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CUT SCENE from Introducing Gatton Drums - Gatton Shuffle.

Posted by Neil, December 2011

When shooting for Gatton Drums’ new video of an amazing battle then duet by drummers Bobby Arechiga & Dean Hendy they played some quality stuff that we didn’t have space for in the video. So here is one of the scenes cut from the Introducing Gatton Film, the Gatton Shuffle.

Shot for Drum Manufacturer Gatton Drums at Lincoln Drill Hall.

Directed & Edited by Neil Baker Shot by Neil Baker & Steven Hatton Production Assistant: Hugh Cowling Sound & Mix by db Studios

Heilig to Screen at London Short Film Festival

Posted by Neil, December 2011

Just announced last week was the programme for next years London Short Film Festival and we are delight to say that Heilig, directed by Steven Hatton, is part of the official selection.

The festival deemed “The Best Short Film Festival in the World” by Guardian’s Guide and a “bastion of cutting-edge short films and multimedia” by The Times has been going only since 2008 but has grown to a 22 venue festival with over 5,000 visitors in 2011.

Heilig will be shown on Saturday 14th at 1600 at Cine Lumiere as part of the New Shorts Window on the World Selection of documentaries.

For details: http://shortfilms.org.uk/events/2012-01-14-new-shorts-23-a-window-on-the-world

Photos Featured in Domus Magazine

Posted by Neil, November 2011

Our recent exhibition photography of The National Centre for Craft & Design’s exhibition on Gabriel Dawe’s work Plexus no. 10 is featured in an online review of the exhibition by art, architecture and design magazine Domus.

See the article here: http://www.domusweb.it/en/news/gabriel-dawe-plexus-no-10/

Memories of Bomber Command - New Zealand at War [TRAILER]

Posted by Neil, November 2011

Trailer for a 25 minute documentary about New Zealanders in Bomber Command. The film was made for the new Aviation Display Hall at MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology), Auckland New Zealand and features never before seen footage from the Into the Wind Archive.

Get Dancing Film #001 - Artistic Mentorship Workshop

Posted by Neil, November 2011

Electric Egg have recently completed the first film in a series which will document the Get Dancing project. Get Dancing is a project in Staffordshire which is part of the Cultural Olympiad. The project is open to everyone. Get involved, Get Dancing!

What Does Otto See? Wins Award at Cornwall Film Festival

Posted by Neil, November 2011

Electric Egg’s new short animated film What Does Otto See? Won the Eye-Toons ‘Best UK Animated Short” award at last weekends Cornwall Film Festival in Newquay.

The film, a surreal journey inside the mind of a hobo busker, was directed by Electric Egg’s Neil Baker and written by Benjamin Dalby, whose bizarre characters inspired the narrative. The film premiered at the Cornwall Film Festival on Saturday the 5th of November. What Does Otto See? Was screened in the animation category sponsored by Cornish animation studio Spider Eye Studios alongside 12 other short animated films from across the country.

Neil Baker, the film’s animator and director received the award at the festivals award ceremony on Sunday night in Newquay’s Lighthouse Cinema, also in attendance was the film’s composer Hugh Cowling.

Neil, whom along with Steven Hatton, is a founder director of Lincoln based production company Electric Egg said, “It’s been a great weekend of films and I am over the moon that What Does Otto See? has won this award at what is the film’s public premiere and first festival appearance.”

What Does Otto See?, was well received by the judges in Cornwall that included the BAFTA nominated animators the Brothers McLeod.

Steven Hatton executive produced the surreal What Does Otto See? and said:

“2011 has been a great year for the company rounded off by this perfect ending for the year – an award for Neil’s short animation at it’s first film festival!”

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 10
Posted by Neil, November 2011

Gabriel Dawe is a Mexican textiles artist whom creates stunning installations of structures made from stretched thread that seek to materialise light.

Plexus no. 10, the most recent of the Plexus series and Dawe’s biggest installation piece to date, was commissioned specifically for the main gallery of the National Centre for Craft & Design (Sleaford, UK).

Visitors are encouraged to navigate through the gallery space and experience the piece which seeks to deal with issues of gender identity and social constructs.

This film, a portrait of the artist and his work was shot during the installation of Plexus no. 10 and commissioned by the National Centre for Craft & Design.

The exhibition: Plexus No. 10: Materialising the Structure of Light, runs from 22 Oct 2011 - 15 Jan 2012

Into the Wind DVD - PRE ORDER NOW
Posted by Neil, 28 October 2011

The DVD will be released on November 30th and is available to pre-order now. The film is initially available in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, but we are working on making it available in other territories.

