon Hardy, James Ward

Creative Directors
Jon Hardy, James Ward

Lead Designer and Animator
Stef Roberts

Stef Roberts

Stef Roberts, Graeme Maguire, Katie Garnham, Jon Hardy

Sound Design
James Ward, Jon Hardy

Scubaboy Inc

Production Company
Scubaboy Inc

Project Completion April 2014