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Sonic Explorers

Sonic Explorers

Sonic Explorers

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An exciting commissioned project completed for BBC teach. Its a new campaign called Bring the Noise aimed at teaching music and sciences to early years children.

We were delighted to develop and produce 4 unique episodes, introducing the idea of discovering exciting new sounds in all kinds of wonderful locations. 

An exciting commissioned project completed for BBC teach. Its a new campaign called Bring the Noise aimed at teaching music and sciences to early years children.

We were delighted to develop and produce 4 unique episodes, introducing the discovery of exciting sounds in all kinds of wonderful locations. 

Project Journey

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Project Journey

The Challenge

The Challenge

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'J' Sonic Explorer, Listening Adventurer!

Sounds are all around us, they come in all sorts of different forms! We wanted to make a likeable character 'J' explore the far reaches of the universe and see what she could find.... 

'J' Sonic Explorer, Listening Adventurer!

Sounds are all around us, they come in all sorts of different forms! We wanted to make a likeable character 'J' explore the far reaches of the universe and see what she could find.... 

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An enjoyment and appreciation of music is a special gift to give a child and from Autumn 2019 BBC Education will deliver an ambitious educational campaign called Bring the Noise, designed to inspire every child to become a musician and discover the joys of music-making.

An enjoyment and appreciation of music is a special gift to give a child and from Autumn 2019 BBC Education will deliver an ambitious educational campaign called Bring the Noise, designed to inspire every child to become a musician and discover the joys of music-making.

The Solution

The Solution

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We wanted the content to be fun, relatable and full of Tentacle pizzazz! Below is an early pitch concept style.

We wanted the content to be fun, relatable and full of Tentacle pizzazz! Below are our initial pitch concept style.

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J the main character needed to be full of enthusiasm, a crazy character with an interest to explore. We wanted to give her an image that resembled this. 

J the main character needed to be full of enthusiasm, character and an interest to explore. We wanted to give her an image that resembled this. 

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We added accessories to J to hint towards her interests. We designed her with a satchel that she carries on her adventures, keeping hold of anything she discovers that makes a wierd or wonderful sound.

We added accessories to J to hint towards her interests. We designed her with a satchel that she carries on her adventures, keeping hold of anything she discovers that makes a wierd or wonderful sound.

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To bring J to life we rigged her in Adobe's After Effects. We wanted to give her as much expression as possible, making sure that it was consistent across all the episodes. 

To bring J to life we rigged her within Adobe's After Effects. We wanted to give her as much expression as possible that was consistent across all the episodes. 

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Next step was to introduce J into some fantastical environments for her to explore. We wanted these to be fun, exciting and easy to relate too. Following the intial vectorised style we added textures to the environments to give them a unique seperation to the characters. 

Next step was to introduce J into some fantastical environments for her to explore. We wanted these to be fun exciting and easy to relate too. Following the intial vectorised style we added textures to the enviroments to give them a unique seperation to the characters. 

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The Result

The Result

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Its a fantastic educational campaign to inspire every child aged between four and seven-years-old across the UK to take their first steps towards a life of musical enjoyment. The website is full of exciting new content!

Its a fantastic educational campaign to inspire every child aged between four and seven-years-old across the UK to take their first steps towards a life of musical enjoyment. The website is full of exciting new content!

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Keep an eye out for fresh content. J explores 8 unique environments ranging from a garden to a supermarket in space. 

Below shows the passes for a typical episode of sonic explorers.

  • Animatic - A sequenced storyboard to work out timings and edits for the episodes.
  • Animation Pass 1 -  The first loose pass of character animation in basic environments. 
  • Animation Pass 2 - Character Animation is tweaked. Textures, shadows added, environments are animated.
  • Final Animation Pass 3 - The final animated sound waves are overlayed to emphasise any sound.

 

 

Keep an eye out to the fresh content. J explores 8 unique environments ranging from a garden to a supermarket in space. 

Below shows the passes to a typical episode of sonic explorers.

  • Animatic - A sequenced storyboard to work out timings and edits for the episodes
  • Animation Pass 1 -  The first loose pass of character animation in basic environments 
  • Animation Pass 2 - Character Animation is tweaked. Textures, shadows added, environments are animated
  • Final Animation Pass 3 - The final animated sound waves are overlayed to emphasis any sound.

 

Bring the Noise!

Bring the Noise!

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Visit 

Woodings Yard,

ST17 4BG

01785 281 647

 

 

Visit 

 Woodings Yard,

ST17 4BG

01785 281 647

 

 

Visit 

 Woodings Yard,

ST17 4BG

01785 281 647

 

 

Visit 

 Woodings Yard,

ST17 4BG

01785 281 647

 

 

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(C) 2019 Tentacle Media Limited         Company No: 07060993        VAT No: 144788575        All Rights Reserved.

(C) 2019 Tentacle Media Limited         Company No: 07060993        VAT No: 144788575        All Rights Reserved.