Recipe for Pumpkin Cartoon Flan.
22 sheets of yellow paper from Bath Theatre Royal’s copy room.
3 watercolour pencils from a kind brother.
1x light box
1x podcast or spooky playlist.
1x roll of 400 ISO fllm
1x 1970’s Russian SLR
1x fancy touch-sensitive lamp
1x hour processing at Sneppy Sneps, Bristol To serve:
1x sound recorder
1x pumpkin for stabbin’
2x knives to do stabbin’
1x wicked laugh from your favourite ghoulish cartoon.
Garnish with devilish organ chords.
Ever wanted to confront that public rudeness? Me too. But I have no guts so here's an animation instead.
A short animation based on the odd phrase.
Pen and watercolour pencil
Director & Animator
Completed in December 2015, this hand-animated video consists of over three thousand pages of drawings, individually photographed.
The video stars the faces of Paul Nicholson of Oxford Style and Deepal Parmar. Additional hand modelling by Eden Silver-Myer.
A video for an Olivia.
-One arm softer than the other,
-The colour lilac,
-The deepest brown eyes you've ever seen,
Drawn by hand on 179 sheets of A4 paper then coloured with watercolour pencils.
A quick hand-drawn animation; 53 frames.
A commissioned animation to be projected into the window display at Fabrica Gallery, Brighton on the night of the Winter Solstice, 2016.
Hand drawn in pen at twelve frames per second this short animation journeys through winter motifs to themes of death and rebirth in a series of cycles.
Brief: someone getting drunk and passing out.
Lightbox drawings with separate background.
My pitch for New Order's latest single.
Eight pages of highlighter magic per second.
This is not an official video but can be seen in full at:
Custom animation for the play Stone Face at the Finborough Theatre, London. Directed by Roy Alexander Weise.
All elements hand drawn then scanned and composited in After Effects for speed.
This was my fastest turnaround on an animation; two days from storyboard to finished clip.
My entry into Straight 8 2016.
Shot in sequence without editing on one roll of Super 8 film. The sound is then synced blind at the lab to the first frame of the film and seen for the first time by anyone (even the makers) in front of an audience.
Mine was chosen for screening at the Vue Piccadilly, London.
With sounds by Giles Thomas: www.giles-t.co.uk
Shot on Kodak Tri-X Super 8 film in early 2016. Edited by hand.
Chosen for the Experimental Motion Exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery:
In May 2016, I took part in George Eastman Museum's first 35mm film making workshop in Rochester, upstate New York.
This was a film making workshop not a filmmaking workshop.
The six of us learnt how to make a gelatin emulsion, coat the film base then strip and perforate our film. We then shot and developed three short test strips each.
On the final day of the workshop we took a trip to Kodak where we had our tests scanned and levels and contrast digitally tweaked. Unfortunately we ran out of time to get an untreated, truthful representation of what we had created but the results where very satisfying nonetheless.
Animations for an interactive dance piece for children about grass and the things that live within it.
All elements drawn by hand with most of the motion and colour done digitally for speed and adaptability within a tight deadline. The content includes various insects and foliage which appear amongst the wooden crates of the set by the power of projection.
The show is toured the UK throughout 2015 and continues into 2016, kicking off at the Unicorn Theatre, London.
For more information see www.secondhanddance.co.uk/projects/for-children/grass
[Production shot by Zoe Manders- www.zoetropephotography.co.uk]
Hand-drawn animation short
Short website promo animated by hand.