We Lie To Ourselves

Client: The Ghosts | Directed By: Owen Rixon

Our Work: Character Design, Animation, Compositing, Writing, Directing, Producing

We were contacted by The Ghosts to produce a music video for “We Lie To Ourselves” and given free reign to create anything we wanted.

Director Owen Rixon took the opportunity to create a dark and broody short film based on the ideas in the song and a story about a mouse, forced to work for a prey-killing corporate machine run by cats was born.

With the film being deliberately slow paced it was important to keep the viewer engaged so we packed every frame with as much atmospheric motion as possible; smoke, rain, flickering lights, etc. We also wanted a vaguely hand held look to the camera so it was never quite static. Film noise and chromatic aberration were added to give a grittier, more vintage feel.

The final result is a new style for The 2D Workshop and we’re excited to explore the look further with future projects.

At The 2D Workshop we’re obsessed with the art of filmmaking. Whether we’re creating character designs and animation for a jaw dropping ad campaign, bringing VFX magic to an all-star feature length TV bonanza or writing and developing our own IP to showcase all that we LOVE about film. QUALITY is key.

No matter the project our remit stays the same – provide a UNIQUE, CINEMATIC, ARTISTIC piece that delivers the client’s message in the strongest way possible. We tailor our writing, directing, design and animation to each client’s specific requirements. No two projects are the same which suits us to a tee as we endeavour to develop techniques and styles, continually diversifying our filmmaking arsenal.

Situated in the ever inspiring city of EDINBURGH, The 2D Workshop’s team consume and create as much content as possible with an ENERGY and PASSION that has translated directly into each project we’ve delivered since we set up shop in 2012.

If you have a project that deserves an IMAGINATIVE, DYNAMIC, DEDICATED team bringing it to life, get in touch! We’d love to chat more.

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Scotland, UK

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