Bird Studios is a UK production company, founded in 2003, specializing in design, computer animation and visual effects for TV, film and the digital world.

The Managing and Creative Director is designer/animator Ian Bird.[1][2] Bird Studios specialize in combining photo-realistic 3D Computer animation with live action as well as stand alone CGI animation and the creation of character animation.


Bird Studios evolved through a number of companies (Electric Image, Framestore CFC, SOHO 601FX, EYE Animation) under the direction of Ian Bird, producing broadcast title sequences, commercials and music videos.


Bird studios re-created one of its award-winning music promos,[3] the Pet Shop Boys 'Liberation' from their Very (album) for IMAX as part of its 70 mm stereoscopic 3-D film, 'Cyberworld',[4][5]

Ian Bird worked with Roger Avary to create the animation and special effects for Sci-Fi TV Film 'Mr. Stitch', starring Rutger Hauer and Wil Wheaton for Rysher Entertainment.[6]



  • Best TV Sport Commercial: Gold Medal winner – BBC WIMBLEDON 'Breaking of champions'.
  • New York Festivals 'World Medal': Gold Medal winner – International TV advertising. ‘Save The Children’.
  • International Broadcasting Awards: Graphic Artist of the Year – Ian Bird
  • Golden Award of Montreaux: Best Animation - Milky Way ‘Magic Stars’
  • Golden Award of Montreaux: Best Commercial - Ford Ka ‘Travelogue’
  • Imagina: Best Computer Animation - Martell ‘Art of Cognac’
  • Leaf: Best Music Promo - Mike Oldfield ‘Let there be light’
  • Nicograph Grand Prix: Art Prize winner - Martell (cognac) ‘Art of Cognac’
  • Art Directors Club (New York): Gold Award Best Music Video - The Pet Shop Boys ‘Liberation’
  • MTV Awards: Best Music Promo - Soundgarden ‘Blackhole Sun’
  • Royal Television Society: Gold Team Award - Dennis Potter’s ‘Lipstick On Your Collar’
  • Computer Animation Festival: Best Programme Content - Channel Four ‘High-Tech Dreams’
  • Parigraph: Winner Advertising Grand Prix - ‘Dubro Dojke Holland’
  • International Monitor Awards: Best titles - BBC Barry Norman's ‘Talking Pictures’

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ian Bird's Curriculum Vitae Archived March 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Bird Studios website
  2. ^ Bird Studios website Archived March 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Bird Studios website Archived March 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Awards
  4. ^ Pet Shop Boys: Liberation Archived April 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, IMAX website
  5. ^ Cyberworld credits, Animation Artist
  6. ^ Cast and Crew, Yahoo! TV

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