• Danimations resumes commercial services as cuttlefish projects near completion


    Danimations octopus logo2017 is shaping up to be a colossal year for Danimations, as we head towards the release of the feature length documentary film Cuttlefish Country and the full commercial release of our computer game, Cuttle Scuttle. With the end of both long-term projects finally in sight, we’ve started taking on a little commercial work again. Dan is back in the digital illustration zone, and has been assisting clients with a variety of small jobs in illustration, graphic design, icon design, game art, animation and branding graphics. Danimations now has a presence on the website Freelancer.com, where our services thus far have attracted a steady stream of 5-star reviews from new clients from around the world.

    On the local front, Danimations is providing website consultancy services and helping some community and not-for-profit organisations develop the ability to manage and maintain their own WordPress websites. Individual and small group tuition on WordPress blogging and publication is available on inquiry.

    If you’d like to see some of Dan’s recent graphic work, you can visit his profile on Freelancer.com.

  • Cuttle Scuttle pixel art game prototype enjoys public play-testing


    Danimations has an exciting new project approaching public beta release. Cuttle Scuttle is our first dalliance in game design, and boy are we having fun with it! Inspired by our work on the documentary film Cuttlefish Country, the game brings the ecology of the temperate reefs off Point Lowly to life, and does it in 8-bit retro-gaming style! So far we’ve presented the prototype at different stages at three events: the launch of whale season at the SA Museum, the World Oceans Night celebration in Whyalla and more recently at AVcon, Adelaide’s anime and video gaming extravaganza.

    If you’re yet to get your mits round a controller and play out life as a female cuttlefish, there will be plenty more opportunities ahead. These include at the Science Alive! Expo during National Science Week and Simtect at the Adelaide Convention Centre. We’re also preparing the official beta release of the game to synchronize with our Simtect appearance.

    For more info, check out the Cuttle Scuttle page on our Cuttlefish Country website or follow our page on Facebook.


  • danimations takes public lectures and forums in Adelaide to the world via Youtube video


    During our continuing work on our first feature-length documentary film Cuttlefish Country, we’ve somehow still made time to work with a range of special interest groups, offering them video production and distribution assistance. Groups including Sustainable Population Australia, University of South Australia’s Hawke Centre and Adelaide Friends of Wikileaks have all benefited from the wider distribution of their events via free video broadcasting on our danimations channel. If you are hosting a community event, public lecture or forum and would like to discuss using video to reach an international audience, we’d love to hear from you. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy watching Richard Heinberg’s lecture on ‘The End of Economic Growth’ embedded below. You can find more edifying content from Danimations in our Youtube channel.