Script to Screen
We create animated movies and interactive media.
Need an animatic to pitch an idea for a commercial?
A Big Plus
Located in Canada, Swiss at heart.
Getting the Most out of it...
...by stuffing your corporate sales package with a great explainer movie!
Our portfolio! – Filter by category.
Some of the companies we had the pleasure to work for in the past, directly or indirectly.
We don’t use set prices. – But we offer options!
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How do we do what we’re doing? We’re using pens and computers, sometimes cameras.
No, really – How?
It is our second nature to always think outside the box and look for ways of improving the product on all levels. If you wish, we’ll provide new angles on any given idea and present them as suggestions.
Staying true to the message and follow the directive without getting carried away.
Responsiveness and timely deliveries are absolute key in the fast lived advertising business, that goes without thinking.
We are happy when the client is happy. And we like to be “ecstatically happy” rather than “OK happy”. Therefore we don’t want to deliver just an “OK product”, but exceed expectations.
In the upper regions of Port Moody, far above the last tip of the Burrard Inlet, is where the magic happens. Chips and screens and membranes in the service of art. Feel free to pay us a visit in person! And be our guest to take a look around the various workstations right here and now.
Spin Animation, that’s Simon Piniel and a vast creative network. Our passion is producing images and animations of all kinds, and we have been doing so professionally for the last 18 years. We cater to advertising agencies as well as production- and postproduction companies, and the direct client contact is just as welcome.
Simon embraces all aspects of animation: Picturing a story, analyzing how to technically visualize an idea, and bringing it to the point by refining motion, timing and composition. A speciality of his is to convey information simple and clear, but entertaining nonetheless.
He graduated in Visual Communications at the HGK Zurich in 2000, specializing in Film and TV. Loving Vancouver, he pursued animation studies at ECUAD, later came to work on popular TV shows in local cartoon studios as storyboard artist and animator. After a few years he finally settled there with his own company, still predominantly doing work for the Swiss market. He has also written and directed a number of shorts. Some have won him a number of prizes (even first!) at festivals worldwide as well as an award by the BAK, the Swiss Department for Culture. Co-founding aktzeichnen.ch, a non-profit organisation based in Zurich is also among his accolades.
His inspiration lies within his wife and kids, art and the active outdoors.
“He is a thoughtful creative director, always coming up with excellent ideas on how to make the project better, right up to the end.”
Mark Nickelsburg, Director at Special Team Films
“Simon, the man with profession, commitment and dedication to perfection. He is an inspiration!”
Denny Lu, Director at DHX Media
“Extreme workhorse. Solid and diverse skill set. Storyboards, animates, and designs really well.”
James Wootton, Unit Director at Bardel Entertainment
Shpend excels in so many disciplines. What a great allrounder to have onboard!
Markus is an equally experienced, committed and reliable asset with a history of app releases and software development.
Playing a host of acoustic instruments as well as being up to date with the latest plugins is only part of the recipe for creating memorable soundtracks time and time again.
The creator of award-winning animations with fantastically surreal stories is a celebrity in his own right.
The fresh bunch at Gloo is taking an uncomplicated yet sophisticated approach at tackling visual effects and 3D animation, with some smashing results.
His lightning fast working speed is only possible for most people by applying ambidexterity.
The animator down under excels at detailed work with a lot of thought put into it.
With CG box office hits in his filmography and excellent traditional animation skills to boot, Matt is a master of the trade.
His no-nonsense way of doing things has been getting our projects lint-free and polished.
Thomas Van Oosting
His ability to create moods with delicate arrangements has impressed us time and time again.
Why Spin Animation?
We are located in Metro Vancouver on the West Coast of Canada. If you’re in Central Europe, this means a time difference of +9 hours. Based on this situation we have established an elegant day-by-day workflow: For most work schedules we offer a 2 hour overlap between 16:00 and 18:00 CET for communications; other arrangements can be made. And as a rule, you will get results first thing in the morning, no later than 9:00 CET! – There’s no wondering and waiting for deliveries.
Not much has ever been achieved without care and dedication. And we deeply care for our creations, for the impact they will have. But this doesn’t mean we don’t listen or won’t take directions or keep a schedule. We don’t need to boast once more with our decades of experience (or did we just now?), because this has always been this way.
THE BIG PICTURE
We don’t just think outside the box, we also know there are multiple boxes, bags, cases, chests and cabooses, possibly parallel universes. We expand ideas, approach from various angles, question. – And when crafting a potentially interactive audiovisual creation, we want to use “the entire buffalo”. That means: refine all components that make up the experience for maximum impact.
Many of our contacts have been established in real life. Being full time professionals, they are specialists in their respective fields and have a vetted success history, covering a great field of creative solutions. – Together we bring you the most powerful and cost effective team capabilities!