We are now extending the search to find the lead voice for our new pre-school show Boj and Buddies.
We want to hear from energetic boys aged 6-10 with a distinctive, warm but playful voice.
They must be able to speak clearly, have great expression and follow direction well.
Most importantly they must have an Australian accent.
No experience required… and as it’s an animated show looks are not important!
So whether based in Australia, the UK or elsewhere, please contact Pesky using the form below and we will send out a short audition script.
Deadline 17th of December 2012
We can finally officially announce that Boj & Buddies will be going into production in the new year! Yipeeeee!
We are now looking for experienced Concept Designers to come and join us at the Pesky studio in Lewes.
This is a senior role and applicants must have series experience, pre-school sensibilities and solid Flash or Celaction / Illustrator skills.
The job will last around 14 months starting at the end of January 2013.
Find out more and watch the pilot at www.bojandbuddies.com
So – if you fit the bill and want to work on the next Cbeebies hit show – then please send your CV including website / portfolio links to Boj-Jobs@pesky.com Please do not send attachments other than CV at this stage.
Animation is being done at Kavaleer in Dublin and further design/build will be done at Dinamo near Cardiff. Both studios would like to hear from experienced Celaction animators / designers who are able to work in house. Please contact them directly.
We will be revisiting our list of storyboard artists who applied earlier in the year soon – so please bear with us!
006 years after their last stunt at the Baftas the Amazing Adrenalini Brothers are dusting off their tuxes once again.
And how fitting on the day of the new James Bond premiere that Enk, Adi and Xan should be nominated for their 007-inspired adventure “Mission of Impossibility!”
Amazing work, boys. And a massive congratulations to all our great Production Team – this one’s for you.
Pesky is 15 years old TODAY!
Let me take you back…
David and I had just finished a short course run by Sussex Enterprise where we learned the business basics. Also on the course was another Epic Multimedia Group redundancy survivor Paul James who set up Audio House then Wafer Audio and who we still work with today.
The office was a poky spare room in a flat above a Chinese restaurant in the Brighton Lanes. Two beige computers and a rather unmelodious dial up modem! Software was MS DOS Deluxe Paint – though within a month I’d progressed to Future Splash Animator – which was the precursor to Flash.
Exciting times – we were brimming with ideas for interactive TV and cross media – maybe a little ahead of our time!
It’s been a long rewarding journey with many glorious highlights. But most of all we have met some fantastically creative, talented and lovely people.
Thanks to everyone who has been a friend of Pesky through it’s first 15 years… I hope we can have many more fun-filled years ahead!
The Peskies ran another successful MiniMation workshop today. This time for both children and adults at Lewes Film Club – to accompany the feature film ‘A Town Called Panic’.
Around 40 enthusiastic people joined in and for many it was the first time they’d created any animation.
The 7 frame animations were quickly scanned, edited and in the nick of time burnt onto a DVD ready to play after the movie.
Claire is looking to roll out her MiniMation workshops to schools and groups over the next year. Another is being planned for a youth group in Eastbourne next month.
It’s such a simple and immediate way to animate, with quick results. Perfect for an introduction to animation for ages 7 upwards.
Get in touch if you’re interested!
The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers now have a suitably flashy You Tube page. Thanks to our new chums at Channel Flip who are managing the site, there will be regular uploads of the full seven minute episodes.
Here’s the first of those 78 episodes, created back in 2005…
Pesky’s youngest recruit, Poppy (age 7) has had her first piece published in a wonderful new book ‘Claude at the Circus’. The book, written by Alex T Smith and published by Hodder, is the third gem in the Claude series.
The books follow an adventurous little dog Claude, and his friend Sir Bobblysock – who is a bobbly sock with a penchant for cups of tea and an afternoon nap! Claude means well, but makes inadvertent mistakes, which result in escalating mayhem where ever he goes. The books are perfect for the newly independent reader – with a good balance of text and detailed, witty pictures.
Poppy originally wrote this ‘Claude in the City’ piece in her role as a reviewer for the fantastic independent Bags of Books children’s bookshop in Lewes. Claire posted it up on Facebook where it was spotted by Hodder.
The Peskies hope Poppy will continue her writing and drawing – and in ten years she might be ready to take over the family business!
The book can be bought from http://www.amazon.co.uk/Claude-at-Circus-Alex-Smith/dp/0340999039
…or come to Lewes and visit http://www.bags-of-books.co.uk/
We’ve been giving our web presence a well overdue revamp, and have finally set up Facebook and Twitter pages, and now this mobile / iPad friendly blog. This all makes up for the fact our http://www.pesky.com website is remaining a suitably irritating, troublesome Flash website!
We couldn’t bear to part with the fleas, the quirky sound effects and business bunnies! And as most of the work we’ve done over the last 15 years is Flash, it made sense to keep showcasing our archive in a Flash website.
Our updated Flash website is still under reconstruction – but will be up and running soon!
However – this is where you will find all our latest news. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter or ‘Like’ our Facebook page too!