Monthly Archive: September 2016

Interference Pattern: News roundup – October 2016

Interference Pattern was founded in 2008 and continues to produce high-end animation and VFX for commercials, broadcast, and film and here is a selection of what we’ve been up to recently…

Recent Projects


Digby Brown – Upside Down


Overview: Creating seamless photorealistic virtual environments and set extensions for two 30 second TV commercials is right up our street, and this opportunity to flex our cgi muscles was one that we were not going to miss. Working with agency STV Creative for client Digby Brown solicitors, we carefully crafted two separate scenarios, one depicting a car crash and another a workplace accident. From on-set visual effects supervision through to the creation and integration of the virtual cgi environments, seamless digital set extensions and touch-up, this was a project that we loved working on.

Case Study: If you would like to get the inside story of how we did it, check out the case study, which will lead you through our production process, from initial mock-ups through to final delivery.




Overview: We produced a series of animated motion graphics to demonstrate how alcohol affects both your short and long term health supporting the campaign to ‘drink a little less and making a big difference to you’.

Youtube videos:  Alcohol and ED, Alcohol and the Heart, Alcohol and Mental Health, Alcohol and Weight


Discover a selection of our previous Interference Pattern projects:

Campaigns: Dobbies: Dobbie-The Tenth Reindeer, Ready for Winter – Floodline, Ask Quantic, Edinburgh Council: Shenzhen Opening video,  Scottish Government: Know the Score, Leading Energy Change, Sourz: Re-Brand, Barrhead Travel: Christmas Unwrapped, Ready Scotland – Clocks Back


Clients:  Dobbies, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Government, Glasgow Science Centre, Inberdrola, Burness Paul, Ganten, The Famous Grouse, Barrhead Travel


Production partners: Passion Pictures, Axis Animation, The Leith Agency, STV Creative , MTP

Our snazzy new CGI pack-shot for the Sourz re-branding.IP_CESHZ_001Cheeky 10 second channel sponsorship ident, as part of the Ready Scotland's Ready for Winter campaign.


We launched high end asset production studio ipBuild last year, as a sister service to Interference Pattern (founded in 2008). At  ipBuild we produce and co-ordinate fully textured 3d asset builds for commercials, broadcast, film and game sectors. We assist with the initial concept design stages, right through to delivering the final production-ready assets for use in the client’s production pipeline. Discover a couple of our recent ipBuild projects:

Chipotle – A Love Story


Overview: We created a series of 12 stylized cars from the 1960’s, 70, 80’s and 00’s along with much of the final urban environment in this new Chipotle film, which has had over 7 million youtube views and has screened in US cinemas.

Anchor – Home Time


Overview: For the latest funny animation summer outing for the Anchor family we created the play arena and warehouse environment in which the action takes place. Capturing the feel of a miniature hand-crafted physical model was the aim with this asset build, resulting in the inclusion of small details such as smears, blobs of glue and small irregularities which help to sell the idea.

Discover a selection of other ipBuild projects:

Campaigns: Osra Factory Dome, Matthew Williamson & Aero Limited Edition, Creative Incubator Shenzhen Launch,  Halo 4: Spartan Ops, Dobbie – The Tenth Reindeer, Alien-Colonial Marines, Catch Clyde AR, The Lost Thing film (Oscar Academy Award), Call of Duty – Exo Zombies,  

End Client: Al Osra Sugar (2 million youtube views) , Aero, Edinburgh Council, Microsoft, Dobbies, Sega, Commonwealth Games, Activision, CIF, more examples

Production Partners/Clients:  Passion Pictures,  Red Knuckles, Axis Animation, The Leith Agency

Short Film Talent Network Commission

Nothing to declare – An animated horror where the end of the world could start next door.

We are delighted to be in the midst of making Nothing to Declare a SFTN commission with Vincent Deighan a.k.a Frank Quitely and Once Were Farmers and Studio Temba

All the character design has been created by Vincent and it’s been a pleasure and challenge to create 3D sculpts of his 2D designs.  Vincent has also had a great influence on the interior design and layout of the film, working alongside Fraser MacLean.  

Interference Pattern is undertaking the entirety of the 3d asset build, 3d visual style development, alongside the shading, lighting, effects, rendering and finally compositing for the full film.

The official roles are: Writer: Vincent Deighan; Director: Will Adams; Producer: Mal Young; Technical Director: Tom Bryant. We’re also happy to be working alongside John Cummings (recently from the band Mogwai) who was involved in writing the music for the french thriller The Return (Les Revenants) and are excited to see how his music works with our visualisation of the film.

Congratulations to the five other 2016 SFTN commissions, and to Siri Rodnes for Grimm Street a 2015 SFTN commission which became an official selection for EIFF and for which we were proud to undertake some VFX work.  

Interference Pattern community news.

IP on the Move

Siggraph 2016

Jayne attended SIGGRAPH the 43rd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques held this year in Anaheim, California. She was delighted to try out the interactive and emerging technology. For a limited time you can view SIGGRAPH session recordings and catch up on the biggest SIGGRAPH announcements in relation to 3D.  

Ryan Kingsleigh Sculpture workshop

Whilst in California, Jayne took part in a 2 day character sculpting workshop with uber talented Mike Defeo and Ryan Kingslein in Laguna Bay, in Ryan’s new studio.   

IP Team on Tour – CTN Animation Expo

Two of the IP team were at the 2015 CTN animation expo last year, and were delighted to share this experience with ten other Scottish delegates, all superbly organised by Fraser MacLean . The trip included tours to LA animation studios Titmouse, Dreamworks and Sony Pictures.


See animator Denis Mallon’s round-up of our trip on the Creative Edinburgh blog. The experience was an intense learning curve and incredible to spend time with veteran animation talents, including Peter Lord.


Annecy Animation Festival

IP producer Matt Brown attended the 2016 Annecy Animation Festival, immersing himself in world of animation from dawn-until-dusk, managing to drop by the occasional after-party during his week.

Our producers have been at CGU for the Creating Conversations Conference 


Studio creative Director, Tom Bryant continues to mentor animation and digital media students at Edinburgh Napier University and has also contributed at Glasgow Caledonian University Industry Day.  

The rest of the team have also been on the road throughout the year helping out students. Steve Bell our Senior 3d Artist and Asset Lead graduate portfolio review day at Duncan of Jordanstone for animation students just having graduated.

 Student work experience

Competition Winner

We have had a very talented Edinburgh College animation students and competition winners join us for work experience and mentoring from a couple of days up to a year, most recently Angela who kindly shared her positive experiences.

Summer Internship

Over the summer months we were also delighted to host an internship for the talented Inès Bourne from l’École Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques, thankfully she had a terrific time with us too.  

BBC Make it Digital

We’ve also hosted two BBC Make it Digital and Skills Development Scotland student interns on the first programme. Hannah and Teeshna were a fantastic help to Jayne on digital projects and valued their time at IP too.   

Community Events

Interference Pattern is proud to be leading a collective of animators that are curating an animation community event for next year’s calendar, keep an eye on our twitter account for updates. Also follow what Animation Centrifuge are up to next, kudos and congratulations to them on their inaugural bootcamp and workshops successes so far.

Other News

3d printing

Jayne made Tom a 3d printed Oscar Academy Award, as he couldn’t take home the Oscar won by The Lost Thing, look out for it if you visit the studio, but you might need your binoculars it is not quite life size!  

Social Media

We support Creative Edinburgh as a team member and they created video with Tom Bryant introducing our studio. If you don’t want to wait until our next newsletter in February 2017, please follow our regular posts on Twitter and Vimeo.



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