Nokia : Gulp

Stop motion goes large.

Published On
Aug 02, 2011

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In what may be Wieden + Kennedy's swan song for Nokia--the agency just announced that it would be parting ways with the client--the shop once again teamed with Aardman Animation create another stop-motion masterpiece with Nokia's N8 with Gulp, following last summer's animation for N8, Dot.

Shot entirely on the N8, Gulp was also filmed on the 'World's Largest Stop-motion Animation Set' (they're aiming for a Guinness World Record). Three N8 phones, elevated 36 meters above the ground on a cherry picker on a beach in South Wales, shot a canvas of 42.71 meters x 24 meters, on which gigantic sand drawings were created by sand artists and art student volunteers. The phones were mounted in a custom-built rig and operated remotely by the camera crew in order to capture the huge images. See the Behind the Scenes film for more on how it was done.

The film itself depicts the adventures of a fisherman captured by a sea monster - all done in Aardman's inimitable style.


Aug 03, 2011
Brand :
Client :
Agency :
Wieden & Kennedy
Creative Director :
Kim Papworth
Creative Director :
Tony Davidson
Creative :
David Bruno
Creative :
Tom Seymour
Producer :
Michelle Brough
PR :
Bella Laine
Director :
Ed Patterson
Director :
Will Studd
Producer :
Stephanie Owen
Production Assistant :
Danny Gallagher
Production Assistant :
Nick Miller
Production Coordinator :
Holly Marlow
Production Manager :
Mark Hewis
Location Manager :
Tim Faulkner
Sand Art Director :
Jamie Wardley
Sand Team :
Andy Moss
Sand Team :
Tom Bolland
1st Assistant Director :
Lisa Butler
Director, Photography :
Toby Howell
Camera Assistant :
Sam Morris
Camera Assistant :
Erica Pownall
Gaffer :
Nat Sale
Lighting Technician :
Ian Jewels
Lighting Technician :
Lex Tully
Camera Data :
Paul Reeves
Pixelation Artist :
William Todd
Animator :
Inez W
Animator :
Nick Herbert
Animator :
Merlin Crossingham
Prop Maker :
Helen Javes
Props :
Sion Lane
Props :
Paul Galloway
Senior Post Artist :
Jim Lewis
Compositor :
Spencer Cross
Compositor :
Paule Quinton
Compositor :
Dan Blore
Grade :
Jim Lewis
PR :
Anna Harding
Sound Designer :
Jack Sedgwick
Music Composer :
Will Grove-White
Music Track :
Guitar Gulp

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