Rollingball recently partnered with the University of Newcastle to create a suite of online videos to help new students adjust to academic life, and provide tips and hints to make sure they thrive in this new setting. The brief was to create a set of engaging and entertaining assets using live action and animation, so new student won’t feel alienated by the experience. Rollingball set out to utilise animator, Guy Robinson’s skills to create a number of environments and characters, while Paul Donnelly directing the live action. Brad Allen also assisted with graphic treatments on some of the videos.
The client was very happy with the result:
“We’ve worked with Rollingball in the past on many projects, but Academic Survival Skills Online has been the biggest and most complex so far. Working to a tight deadline, Rollingball produced 24 videos (most with 2-D or 3-D animation) on time and on budget. We particularly enjoyed the collaborative way in which they approached solutions to potential creative and production issues. This, along with great communication, has ensured the best realisation of our brief and an impressive end product that we’re very happy with.”
Evonne Irwin, Digital Content Manager and Liz Goode, Online Learning Co-ordinator, English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Director: Paul Donnelly, Producer: April Howard, Production Manager: Alison Broadbent, Editors: Paul Donnelly, Andy Grieve, Glen Edwards, Animaiton and Graphic Treatment: Guy Robinson, Glen Edwards, Art Direction and Styling: Lainey Donnelly