December 2011: BBC Click:
The first collaboration with Cookie's latest client, BBC Click, aired this month.
A short VFX/ Motion graphics sequence was created for the BBC's flagship technology brand. Flying words, images and exploding heads!
Link to the report from the show and graphic sequence
Click broadcasts throughout the week on BBC One, the BBC News Channel and BBC World News.
Link to BBC Click Website and latest shows
November 2011: Natalie Blass:
Website design for Voice-over artist Natalie Blass - the silky smooth voice of Sony Playstation and Direct Line TV adverts. The site launch is January 2012.
October 2011: Autoprotect:
Flash Banners, MPUs and Skyscrapers created for Auto Trader Websites.
September 2011: Empire Design Wins Awards:
Empire Design's AV department wins Screen International's award for 'Creative Agency Of The Year, Audiovisual' Having also worked on other winning campaigns for Senna, TT3D and 127 Hours - It's been a good year.
See the Winners here: Screen International Winners 2011
June 2011: Need for Speed
My work was selected for Red Giant's 'Red Room Blog' by the lovely Sarah Wise.
This is an absolute honour for me. I've been using Red Giant's fantastic plugins for over 6 years and it is an honour to be recognised for my work by the guys over at Red.
Step into the Red Room for the latest inspirational examples, and insider news. Join the conversation!
Red room Blog: Need for Speed
Founded in 2002, Red Giant Software creates an ever-expanding universe of effects tools ranging from plug-in suites, applications and mobile apps to Guru Presets, free products and sharing communities.
Red Giant offers the industry-leading Trapcode tools for broadcast design; Magic Bullet Suite for color correction; and over 60 products that run in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Avid, Vegas, Nuke, and Studio. The effects have enhanced dozens of feature films such as Angels & Demons and The Social Network, and added sparkle to networks like NBC Universal, ESPN, Disney, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, and TNT
Need for Speed
By Sarah Wise
Published on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
COOKIE is UK motion designer, director & VFX artist James Andrew Cook, a senior motion designer for award-winning advertising agency Empire Design in London. Having worked with design, film and advertising agencies for over 15 years, he has built up an impressive portfolio.
His most recent work was on the movie trailer and TV adverts for ‘Senna,’ which won the 2011 World Cinema Documentary Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. ‘Senna’ tells the story of the late Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna, through archival footage of his life, on and off the racetrack. Trapcode Particular helped shape a fast-paced sequence that perfectly complemented a film devoted to speed.
“I’ve been using Trapcode plugins – my favourite is Particular – on practically a daily basis since I first discovered them back in 2004”, James told us. ”From subtle touches – drifting dust to add realism to a project, for example – to dramatic effects like bursts of light and sparks, I’ve always found that Trapcode plug-ins enable me to create new and exciting visual pieces.”