We’ve got an idea for a new animation for a client, so we did a quick proof of concept video for them. Rather than a traditional whiteboard animation, we wanted to draw on glass. So we took one of our picture frames off the wall and held it in clamps. Kat stood one side and we filmed through the glass.

Read about our whiteboard animations here

Mirror image

The effect is lovely, it’s nice being able to see Kat at work, which you lose on a traditional whiteboard animation. We need to work on the background, making it darker so the ink really stands out. To allow Kat to draw the right way around, we’d need to reverse image in post at the end. Otherwise, she’d have to draw words backwards so they appeared correct from our point of view!

Kat decided to draw some mice, she’s been a bit fixated on them for a while now if you check out her Instagram account.


About Gavin Ricketts

I founded Napoleon Creative in 2006 to make great videos for discerning clients. We've grown from me and my dog (who the company is named after) to the talented mix of directors, animators and illustrators we are today. With all the tools and talent in our purpose-built studio, we take your projects wherever you want them to go.

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