Hope you like this lo-fi/budget video I created
for the very wonderful Lorraine Bowen. My eyes have melted off, but at least I now know the
After Effects expression: LoopOut("pingpong",0) off by heart. Cheers Lorraine!
another video I made for her a while back. Hope you like it as well.
"Wow! A roller coaster ride
through a collage of great artists and disruptors. The transitions
were seamless and engaging. Masterfully crafted!"
The film was orchestrated by Kate
Jessop. A collaboration between 14 animators, the film takes the
Surrealist drawing game 'Exquisite Corpse' as inspiration, each
animator making their part on a provided hero, before passing on
to the next creative.
I animated the section about Jeanette
Winterson. I hope she likes the film I came up with. Thought I should
use inks, since she seems to get through a fair bit of ink her self. Here's some of my drawings. Hope you like:
POTUS (if only).
I've been doing some character animation and background/prop design for really fun a short Kickstarter video by actor Sandro Isaack, (Mozart In The Jungle).
The animation takes the form of an election campaign film, shot by the animated star of the show, a young girl called Ava.
The Backgrounds were constructed in such a way as to allow a handheld camera effect to be created in After Effects.
It was a lot of fun to make. I'll post a link when the video is online.
Sometimes I'm asked to create a lot of
design work in a really short amount of time. Usually this is for
corporate clients or creatives wanting something for a pitch.
Recently I created a lot of character designs for Sasudi. The project was produced and animated by Neil Ben.
You can see these designs and others
for similar short contract jobs here.
Give My Love To Hull
music video I made for 'Golden Buzzer Act'
The song is a warm whimsical ode to Hull and features footage shot by
local residents. Huge thanks to all!
You can watch it here.
Hope you like. It's already clocked up over 100k views - hurrah!
Okay - so this post is sort of me showing off about being a mentor at Central St. Martins on the MA Character Animation Course. It is also a shout out to my mentee Zoey Zhao who's graduation film was selected for prestigious NAHEMI Screening at Encounters Animation Festival.
I did a lot of animation on 'Sleepio'
- an Apple Iphone/pad/watch app, which provides a CBT alternative to
sleeping pills. Recently the app was nominated for an award at the
London Design Museum.
Bad news: We didn't win. Good News: I won't be loosing any sleep over it.
I did some very good work with some folks a while back - but it was for an in-house project and we are not allowed to post it online as it stars members of the general public/their staff. Please get in touch if you would like to see the animation and find out who did what. I'm really proud of it.
The Matt Lucas Awards
A really fun job - I did a bit of animation for
the title sequence designed and directed by Mal Hartley.
The Honourable Woman
pre-school CBeebies character designs turned up on The Honourable Woman
the other week. Here's a pic of the murderer watching them.
East End Backpassages
December 2014 I designed this beermat-themed flyer for a pub-themed
sell-out site-specific musical history show in the maze of derelict
rooms underneath Shoreditch Town Hall.
I also wrote and performed a monologue. More info coming soon. For now please see here.
The show was part of Spitalfileds Music Winter Festival. We've done quite a few shows with them over the years. Usually I don't write and perform - I create films, projections and other visuals.
Above: In this show (in Christchurch Spitalfields' crypt) I created a film full of images that have come to represent the East End of London. This was projected and integrated into a live performance.
Above: A still taken at a show in Shoreditch Church. I created visuals used as part of a live lo-fi Hitchcock-themed performance. The visuals were created using cardboard silhouettes and a Maglite.
I wrote and photoshopped a photo-story for this magazine published by Backpassage Tours. It's available to buy at our live events and in The Brick Lane Bookshop.
Please excuse the typos. I actually ended up designing and laying out the whole magazine in InDesign. Luckily one of our troupe, Sarah Wise, used to work in magazine publishing and so was able to give me a few pointers.
Anyway, I'll upload some stills when I get a chance. I'm proud of the artwork - if not the leading and kerning.
Concrete Gym Mats
Oh well We haven't made the Bafta shortlist.
film was very much liked by the panel but unfortunately the jury had
to rule that it's just not a fiction film and so cannot go any
further in the process.
(There's no short documentary category
but there is a drama-doc loophole in the fiction one. As it was a
highly stylised treatment of a story I hoped it it might just make it
Happily George wasn't too disappointed
personally. He laughed and said he didn't mind me telling the powers
that be that the film is fictional - because he made it all up.