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HOW WE WORK

Our ethos is one of originality, creativity & support. We love to accompany a project from start to finish, working creatively across an entire production from its early conception right through the completion of the final VFX shots. We are able to provide multiple services during all stages of the production process. We work with directors and producers to create a unique look for their ideas. We specialise in delivering concept art packages at pitch stage. We create previs and matte painting for clients directly or for VFX houses at post-production stage, as an out-source vendor.

Our company’s core ideology is that by incorporating pre-production and post-production under one creative umbrella, a project can gain a stronger and more cohesive look. This approach also helps making accurate decisions earlier in the process which is proven to be more cost-effective in the long run. We have over 10 years worth of design, art direction & concept art at our fingertips -  If you would like to see more specific genres of work, please contact us here and we will send more examples.

Visual Development, Layout &

Sketches

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Every project starts with a good sketch - so we like to develop doodles and layout sketches early in the process. 

Whether it be a scamp, a storyboard, or an idea for a key frame, we believe that a good foundation in drawing can ease the creative process.

It is a quick way to explore the different directions a project could take, and can lead to great ideas!

Nike - 'The Last Game'
Nike - 'The Last Game'
Nike - 'The Last Game'
Nike - 'The Last Game'
Nike - 'The Last Game'
Nike - 'The Last Game'
James Wellbeloved
James Wellbeloved
James Wellbeloved
James Wellbeloved
James Wellbeloved
James Wellbeloved
Clydesdale Bank
Clydesdale Bank
Clydesdale Bank
BBC Olympics Rio
BBC Olympics Rio
BBC Olympics Rio
Visual Development &

Concept Art

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Concept art is very much the first phase of production. It allows a designer, director or producer to visualise their ideas. 

They can use the resulting art to communicate their ideas to the rest of the creative crew and to distributors/clients.

Painting Practice has an outstanding concept team with a strong sense of design, lighting and more importantly storytelling.

Men Against Fire - Black Mirror
Men Against Fire - Black Mirror
Men Against Fire - Black Mirror
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Nike - The Last Game
Nike - The Last Game
Nike - The Last Game
Nike - The Last Game
Nike - The Last Game
Nike - The Last Game
Coca Cola - Santa's Letters
Coca Cola - Santa's Letters
Coca Cola - Santa's Letters
Pitch Work
Pitch Work
Pitch Work
Character

Design

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Character design is a uniquely challenging discipline which can be applied to both animation and live action.

Our artists have tackled everything from man eating triffids and aliens, to villainous highwaymen and elegant robots!

Also see below some personal work from our talented concept artists Nandor and Sammy, to give you a flavour of what our team can achieve!

Pitch Work
Pitch Work
Pitch Work
Creature Design, Nandor Moldovan
Creature Design, Nandor Moldovan
A beautiful aquatic creature from our talented Concept Artist Nandor Moldovan. This is his personal work, giving you a flavour of what our artists can do! Check out his website: https://nandormoldovan.com
Creature Design, Nandor Moldovan
Personal Work
Character Design, Sammy Khalid
Character Design, Sammy Khalid
Great portraits by our talented Concept Artist Sammy Khalid. This is his personal work, giving you a flavour of what our artists can do! Check out his website: http://www.sammykhalid.com and social media page: https://www.facebook.com/SammyKhalidArt/
Character Design, Sammy Khalid
Personal Work
Lexus Steps - Amazing in Motion
Lexus Steps - Amazing in Motion
Lexus Steps - Amazing in Motion
Pitch Work
Pitch Work
Pitch Work
The Triffid
The Triffid
The Triffid
Prop Design &

Miniatures

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Painting Practice has a long history using and designing props and miniatures.

We know what it takes to deliver quality props, from choosing the right materials to finding the most efficient manufacturing.

Our prop-making experience varies from building a miniature office for a Diet Coke advert to designing a real, working, hover-board for Lexus.

Weetabix
Weetabix
Weetabix
Lexus Hoverboard
Lexus Hoverboard
Lexus Hoverboard
Gravity
Gravity
Gravity
Peugeot - 'Wacky Races'
Peugeot - 'Wacky Races'
Peugeot - 'Wacky Races'
Coca-Coal Diet Advert
Coca-Coal Diet Advert
Coca-Coal Diet Advert
The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids
Motion

Graphics

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Painting Practice loves motion graphics! We aim to fulfil the in-camera needs required for motion graphics as well as VFX.

We have broken new grounds with our original, subtle and thought provoking work across 19 Black Mirror films.

We consider motion graphics to be an integral part of the design and vfx process. A hidden gem at the heart of every project.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Title Sequence
Black Mirror - 'Nosedive'
Black Mirror - 'Nosedive'
Black Mirror - 'Nosedive'
Motion Graphics
Motion Graphics
Motion Graphics
Showreel
Black Mirror - 'Playtest'
Black Mirror - 'Playtest'
Black Mirror - 'Playtest'
Shooting Bigfoot
Shooting Bigfoot
Shooting Bigfoot
Title Sequence
Black Mirror - 'White Christmas'
Black Mirror - 'White Christmas'
Black Mirror - 'White Christmas'
Production &

Set Design

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Our production design and art direction service supports projects from commercials to long form drama and film.

