The Herald ‘150 Years’

For one day, the New Zealand Herald’s printing press was our 150 million dollar animation flipbook. We created a piece of hardware that let us override the film cameras internal computer. This gave us control over its frame rate that we were synchronizing with an infrared detector. We loaded the printing press with a 1 tonne, 3000 frame roll of animation and played it back in one take - filing it all live. Here’s a quick video on how it works. For a more in-depth behind the scenes video, go here.

Production extras


Draft FCB
NZ Herald
Type Director.
  • Len Cheeseman.
Technical Director.
  • Rhys Dippie.