i'm still alive.
just a quick update on some I'M FINE THANKS news.
Best Graduate Film - Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011
Best Graduate Film - Expotoons 2011
Best Animation - Darklight Film Festival 2011
Passion Prize - RCA 2011.
The film has also been shortlisted for a British Animation Award in the Best Student Film category and will tour the UK in 2012 as part of the BAA Public Choice Award.
Trickfilm Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film - May 2012
Anima Brussels - Feb 2012
London Short Film Festival - Jan 2012
Festival D'Angers Premiers Plans - Jan 2012
British Animation Awards - (Touring) Jan/Feb 2012
Animpact South Korea - Dec 2011
Sommet du Cinema D'Animation Montreal - Dec 2011
Pausefest - Nov 2011
Playgrounds - Oct 2011
a number of people have been in touch asking if any DVDs are available to buy.
i hadn't planned on it but if there's enough interest in this then it's definitely something i'll do.
if i'm going to sell DVDs at all i would like to package and print it nicely. i always appreciate good packaging! alternatively i could make a download available to buy online.
to gage numbers if you're interested get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
let me know if you would prefer dvds or digital copies and how much you would like to pay.
all proceeds will go directly towards my new film which is currently in production.
thanks for the huge amount of support and encouraging words about the film over the last couple of months.
happy 2012 everyone.
I'M FINE THANKS premiered last week at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
incredibly, it won the Best Graduate Film. i could not have hoped for a better start for the film.
i have to say a massive thanks to louise bagnall, marah curran, rachel fuery, celine halpin, eimhin mc namara, lisa powell, claudio salas & luiz lafayette stockler. all of these people did a great job in helping me finish the film and get it out to the festival on time.
you can read the full list of winners and see what the judges had to say about the short HERE.
ill post up any more news/festival info as it comes.
right now i'm writing my next short at the RCA.
finally! a post with some bits and pieces related to my new short film
which is called 'IM FINE THANKS'. all the animation is completed and im on to the colouring/rendering stage which in itself is quite time consuming.
below is a sequence of animation frames from the film:
and here, im pleased to say, is a tiny finished clip:
or watch it HERE to see it big.
superduper busy the last few weeks/months with my new film.
im pretty excited to be working with the brilliant sound designer joe tate.
im deep into production and in the final stages of animation at the minute.
(wow that feels good to say)
things are coming together... slowly.
for now here's a frame of rough animation.
hello. last night was the opening of the RCA WIP show.
i'm exhibiting some early character designs for my film.
here's some images of my exhibition space and printing etc.
(sorry about the bad photos.)
ill be making this film for the next while so updates shall be even more sporadic. it's probably wise to expect something completely different to everything else i've made. it may also feature all of the colours known to man. yes. bye for now.
ive been busy the past few weeks/months. busy busy. i moved home and have started a new animation job which is going well. lots of traveling now but it means i get a designated 3 hours of drawing/reading time everyday. my evenings were spent doing some freelance animation with the great Dave Prosser on his graduate film at the RCA. i'm delighted to have been able to work with Dave. see his stuff here: http://www.daveprosser.co.uk/
for now heres some personal drawings from the pile...
big news today.
i found out a short time ago that ive been accepted into the Royal College of Art in london
to study on the animation direction MA. i cant wait.
ive wanted to go there for a long time now so im very excited to say the least.
so not much else to say really.