MANCHESTER UK, MAY 5TH: Leading MediaCity-based Video FX and Animation Specialist Carbon Digital has picked up the award for Graphics & Animation at the prestigious Prolific North Awards 2015.
Carbon Digital was listed as one of eight finalists earlier this year, going up against 3Sixtymedia, deltatre, Edit 19, Fettle Animation, Flipbook, mediafour and RealtimeUK in the category.
The work that Carbon Digital undertook for Sony PlayStation’s Little Big Planet 3 – an award-winner itself – helped the MediaCity company scoop the prize on the night. Judge Rob McLoughlin OBE, an award-winning TV presenter and producer, and founder of Carm Productions, described the company as a “very worthy winner”.
Carbon Digital landed the Little Big Planet 3 contract late last year and worked closely with the game’s development team Sumo to create the intro sequence.
“We are absolutely delighted and honoured to have picked up this award, particularly given the calibre and standing of the other finalists in the category; we have huge respect for all of them,” said Carbon Digital’s Business Development Director Ian Richardson.
“2014 was a great year for Carbon Digital, with us launching the games division and then landing the Little Big Planet 3 contract. But this year is shaping up to be even better – we were named a Future Leader by Creative England in January, and now we’ve added to that with the Graphics & Animation Award from Prolific North. It’s a fantastic endorsement of the brilliant work carried out by Paul and Sue McHugh and the rest of the Carbon Digital team.”
Carbon Digital is an award-winning Visual Effects agency delivering world class content for game trailers, television commercials and broadcast. Clients include Unilever, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Mind Candy, Formula 1, Rkcr/y&r, DKLWLowe, BBH, British Cycling, Barclays, BBC and ITV. Based in Media City, Manchester, Carbon Digital has been established since 1998 and was recently named as a Future Leader by Creative England.
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