The importance of having an up to date will

This animation is about having an up-to-date will is told from two perspectives as their circumstances change. The first perspective is from a cohabiting couple who do not have a will and what happens to their possessions if one of the dies. While the other perspective shows a married couple updating their will as their family grows.

For more information about getting or updating a will, visit Hugh James’ website https://www.hughjames.com/service/wills

 

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer/Script: Patrick Hathaway

VoiceoverAlexia Kombou

MusicTom Kavanagh

We’re delighted with the video that the Jammy Custard team created for us, they really pushed the brief and delivered something much better than we expected! They were also really lovely to work with.

Hannah Richards – Hugh James Marketing Manager

Jeff

We’re proud to present Jeff, your partner in the world of hosted communications.

Jeff lives in the cloud, so there is no need for any boring office gizmos that clutter up the place. You can reach him easily using an IP handset, or his very own app, and an internet connection. Jeff keeps himself in shape, makes sure he is always up to date, and he doesn’t switch off; he’s constantly on the go, connecting you to your customers.

Jeff is an offering from Glamorgan Telecom who approached Jammy Custard to create the brand, design the character and tell the story of how Jeff can help businesses stay connected. The overall design, brand and tone of voice took influence from 50s-60s comics and cartoons, especially in regards to advertising which had a sense of life-changing optimism when selling products.

We enlisted the help of Tom Kavanagh to compose the joyous and optimistic music reminiscent of the time, as well as Robbie Stevens to voice and reinforce the power of Jeff. A special mention goes out to Sing Clifton who provided the icing on the cake with their Jeff vocal stings. Wow!

For more information about hiring Jeff for your business, visit https://www.talktojeff.co.uk

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer/Script: Patrick Hathaway

VoiceoverRobbie Stevens

MusicTom Kavanagh

Additional Vocals: Sing Clifton

“Working with Jammy Custard and their talented, creative team has been a pleasure. Keeping to budget and producing a video that accurately delivered our initial brief is a real testament to their professionalism. Great job JC and thank you.”

Mathew Evans – Glamorgan Telecom Director

The Story of the Building

Situated in Cardiff Bay, the Wales Millennium Centre is an iconic building that hosts some of the worlds greatest musical and dance productions. It was an honour to work with such a renowned organisation to create the story of their building. We were inspired and amazed by the amount of detail within the design and construction of the building.

Our aim was for the animation to bring to light the building’s Welsh natural and industrial inspirations, as well as celebrate the organisation’s achievements and contributions to the arts.

We enlisted the help of Tom Kavanagh to compose a theatrical and emotional piece of music to reflect the grandiose design, combined with the dulcet tones of Noni Lewis, who delivered a soothing and engaging reading in both English and Welsh.

The video was designed to work bilingually, with and without audio. The video is used in and around the building on varying displays, including their large screen at the ticket desk and projected on the wall for guests to view when they visit. An alternate design was provided to work in Portrait for their screens that sit outside the venue advertising upcoming shows.

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

VoiceoverNoni Lewis

MusicTom Kavanagh

Live Construction Works

Animated explainer video for Build Beacons demonstrating how to use their website to communicate live construction work.

For more information on Build Beacon, visit https://buildbeacon.com/

Credits

Animation and Design: Matthew Creed

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

Voiceover: Sally Bailey 

“The guys at Jammy Custard were fantastic from start to finish. The customer service and quality of the final outcome were exceptional. I would highly recommend Jammy Custard’s video animation services for any independent or corporate projects.”

– Owain Jones, Build Beacon

Big Garden Birdwatch

We’re pleased to have been involved with the RSPB annual Big Garden Birdwatch campaign. Alongside providing the video of the final results, we also created a series of animated stings for social media to get people involved with the Birdwatch and submit their results.

The final results video was designed to represent the act of the Birdwatch itself, by looking through home gardens and spotting birds (with the occasional celebrity neighbour!).

Statistics:

The BGBW Final Results Video:

  • Reached over 200K on Facebook (double the reach than in 2018).
  • 110k impressions and 2.2k engagements on Twitter (way above their day to day average)

Social Media Stings:

We tested the water with different styles of animations to see what people engage with the most. From this, we learnt that on Twitter, most people engaged with the animations that counted down to the event.

