Peppiate Sharpe invited Liquid Studios to
provide the character design and collaborate on the animation
for the title sequence to Channel 4s Smile, Your
On Candid Camera!
From an initial concept by Peppiate Sharpe
partner: Paul Peppiate, Liquid studios designed a series of
possible characters and a storyboard for the 25 seconds of
animation. The title sequence tells the story of one unlucky
individuals constant monitoring by a series of hidden
cameras during the course of one day. Pauls initial
concept called for the sequence to have an obtrusive, eery
quality, which was to be balanced by an
appealing central character.
This was a true collaboration, with Paul
designing and illustrating the background sets, Liquid Studios
designing the central character and props and Leeds based
animator Rozzie Fuller providing the initial drawn animation.
Liquid Studios digitized, cleaned up and coloured these drawings,
and the final edit was produced by Peppiate Sharpe.
Macromedia Flash was used for the inking
of the animation and illustration of the props with Adobe
After Effects being used to composite these elements with
the backgrounds. The final edit was mastered at Mezzo Studios.
You can see a sample of the finished animation
on our showreel, which you can download here.