Flaska Cartoon – Making of

Today we launched our one and only Meet Flaska! cartoon.

In this article I want to describe the background of such a project. I have to tell you it’s really interesting. Creating your own cartoon – this might be a dream come true for a lot of people. It certainly was for us. Please watch the Meet Flaska! animated clip bellow and welcome to read on afterwards.

Meet Flaska

We cooperated with Studio Sanda on this project. We are really satisfied with their work and can only recommend them if you are considering a similar project. The process was very well planned. We followed the usual Studio Sanda’s process steps:

Step 1: Defining the content

Step 2: Drawing of the sketches and illustrations

Step 3: Creating the animation

Step 4: Adding background music and speech

Step 5: Postproduction and finalisation of the clip

Photos:
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Simon from Studio Sanda at work

Flaska Made from Glass
This is how we visualised the fact that Flaska is made from glass – an environmentally and health friendly material

Water structuring with Flaska
How to visualise the water structuring function? A tough one…
Flaska protective sleeves materials
I like this one – how to symbolize the individual materials the protective sleeve is made of

The whole project was something new and exciting for us. First deciding what the best way to present a glass reusable water bottle with a special feature was. Choosing the background music and voiceover was really fun. Deciding on how to visualise individual features or benefits. Cooperating in the process of visualisation. It was great. And I hope you find the end result great as well.

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Working at Flaska feels a bit like working in Hollywood lately. We’re shooting & drawing a few new clips about Flaska and we’re enjoying it. A lot!

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We were aware we needed a short presentational movie about our Flaska. It’s one thing to explain that we are producing a reusable water bottle made from glass that restructures water, and it is something totally different to show it. It works much better in the era of fast moving lifestyle. You can expect to see the result soon, in a matter of a week or so. Simon from the Studio Sanda is working on it full steam as you can see above.

For now we welcome you to watch this feel-good image clip with Flaska co-starring. It was filmed by the Untouched project crew in Nicaragua. Sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful tune by Grace Kelly!

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Just in case you wondered what the Thai translation of Flaska’s slogan Your portable water spring sounds like – this is it. น้ำแร่ในมือคุณ. Every day we learn something new 🙂

Now you’re probably asking yourself: ”What is this guy talking about?!” I’m just being happy that Flaska is present (and popular) on more and more foreign markets. Some of them exotic in a way, since owing a reusable water bottle made from glass is a new and unexplored concept on a few of them. And some really saturated with similar water bottles – some made from glass the others from plastic or metal.

Austria, Germany, Croatia, Spain, USA, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Thailand, Romania, Czech republic, Bosnia, Serbia,… The world is getting smaller for us :).  Check out some of the print materials we use in a few of these countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A month of cycling for Flaska team

Flaska team is cycling

Flaska team is cycling

We’re done. We cycled to work for a month. 5 members of Flaska team took part and had great fun. 68 out of 108 trips (so almost 2/3) were made by bike – the ones that weren’t were due to bad weather or important meetings we had to drive to. Showing up sweaty at a meeting is still not our thing :).

This added up to 533 km, or a reduction in GHG emissions we caused by 114 kg CO2e. Congrats to everyone. Urša was the absolute winner – she cycled to work 19 out of 23 times.

During the ‘project’ we still had to ‘deliver’ kids to kindergarten and shopped for necessities as well as conducted other everyday to-do’s. So it’s doable.

It was a great experience overall. Urša, Jure and Zdenka even decided to continue the project and are taking part at a national project that encourages cycling to work called V troje.

Flaska cycling team

We’re cycling… To work. For a month. Flaska bottle is a sustainable product that helps people live a healthier and environmentally friendlier life. This is also our company’s vision. But is that all we can do?

Flaska team is cycling to work

Certainly not. Doing good through a product is great, but we decided to try to ‘improve’ Flaska team’s impact as well and to reduce our environmental footprint. Commuting was an obvious way to start since it contributes a significant part of our company’s carbon footprint.

So we decided to cycle to work for a month and then calculate the reduction. But we also want to see how it works – how much do we have to change our daily routines and how much this will bother us. Check back in a month or so to see the ‘results’:)!

Why blog now?

.. that is now the question. Why start blogging when already everybody seems to be doing it? To be trendy? No, too late for that. Because we have too much time? Thankfully not 🙂

We are doing it because we realised that blog is a perfect medium to communicate our thoughts, ideas, opinions and knowledge that would otherwise be left somewhere in the twilight zone. Because we like to discuss things that are partially connected to what we do, but do not necessarily represent a news, or mailing or FB status suitable material. Because discussing important issues loosely is sometimes more effective, than being all serious about it.

You can check out who we are, what we do on our company’s web page www.flaska.eu or on the Why we write page. You will also find more details about our product on the web page mentioned above.