About wpengine

This is the "wpengine" admin user that our staff uses to gain access to your admin area to provide support and troubleshooting. It can only be accessed by a button in our secure log that auto generates a password and dumps that password after the staff member has logged in. We have taken extreme measures to ensure that our own user is not going to be misused to harm any of our clients sites.

Exporting Comparison between H264 and Animate+

We use many different applications to create our animations, from Storyboard Pro and Photoshop to create visuals and concepts through to Adobe After effects, Anime studio, Apple Motion and Toon Boom Harmony to carry out the animations. Each bit of software brings it’s own unique set of tools, so we often dip in and out [...]

2017-03-29T12:18:05+00:00June 10th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Exporting Comparison between H264 and Animate+

50 Best Animated Movies of All Time

Here we have a fantastic infographic that we found on the video game designers website called GameDesigning.org that is packed with information about the very best animated movies of all time. View the top fifty animated films including the IMDB rating, Rotten Tomatoes rating, release date, movie studio and domestic gross revenue. We hope that [...]

2017-03-29T12:18:05+00:00March 30th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on 50 Best Animated Movies of All Time

Which Outline is best ?

There's no right or wrong here, but how you decide to outline your artwork can have a dramatic effect on the final look and feel. If we take this character design below for example. The left hand side is outlined using a solid black key line whilst the right hand side is using darker colour tones [...]

2017-03-29T12:18:05+00:00March 9th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Which Outline is best ?

The Dark Crystal Teaser Trailer

Animators struggle on grabbing every spare second we can to progress our own ideas and feed that inner child. In those odd moments where we can work on our own projects, we have been working on a short animated teaser trailer based on the Dark Crystal movie. For those that have not heard of it, [...]

2017-03-29T12:18:05+00:00January 3rd, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on The Dark Crystal Teaser Trailer

Our E4 Esting Entry 2015 #EStings2015

We stumbled upon a fun little competition run by the guys at E4, to come up with a short 10 second sting. The successful entries get their work shown on TV, which is always a buzz and from our point of view hopefully raises a bit of promotion for our studio. The competition details can [...]

2017-03-29T12:18:05+00:00August 28th, 2015|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Our E4 Esting Entry 2015 #EStings2015

Does Time Matter…

Within many industries there is often the agonising question of how much time you should put into a project. This is probably true of most service based businesses where you are effectively charging for your time. The real dilemma here is getting that balance between putting enough time in so that you are proud of [...]

2017-03-29T12:18:05+00:00April 6th, 2015|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Does Time Matter…

Explainer Videos don’t have to look stuffy!

We couldn't resist posting something about this fun little animation we did recently. It's always great when you are given the opportunity to be a bit more playful with the characters and style of animation, especially when doing business style explainer videos. Of course there's nothing wrong with the simplistic stylised 'vector' looking explainer videos, in [...]

2017-03-29T12:18:05+00:00March 12th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Art of Storyboards

A storyboard you could say is the foundation in which the building block of your animation are built. Approaching any animation project without a clearly defined path is to say the least reckless. With animation itself being massively time consuming and potentially complex any fundamental changes to the way a scene has to be delivered [...]

2017-03-29T12:18:05+00:00March 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Raindance Valentines Day Video Challenge

A little while ago, the guys and girls at Raindance Film Festival set a small challenge to create a short 16 second video with the theme “The Date”. It was around Valentines day, so maybe too obviously a romantic dinner date seemed to be  a fitting location. We were not given much time to plan, [...]

2017-03-29T12:18:05+00:00February 20th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Our Yudle Division

At the outset we wanted our core business model as Drawmill Animation to focus on high-end, top quality 2D animations aimed at the likes of TV broadcasters, storytellers, creative agencies and media organisations. We remain true to this goal and continue to build new relationships and stretch our creative legs with an exciting mixed bag [...]

2017-03-29T12:18:05+00:00January 1st, 2015|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Our Yudle Division