Here is my entry for E4's 2013 Sting Competition...
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Here is a link to an episode of the new childrens TV series 'Toby's Travelling Circus' currently aired on Channel5 and produced by Komixx Entertainment. I am lucky enough to have worked for Mackinnon and Saunders (who create the puppets and animation) as an animator on this show. This link is from the channel 5 website so will only be available for a limited time. I have linked to this particular episode as it has a few distinct scenes that I animated. My animation can be seen at 03:47-4:17, 04:25-05:00, 07:53-8:00 (Freddo the Clown only) & 08:13-08:38 (Freddo the Clown only). Enjoy!
October to December 2011 I worked as a stop-motion animator for Edinburgh based company Kolik on a series for Disney called 'Quiet is...'. It aired in the US early 2012. Here are a couple of the episodes we created! I animated the origami/paper crane in Quiet is...the Night Sky, and the wiggly worm in Quiet is...a Napping Kitten.
Monday, 10 June 2013
It's been a long time since I last posted about the miniature blanket I knitted (or indeed since I last posted at all!) ...so finally here it is...Bombay Bicycle Club's 'How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep' directed and animated by Anna Ginsburg. The blanket was designed and made to be unravelled during the animation. Each patch was separately hand knitted and then held together with thin wire. Enjoy! Anna G has done a beautiful job, the lighting is especially atmospheric.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
I am pleased to report that Out on the Tiles will be part of the British Animation Awards 2012 as part of the public choice and student catergorys. It will be screened in various cities throughout the UK. For more information on the BAA, follow this link - http://www.britishanimationawards.com/
In September I was commisioned to make this minature blanket for use in an animated music video directed and animated by the very talanted Anna Ginsburg. It is entirely hand knitted using 1mm needles and is approximately 20cm x 18cm. The triangular pieces are wired together allowing the entire blanket to unravel piece by piece during the animation! (A slightly heartbreaking fact for me as it took a substantial chunk of my life to create!! But worth it looking at the finished animation.) The music video cannot be named yet, but when that time comes I'll be sure to post a link or two! Until then, enjoy this tiny knitting!
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
During late June I decided to take part in E4's Sting competition (to hand in for the deadline of 1st July.) I animated frame by frame into photoshop (colouring the frames as well), then used After Effects to string it together and add a few extra touches!
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
I spent a week at Chapman Entertainment's Manchester studio. They were a really great bunch of people! I spent the week doing animation tests using old puppets from Roary the Racing Car. Below is one example, but to see more, including lip sync and walk cycles just click on the Animation tab at the top of the page.
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Sunday, 20 March 2011
'Out on the Tiles' has been selected for competition in the graduation film category at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2011, which takes place in June. Having been to Annecy a couple of times before and thoroughly enjoying the festival, I am really excited to actually be taking part this year!
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
Here are some very quick life drawings I did this week (top three images). They are maybe not the most accomplished drawings, but it was good to practice drawing speedily and trying to capture the 'character' of the passers by. The drawings beneath that are of my head (or as others like to call it, a portrait!). My aim is to do more drawings of heads/faces, and by properly observing their structure, I'll furthur improve my ability to draw unusual positions more quickly and accurately as time goes on.
(To view more life drawings, please click on the tab above.)
Following this festival news - My graduation film has been accepted in ITFS (Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart). It also got through a couple of selection processes for the BAFTA awards, but to my disappointment, I didn't make it into the final 3 shortlisted films.
Friday, 3 September 2010
Good news! My graduation film has been accepted into Encounters Animation Festival and Bradford Animation Festival. To view my graduation film 'Out on the Tiles' just follow this link - http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk/babelgum-player/animated-encounters-2010.html There is an option to vote as well!