Mark Mason Animation provide hand drawn classical 2D or Flash animation for completely animated television commercials or 2D animated elements and characters for live action or multi-media commercials in an infinite variety of styles. Since 1985 Mark Mason has worked on countless TV commercials from British Gas to Blackpool Illuminations. With a successful long term creative collaboration with Kronfli Duliba Productions, Mark Mason Animation has supplied animation for some of today's most eye-catching animated commercials.
In addition to traditional classical 2D animation we have developed unique techniques to match drawn animation to live action or CGI footage and hand rendered digital painting to create highly illustrative styles of animation.
We produce the top quality images demanded by the commercials market but with a handcrafted human sensibility.
The pink Park fairy, developed by Mark Mason has appeared every Christmas since 2002 in a series of ever more complex and increasingly successful live action and animation combined commercials.
30secs. The first commercial where Mark Mason developed his unique technique of matching drawn animation with live action.
2x30secs. A new development in animation is the demand for classical 2D animation aesthetics using 3D (CGI) characters. The character was animated traditionally and these drawn animation sequences are supplied to the CGI animator and used as a guide to position the CGI model.
3x30secs & 3x10secs. Animated entirely in Flash using a combination of traditionally drawn animation and cut-out techniques.
The York Dungeons
3x10secs. 'The Pit of Despair', 'Witch Trials' & 'Gorvik'. A wild, hairy, inky collection of commercials achieved through a combination of hand inked animation and skilled digital hand rendering.
30secs. Mark Mason supplied the hand rendered character animation in this commercial which further developed combined animation techniques by requiring the seamless matching of traditionally animated characters in a full motion CGI setting.
1x30secs & 4x10secs. Traditionally animated and digitally hand rendered using a technique especially developed by Mark Mason.
Chessington Theme Park
Mark Mason Animation supplied the 2D watercolour rendered dragons using a combination of paper based animation and digital hand rendering.
Other commercials and sponsorship idents include:
Pit of Despair