  • 1 day left to go” tweet and animation received 164.4k impressions, 332 retweets and 592 likes.
  • 5 days left to go” tweet and animation received 67k Impressions, 150 retweets and 533 likes.

For more information on the Big Garden Birdwatch campaign visit the RSPB site 

 
 
 
 
 
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Credits

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

VoiceoverAlly Murphy

Design: Kyle Abraham

Animation: Matthew Creed

PermaSURE® App

Animated Explainer Video for the PermaSURE® App by Respirex.

PermaSURE® is an app that quickly calculates the safe working time for Chemprotex suits using an expansive chemical database and user-specified working conditions. PermaSURE® can be downloaded on the App Store and Google Play.

For more information on the App visit: https://www.respirexinternational.com/en/support-services/permasure/

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

VoiceoverRichard Heathcote

the brief

We’re delighted to have contributed animated visuals for this special extravagant show by MADI.

MADI is the moniker of Welsh singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Maddie Jones.
With electro-tinged art pop, self-styled as ‘weirdo pop’, MADI aims to marry experimental and accessible. Drawing from a diverse range of influences, it uses everything from keyboards and guitars, to samples and modular synth.

Jammy Custard were drafted in to contribute animated backing visuals for a special ‘Kaleidoscopic’ gig in Clwb Ifor Bach,

credits:

Animation and Design: Matthew Creed

Music: MADI

Together In Wales

In August 2018 we took part in the first nationwide AniJam; an animation challenge to create a short film in the space of 48 hours based on a theme given to you at the start. Our theme was ‘Together in Wales’.

The premise of the story plays on the stereotype that Wales is full of sheep, and the journey this poor animal takes to become a woolly jumper designed for sharing, so that together you can wear a piece of Wales.

credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Audio: Patrick Hathaway

the brief

This is an edit of some tracked text and motion graphic work we did on a promo video for SALT bar in Cardiff Bay. The final video is a loop that plays on the various screens around the bar promoting their deals and events.

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Footage: Joe Marvelly (http://www.joemarvelly.co.uk)

Client: Salt Bar (http://www.saltcardiff.com/) and Fizzi Events (http://fizzievents.co.uk/)

the brief

An animated promotional video for Cardiff’s own Street Food Circus: Food Brawl. The video was designed in multiple formats to work across a range of Social Media channels, along with a Poster Campaign.

Credits:

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

Digital Forensics Solutions

“Awen Collective Ltd. is an award-winning software company reducing the time spent by manufacturers and critical infrastructure providers before and after a cyber-attack or cyber-physical incident. We develop digital forensics software solutions for Industrial Control Systems, Robotics and Internet-of-Things devices.”

Jammy Custard were tasked to create a video to engage potential new customers when the video was shown in presentations – The video was also provided with Subtitles for exhibition spaces where audio wouldn’t be used.

For more information on the AWEN Collective, visit: http://www.awencollective.com/

Credits:

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

VoiceoverGary Miranda

Jammy Custard worked with us (Awen Collective Ltd) to make us several pieces of graphical work, including an animation. They’re a wonderfully skilled company – very friendly and helpful throughout.

– Daniel Lewis, Awen Collective

Protect Our Plants

Animated Explainer Video for Her Majesty’s Government Animal & Plant Health Agency

Wales is dependent on the success of its agriculture sector and the health of its natural environments.
The purpose of this video was to educate families and the public at large about how they can protect our wildlife by taking steps that prevented non-native species of pests and diseases from establishing themselves in our countryside.

The video was debuted at the Royal Welsh Show and provided in English and Welsh (separately)

The video features an animated character which is lip-synched to the voice-over artist.

Please visit the Animal & Plant Health Agency and find out more about how we can all contribute to protecting our natural environments.

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

Voice-over: Noni Lewis (English and Welsh)

SP.eye® Explainer Video

Animated Explainer and Training video for SP.eye® – Intravitreal Injection System by Salar Surgical.

SP.eye® is the first intravitreal injection system to integrate sharps safety with a precision delivery of the needle. The video is intended to provide non-medical staff assigned to administer injections an overview and understanding of the features of SP.eye, as well as a step by step guide on how to use it (before official training).

The video can also be used as a sales tool online and at conferences.

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

“Patrick and Matthew delivered a very high-quality animation in super quick time – perfect for a conference we were attending. The project involved some new techniques which the boys at JC got their heads around amazingly well. Communication with them was excellent and they were able to incorporate changes very quickly. I would recommend (in fact I have!) them to others!”

