January 25, 2021

Sheep take notice! Stone Dogs is over the moon to add Rich Hawkins to the pack.

We catch up with Rich to find out what he's been up to over lockdown and joining the team at Stone Dogs.

  • Why did you decide to make the move to Stone Dogs? 

I was originally booked in to work with StoneDogs for a week's holiday cover; but things went well and the guys were busy so a week's freelancing turned into 6 months! I'd really enjoyed working with Stone Dogs so when Bri & Dave then offered me the full time position at the beginning of this year, it was an easy decision. 

  • What is it about the team there that clicks for you? 

I've known the guys for some time as I worked with them previously when I was at Rushes. I'm therefore very aware of their talents and abilities so I'm delighted that they see me as being part of their team.

  • How did you first get in the industry? What was your very first job in the industry? 

I wanted to work in the special effects / vfx industry from a young age but had no idea where or how to start. It was only through a chance meeting that I managed to get my first job as a runner at a company called Tele-cine Ltd. I was only there for a few weeks before I moved over the road to Tele-Cine's sister company, XTV Ltd who were also a post production company but more focused towards online, design & CG.

  • Where did you learn your craft (film school? APA? Mentored as a runner? Self taught?

I've learnt everything mainly 'on the job' but I did complete the APA course some years after starting in the industry and have more recently taken some time out to complete the advanced compositing course at Escape studios.

  • Before doing what you do now, did you work in any other field/ have any different career path?

After picking completely the wrong A-Levels, I dropped out of college and worked at my Dad's dry cleaners in East London for a couple of years. I then got an apprenticeship with London Underground as a trainee signal engineer; which would have been a good solid career but I felt as though my whole life was set out in front of me so I decided to take a chance.

  • And which creative talents in your field have inspired you in your own career? 

I've worked with a lot of talented people over the years and they continue to inspire me. Not just creatives and artists with the amazing work they produce but I'm also impressed by a person's knowledge of their subject or I learn from how a person may deal with a situation etc. Every days a school day in this business!

  • Do you have any personal or side projects on the go? What is it, what inspired it and why is it important to you? 

Not currently but as mentioned previously, I took some time out from producing a while back and studied compositing at Escape studios. It was something I'd always wanted to do and I thought if nothing else comes of it, it'll help in being a producer; and it has. I'm really enjoying producing now but I intend to continue with the compositing as well.

  • Since lockdown have you been watching old films or devouring any new series?

I'm a bit of a star wars geek so I'm having slight withdrawal symptoms from The Mandalorian at the moment. Not only did I think season 2 was fantastic but it ignited my daughters interest in star wars too! I was pretty chuffed when 'Santa' delivered a baby Yoda toy to my daughter for Christmas. My daughter is also at the right age to enjoy the Marvel films now, so we have started to watch them all in timeline order. We've got a fair few to get through still but it will certainly help cover some hours during lockdown.

  • Outside of work, what are you passionate about? 

I've always been interested in interior & garden design and my recent House move, coupled with Lockdown has allowed me to indulge myself quite a bit this past year. I also help run a music recording / rehearsal studio and play in a band so I'm looking forward to getting back in to that after lockdown

January 11, 2021

Is Technology Changing What It Means to Be a Filmmaker?

As a new generation of filming technology floods the mass market in the form of smartphones and more affordable kit, Stone Dogs’ Brian Carbin reflects on the implications for the industry

https://www.lbbonline.com/news/is-technology-changing-what-it-means-to-be-a-filmmaker

January 4, 2021

Stone Dogs Post add to their Production Department with the hiring of Senior Producer Richard Hawkins..

It is with wide, open arms that the whole team at Stone Dogs welcomes Rich Hawkins onboard!

Rich joins Stone Dogs in the role of Senior Producer and says he’s ‘Delighted to join the growing team at Stone Dogs, I was originally booked in to work with Stone Dogs for a week's holiday cover; but things went well and the guys were busy so a week's freelancing turned into 6 months! I really enjoyed working at Stone Dogs so when Bri & Dave offered me the full time position at the beginning of this year, it was an easy decision.

Having most recently worked at The Mill, and before that Envy and Rushes, Rich has a wealth of post-production experience working on high end campaigns for global brands. We cannot wait to bring his knowledge, enthusiasm and great sense of humour to our clients.

December 23, 2020

Merry Christmas from Stone Dogs

This December marks our 3rd year since we've opened our doors and what a year it's been for all of us. We want to thank you for your continued support throughout 2020, we really do appreciate you choosing to work with us. It probably goes without saying, but we can't wait for 2021!

Instead of sending cards we donated our Christmas budget to make a donation to charities close to our hearts and this year we’ll be donating to Macmillan Cancer Support and Shelter.

Macmillan do an amazing job offering emotional, physical and financial support for people living with cancer.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through their advice, support, and legal services.

We hope you all have a restful Christmas and we look forward to actually seeing you in 2021

July 2, 2020

How Remote Working Let Stone Dogs off the Leash

Here a link to an article we published on LBB Online shortly after lockdown. Figuring out new workflows and maintaining creativity. Oh and keeping our sense of humor!

https://www.lbbonline.com/news/how-remote-working-let-stone-dogs-off-the-leash

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Post Production and Visual Effects

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London
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Stone Dogs
Post Production and Visual Effects

30 Gresse Street
London
W1T 1QR


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London
W1T 1QR


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