This will be the first opportunity to see Into the Wind and the DVD will come with exclusive extra features. The film will later be aired on the Yesterday Channel in the UK, sometime in 2012 (a change from our original announcement).

The DVD includes the 72 minute director’s cut of Into the Wind, extras short documentaries and trailers, chapter selection menus and optional subtitles.

Extra features include:

• New Zealand at War: A 22 minute documentary looking at New Zealanders in Bomber Command. This film was made for the opening of the new aviation display hall at the Museum of Transport and Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. • Ken Wallis. Aviator: A 13 minute documentary portrait of Ken Wallis’ career in aviation from his days in Bomber Command to his ground breaking autogyro designs. • Into the Wind trailer. • The trailer for Steven Hatton’s new documentary, Heilig. • A short film in which former Halifax pilot Dick Smith talks through the workings of the aircraft.

The DVD is priced (including postage and packaging) at £14.99 for UK delivery or £18.99 for Australian or New Zealand delivery.

To order please order via the Into the Wind DVD page securely through PAYPAL.

Alternatively if you wish to pay by cheque, please post a cheque payable to “Electric Egg Ltd” to the address below and include your name, address and note the number of copies you wish to order.

Electric Egg Ltd - Into the Wind DVD - Think Tank Ruston Way - Lincoln - LN6 7FL - United Kingdom.

National Centre for Craft and Design Launch Day

Posted by Neil, 27th October 2011 On the 1st of October 2011 the craft & design gallery formerly know as The Hub, in Sleaford became the National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD). To celebrate it’s continued success the centre was relaunched on a day of fun and activity by Councillor Marion Brighton OBE in a ceremony at which Arts Council England proclaimed their delight at being part of the centre’s ongoing story of “excellence and success”.

Installation Timelapse of Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus no.10

Posted by Neil, 24th October 2011 Installation of Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus 10 at The National Centre for Craft and Design.

Part of the exhibition: Plexus No. 10: Materialising the Structure of Light. 22 Oct 2011 - 15 Jan 2012

Heilig to screen at Branchage Film Festival

Posted by Neil, 20th September 2011

Heilig will have it’s first UK screening at the 2011 Branchage Festival on Jersey, Channel Islands. The screening is at 11.00am Sunday 25th September 2011 at the Pomme D’or Hotel Cinema as part of the Shorts 6: Warzones section.

The film is Steven Hatton’s second documentary following the feature length documentary Into the Wind.

A Conversation With Maggi Hambling

Posted by Neil, 20th September 2011

In August Steven met acclaimed British Sculptor & Artist - Maggi Hambling and made this film. A personal exploration by the artist of her work, themes within and influences behind it, whilst contextualising her proposed piece for St Dunstan’s Church.

The film was produced for the Art Advisory Panel for St Dunstan’s Church, Mayfield, East Sussex, as part of a commission for a sculpture based on the Resurrection.

Book Trailer - The Apostles by Phil Cosker

Posted by Neil, 18th August 2011

Book trailer for the new thriller by author Phil Cosker. The conspiracy theory to end all conspiracy theories…

Into the Wind - Broadcast Announcement

Posted by Steven, 10th August 2011

Electric Egg are delighted and proud to announce that our first self-produced feature length documentary, Into the Wind, directed by Steven Hatton has been acquired for UK broadcast by the Yesterday channel, part of the UK TV group.

Millions will now see Into the Wind, a film by Steven Hatton, when it airs on the popular digital channel, whose stablemates include Dave and GOLD.

For more information - see the announcement.

Electric Egg Newsletter July 2011

Posted by Neil, July2011

Heilig, What Does Otto See, Claire Morgan:About Time & Our Life, Our Choice are all in the latest newsletter from Electric Egg. To view and subscribe - View our July 2011 Newsletter Here.

What Does Otto See? by Neil Baker

Posted by Neil, June 2011

Neil Egg has finished his new bizarre animated short What Does Otto See?. The film is to be sent to film and animation festivals across the globe before an online release. Check out the trailer

HEILIG: A New Short Documentary by Electric Egg

Posted by Neil, May 2011

Director Steven Hatton has just finished his new film Heilig. A meditative story of a parent child relationship, Heilig offers an intimate portrait of Jewish Kindertransport refugee Gerhard Heilig, now 85 and living in retirement in Vienna. Watch the Trailer on Vimeo.

