If Jumbla were a person, we would now be old enough to start school. This month, we celebrated 5 years since the company was founded!
In July 2011, the team comprised of just two people: Andy and Cal. In a short amount of time, it’s rapidly expanded to what is currently a team of over 25 full-time creatives all working in-house. That expansion continues: just this year we commenced operations in Sydney and saw our first cohort of students graduate from Jumbla Academy!
There was only one way to do justice to such a milestone as a 5th birthday: by calling on our Resident Party Planner Nat. Once again, she delivered (must be something to do with her ninja-producer organisational skills) – throwing an exciting and memorable Jumbla bday bash at an African themed venue.
There were cocktails and canapes – and of course, champagne (prerequisite for any celebration). As with all our social events, it was a great chance for us Jumblers to mingle outside of work. Partners were also invited along, to share in what was a particularly special occasion for the company.
The two Jumbla founders: Managing Director Andy and Creative Director Callan – with their lovely other halves.
After a few drinks were had, the crew naturally progressed to the dance floor – which lured us over with classic RnB hits from the early 2000s.
The celebrations capped off what’s been a busy fifth year for the company. In addition to bringing on lots of new faces to the team, we’ve also welcomed many new clients. Some of the projects have been our biggest to date, and we’re proud to say our reputation for delivering clients with the highest quality animation and motion graphics continues to rapidly grow!
Here are just some of our favourite works from the past 12 months:
What an honour it was to work with two-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome. This video, produced for one of his sponsors, Rhinomed, captures Froome’s chase for a third Tour de France title by paying tribute to the colour yellow. It was inspired by the Art Deco Tour de France posters of the early 20th Century and the work of filmmaker Leonardo D’Alessandro. We recorded the voiceover with the cyclist during his visit to Melbourne.
An example of the highly detailed motion graphics we’re able to produce. This piece explores the significance and complexity of the word “engineering” as a means of promoting Deakin University’s Centre For Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET). We wanted to create a video that was visionary and forward thinking – just like CADET itself.
The Wilderness Society
In stark contrast to the above examples, the videos we produced for the Wilderness Society weren’t about creating 3D models and motion graphics. Rather, this collection of 2D videos was almost entirely hand drawn: the movement/animation of the characters is quite minimal. The illustrations are rich and meticulous in detail, creating a wonderfully distinctive look. The idea behind these videos was to show the plight of some threatened native species. Instead of using animal characters, we created humans wearing “onesies” of that animal, which made the stories particularly confronting and relatable.
Keep an eye on our website over the coming months, as our sixth year is already promising to be a big one! We’ve got some exciting projects on the go that we can’t wait to show you!