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John Horabin and Penny Layden, trading as Skatedog Films Limited, are specialists in stop motion animation and puppetry.
They create animated projects for clients and their own pleasure, keeping all aspects of production in-house, from concept to delivery. Consequently this makes them very affordable for even advanced projects.
They devise stories and visual projects, build puppets, sets, create artwork, storyboards and scripts, and use Industry standard software, camera's and equipment to create very high quality animation. 
Skatedog have just finished building a larger, purpose designed studio with adjoining workshop, featuring a much larger footprint for sets, and a new and unique motion control system, now capable of moving both camera, sets and models simultaneously. 
Skatedog have worked for a large variety of clients, including Somethin' Else for Channel 4, and CSC for Lego, and are developing ambitious stories of their own- currently they are working on creating animation for Director Mark Arend's next theatre production, 'At the End of Everything Else', for the Unicorn Theatre- due to go into performance in march/april of 2014.

video links:
http://vimeo.com/6095 5673- moco showreel

http://vimeo.com/5950 7190- drawn animation showreel

http://vimeo.com/3758 2692 - showreel 2012


Skatedog exhibited at -

Artcore International 14