ABOUT

London production company Big Deal Films approached James to bring their BBC3 adult-comedy mini-series to life with talking animal VFX of cats and dogs.

After creating the 3d model mouths for each of the characters and setting up the mouth rigs, a total of 117 individual VFX shots had to be created for 3 episodes, with each of the shots requiring tracking, lipsync animation, rendering and compositing.

In order to achieve the most realistic effect possible within the timescale, each of the shots required specific and custom amounts of CGI fur, specific lighting setups, motion blur, depth of field and colour correction.

The rendered shots were then composited and rotoscoped frame-by-frame.

The show premiered on BBC iPlayer and BBC Three’s Youtube channel on 15th September 2019.


CREDITS:
Cast:
Pussy: Hakan Hassan
Muffin: David Whitely
G-Man: Humza Arshad
Mags: Lydia Rose Bewley
News Reporter: Simon Marriott
Cat Owner: Lauren Douglin
Toba: Gamba Cole
Aaron: Pierre Moullier
Pearl: Paddy Navin
Photographer: Felix Trench
Model: Talitha Stone
Muffins Owner: Lucille Johnson
Gavin: Isaac Perez

Crew:
Executive Producers: Dhanny Joshi & Thomas Stogdon
Commissioning editor or BBC: Sarah Asante
Written by: Atlanta Green
Additional material by: Tasha Dhanraj
Produced and Directed by: Mustapha Kseibati
Line Producer: Simon Marriot
1st AD: Emma Pounds
DOP: Stuart White
Focus Puller: Chris Pollit
2nd AC: Daniel Svilenov
Sound Recordist: Aris Anastasssopoulos
1st AS: Nikos Nikolaleos
DIT/Editor: Isaac Perez
VFX: James Kearsley

Online Post Facility: 1185 Films
Colourist: Nick Franco
Sound Mix: Mark Hodgkin
Music: Audio Network
Location Manager: Sharon McGuinness
Production Designer: Frederico Nobre de Carvalho
Set Dresser: Lara Zeidan
Animal Trainer: Jo Vaughan (Birds & Animals)
Animal Trainer Assistant: Julie Tottman
Key Make-up Artist: Julia Sanchez Merino
Head of Wardrobe: Karmjit Kalla
Casting: Shout Loud Casting
2nd AD: Ruby Lake
Runner: Jake De La Mothe
Runner: Artur Haluda

Date created: September 2019 2019-09-01T00:00:00+0100
Date published: 18 November 2020 2020-11-18T15:42:08+0000

MADEIT CREDITS

  • Big Deal FilmsClient

Who pooled - Talking Animal VFX // 'Oi, Pussy!', BBC Three