March 2016



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







 

 

A music video I made for 'Golden Buzzer Act' Lorraine Bowen 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!


Congratulations Zoey!

 


OCD-Short Animation (Trailer) from ZoeyZhaoZ on Vimeo.

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.





Sleepio








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 prestigious London Design Museum.

 


Bad news: We didn't win. Good News: I won't be loosing any sleep over it.





It Is Rocket Science


It Is Rocket Science from kate sullivan on Vimeo.

I was asked to create an animation to help promote Helen Keen's radio show,
It Is Rocket Science.

 

 




(Top Secret) After Effects Character Animation





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




My 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



 





In 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.


Christchurch Spitalfields Crypt


Shoreditch Church

Bishopsgate Institute





Above: another beermat-themed flyer . This one was co-designed with Cerys Hogg.
The shows were a real success. Here's a link to some blurb
about them.





East End Backpassages The Book









East End Backpassages - the book is on its second print-run and is available in the likes of Foyles, The Whitechapel Gallery and The Tate Modern. It includes my photos and photo-montages.

Here's a few pics from the book launch at Rough Trade





 




East End Backpassages The Mag







 



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










 




Photo by dad.


Oh well We haven't made the Bafta shortlist.

The 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 through)

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.


 




Must've been a very slow week day in Alveston.