- Posted by info 26 Feb
The whole team at LoveLove Films were absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted as finalists for 2 RTS Southern Centre Awards – On-Line Production for our animated educational safety musical film Coastwise and Graphics for LoveLove Lead Animator Sunny.
The Royal Television Society, or RTS, is the oldest television society in the world. The RTS Awards are the gold standard of achievement in the television community, each year recognising excellence across the entire range of programme making and broadcasting skills. The RTS regional centres award the very best in television production from the area.
The LoveLove team were ecstatic to have been named finalists for these 2 RTS Southern Centre Awards. On-Line Production for our animated educational safety musical film Coastwise and Graphics for our Lead Animator and Director Sunny Clarke.
The whole team are currently celebrating LoveLove Films’ Lead Animator Sunny’s success of winning an RTS for Best Graphics. The RTS described Sunny’s work as ‘a mastery of technical skills’ and the LoveLove team couldn’t agree more.
On winning the award, Sunny states: “It’s such an honour to win an RTS for something that I enjoy doing so much. At LoveLove Films we are all so passionate about animation and we have worked on some great projects such as SAS: Who Dares Wins for Channel 4, Williams for BBC Films and Cycling UK’s 2017 TV Advert. Although it’s great to be recognised for my work there is a super supportive team with me throughout the production process.”
The On-Line Production category is intended to promote the growing excellence in producing content specifically for viewing online. LoveLove Films’ entry Coastwise was conceived when LoveLove Films were approached by Dorset Coast Forum and Safewise to create an educational and entertaining animated film designed to instill in children an appreciation for staying safe on the coast.
LoveLove set to work creating an animation that would convey 20 key objectives relating to coastal safety and began a process of storyboarding and working with focus groups of children to ascertain the most effective way to deliver the message of safety awareness. LoveLove Films commissioned local composer and great friend Momo:Tempo to work alongside LoveLove to create a quirky and fun song based on the characters and key messages. Coastwise recently won a 2017 Davey Award under the category of Film/Video-Education.
BBC South Digital Unit, however, pipped Coastwise to the post and won the RTS’ Online category with an array of content the department had created over the BBC platform in 2017.
LoveLove Films’ Managing Director Georgina Hurcombe stated: “I am absolutely thrilled in regards to this years successes! The whole team put such pride into everything we produce! We’ve had a great start to 2018 and Sunny winning an RTS Award is just the icing on the cake for the studio! We would like to congratulate BBC Digital Unit on winning the Online Production Category – we were delighted to be a finalist with such a renowned public service broadcaster like the BBC!”
Georgina was also delighted to have been a judge on the RTS student categories earlier this year and said of the young talent presented: “I was just blown away by the talent that is coming out of the South’s educational institutions. It was an absolute joy to be an RTS judge in the student category as the work being presented was of such high quality, which meant very difficult decisions had to be made.”
The LoveLove Films team had a great time at the Black Tie event presented by national treasures Fred Dinenage and BBC’s Sally Taylor. We look forward to next years event!
To find out more about the RTS awards: https://rts.org.uk/awards