Salar Surgical

Cymraeg – A language for everyone

An animated promotional video for Cardiff University.

Cymraeg is a very crucial part of Cardiff University. Students, unknown to many, can arrange to study their subject through the medium of Cymraeg.

Welsh-speaking Cardiff University students shared their experiences with us and helped create a narrative about the importance that they can study in their language. The video also asks for the language to be celebrated, as part of the culture that surrounds the capital’s university – even providing a few helpful phrases.

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

Voiceover: Gwenllian and Harry (Cardiff University Students)

“Jammy Custard got us, and what we were trying to do, right from the word go. They asked the right questions, gave us enough freedom to develop our ideas whilst guiding us and advising when needed. We loved working with Patrick and Matthew, and we’re all delighted with the finished product. We can’t wait to work with these jammy guys again! Very professional and helpful, before, during and after the project.”

– Elliw Iwan, Cardiff University

Bwtwns A Blw – Episode I

Jammy Custard is delighted to present the ‘pilot’ episode of Bwtwms A Blw, “Cofio Cofio Tric Bwtwns”, our first children’s cartoon. Commissioned by Family Fostering Partners, the cartoon aims to normalise the concept of foster caring, especially for those where Welsh is the primary language.

View Welsh version here

production credits

Narration: Lloyd Macey
Writers: Mererid Hopwood & Tudur Dylan Jones
Music: Tom Kavanagh
Production: Jammy Custard Animation

Supported by the Welsh Government

The Arch of Palmyra

The Monumental Arch of Palmyra in Syria was destroyed in 2015 by terrorists. The Institute of Digital Archeology (IDA), using a combination of computer-based 3D rendering and pioneering 3D carving technology, have been able to create a half-scale replica of the Arch, dating back to the 3rd century. At the time of the commission (late 2017), the replica was being toured to several locations around the world before being sent ‘home’ to Syria.

A special exhibition on the reconstruction of the Arch was to take place at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Jammy Custard was asked to create a short animation that would feature at the exhibition. The animation tells the recent story of the Arch and features the inspiring tale of the Bald Headed Ibis. The Ibis is a rare bird that was on the verge of extinction because of the capture of Palmyra in Syria. Fortunately, on the reclamation of Palmyra, the Ibis has been seen to return in higher numbers and is a perfect metaphor for a hopeful and peaceful return of Palmyra’s people. The outcome needed to be culturally sensitive and mindful of how violent actions were conveyed.

This simple, yet powerful piece is one of the projects we’re most proud of – in how it was used, and what it represents.

For more information on the IDA, visit digitalarchaeology.org.uk

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

Car Dealer Social Content Animation

Short animated video designed to share the latest car deals for this Welsh dealership as social content on social media.
The video was designed to work first and foremost in a square (1:1) format to maximise the best display on most social networks, with the traditional widescreen (16:9) as a secondary format.

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

Winter Twilight

We were tasked with creating an animated advert to promote the ‘Winter Twilight’ range at the National Trusts gift shop.

The design of the animation takes inspiration from the gift range and a variety of locations and natural splendour which are looked after by the Trust. The narrative focuses on a character that represents a creator, inspired by their surroundings to create art that can be used for unique festive gifts.

The video was distributed through the paid social network campaigns.

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

Music: Richard Jackson

Lotto Free Day

This animation was used across social media to promote a free visit day at select National Trust properties courtesy of the National Lottery. In this project, we were provided with a storyboard to develop further with a critical challenge of making the video work without audio, a fundamental characteristic of social video content today.

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

Music: Richard Jackson

See it, Send it

Animated Explainer Video for TAPA (Transport Asset Protection Association) and IIS (Incident Information Service).

Criminal activity increasingly challenges supply chains across Europe. The purpose of this video was to educate companies about the risks involved and how to report any criminal activity to the IIS Database, where in turn the data is used to help and plan safer transport.

The video is featured on the Tapa-global website to help encourage reporting of incidents.

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

VoiceoverDarren Altman

internal communications

We’ve worked closely with Superdrug’s Internal Communications department to create content that informs and educates employees. From the new employee induction video to training for new products and procedures.

