26 April 2013

Prince Harry visits Antenna

Much to our excitement Prince Harry visited Antenna, where we we live, yesterday (25th April). Harry toured the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies adjoining us and then came into Antenna to have a little light lunch and to announce the launch of Notts TV and the Notts TV Institute. The Institute, which includes Bottletop, is a group of professional practitioners within the Nottingham creative industries committed to mentoring, and developing opportunities for, the next generation of media makers. Prince Harry delighted everyone with his relaxed attitude and sense of fun.


1 March 2013

The Smiler....coming soon!

Bottletop is delighted to be working with Alton Towers Resort on video and animation for its new experience 'The Smiler' opening in Spring 2013. This follows the success of Bottletop's work on Nemesis Sub-Terra in 2012. Watch this space for more details...

13 February 2013

Brand identity refresh for Integrex



We were pleased to be asked by Integrex to design a new website and an array of printed materials in time for their appearance at the BETT Show at the end of January at ExCel. Bottletop has been working with the forty-year-old Derbyshire engineering business since 2009 when the team designed a new logo, corporate identity and website. Integrex has continued to develop new products and re-focus its position in the market place meaning that a brand refresh and new website were on the cards for 2013. Bottletop organised a photo and video shoot at Scene Photography to create a library of visual assets featuring Integrex's interactive special needs products and corporate AV systems. The images were used in the production of brochures, flyers and short videos as well as on the new website - all designed by Bottletop. Web build was by Juno Media with project management by Bottletop. Despite a tight deadline everything was ready on time for the show in London on January 30th.

30 January 2013

University of Cambridge ESOL Centenary



Bottletop was delighted to be asked by the University of Cambridge ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) Examinations to create a film to celebrate their centenary. The final animation uses visual and audio assets from the archive to describe a timeline of events covering the last one hundred years and ties in with the simultaneous publication of a centenary book. The film will be shown at events and conferences as well as on the ESOL website.

26 November 2012

BAFTA for Share a Story

CITV's Share a Story won the BAFTA for the Short Form category at last night's children's BAFTA awards. Bottletop is delighted to be part of the Share a Story team, creating two of the 8 winning animations for this year. The picture shows the CITV team collecting the BAFTA from Olympic rower Helen Stanning. Photography credit: BAFTA/ Richard Kendal

5 November 2012

Share a Story nominated for BAFTA


CITV's Share A Story strand has been nominated for a BAFTA in this year's children's awards in the Short Form category. Bottletop has produced two of the eight animations for this year's popular children's competition. Telling the stories of Jack the Astronaut and Operation Jelly the animations are now on air.

11 October 2012

Behind the scenes with Share a Story

Bottletop has just delivered two of the prize winning Share a Story animations to CITV which will be on air after Christmas. We had a film crew from CITV here yesterday as part of the behind the scenes programme they are making to show children how their original storyboards are developed and transformed into moving images. See one of last year's Share a Story animations here.

6 September 2012

The Politics Show for BBC

Bottletop is delighted to be part of the team winning the tender to cover the East Midlands opt-out for the BBC's Politics Show. Headed up by Rob Pittam (ex-Working Lunch), the tender will run for the next three years and will involve Bottletop in graphics and editing.

9 July 2012

Bottletop featured in Televisual

The team was chuffed to get a mention in this month's Televisual magazine (July 2012) which features our work for Nemesis Sub-Terra at Alton Towers Resort.

14 June 2012

CITV Share-a-Story 2012

Bottletop is looking forward to working on animations for two of the prize winners of CITV's children's animation competition, Share-a-Story. We were asked to be on the judging panel, to pick the winners, alongside other animators who will be producing some of the other winning ideas. More information can be found here.