Or Visit the website: http://www.heilig.co.uk

Electric Egg's New Vimeo Page

Posted by Neil, April 2011 Check out a whole host of videos by Electric Egg on Vimeo: Vimeo

A Boatload of Wild Irishmen Nominated for a Focal Award

Posted by Neil, 10th March 2011 A Boatload of Wild Irishmen has been nominated for an award at the Focal International Awards for Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production. Focal International is the trade body representing the world’s footage libraries, and the awards celebrate the use of archive and library footage in TV and film the world over. The documentary directed by Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín and written by Brian Winston the film tells the story of Robert Flaherty, the father of documentary filmmaking. Electric Egg were commissioned to animated map sequences and the opening titles for the film to show Robert Flaherty's travels across the length and breadth of the globe in search of interesting subjects to point his camera at. To check out the animated sequences look at the Boatload of Wild Irishmen Page in our Animation Section.

Electric Egg on Society 6

Posted by Neil, 28th Feb 2011

We have just set up a Society 6 page for Electric Egg featuring various illustrative artworks. Check it out: http://www.society6.com/studio/electricegg

Aurora Borealis

Posted by Neil, 23rd Feb 2011

Neil Egg has just returned from holiday in Finland where he was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Electric Egg Etsy shop

Posted by Neil, 3rd Feb 2011

Electric Egg have just created an online shop on Etsy selling prints, and artwork. Currently in the shop are our Penguin Illustrated postcard series, 6 postcards for just £3 + P&P. Check them out at OUR ETSY SHOP.

New INTO THE WIND Clip online now

Posted by Neil, 29th Jan 2011

With Electric Egg still in talks with broadcasters and festivals about our bomber command documentary we thought we would post a short clip online for all those people eagerly waiting the films release.

Our Life, Our Choice - Animated Documentary

Posted by Neil, 20th Jan 2011

Electric Egg have been working on a series of animated documentaries celebrating the achievements and highlighting the issues faced by young people with a disability. The Our Life, Our Choice Trailer is now up on our Vimeo page - take a look.

Our Life Our Choice - Trailer from Electric Egg on Vimeo.

Our Life, Our Choice will be finished in Feb 2011 & be available on DVD from Lincolnshire County Council via OurChoice@lincolnshire.gov.uk .

Merry New Year - New Blog

Posted by Neil, 20th Jan 2011

Electric Egg now have a tumblr blog which you can follow. Check out this lovely new blog at http://electricegg.tumblr.com/

PENGUINS - Illustrated eBook - Launched
Posted by Neil, 17th Dec 2010

Neil's long awaited (he's been at it a while) collection of illustrations of Penguins is finished and has been launched as an Ebook. Click the image to check it out.

Electric Egg are also selling a set of 6 Penguin postcards & 12x8 inch C-type prints of the illustrations to order or for more information contact us.

Myebook - Penguins - click here to open my ebook

Photography Portfolio eBook
Posted by William, 4th Dec 2010

Check out the new Electric Egg's Photography Portfolio Ebook.

Myebook - Electric Egg Photography Portfolio - click here to open my ebook

Into the Wind at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Posted by Neil, 7th November 2010

Neil & Steve spent last week at Sheffield Doc Fest, chatting to broadcasters and promoting Into the Wind which was playing for delegates in the videotheque. The film was well received by those who watched it so watch this space.

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Into the Wind - New Website launched.
Posted by Neil, 8th October 2010

The new Into the Wind Website has been launched www.intothewind.co.uk. Visit the site for more information on the film and for screening times, release dates, updates and in the future, extra clips.

Into the Wind - Sheffield Doc/Fest
Posted by Steven, 4th October 2010

Into the Wind, our first feature length doc, directed by Steven Hatton, has been selected to the Sheffield Doc/Fest Videotheque 2010.

'Pete Moss: Past, Present & Future'

Posted by Neil, 20th September 2010

The Hub Sleaford commissioned Electric Egg to AV materials for their exhibition on the prolific artist, ceramicist, sculptor and potter Pete Moss. The exhibition entitled Pete Moss: Past Present & Future opens on the 2nd of October 2010 and runs until January 2011 and features a short documentary about Pete and his work and career as well as an additional short about Pete's 'cabinet of curiosities'. In addition all the works for the show were shot by Electric Egg's Steven Hatton for the exhibition catalog.

Enterprise Magazine up for an award.

