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CBeebies Shorts by Matthias Hoegg

CBeebies by Matthias Hoegg

Matthias Hoegg, whose graduation short Thursday appeared on the Brew recently, just completed two delightful mini-shorts — “Ollie” and “George” — for CBeebies, the BBC’s channel for preschoolers.

A few details on the production from Matthias:

We had 3-4 weeks for each of them and were working with a small team (in fact just myself for most of it) in the London based studio Beakus. The production process was all-digital using After Effects, Flash, Photoshop and a tiny bit of Maya.

Cbeebies provided us with the edited voice recordings of the kids and gave me pretty much free reign over how I interpreted their narrative. They were really a perfect client and got on board with my direction from an early stage. Working for preschool kids meant an emphasis on characterisation and bold, colourful designs, which were definitely part-inspired by Mary Blair. I wanted to create the impression of discovering the world with child’s eyes and frame everything from a low angle, so you’re in with the flowers and rabbits.


Full credits after the jump:

“OLLIE” CREDITS
Directed, Designed by Matthias Hoegg
Animated by Matthias Hoegg and Ian Sargent
Additional 3D Animation by Leo Bridle
Produced by Beakus
Producer: Steve Smith (Beakus)
Production Manager: Eleni O’Keeffe

“GEORGE” CREDITS
Directed, Designed and Animated by Matthias Hoegg
Additional Animation by Leo Bridle
Produced by Beakus
Producer: Steve Smith (Beakus)
Production Manager: Eleni O’Keeffe