Winners of the Excellence in Title Design Audience Award at SXSW Film Festival, 2016

We design beautiful moving graphics, animation and visual effects that breathe life into abstract ideas for filmmakers, and clarify complex concepts for their audiences. We believe in design with context and have a passion for cinematic storytelling. We work regularly with projects based in London, LA and NYC, and can adapt our resources on a per project basis.

Over recent years we’ve designed titles and in film motion sequences for twelve Sundance films, five Academy Award shortlisted features, and BAFTA, Emmy, RTS and Grierson award winners. We’ve also worked with key UK and US broadcasters, including Netflix, HBO, PBS, ESPN, A&E, BBC, Channel Four, Sky, ITV and Film 4.

Design Services

Title design, presentation/end credits and in film motion design sequences

Visual Effects Services

Design led visual effects (Assassin’s Creed, Man From U.N.C.L.E.), on set supervision (Jonathan Creek, BBC), blue/green screen (Cradle to Grave; BBC, In the Night Garden; BBC), CG integration (Professor Branestawm; BBC, Tina and Bobby; ITV), cleanups and replacements (Midwinter of the Spirit; ITV, Cilla; ITV), set extensions (Professor Branestawm; BBC), crowd replications (Tina and Bobby; ITV)

Blue Spill currently runs Flame and the Adobe Creative Suite, and is overseen by Allison and Anthony Brownmoore. They met at work on back to back Flames, Anthony was ripping his apart with a screwdriver and Allison was neatly aligning her nodes…

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Allison

Allison has over fifteen years experience in motion design. Working for both UK and US clients on award winning films, she develops and delivers for a range of filmic needs -from title sequences to end cards (and everything in between), to developing the look of the film. She loves creative problem solving and is exceptionally well versed with tight deadlines. For further details on her film experience, please take a look at Allison’s IMDb profile.

In 2017 she was listed as Art of The Title’s top ten Women in Title Design, was a panelist for Women in VFX event at The Mill, and was also a participant in Animated Women’s Achieve Programme. In 2016 she won the SXSW Excellence in Title Design Audience Award, was a juror for the Titles and Graphic Identity BAFTA Craft Awards and was a Mentor for The Dots VFX/Animation Masterclass. In 2015 she was a panelist for DOC NYC Masterclass in Design and Animation, in 2014 she was selected to participate in Women in Film & TV’s Mentorship Scheme, and in 2011 she was nominated for Outstanding Graphic Design and Animation at the Cinema Eye Honor Awards.

She has a Masters in Design Studies from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London and a BA Communications, Theatre & Media from Charles Sturt University, Australia. She has also undertaken artist residencies in Canada, with St Norberts Art Centre and China, with Platform China’s International Artist Residency program.

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Anthony

Anthony is a Flame artist with over fourteen years experience in visual effects and post production, with several years freelancing in leading London post houses. Prior to his film work with Blue Spill, he has worked on many high profile campaigns with major national clients, including British Gas, The Times, Argos and Carlsberg. Anthony works at lightning speed, has an in-depth knowledge of technical processes, and can pull keys that would make George Lucas blush.

In 2017 he won the SXSW Excellence in Title Design Audience Award, and in 2015 he was a panelist for DOC NYC Masterclass in Design and Animation. In 2013 he was a key speaker for Autodesk at NAB, having also worked with Autodesk in designing and creating material for their Flame tutorials. And in 2011 he was recognised for his significant contribution to the award winning Sunday Times Rich List campaign, picking up three British Arrow awards as Director.

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Joe has several years experience as a Motion Designer, specialising in art direction, co-hesive film design, motion design and animation. Over the past few years he’s focussed his talents on designing for theatrical feature documentaries and after freelancing with Blue Spill on a number of films, took up permanent residence. He has a BA Design and Art Direction from Manchester School of Art.

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Our latest addition to the team is organiser extra-ordinaire Anna. After graduating with honours from University of Portsmouth, BSC Television and Broadcasting, Anna worked at Evolutions, before heading over to join the Blue Spill team. She specialises in organisation and administration, client liaison and has a great eye for detail.

Client Quote

“The opening credits just blow my mind; the designers, Blue Spill are so good. The band had that slogan in the early days: ‘psychedelic violent crimes’… What does that even really mean? I just said do that, whatever that is, make me an opening sequence that’s psychedelic and violent and insane. We’ve worked together with Blue Spill on the last four of my movies, and we have great rapport, so I’ve had to tell them less and less and then they end up giving me more and more. The communication is almost psychic at this point, and I think they like working with me because I don’t give a lot of direction, just some imagery and some ideas and they’re free to do whatever they want, and it always gets better and better. We won an award for the titles at SXSW for Excellence in Design, and that made me very happy.”

Director, Stephen Kijak