Thursday, 17 May 2012

Gosh Monsters

David Ridges, Craig Knowles and Sam Jones were asked to take original designs by schoolchildren and turn them into fully realised creations for Gosh Monsters. We really like what they came up with, hope you do too.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Kilogramme are thrilled to announce that they have been shortlisted for the category ‘Best Use of Animation’ at this year’s prestigious Big Chip Awards.
In our second seasonal interstitial for Cbeebies, we were asked to creatively interpret a child’s description of what they liked best about winter.
The nominated piece was directed by Sam Jones. Animation was by Sam, David Ridges, Craig Knowles and Andy Gubba using a combination of Flash, Max and After Effects.

 We also produced an ‘Autumn’ version too!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Tall Tales pt1

Here's something we made for a bit of fun:

It should be the first of a few, so we'll let you know when more start to fall into place.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

We make 'Jam'

Kilogramme were recently asked by our friends at Stardotstar to help out on a new and exciting project of theirs ' Jam'. In their own words …."We’re building a web platform that will make it easy (and fun) for not-for-profit organizations to build and run their own affordable, beautiful websites – enabling them to communicate with members, volunteers, beneficiaries, patrons, funders and the general public, and to do whatever they do…better."

We were asked to design and produce the logo. A simple, country fair-style jam pot design was decided upon and cloth textures and twine were used to give it a home-made, ‘crafty’ appearance, echoing the project’s ethos of a hands-on personal approach.

The project is funded by Nominet Trust

For more info go to

Thursday, 30 June 2011


This is a film we've just made for a project called Sharp Futures. The aim of Sharp Futures is to encourage schoolchildren from underprivileged areas of Manchester to consider a career in the creative sector. Three schools were shortlisted to have their storyboard for a film about the environement animated. It was a close competition with all three schools producing some excellent ideas, but the winning pitch was decided as MCMA Boys school.

Sam Jones has been working with the students since the end of last year and did the majority of the work on the film's direction and animation. David Ridges animated Sharpie's pipe travelling scene with Jon Turner lending his 3D max skills to the project as a whole.

We think there's some really nice work in the film. The majority of the shots and content of the film were decided on by the students and they got a brilliant reception at it's premiere last night. Sam did a great job working up their designs and pulling everything into shape.

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, 31 May 2011


Kilogramme recently entered the literary world when they were commissioned by Firestep to help launch Unbound, a new digital publishing platform launched at the Hay Festival 2011 by writers Dan Kieran, Justin Pollard and Co –founder of QI John Mitchinson.
The revolutionary new approach allows members of the public to fund & influence authors’ works at the point of creation.
All illustrative design work and animation on the site was produced by Kilogramme’s Claire Grey and Creatively Directed by Steve Maher of Firestep.
After seeing the animated film that explains the premise of Unbound , ‘This Life’ creator Amy Jenkins requested a bespoke animated short to promote her proposed novel ‘The Art of Losing’.
To find out more and see the films go to…

Monday, 23 May 2011

Forest Fire

We thought you might like to take a look at one of our latest films promoting fire safety.

It was commissioned by Richard Haywood of ViralFilms in Canada and our brief was to go for a ‘Yogi Bear’ design style.

Character design was by Craig Knowles, background design by David Ridges & direction by Claire Grey.

It was animated by all three of us over a week.

Hope you like it!