Happy Back to the Future day...

Here at Lunar Animation we're all huge fans of the Back to the Future series and we prefer nothing more than displaying some inspirational movie related artwork on our studio walls. With today being such a special day in relation to the series we thought we'd bring you some of our Back to the Future memorabilia. 

As you enter our studio you'll immediately notice our trilogy collection of the three films with a running top down theme. Created by Andy Fairhurst the pieces are part of a collection cleverly named: 88MPH. Nerds Eye View.

To accompany this we also have a more abstract Back to the Future print, which is one of our favourites by Matt Taylor, featuring Marty playing his guitar whilst stood on a clock face:

These pieces are a great addition to our office space and on that note happy Back to the Future day.

EIFF 2015 - Animation Lab

EIFF 2015 - Animation Lab

In June our animation director attended the EIFF to join with other delegates from around the globe to engage in talks and masterclasses designed around the animation industry. Find out what the event was like...

WAR... Join the Resistance

WAR... Join the Resistance

In a post apocalyptic war, we take you behind the scenes and break down some of our game cinematic work.

Adventure with MAX... Behind the Scenes

Adventure with MAX... Behind the Scenes

Come behind the scenes with us and check out how we made Max Adventures 4D.

Testing the Lunar pipeline

Testing the Lunar pipeline

More in house tests from Lunar, this time it's testing some water spray for an up coming project...

Concepts for all themes

Here at Lunar Animation we're always creating concept art for projects, current films, pitches and for our own internal use. We thought we'd share some of that with you to give you an insight into some of our pre-production.


Welcome to our new Office

It's taken some time but we've finally moved into our new office and we've been busy bringing it up to the Lunar standards. With some creative paint work and a touch of elbow grease the place is starting to look nothing short of perfect.

One of the most eye catching elements of the new office that always gets comments from our clients is the painted sign. So we've put together a step by step guide on how to create your own with a few snaps to let you see how we created this wall art.

 

Step 1.

Use a projector to display your logo on the wall exactly as you want it to look. Make sure you check your aspect ratios are right and you might want to create some guides so you can check all the spacing around the logo. Once in place use a pencil and a ruler to draw around all the edges of the design:

Lunar Animation Projected

Step 2.

Once you've painstakingly pursued all of the designs edges, it's time to pair up with the masking tape (don't use other kinds of tape as you may risk pulling the paint off the wall when you remove the making tape later). It's also worth making sure the tape is thick, as thin masking tape may let paint through. All you need to do now is line all of the designs edges with the tape so that you can paint perfectly straight edges with ease. See below you may want to leave curved edges and use a fine brush to complete those by hand:

Lunar Animation Masked

 

STEP 3.

Now it's time for the fun bit, painting. There's obviously no need to mention being careful if you're painting with black on a white wall. Lay the paint on nice and thick - it might look messy at the moment but that's part of the process. Ensure you paint well onto the masking tape and don't just do the one coat, do at least two or three, especially if you're using matt black paint like we were (you don't see the imperfections until it's dry). As for those curved sections by hand; we used a small very thin paint brush and took our time to make it look perfect:

Lunar Animation Filled

 

STEP 4.

Make sure you remove the masking tape before the final coat of paint is completely dry. Once removed all of the sharp edges should be perfectly preserved:

Lunar Animation Revealed

STEP 5.

Fill your office with loads of other stuff:

Lunar Animation Office and Logo