Thursday, 2 December 2010

Rectangle.triangle.triangle

this is a very short piece of animation ive done as part of my MA at the royal college of art. this was in response to a lip sync project.

http://www.vimeo.com/17411993

Monday, 25 October 2010

custard start of november

Hello. custard is in a couple of things at the start of November.
its in the animation competition at Kinofest in Bucharest.

http://www.kinofest.com/?page_id=429

Its also being played i think on the same day a lot further away from Bucharest at
Flip animation festival in Wolverhampton in the UK shorts section.

http://www.flipfestival.co.uk/programme/friday/uk-shorts/

An before that on the 4th it is being played in Birmingham as part of Flip at the Animating
the West Midlands screening at Millennium point. Heres the booklet for the festival. It also gets a special mention which is really nice of them on the opening spread.




An it has been screened the last week at a brilliant screening at cafe 1001 on brick lane by the people at short and sweet. so thank you julia and Jordan! and thank you teal for telling me about it.

http://www.shortandsweet.tv/


Wednesday, 25 August 2010

ldkjfal;sjflasj custard.

My graduation film custard will be in the open shorts competition at Flip animation festival this year at the start of November. i will put up the exact dates and times when the times and dates come up.




Its also being screened next week monday at Curzon Soho as part of the brainwash screenings. so if your in soho next monday come along as they are showing lots of films and should be fun.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Thursday, 15 July 2010

bluuurgh in new dvd.


the spike and mike sick and twisted show is now on dvd that bluuuurgh is on. quite wierd to actually see it there. you can buy it off there website or at any festivals spike is at.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

jkhblkjhkjhj;klhljkhgukyf

ok i will try parsnips just one more time. but if i still dont like them i will say. i told you so.


Tuesday, 15 June 2010

sdl;ifj;saldjf;lsajd

Me with lots of painted pictures of ducks at centre space in bristol.

Monday, 3 May 2010

New Film Custard

My graduaction film custard is completely finished now. if you fancy a copy send me an e mail and il send you a copy in the post.



Saturday, 1 May 2010

Nearly there

I have been in the studio for the last few weeks making sure that all the post production of the film is up to scratch. ive been playing around with my extensive collection of sounds and seeing what works with what. Its been really funny. Also been having difficulty deciding how bright i want the film but i think ive got it spot on now.


Wednesday, 14 April 2010

animations.

hello. this post is mainly for people that have only just starting looking at my blog and haven't seen my animation work before. Im coming to the end of my degree now and putting the finishing touches to my final film 'Custard' before i head off to the Royal College of Art in London for two years this september. ive done various bits and bobs mostly in my second year and here they are:

This is my film "Bluuuuurgh". it was originally a film i did for my soundscape excersise. Its currently touring America as part of the new Spike and Mike Sick and Twisted show and has got screened as part of the show at Comic Con San Diego and got shown in the end of festival party at Flip animation festival in Wolverhampton. I think its natural to look at old work and cringe which i do with this but its a film that i learnt a lot from and got me thinking about the processes about how films are made and the different ways they can be structured.


I see my film "I bought some really nice apples the other day" as my Bluuuurgh part 2. In terms of animation and look its pretty much the same. These were a collection of ideas i originally had for "Bluuuuurgh" but never used and thought that some of them were pretty funny and decided to draw them. I decided to record all the sounds from my mouth which is something i sort of regret but in the end i was experimenting and had nothing else to do in a jobless summer in Malvern.


This is a Tv Ident I did for MTV as part of university. I never sent it to MTV maybe i will one day. but i think i wanted to prove to myself that hand drawn can be just as efficient as doing something on the computer as this took me under 4 days to do.


I called this short "Can i have a egg sandwich, a couple of planes and a glass of orange please". this was an idea i had for "i bought some really nice..............." and decided it would be really funny as a separate short.


Now these are some really old animations i did at the start of second year. they were all part of the character performance excersise and when i look back doing this was some of the most important work ive done. It taught me some huge lessons about timing and started showing hints of more abstract imagery. Its crazy to think how much i feel i have moved on from this when doing my final film but i still remember working in my tiny room in newport surrounded by paper, pencil sharpenings, freezing cold and fellow animator and general super nice guy ben cady blasting out 80's music in the room next to mine also in an animation coma....................good times.






Monday, 12 April 2010

Filmed properly

This is the first time i have ever filmed a film on a proper camera other than the rubbish DV cam at university. Ive opted not to scan it because i really like the feeling you get from filmed animation.

here are some stills from the camera:


Sunday, 11 April 2010

Monday, 29 March 2010

Jam Jars. Minimal. Custard. Efterklang

hello

ive been locked away in my room for a few days on various bits and bobs keeping myself busy:

im trying to design some new business cards. i drew some jam jars and thought they would be pretty good but im not sure. il think of something soon.


I also been talking to Sonic Artist and General really nice guy Kassian Sheppard about letting me animate various bit and bobs over his sounds. After working on my final film i have many parts that have long pauses of sound and was something i wanted to explore a lot more. I won't be working on anything to i have completely finished my film 'Custard' so will probably get something done for the end of May or June. Im thinking something with very simple shapes but we will see.


To find out more about Kassian go to his word press at:

kassiansheppard.wordpress.com

We had a Critique for our first cuts of our films the other day. i was very nervous as im never really sure how things will go. there are a few things i need to touch up on. im taking out the phone conversation bit and putting something else in and probably removing any sound with my own voice. but its nearly done now. Here is a still from the film:


I went to Diverse (Independent music shop in cardiff) today and finally got hold of the new Efterklang album. I never mention music on here but Efterklang are probably my favourite band so i feel i need to make an exception for them. Theres more singing in the new album but its absolutely fantastic and has really brightened up my day. The Last Song 'Natural Tune' is particularly nice.



good bye

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

New Business Card Designs!

Yes i have finally got round to redesigning my business cards. My other ones were super hand made ones that i printed on my rubbish printer but they weren't that practical as i kept having to write added information on the back so ive decided to design some that are even more unpractical. but im getting them printed at moo so they should look a bit more "professional" and also gives me the chance to use both sides of the card! so yeah i will just see what they are like and order some more if they are good.

The Back:
The Front:



Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Final Film so far

I saw my film all the way through today and it has made me very happy. Im so glad to have finished all the colouring and drawings so i can fully focus on the timing and the sound and finish my dissertation.

This is the first time im going to be able to spend so much time on the sound as its usually something i have rushed in the past so im really excited about experimenting and seeing what works and what doesn't.

Ive also been watching a lot of stuart hilton work at the moment its brilliant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLfg6SIHXNk

Friday, 26 February 2010

Circle of Synth

Imagine a synth band that played on stage with this layout. maybe one day i will be part of such a great experience.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Saturday, 20 February 2010

bread and ducks

some more drawings i did whilst walking around roath park in cardiff on valentines day















Saturday, 13 February 2010

Custard

my new film is going to be called Custard.



Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Cathays to Cardiff central to London Paddington to London Victoria to Brighton. Brighton to London Victoria. Coach to Cardiff University

these are some observational drawings from my journeying to brighton for the weekend. They were drawn in my brown paper sketch book which was a nice change.