We have a talented pool of Designers, Art Directors and motion graphic designers who accompany us on each of our set design projects.

Our team knows exactly how best to integrate the use of VFX tools into the art department process.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Set Still
London Has Fallen
London Has Fallen
London Has Fallen
Set Still
Compare the Meerkat
Compare the Meerkat
Compare the Meerkat
Set Still
Kit-Kat - 'Chunky Champion'
Kit-Kat - 'Chunky Champion'
Kit-Kat - 'Chunky Champion'
Set Still
Black Mirror - '15 Million Merits'
Black Mirror - '15 Million Merits'
Black Mirror - '15 Million Merits'
CAD &

Drafting

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Painting Practice often produces construction drawings for its set design and prop work.

We often originate the 3d assets directly at the concept art stage, helping us to visualise the sets in 2D.

We can often re-purpose those assets for Matte Painting stage, making the process more economical and more accurate.

Clydesdale Bank
Clydesdale Bank
Clydesdale Bank
Your Highness
Your Highness
Your Highness
Lexus Steps - Amazing in Motion
Lexus Steps - Amazing in Motion
Lexus Steps - Amazing in Motion
Kit-Kat - Chunky Champions
Kit-Kat - Chunky Champions
Kit-Kat - Chunky Champions
Clydesdale Bank
Clydesdale Bank
Clydesdale Bank
Your Highness
Your Highness
Your Highness
3D

Modelling

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As part of our overall working process we have a very strong 3D visualisation department.

Much of our work demands that sets, props, and environments be visualised in CG for a higher understanding of their complexity.

Our work now extends into the virtual as we push the boundaries of set design through the VR experience.

Black Mirror - 'White Bear'
Black Mirror - 'White Bear'
Black Mirror - 'White Bear'
Nike - 'The Last Game'
Nike - 'The Last Game'
Nike - 'The Last Game'
James Wellbeloved
James Wellbeloved
James Wellbeloved
Gravity
Gravity
Gravity
The National Lottery
The National Lottery
The National Lottery
Life Changing Campaign
Black Mirror - 'Hated in the Nation'
Black Mirror - 'Hated in the Nation'
Black Mirror - 'Hated in the Nation'
Previs &

Animatics

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Some ideas just need to be seen in full and in sequence - that’s where our previsualisation team comes in.

The previs department is well versed in animation, live action and technical previsualisation.

Whether it is complex stunt and VFX work or fully realised animatics for a market audience, we can turn ideas around fast and efficiently.

Black Mirror - 'Nosedive'
Black Mirror - 'Nosedive'
Black Mirror - 'Nosedive'
Strongbow - 'Moments of Truth'
Strongbow - 'Moments of Truth'
Strongbow - 'Moments of Truth'
Just Eat - Balti Previz
Just Eat - Balti Previz
Just Eat - Balti Previz
Angels & Demons
Angels & Demons
Angels & Demons
Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace
Collide
Collide
Collide
Matte

Painting

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Digital matte painting fits neatly into our production ethos and our pipeline.

Much of our work in this field is first delivered as a conceptual design and then carried through into post by our matte painting team.

We are capable of handling most work including 3D projection and 2.5D work.

James Wellbeloved
James Wellbeloved
James Wellbeloved
BBC Rio Olympics
BBC Rio Olympics
BBC Rio Olympics
Black Mirror - 'Nosedive'
Black Mirror - 'Nosedive'
Black Mirror - 'Nosedive'
Nike - The Last Game
Nike - The Last Game
Nike - The Last Game
San Junipero - Black Mirror
San Junipero - Black Mirror
San Junipero - Black Mirror
James Wellbeloved
James Wellbeloved
James Wellbeloved
Visual

Effects

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Much of what we do at Painting Practice extends into the world of visual effects.

As a studio we are largely focusing on closing the gaps between the art department and the VFX department.

Painting Practice now supports both VFX design and art direction along with VFX supervision and production.

The Rack Pack
The Rack Pack
The Rack Pack
Black Mirror - 'Nosedive'
Black Mirror - 'Nosedive'
Black Mirror - 'Nosedive'
VFX Supervision & Art Direction
Mr Selfridge
Mr Selfridge
Mr Selfridge
Black Mirror - 'San Junipero'
Black Mirror - 'San Junipero'
Black Mirror - 'San Junipero'
VFX
Black Mirror - 'Playtest'
Black Mirror - 'Playtest'
Black Mirror - 'Playtest'
VFX Supervision & Art Direction, Creature Design
Drug Lord, The Legend of Shorty
Drug Lord, The Legend of Shorty
Drug Lord, The Legend of Shorty
Title Sequence
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