Final recruits for the final push

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More crew have been taken on as the final months of production are upon us. Animator Vincent Petremann pictured below is one of the latest recruits to join us. Lupus Films has also opened up an annexe studio in north London to accommodate the army of clean up artists and assistants that an animated feature film requires.

Vincent Petremann

Animator Vincent Petremann being briefed on his scenes by animation director Peter Dodd

Animator Andy McPherson

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Our top team of animators includes Andy McPherson , who has been working on the Ethel and Ernest production from his home in Wales. Like many other members of the crew Andy comes from a traditional 2D background where all the characters were drawn on paper. This was the first time that  he had used TVPaint and it didn’t take long at all before he was producing top notch scenes by drawing directly onto Wacom Cintiq tablets rather than a light box.

In the past Andy has worked on The Illusionist feature film, for Joanna Quinn’s Beryl Productions (Dreams and Desires/Family Ties), and for John Coates’ TVC studio (The Tale of Two Bad Mice and Johnny Town mouse, Wind in the Willows, The Willows in Winter, The Bear).

Andy McPherson

Happy birthday Raymond

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Today Raymond Briggs celebrates his 82nd birthday. He was born in Wimbledon Park, south London, on the 18th January 1934.

Below are some photos of Raymond looking through the Briggs’ family album. They were taken a few weeks ago on Boxing Day 2015.

Everyone working on the Ethel and Ernest production wishes Raymond a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Raymond Briggs Boxing Day 2015

Raymond Briggs on Boxing day 2015 looking through the family album.

Raymond Briggs looking at a photo of Ethel and Ernest's wedding_Boxing Day 2015

Raymond Briggs with a photo of his parents’ on their wedding day .