The Telegraph

Ben Collier-Marsh Animates the STEM awards.

Below is a nice little animation from  for the Telegraph, and the Telegraph Telegraph UK STEM 2014 competition, and STEMawards. The spot features a light playful style that embraces that oh so hot “flat design” look without becoming an over done cliche´of the style. The animation follows a ball exploring seven different disciplines of the competition, the worlds and objects that represent them. Over the course of two minutes you travel through, Mathematics, Engineering, Automotive, Pharmacy, Aerospace, Technology/Science, and Construction

“If you’re an undergraduate STEM student at a UK university or college of higher education and you have a brilliant, original idea that would be beneficial to society, then this competition is for you”


Birth of a Book, A Short Film by Glen Milner.

This wonderful video by Glen Milner for the Telegraph is a great example of timing with editing, and story telling only with visuals. Even if you know nothing about the printing and publishing industry, you get the complexities from watching this.

Milner’s short film, shows off the craft of printing and binding a book by hand. A craft that is in many ways a dying art form in this ages of pixels and e-books. (At the beginning there is a shot of rubylith overlays being placed over a piece of film. When was the last time you thought of that?)

Through the entire film, there is a rhythm, created by the edits that guide you through the entire process from burning plates, to numbering the limited edition. The film is only two minutes long, yet it goes through the entire process.

“Birth of a Book” has a great score, a great look, and really solid editing.

Shot at Smith-Settle Printers, Leeds, England. The book being printed is Suzanne St Albans’ ‘Mango and Mimosa’ published as part of the Slightly Foxed series.

Shot, Directed & Edited by Glen Milner