Stop Motion

Our stop-motion director Norman Yeend has over 30 years of dedicated stop-motion and model-making experience. In that time he has garnered a number of awards, including several Silver and Bronze Lions at Cannes. That means that Poke the Bear has the expertise and facilities to take on small or large scale stop-motion and model-making productions and realise them to the highest level of quality. We can also provide models, miniatures, puppets and props to help make your next project all the more memorable.

Whether you’d like to bring a recipe to life for your social media pages, or create unforgettable characters and sets for your next commercial, our experienced team will have the solution.


The creation of characters for your project generally begins with a good design. At Poke the Bear we can take your character concept(s) and bring it (or them) to memorable life. Whether you’re after a complex puppet that requires sculpting, molding and casting (including the construction of a fully articulated armature, necessary for stop-motion photography) or a more simple claymation type figure, we have the expertise to create world class characters, ready to be brought to life, one frame at a time.


Set Building

Of almost equal importance as the characters who may advertise your product, are the environments they perform in. In creating these worlds, Poke the Bear has the resources to draw upon a number of specialised techniques. From traditional model-making and fabrication, to 3D printing and laser-cutting, we can create individual settings, either for your unique characters to inhabit via animation, or as a standalone set for your product.