Animated Allegory

noun: allegory; plural noun: allegories
  • a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
    "Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory of the spiritual journey"
    synonyms: parable, analogy, metaphor, symbol, emblem; More
  • a symbol.

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Metaphor and allegory tell a story so much better than plain facts. Animations entertain much more than talking heads. Combine an allegorical tale with animation and you have a powerful magnet to attract visitors to your website. You may have the fanciest website in the virtual neighbourhood, with all the bells and whistles, but if it can’t attract visitors, it is as good as useless. It is a 7-star hotel in the middle of nowhere and all the lights are out.

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"I have worked with Martyn on a couple of occasions, creating animated shorts for scripts he had written and voiced. I found Martyn easy to work with as he is a superb communicator with great visual ideas, and his scripts and storyboards translated to animation wonderfully."

Kane Croudace Environment Supervisor, Triggerfish Animation Studios

I devised wrote and voiced over the animation, "Let Them Hear You" for the International Association of Conference Interpreters This short film explores the richness of mother tongue expression and has been translated into several languages.

I devised, wrote and voiced over the animation, "Smart Speaking at International Meetings" by Calliope Interpreters. This short video is being used extensively by major international organisations such as the EU, UN, and NATO among

Here is a story of my own: A narrated slideshow of my travels around the globe on a motorbike in the late 1980's.