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‘Tin Toy', a seasonal BBC2 ident was created for Christmas in 1993. The narrative follows the journey of a discarded tin '2' decoration to the top of a tree, aided by a host of willing collaborators. A complex single frame shoot, involving a set, articulated puppets and effects, was filmed in 35mm stop frame animation and lit by a large tent-like golden reflective cyclorama. If you watch the candles you can see the passage of time.
Model animation - 3 Peach.
Animators - Joan Ashford and Martin Pullen.
Lighting Cameraman - Stephen Macmillan.
Editor - Mike McGee.
Music - Music Sculptors.
Designers/Directors - Jane Fielder and Iain Greenway.
Winner of a Design & Art Direction Wood Pencil for Television Graphics/Brand Identity 1995.
Winner of the BAFTA Television Craft Award for Graphic Design 1994.
BBC2 Christmas - Tin Toy ident style frame
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