About us

We’re an animation company set up in 2015 by Michael Cutting, a NUA Animation Graduate specialising in digital animation production. Mike works closely with a talented group of business associates that offer a diverse range of skills from character design and animation, music production and sound design, to IT and technical assistance.

In 2016 we moved to the Ideas Factory in the heart of Norwich City Centre, working in the ‘Incubation Centre‘ for small businesses alongside graphic designers, photographers, web developers and software engineers. We can offer you a wide choice of creative and animated content for you and / or your business, with custom graphic designs and animated content, tailor made music and sound effects. We’re happy to meet with you and discuss your project ideas, developing the content closely with you ensuring you’re completely satisfied with the final product. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please feel free to get in touch.Hodman Animation Ideas Factory Exterior Interior

Here’s what some of our previous clients have to say:

Mike quickly understood what I needed from my storyboard and script, made good comments to tweak it better, and incorporated a few extra tweaks and amendments where they were needed.

Mike is also a good project manager and did a really good job of updating me on progress and what was needed next from me. And completely delivered on time.

Mike’s is a really nice explanatory animation that fits into our existing house style at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Thank you Mike

I worked with Mike on a recent animation for the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research describing the process of Carbon Capture. I produced the art work and illustrations for Mike to animate and found the whole process fascinating, having never worked like this before.

Mike was very clear on what he needed, and communicated his ideas well. He was open and responsive to all feedback, giving regular progress reports and tantalising clips of the animation as it progressed. The final outcome was excellent and I would happily work with Mike again.

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Ruth Macdougall
Environmental Artist

I was initially looking for someone who could create a cartoon to visualise Oxley Hughes’ modified microplate technology. I was introduced to Mike through a contact at the Norwich University of the Arts. A few meetings and emails between Mike and myself to develop ideas resulted in exactly what was required – a simple yet elegant cartoon of how our microplate technology works.

After this initial successful project collaboration, Mike has carried out further work on behalf of Oxley Hughes. This included animating the original cartoon as well as filming, editing, inserting relevant text in short videos which demonstrate Oxley Hughes’ microplate technology in action. He even advised on how to set up the Oxley Hughes YouTube channel. Everything Mike has done on behalf of Oxley Hughes has all been of the highest of standards.

In summary, Mike is very easy to speak to, he listens carefully to you, he delivers what you need as well as delivering quality products. I highly recommend Mike and his work.

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Dr Simon Stafford
Director and Founder - Oxley Hughes Limited ‘your microplate success’ Oxley Hughes Limited - Website

Mike is a responsive, considered and talented Animator. He was able to quickly and articulately translate a verbal and written brief into an animated trailer for our community cinema scheme, Village Screen. He listened and responded effectively to feedback, he identified, welcomed and worked well with other creative providers and managed the process from start to finish in an efficient manner and with good humour.

We would be very happy to contract his creative services again and to recommend his work to others.

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Natalie Jode
Executive Director - Creative Arts East Creative Arts East - Website

Mike has produced excellent animations for our website and for social media, these have been helpful in quickly communicating what coaching is about. Through skilful questioning Mike has helped us to think more clearly about the messages we want to communicate and the best ways of using animation to achieve that.

As an individual, Mike takes a great deal of care and attention to building open and honest working relationships. Mike is both observant and diligent in his approach, always checking in with us to safeguard our ideas and accuracy. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is hoping to create powerful animations to secure new business and communicate key messages.

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Rachel Paul
Director - Consult East Consult East - Website