Street Rat birthday badge Street Rat
drama about a young girl's experience of homelessness

Film project for First Light at Coombeshead College, Newton Abbot, Devon

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cage of flame eye The Physical Image
Continuing Professional Development

Inspirational workshop day for teachers and advanced creative practitioners focussing on direct animation techniques and digital imaging; for Creative Steps, University College Falmouth.

bbc big screen screens c-sound BBC Big Screen

We were given access to the BBC's big screen in Plymouth City Centre during Wimbledon weeks. We screened a lot of work that had been made in Plymouth: the four C-Sound films about the Mount Wise waterfront environment (for Creative Partnerships), Perfect World, our Year of the Artist film Inner City, and Life in the Bus Lane, commissioned by Plymouth Arts Centre; as well as the Plymouth Exchange short film selection from our 2005 START Moving Image Festival (also shown in the US).

a pile of learning companions Learning Companion
a comprehensive study guide for level three learners

Kayla researched and wrote a study guide for Plymouth's Pathfinder Project, Stuart did the book design. The Learning Companion is distributed to every Level 3 student in the Plymouth area.

C-Sound DVD

an ambitious project with four local schools for Creative Partnerships

green space, blue sky Green Space Blue Sky
Continuing Professional Development

During our Digital Quest workshop on the banks of the River Lynher in the grounds of Port Eliot, St Germans, Cornwall, teachers had the chance to explore the creative possibilities of their environment: creating digital animation using stills cameras and a soundscape from location recordings.

upSTART screening in NMA upSTART @ YP Mix
at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

Sundog Media provided a programme of schools' video to screen during the evening event

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Cultural Industries Redefined 2005
two-day conference hosted by Plymouth Arts Centre

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transitions animation frame Transitions
Creative Partnerships May 2005

animated exploration of the emotional challenges faced by children in crossing over from primary to secondary school

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news flash osiris green screen filming News Flash Osiris
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Read some feedback from a teacher

Get Animated! workshop at DartingtonARTS 2005 Get Animated! 2005
We ran schools workshops at DartingtonARTS for Animated Exeter 2005 in February
Screen 2004 workshop Screen 2004
at TR2 Cattedown Plymouth, read about the day here
Ayla Poynder, 14, said "It was really fun and interesting and I'm certainly considering going into the industry now." Alice Rowe, also 14, agreed "I thought it was really interesting. I might want to do that in a future life."
flick book Continuing professional development day at Stoke Damerel Primary
Into Animation package

Into Animation
a video compilation and teaching guide
Louise Spraggon
ISBN 1-903786-10-X

Sunset Strip is one of 13 animated films selected by the British Film Institute for inclusion in this video compilation and teaching guide. For details of how to obtain the pack visit

upSTART logo We organised a pilot upSTART screening on 11 February 2004 for young people as part of the Barefoot Project's Arts Education Festival. Read more here:
Animation workshop In 2004 Animated Exeter held events outside its home city. We ran workshops for schools at DartingtonARTS attracting participants from as far away as Lyme Regis. Read the feedback from a participant trans
teacher's animation on INSET day INSET animation training and student workshops for four schools in Torbay, March 2003. Organised by DAISI, the workshops were held at Paignton Community College

panoramic image of workshop for adult during Animated Exeter

Animated Exeter 2003 - adult and school workshops

flying saucer image from holne animation Digital Express - we ran a series of animation workshops in rural Devon for Villages in Action throughout 2002
Mix in the Sticks

Mix in the Sticks
film project for First Light

The image left shows one of the introductory workshops
The project allowed teams of young people to create a film reflecting rural life in Wiveliscombe, Somerset. It introduced them to digital camerawork, animation and editing in Final Cut Pro

workshop with the Royal West of England School for the Deaf we ran schools workshops during Animated Exeter 2002. See some pictures from our workshop with the Royal West of England School for the Deaf here
KEVICC animation we worked on a series of creative media projects with staff and students at King Edward VI Community College (KEVICC) in Totnes throughout 2001
  • see the students' film image(1MB)

  • download the BFI's report on the initiative here - pdf 145KB

"This is a good example of the benefits of the overall partnership: KEVICC booked Sundog on the recommendation of both Judith Higginbottom and Martin Phillips, who both knew them well and could guarantee the effectiveness of their work with schools. It is fashionable to insist upon the contributions that industry or arts professionals can make to schools, but they need to understand how schools work and what pedagogic skills are needed. Chris [Killock] says he cannot overemphasise the importance of ensuring that outsider provision really is excellent."

digital animation production
Devonport Animation
Mount Wise Evolution - a short claymation film created by Devonport residents to show the regeneration of their neighbourhood. The soundtrack features a poem by local poet Thea Bruten. The animators were presented with a copy of their film by Linda Gilroy MP at the premiere screening on 6 July 2001
Animex 2001 animation workshops for adults and schools at Exeter Phoenix during Animated Exeter 2001
Super Bugs Super Bugs & Scary Monsters - our action-packed kids' cut-out animation workshops for Dartington Arts - part of the BFI's Drawn to be Wild nation-wide celebrations marking 100 years of Disney in 2001
Diversity workshop

we ran an intensive 3 day poetry and animation production workshop on the theme of cultural diversity for Year 10 students from Estover and Tamarside Community Colleges in Plymouth. The finished film Diversity was screened before the feature Run Lola Run at Plymouth Arts Centre

Diversity has been selected for screening at the 2001 Co-operative Young Film-makers Festival at Bradford's NMPFT

Tarka Trail

during our residency at Dolton Primary in North Devon students made a one minute animated film You Are Here inspired by the Tarka Trail. Commissioned by Royal Festival Hall for Poetry International 2000 and supported by Royal Mail

Zoetrope we ran animation workshops for schools during Animated Exeter 2000 - the new animation festival for the south west
Photo by Kerry Wadge Plymouth Young People's Documentary Project

Stuart Moore of Sundog Media worked with kids from Honicknowle for in 1999. Kerry Wadge (14) took this photo in her local hairdresser's.
"I enjoyed taking the photographs and developing the pictures because I have never had the opportunity to do it before."

Greenlink TV Greenlink TV - Mount Wise kids spent a day making their own TV programme of stand up comedy, weather reports, street sports and bboy dancing
Egyptian Queen Queens - we produced a short animated film in a South London school with poet John Agard. Commissioned by the South Bank Centre for National Poetry Day