Posted by Neil, 19th September 2010

Lincoln PR agency Shooting Star PR have been nominated for two awards in the 2010 CIPR Pride Awards for outstanding small consultancy and best publication for Enterprise Magazine, which it produced in partnership with Studio View and for which Electric Egg were commissioned to create photographic portraits. Some of the portraits can be seen in our photography portfolio.

'Penguins' by Neil Baker

Posted by Tarquin, 11th August 2010

Electric Egg's Neil Baker is currently at work on a series of illustrations of Penguins to be released as an e-book and perhaps a series or prints. The E-book should be ready in October but some of the illustrations can be seen in the Animation & Illustration Gallery, or on our new Flickr site.

Electric Egg on Twitter

Posted by Neil, 11th August 2010

You can now find us on twitter @ElectricEggUK.

You can also follow Into The Wind on Twitter @IntotheWindDoc

Robert Flaherty Documentary To Play At The Galway Film Festival

Posted by Neil, 30th June 2010

An t-Éireannach Fáin (The Wandering Irishman), a feature length documentary featuring animated inserts by Electric Egg is to premiere at the Galway Film Festival 7th July 2010. Produced & directed by Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín and written by Brian Winston the film tells the story of Robert Flaherty, the father of documentary filmmaking who travelled the globe in the early 20th century seeking out stories. Electric Egg were commissioned by the director to create the opening titles and animated map sequences illustrating the travels of this pioneering director. We wish the film and its director all the best for the premiere, for more info visit the Galway Film Festival Website.

Peter Twinn 1922-2010

Ken Harder 1925-2010

Posted by Steven, 18th June 2010

We are sad to report the deaths of both Ken and Peter who contributed to the making of the documentary Into the Wind. Like with so many of the veterans who contributed to the film, I have fond memories of visiting them at their homes either for research or filming and will remember their hospitality, kindness and friendship.

Into The Wind eBook
Posted by William, 16th June 2010

Myebook - Into the Wind Documentary - click here to open my ebook

Follow Into The Wind on Facebook & IMDB
Posted by Neil, 4th June 2010

You can now follow Into the Wind on facebook to keep up to date with all the latest news on the documentary, screenings, broadcasts and releases.

The film also has its own IMDB (Internet Movie Database) Page. Into the Wind on IMDB.

Electric Egg Supply Footage to S4C Magazine show Wedi 7.
Posted by Neil, 2nd June 2010

Bathing Beauties have made it to Wales! Bathing Beauties: Re-imagining the Beach Hut for the 21st Century is a touring exhibition of contemporary beach hut design by the Hub: National Centre for Craft and Design is now showing at the Oriel Myrddin Gallery in Carmathern (22nd May - 3rd July 2010). The exhibition which features over 60 scale models of bizarre and interesting beach hut designs by internationally renowned architects and designers, also features a short documentary and exhibition photography by Electric Egg.

To profile the exhibition S4C's magazine show Wedi 7 ran a feature on the exhibition for which Electric Egg provided some evocative coastal and beach hut footage and exhibition photography.

BBC NEWS Into the Wind
Posted by Steven, 25th April 2010

BBC news are currently running a feature on Into the Wind. Take a look at the BBC News website.

NEW Into the Wind Trailer Online
Posted by Steven, 13th April 2010

The new trailer for Into the Wind is now online. Please take a look at the Into the Wind page to watch. If you would like to be kept informed of release dates, screenings and DVD release dates, please contact us to join the Into the Wind mailing list.

Cy Grant 1919-2010
Posted by Steven, 18th March 2010

Cy Grant, actor, activist, musician and writer passed away on February 13th aged 90. Cy features in my forthcoming documentary Into the Wind and I have fond memories of working with him during filming at his home in London. Cy filmed an indepth interview discussing his wartime career and sat for a portrait which can be seen here. For a look at Cy's life, please read the obituary in the Guardian.

What Does Otto See? Sneak peek.
Posted by Neil, 16th March 2010

The wait is nearly over! What Does Otto See? a new short film by Electric Egg, directed by Neil Baker is nearing completion. To celebrate we have posted a still from the opening scene which Neil is animating now. Check out Otto the Hobo Pianist in our Animation Gallery.

Animation Update
Posted by Neil, 11th February 2010

Check out the new updated animation production page on our website. The animation section now features a gallery of animation and illustration artwork. Also added are pages showcasing recent and current animation productions including the ducktastic How the Arts Were Won, the Confetti Media Group Showreel and also a page dedicated to Neil Baker's surreal short animation What Does Otto See?, currently in production. Check it out!

