Thursday, 25 September 2014

Attic space 2010

I love when you find old projects, this piece was something I really enjoyed creating. I'd adore the chance to do more installation animation work if I could.

SO! This piece saw me sitting like a hermit in my attic, recording sounds compiling them and creating animation in response to the sound. It was incredibly fun to do. At the time of making this I'd crashed my trusty scooter and broken my wrist, unfortunately it was the hand I draw with so  I had to go back to basics and work with my other hand. Strangely enough I think this limitation actually benefitted me as I had to move away from my comfort zone in many ways.

Here is a diagram of how I set it up

thankfully I had a hand with the creation of the space, with plywood boarding the top half of my exhibition space and a mock floor allowing me to bring the abandoned and stored objects from my home and place them within to recreate the unnatural moments I captured. I even brought the dust! I also used these objects to hide the projector and speakers from view as it looped the animation onto the ceiling.

Here is the video that was playing…

You can catch a much better quality version here

Anyway! Blast from the past is over, this was my foundation art animation from 2010! I wish I'd managed to photograph it but we learn from mistakes I guess! Thank you for checking it out.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

20/20 Encounters Festival 2014

Hello hello hello!

I apologise for being so quiet recently, I've been travelling! Well just down the country but it was a bloody long train journey thats for sure!

Last week, I partook in the Encounters 20/20 international festival.

(I now have a laurel on my film! How neat is that? )

How!? Well my graduate film Umbras was shown there which was an incredible honour as the festival was hosting some incredible films and some incredible animation too! I was pretty awestruck to be accepted.

If I could I'd share every one of the animation I managed to catch however I've be on all day so! Here's my run down of my very favourites!

This was the first animation we were graced with in the animation categories, and it was perhaps the perfect one to start with, it was beautiful, and fluid both in story and animation. I sat and just drank in the imagery and the colours. Wild ride start to finish.

Poker! By Mirai Mizue, I absolutely loved this music video, the sound and imagery fit together fantastically, I immediately had wanted to watch it again, it's so uplifting.

Simple clean and great gag's I don't think I could of disliked it if I tried! If you manage to get to a festival with this in you won't be disappointed.

This one tickled me, the character reminded me of a tic tac and the deadpan delivery of the comedy was gold, I felt it managed to connect with the audience. As a female I'll hopefully never experience baldness but I could understand the dilemma and how he got through it hah

I was incredibly lucky to also get to sit in on Glen Keane's Q&A, I could only sit and agree with everything he said, I always find the advice, or the inspiration that is shared so invaluable, this goes to all animators and artists, people that I've met. You should never close your eyes to sound advice and to the experience people can offer you. 

I would truly love to write about everything I saw, if you were at the festival let me know! I'd love to know what you thought and stuff. 

I'm back to my usual job now but the festival was a great break from the work schedule and I managed to meet some really nice and interesting people. It was great to have my work shown at such a large venue also! I'll be posting some art later on, I'm currently swamped with freelance work again.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Heres a bird.

Hello you folks! Good news, if you've travelled here from NK News pondering the Ask column I do believe you shall soon be in luck! That is all, unfortunately I have a lot of stuff I'd love to post up but can't right now due to, well its for other people! SO please feel free to check out the lovely if not slightly too large Ocho, a bird who is excellent shade on hot days. Perfect pet really haha.

I keep trying to practice where I can,  I know I lack in places with my drawing/ colouring so I'm trying my bed to improve it! I need to work on colour theory thats for sure, and lighting a scene.. You see some truly fantastic artists in that respect and then here I sit, all scribbles and half colours. 

Wish me luck!