Our Story

We’ve been creating interactive digital content and telling animated stories since 1998


How it started

Our original team met in 1995 at the British multinational publishing company, Dorling Kindersley Multimedia. Here we designed educational CD-Roms using Macromedia Director – cutting edge software, at the time.

So when the internet exploded in 1998 this experience paved the way for us to create rich and varied digital content for other clients.


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Making learning fun

By 2001 we had already animated the Tweenies – a popular live-action children’s TV series – in 3D and created content for the early Channel 5 website.

After developing KS2 maths football-themed games for footee.net, came the multi-award-winning BBC Science Clips in 2003, followed by Maths and English Bitesize. We were at the forefront of the first games and activities for this hugely popular BBC website that’s still going strong today.


Immersive, interactive 3D worlds

In 2007 when BBC launched iPlayer, we developed BBC Help Plus, an interactive guide to broadband which also introduced the public to the new platform.

From here, our journey took us to work with award-winning creative consultancy, Radley Yeldar where we developed an interactive 3D world designed to share information on Pearson’s global businesses.

Both were built using Flash and 3D Studio Max.


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Animated TV series

After winning a competitive pitch to create four online animations for Cbeebies, the popular children’s Tommy Zoom project quickly grew to become a successful 30 episode series that combined live-action with animation.

As well as conceptualising the characters and worlds, we developed the storyboards and animatics, created the bespoke animations and managed the post-production processes.

 


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Health education

Since producing Medical Aid Film’s first project in 2008, we continue to work with the team to create engaging, accessible and multilingual films and digital content that support the health and wellbeing of women and children around the world.

Working with expert professionals, we’ve developed films on subjects including disease outbreaks, Malaria and COVID-19 for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


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Digital development

We pride ourselves on keeping abreast of the latest web standards, styles and trends.

We’ve always had our fingers on the digital pulse, from creating interactive displays to responsive WordPress design and development. We continue to support long-standing clients in the public and private sectors, including NHS Liverpool Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and the award-winning design and communications agency Friend.


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Games that educate

We’ve been developing digital content for Cambridge University Press for many years. Penpals for Handwriting, a whole school handwriting scheme for 3-11 year-olds, was shortlisted for a BETT Award in 2017.

We have made over 18 customisable HTML5 games to support English language learning which are used for home study on desktop and mobile, and on school whiteboards throughout the world.


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Our next chapter?

We hope you enjoyed our story, we’re excited about the next instalment, wherever our journey takes us.

We’ve seen many changes and new developments over the years. One thing remains – we’re still as passionate about making great digital content as the day we began.


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Want to find out more?

We’ve been doing this for 20 years, working with international clients including BBC, Cambridge University Press, News UK, Medical Aid Films and Friend. Your creative projects will be in good hands with Alternative View Studios.

Call us on 020 8374 4760 or email on hello@avstudios.com

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