Electric Egg in Copenhagen
Posted by Steven, 17th December 2009

Electric Egg have recently returned from Denmark after filming for our friends at Inogen, the International Environmental Alliance, at their WorldView Conference in Copenhagen, timed to co-incide with the commencement of the COP15 climate talks.

After a great time in Denmark we would like to thank all of those who contributed to an enjoyable trip and to wish all our clients and friends who have made this year a busy and exciting year at Electric Egg. Merry Christmas to you all and have a wonderful new year - we look forward to seeing and hearing from you all in 2010.

Electric Egg Shoot & Edit Red
Posted by Neil, 23rd October 2009

This week Electric Egg got their hands on a Red One Digital Cinema Camera with Creative Exchange at the University of Derby. Alongside two other filmmakers Neil Baker & Steven Hatton of Electric Egg learnt how to shoot and edit on the 4k Super HD Red One camera system that has recently been used to shoot Steven Soderbergh's Che, Ron Howard's Angels & Demons and Neill Blomkamp's District 9.

Electric Egg Animate short promo for the Confetti Media Group
Posted by Neil, 7th October 2009

Electric Egg's Neil Baker has been a busy bee directing and animating a short promo piece for the Confetti Media Group. The film is a collaboration between Electric Egg, Spool Films and Spool Post (both part of the Confetti Media Group). The film tracks the Confetti's story from a small music studio to a group of exciting creative businesses and will premiere tonight at the Nottingham Creative Business Awards. Visit the Confetti Media Group Showreel page to watch the film.

Electric Egg contribute to Televisual Magazine
Posted by Steven,4th August 2009

Earlier this year Electric Egg featured in Televisual's report on tapeless HD Production in which we discussed the virtues of the system in relation to Steven Hatton's feature length documentary Into The Wind. The magazine have once again turned to Electric Egg for their thoughts, this time on the Production Management Survey in their August issue. Neil Baker is quoted discussing the importance of choosing the correct camera formats and why the industry is excited by creative possibilities of the new Red system.

Lancaster over Lincoln Cathedral
Posted by Steven, 6th July 2009

Electric Egg have added another image to the gallery. Taken during filming for Steven Hatton's documentary Into the Wind , the image shows the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster making a low pass over the west front of the cathedral.

Nick Hewer Portrait Online
Posted by Steven, 10th June 2009

Nick Hewer kindly took a moment to sit for us during the launch of Think Tank; the new, hi-tech, energy-efficient, managed offices and workspaces designed for innovative business in the heart of Lincoln. Nick, recognised for his appearances on the BBC show The Apprentice can be found in our photography gallery.

In addition to our recent photography work for Think Tank's marketing campaign, we were commissioned to create a short film to mark the launch of the centre. The Think Tank film can be viewed here.

Paul Merton Portrait Online
Posted by Steven, 27th April 2009

New portrait online. Currently touring the country with his Silent Clowns Tour, Paul Merton recently sat for a portrait whilst at the Lincoln Drill Hall. Visit our photography page to view the images. For more information on the Lincoln Drill Hall please visit their website.

Ely Cathedral & Jim Broadbent Portrait no.02 Online
Posted by Neil, 31st March 2009

New photographs have been added to our photography page. A medium format black and white interior of Ely Cathedral shot on and our second portrait of Oscar winning actor Jim Broadbent. Visit our photography page to view the images.

Animation Showreel Online
Posted by Neil, 19th March 2009

Our new animation showreel is finished and posted on our animation production page, once again featuring specially commissioned music by talented composer Hugh Cowling. Please take a look.

New Showreel Online
Posted by Steven, 4th March 2009

Please view our new showreel online. Showcasing material from across the spectrum of our portfolio, our new showreel features specially commissioned music by talented composer Hugh Cowling.


Egg Online
Posted by Steven, 1st March 2009

Welcome to the new Electric Egg website put together by our talented friends at BrandFour. We hope you enjoy your visit and sample some of our work both commercial and personal which will be regularly updated over the coming months. Be sure to bookmark us!

Into the Wind documentary enters Post Production
Posted by Steven, 26th February 2009

Principal photography on the feature length documentary Into the Wind has now been completed with the culmination of an intensive two-week shoot in New Zealand to record the experiences of RNZAF veterans who flew with Bomber Command during the Second World War. For more information, keep checking the news page or visit our Video Production page for further details.

[1]: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lincoln-United-Kingdom/Electric-Egg/158003867567927?ref=sgmand in the future, extra clips.