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Skaramoosh Does The Fandango With Paintbox

Quantel Paintbox improves productivity at design, animation, post company (August 02, 2005)

London-based Skaramoosh has taken delivery of a Paintbox graphics system to enhance its graphics, animation, layering and effects production. The Paintbox brings the power of Quantel-designed hardware to graphics production, providing accelerated processing and high-speed disk access for a responsive design environment at an extremely affordable price.

Working with such high-profile clients as BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, MTV Networks, Discovery and October Films, Skaramoosh is a specialist in HD editing and compositing for documentary visualisation and live music events.

Skaramoosh recently completed the Titles for Strictly Dance Fever for BBC1. Following the success of Strictly Come Dancing, this Saturday night series opens the floor to thousands of hopefuls aspiring to shake their stuff on screen, following couples from the embarrassing panic of auditions through to the final glitzy performances. Directed by Skaramoosh's Piers Helm, the sequence was filmed in HD to allow unlimited zooms to be achieved in post.

Skaramoosh Managing Director, Daniel Slight, said, ?Piers Helm, our head of design is one of the most creative designers working with Quantel systems today. Paintbox was a natural choice for us as it is a unique piece of equipment and we wanted to continue our longstanding, symbiotic relationship with Quantel.

Slight continued, ?Our team of talented 3D animators is experienced in high end effects shots, branding and character animation. The compositing department uses Paintbox to produce high quality results quickly and efficiently seamlessly integrating live action, chroma-key and 3D animated elements for SD, HD and film projects.

?Paintbox will enable us to offer many more effects, faster production, and the advanced editing option will allow us to edit video much more easily, concluded Slight.

About Skaramoosh
Skaramoosh is an animation, post production, and production company formed by Daniel Slight and Penny Holton in 1997. It began as a high end 3D animation company with an emphasis on creativity and high production values and over the years has added editing, compositing, design and direction to its range of services. Today Skaramoosh is responsible for some of the most original and eye catching content on broadcast television.

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About Quantel
Quantel is dedicated to creating new tools for the new digital age, covering everything from terrestrial and satellite television to broadband internet, DVD and d-cinema. Quantel systems combine industry-leading performance with total scalability in both hardware and software across post production, graphics, digital intermediate, news and sports production for multiple resolution, team-working environments.

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