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Giant Leap Productions – Based in Leeds

  • Who they are?

They are a Yorkshire based production studio that specialise in shooting, editing and distributing digital video. They claim to combine their professionalism with high end creative technology to offer high quality service.

  • What services they provide?

Types of videos: Vanilla video – Promo videos – Training videos – Music videos – Live shoots – Event filming – Walkonweb. Video services: Script development – Storyboarding design – Filming – Website screen recording – Editing – Grading – Motion graphics – video encoding – DVD design – Kit hire.

  • How it’s relevant to you?

They are a video production company that offers services such as motion graphics which can relate to animation and 3D modelling. After reading through the ‘motion graphics’ page on their website, I see that they produce motion effects and are familiar with number of software packages that allow them to create 2d and 3D effects, track footage for compositing work and combine all these elements to help them create video projects. I like that they use software’s that I am familiar with: Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Maya and 3Ds Max. This makes me feel confident that I can offer similar services when running my own business as I have created projects using such software’s. The other software’s that they use are: Apple Motion, Discreet Combustion, Apple Shake, Flame and Boujou. These are software’s that I might have to use in the future so it would be beneficial for me to explore these software’s to see how they work and work together to create possibly more improved projects.

  • What are the benefits of aligning yourself with them joining/ paying for membership/subscribing to newsletters/ attending networking events?

If I could align myself with this company then I may be able to help them by starting with smaller projects and moving on to working in bigger projects. I think with experience that I could gain from working with them would allow me to build the confidence to open my own business. If I had already set up a small business then I could offer them mine/my teams skill sets and work with the company on a basis of contract. If I payed for membership or subscribed to their newsletters, the information I would receive from the company might offer me insight on how some projects work, what software’s and techniques were used. Sometimes newsletter offer step by step guides to certain techniques and effects that could be useful for my experience and portfolio. attending a networking event would allow me to meet people from the company that might have a familiar skill set to mine and could help me understand how to improve the, sometimes they could point me in the right direction whether it’s the right person or anything that could help me grow as a 3D  modeller/animator.




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