Winter is here…
Kirklees Council has a range of initiatives to keep their residents up to date with all the latest local news. They wanted a new way to spread the word about their ‘Gritter Twitter’ social media and to highlight ways that the public can keep safe during wintertime.
Browndog was asked to create an animation that brought the season to life. With tips to help both the public and the council stay safe and continue to work during the snowy months.
Start with storyboarding
Sleek transitions are key to an engaging animation (plus they are really fun to come up with) so the storyboard also included how the different elements would move, change and interact with each other.
We wanted the animation to feel comforting and reflect the winter season that Kirklees experience each year. We included falling snow, warm fires, wintery street views, and friendly snowmen.
Kelly Holdaway, Kirklees Council
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Ideally, your marketing strategy will include a range of media content to achieve the greatest engagement and response from your audience.
We can help with animations and videos that include company and product introductions, as well as content for specific marketing campaigns. These types of animations can showcase who you are, and what you have to offer. Plus, they are an exciting way to launch a new product or service and get your customers on board.
When you work with us on your branding, why not include a logo ident to add that extra bit of personality to your business and content, setting you apart from your competitors.
Another growing area for animated content is social media and your website. We produce gifs, short video clips and motion graphics for use on web pages and in social posts. This is a great way to captivate the viewers’ attention, share your brand values and advertise your latest campaign or event.
Finally, when you work with us on your website, we highly recommend adding a range of graphics, animations and videos to keep visitors on your site and share your messaging in captivating ways. We’ve provided many website banners and short looping animations for our clients.
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We understand that sometimes it can be difficult to explain complex ideas, products or services in text form or with images. That’s why many of our clients work with us to produce animations that take the information off the page and jump out at the audience.
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