Art exhibition video

Emma Plunkett made this video to promote a group art exhibition – the artwork is casually filmed (without a tripod), in an elegant art gallery setting. She developed the voice over, on the fly, from several takes of speaking freely about things that are relevant to the show and to the art world in general. She cut the pertinent points into the film and then wrote a transcript from it. Emma then recorded the whole voice over again, to give it a fluid feel.


The Pocket Oxford Theatre Company brings Shakespeare to schools. Emma has worked with this theatre company for many years, doing live video projections as well as documenting performances. The challenge in this film was to make a short 4-minute film from an hour-long play – filming from just two live performances. She took a long shot of the whole stage from the first performance. From the second performance, she and a second camera person shot the close-ups from either side of the stage. Capturing the action in close -up was a challenge, keeping one eye on the camera and one on where the performers might tread next.

Team drawings


Imagine what fun it is for your team to see their own drawings brought to life by animation! This is an original concept from Emma Plunkett, which brings compelling viewing to your conference. It is an interesting way for your team to communicate with each other about how they feel about their year. (All the original text and branding has been taken out of this video to preserve client confidentiality.)

All you need to create your own film is to give each of your team a blank A4 piece of paper, a felt pen and then scan the images in and send.

Babyloss awareness week

A story for Babyloss Awareness Week

Today marks the start of Babyloss Awareness Week here in the UK. To help raise awareness of the impact of pregnancy loss, we’re launching the animation below which we’d love you to share with your family and friends.This short animation, illustrated by Emma Plunkett and voiced by Amy Swales, who have both experienced miscarriage, highlights how difficult the experience of loss can be and how important having someone to talk to can be during this time. For more information about how the Miscarriage Association can help those affected by a loss, visit: #babylossawarenessweek #babyloss #blaw16

Posted by The Miscarriage Association on Sunday, 9 October 2016


This film was a finalist in the 2018 Charity Film Awards. Emma was commissioned by Joanna Duchesne, Managing Director at The Service, to illustrate this animation for The Miscarriage Association, for baby loss awareness week. First off, Emma created the look, with pen and ink drawings over watercolour backgrounds. She then developed the story board alongside the client. Joanna produced the film and Amy Swales did the voice over.

International volunteers day

The Date Tree

We do not always see the benefits of our actions. But that doesn't mean they're not important.#Volunteering #IVD2016

Posted by International Citizen Service (ICS) on Monday, 5 December 2016


The Date Tree is an animation adapted from a folk tale for International Volunteers Day. Emma created the visual interpretation for the storyboard, she then illustrated and animated the film using source material of actors she directed and filmed. Commissioned and produced by The Service for ICS.

International women’s day

On International Women's Day, it's time to raise up with the women who stand up for the many, who march for the rights of all. (via International Citizen Service (ICS), video by VSO/Emma Plunkett)

Posted by Upworthy on Wednesday, 8 March 2017


The Women’s Public Service Announcement

Emma was commissioned by The Service, a London based production company that make social impact films within the arts, charity and education sector. They produced this animation for ICS (International Citizen Service) and VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas).

Initially, The Service asked Emma if she was interested in just illustrating a poem by ICS volunteer Anisa Nur. In the end, she visually interpreted the poem for the storyboard, made all the drawings, then animated and edited it in time for International Women’s Day. Which was less than two weeks away!

The thing is, she was so inspired by the powerful words of the poem, that she decided to take up the challenge, even though time was short. She put her life on hold and packed nearly two weeks’ worth of work into one.

Work wise

Work wise is a film that was devised, filmed and edited by Emma Plunkett. Originally it was made up from quotes by members of staff, for a corporate conference, with the theme: ninja’s.

She later decided to adapt the film slightly, by adding her own choice of quotes. This is so she can demonstrate to you the possibilities of her film making in this portfolio. Imagine having a custom made video for your event – with your team’s quotes…