Chatting about being active

Disability Rights UK approached us with an exciting project set around a piece of writing. We were introduced to an extraordinary creative writer named Owen.

Owen has a disability himself, but that hasn’t deterred him from his writing. Having first-hand experience helped him to shape a short case study about getting active and the community Disability Rights has created for him to meet new people.

 

His story follows Aftab, a young lad with cerebral palsy who craves independence; Tina, a woman who lost the use of her legs in an accident, but never lost her warm and bubbly personality; and John, an elderly man who lost his leg in the 2nd world war, but this never stopped him from getting active. The common thread between them all, is their social worker, Maggie. With a heart larger then life itself, and a passion for helping people, she introduced these three unlikely acquaintances to help Aftab to realise that his disability doesn’t control his independence.

Diss Heritage Triangle

As part of a £3.4m Heritage Lottery funded regeneration project, the Heritage Triangle asked us to create a responsive website that publicised the traditional town of Diss, in Norfolk. The website includes archive information on the history of Diss throughout the centuries, it’s most famous people and the origin of some of its iconic buildings.

A present day interactive map helps to promote the wide variety of shops and services available in Diss today, whilst the events and news pages advertise local attractions.

Ambitious about autism

Ambitious About Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. They provide services at their schools and colleges; and raise awareness and understanding about autism.

We created an animation and documentary for a fundraising event at TalkTalk, to help explain autism itself and the work that the charity does.  For the animation by using characters to tell the story, we were able to convey emotion and explain the problems that children and young people with autism can come across in their every day life. With voiceover and on-screen text, we highlighted the key messages that the charity wanted to convey, in how the funding they receive can help make the ordinary possible. For the documentary we spent a day following an Ambitious College student, Conor, in his daily activities at home and at the college.

Company Chameleon

Over recent years we’ve been privileged to build a relationship with Manchester’s only producing dance company, to help them raise their profile at home, to the levels of recognition they receive worldwide.  Working closely with the marketing team at Company Chameleon and company founders Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner, we have built a new brand for the company, creating a logo, brand guidelines, new website, films, newsletter template and digital banners, to help them connect with new and existing audiences online.

We continue to support Company Chameleon, finding ways to recreate the passion and emotion of their dance with digital technology, animation and film.

ITV Weather Idents

It’s cracking the flags out there!

Working with the communications team at United Utilities we conceived and created a new set of idents for their sponsorship of ITV Granada and Border weather. The live action idents are based around the day to day activities of several real United Utilities employees in different areas across the company with the aim being to capture key characters in the organisation. Several of these employees had been already featured on the BBC 2 documentary “The Watermen”.

The United Utilities idents were shot over 9 days on location in the North West, filming everywhere from call centres and customers houses to reservoirs and underground tunnels. Working with the client to develop the concept and produced in house we collaborated with post production company and commissioned a soundtrack composer to add the finishing touches to the indents.

Rijo42

Many people know they like coffee, any idea what it takes to get this perfect blend in to your cup? With screens mounted within the coffee machine, Rijo decided to neutralise this feature by showing the journey the coffee bean has taken to be in your cup.

The animation took the key facts and processes from the Rijo42 story. Taking the viewer from the location of the plant, through the way the berry is grown and harvested, into roasting, and ultimately arriving into the cup you are stood in-front of whilst the coffee is prepared.

Think before you flush

“All you want to flush is Paper, Pee or Poo!”

UU: “…we want to stop people flushing anything else down the toilet and to target the film towards children and through the kids, their parents.”

Ducks: “Can we write a song with lots of toilet humour and fart noises?”

UU: “Yes”

Ducks: “We’re in!”

United Utilities spend millions of pounds every year clearing drains, sewers and peoples gardens due to household waste being flushed down the toilet instead of disposed of in the bin. Wipes, towels, false teeth and mobile phones have all been found stuck in drains and at treatment works.

We created, illustrated and animated the characters and then wrote a catchy little ditty to communicate initially with children and then filter through to their parents.

Orega

We created both still imagery and a virtual reality (VR) app for Orega for a new building in Canary Wharf in order to visualise spaces within the building before the building opened.

Focusing on the two areas within the building, (a communal space and an office space) we created an app which worked on both iOS and Android platforms.

Rugby League Cares

When your target audience are the fans of a particular sport, it gives you the freedom to have a certain shorthand and license to speak in their language and even use in-jokes. The title we came up with for this campaign is just that. The phrase ‘One in – All in’ refers to a fight on the pitch. Rugby League is built from families and close friendships, where each of the players are willing to put their bodies on-the-line for each other.

If one of the players is caught in a scuffle this phrase means ‘we’ve got your back – we’re all in it together.’ This charity aims to use this same mentality throughout the fans and players alike, caring for the grass-roots and heritage of the sport, looking after players once they’ve hung up their boots and also players who get injured playing.

Tomorrow Building

The £20 million development at MediaCityUK opened in June 2016. Working closely with the MediaCityUK team and using the latest technology to create an engaging, immersive marketing application showcasing the brand-new exciting and imaginatively designed workspace for digital and creative businesses.

The app, which can be used via Google Cardboard housing or in full-screen mode, provides 360 degree CGI visuals and key locations including the reception and a typical office floor.

Lynn Haime, Asset Manager from MediaCityUK said: “We have such a fantastic mix of businesses at MediaCityUK, who are continually pushing boundaries and creating amazing content. Fuzzy Duck impressed us with their knowledge and vision of 360 VR and it has been a pleasure to work with one of the companies based at MediaCityUK to create an interactive application with virtual reality to demonstrate to companies who may be interested in Tomorrow”.

Waterplus

With you, every drop of the way…

We produced this film to help the launch of a new company whose sole objective is to supply water to business. Being a new business, we needed to help portray the company story but more importantly its personality, and through this the benefits of using WaterPlus.

We wanted to visualise the language and personality of the brand and help people to see what it will be like to work with WaterPlus, as an existing client, a new client or someone looking to join the WaterPlus team.

The Ducks drew on a range of disciplines, both photographic and graphical to create a language and images that really portray the character of the company.

Trafford Housing Trust

So I snapped back, fighting for recovery, It’s never too late for a new trajectory, To a new way of living, a new lease of life; I know it isn’t easy, but I have to try.

Trafford Housing Trust’s ‘CleanStart’ programme’ aims to give ex-convicts, and ex-military a clean start by giving them a job in house removal, landscaping and cleaning within the housing association and beyond. This helps create a sense purpose and hope for these individuals where they might otherwise struggle or worse, re-offend. We made a series of films to celebrate and demonstrate the work that Cleanstart has done since their inception to present day.

 

The poetic short film ‘Another Chance’ follows the journey of one individual who has hit rock bottom and can’t seem to find a way out. With the help and support of Cleanstart, he is given that final chance, which he is more than ready to fight for.

CleanStart Why Not’ brings to life to achievements that Cleanstart has had, in not only helping ex-offenders and military, but how it also has helped and impacted local business who have used the service.

Fuzzy Duck
Tomorrow
MediaCityUK, Salford
M50 2AB

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