Our latest work with the company in early 2017, consisted of producing 21 short explainer animations, featuring a range of relatable characters and motion graphics, making often ‘dry’ topics easier to digest and train staff on company policies. The video (left) is a highlight reel of the content we created for this project.

back catalogue

We’ve been working with Superdrug and their sister company Savers since 2011, making a range of animated and filmed content to inform and train their staff.

Featured Projects include:

The video above is a highlight reel of these projects.

Looping Animation

Web designer Ryan Gittings contacted us to create a looping animation of a Kingfisher diving for food as a background video on his new website. Excited by the opportunity to animate a kingfisher, we accepted and created this gorgeous scene for it to live in (Advise to watch in full screen to appreciate the detail). See the animation in situ on Ryan’s website: https://ryangittings.co.uk/

For an insight into how we made this animation, from brief to delivery and what we learnt along the way, then be sure to read our ‘making of’ blog post – Creating a Looping Kingfisher Animation

Waterless Wash and Wax

A short animated explainer video to demonstrate the ease of how to use the product.

The video was designed to sit on their website to strengthen their product as well as being suitable for sharing across social media platforms.

Credits

Animation: Matthew Creed

Design: Kyle Abraham

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

VoiceoverDan Lee

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Patron Motorsport

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Short Explainer Animation

Short looping animation for Patron Motorsport, to promote the ‘Expert Finder’ section of the website. https://motorsportsuppliers.com

This video was designed in a square 1080×1080 format to be used across social media, taking full advantage of the autoplay functionality with a seamless loop.

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Jason and the Argonauts

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Animated Poster

An Animated poster we created for the theatrical version of ‘Jason and the Argonauts’, produced in and touring around Wales, April 2017.

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Horizons/Gorwelion

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Tour Promo

Together with Creu Cymru, Theatr Mwldan commissioned a promotional trailer for Taith Gorwelion/Horizons Tour, a major tour of Wales presenting the world’s best music performers in showcases at the global international music event WOMEX.

The tour featured 8 bands performing in 16 venues over 4 consecutive days across Wales, and presenting all of this information both clearly and bilingually required careful planning and consideration. The video was used in a variety of situations, so the visual content needed to be understood efficiently with and without audio.

Credits

Animation and Design: Matthew Creed

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

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Three

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Mobile Broadband

Mobile network Three is one of the most popular providers of mobile broadband in the UK.

They needed a video to be played in stores, delivering the benefits of mobile broadband to an emerging market of busy middle-aged parents and grandparents.  The video was used on the Point of Sale displays in Tesco and John Lewis.

Credits

Animation and Design: Matthew Creed

Producer: Patrick Hathaway

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Mappa Mundi Theatre

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‘Still Life’ Trailer

To promote the Still Life tour, we were asked to create an animated trailer that gives a taste of the emotion and suspense of the production, without giving too much away. The brief itself was relatively open, with the overall goal being to instil tension in the viewer as opposed to presenting any particular message.

Armed with actual memento mori photographs and a piece of music from the production itself we set to work.

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‘Yr Wylan Fry’ music video

‘Yr Wylan Fry’ (The Free Seabird) is the lead single from the album ‘Y Bardd Anfarwol’, released at the end of 2013 with Bubblewrap Records, and tells the life story of the Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai.

To promote the album and widen the band’s reach to new audiences we were commissioned to create an Animated Music Video for ‘Yr Wylan Fry’, reflecting the style and themes of the album’s sound and existing artwork.

background

Having decided to leave his wife behind in search of work, Li Bai finds his way onto a ship and begins travelling along the great rivers of China. The title of this song comes from a poem by a contemporary of Li Bai’s; a poet called Du Fu, who said: “that the life of a traveller is like that of a seabird flying overhead; it’s easy to see going by but once gone he is gone forever”.

In this song Li Bai sings to his wife, who he has had to leave behind, wishing that he could be with her.

Yr Wylan Fry made its debut on the Welsh music program ‘Ochr 1′ on S4C, 14th May 2014

credits

Animation and Design: Matthew Creed

Music: The Gentle Good

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Quiet Marauder

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‘Every Time We Think Of One Another’ Music Video

Cardiff based anti-folk band, Quiet Marauder asked us to create a video from their debut, 111 track album ‘Men’.
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Signable

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Animated Explainer

Signable is an online system for sending and receiving documents for signature. They needed a convenient and intelligent way of demonstrating not only the product in action, but also the benefits it provides over traditional methods.

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