Saturday, 17 November 2012

Science Club


Since september I have been lucky enough to be part of a very talented team at 12 foot 6 working on a series of animations for BBC's Science Club with Dara O'Briain.

Here are the first two episodes Sex & DNA and The Story of Physics.

The series continues next tuesday at 9pm on BBC2. Next week is extinction's turn and you'll be able to spot us in the crowd as we went to the filming of that show!





Monday, 29 October 2012

Inc Zine


On the 21st October Hannah Simpson and I observed and drew Inc Zine's fantastic Interactive Poetry Party at Book Club, Shoredich.

There were some amazing poetry and performances going on!




 EMMA JONES - Brixton school teacher and fantastic poet sharing honestly hilarious anecdotes from her day job. Get ready to "stand up if you like chicken..." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSJ21JTqYu0

ZENA EDWARDS - An incredible wordsmith whose absorbing poetry combines influences from traditional African music and song, hip hop and of course, her home town London. But why not read all about her in the Guardian? http://www.guardian.co.uk/urbanundiscovered/zena-edwards
JOSHUA SEIGAL - Also straight back down from the one and only Edinburgh Festival and a inc. zine regular, Joshua is one a one man mission to highlight the plight of llamas. 
Organiser and MC, Will, read out the collaborative scroll that had been passed around the audience throughout the evening.

Finally, here are some of the drawings hanging in situ. Great night all round.  Thanks to all for the lovely comments! Hannah and I are looking to organise more Reportage drawing events soon. So, watch this space.




Fixperts

"The Fixperts project connects people. People that are good at thinking and making are invited to meet and help someone they don’t know with a day-to-day problem that has been frustrating or difficult for them to overcome. We make a film about it, capturing the story of the fix. We then make these films available online to support the understanding of design through fixing."
Explaination from Fixperts

Angie Phillips and I were asked to be filmmakers for the pilot project of Fixperts.


It is a very exciting idea which we all enjoyed being a part of. Fixperts has such fantastic potential for positively changing people's lives!

See our film Harold here:

This fix was for an elderly gentleman named Harold, who lives alone in Sussex. He struggles with mobility and movement
such as sitting on chairs that are too low. Fixperts Alex and Ollie have made a fix to resolve this.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Celebration Festival

This June I organised and lead an animation workshop on flight patterns. In Rockland St Mary and neighbouring Surlingham, in Norfolk there was a delightful two weekends of festivities, all called Celebration 2012. They had print workshops, stone carving, canoe trips out on the broad. It was great fun! The whole festival was Rook themed, artists were asked to respond and all the signage was cheeky looking rooks.

I thought it'd be great to create a flock of animated rooks!
Here's the outcome:






In the workshop I had people of all age ranges, mostly amazingly talented children and teens with their modest but equally talented parents!

The great thing about animation is that it takes such perseverance, even to do just a little loop. I hope you'll agree, the effort pays off when you see the drawings moving!

Most of the loops are drawn on paper with ink or pencil, there are a few in plasticine too.

Great thanks to all involved!
Amanda Addison
Jonty Black
Kristina Black
Simonan Black
Teresa Bonilla
Jihanna Bonilla- Allard
Shea Bonilla- Allard
Lawrence Bradshaw
Jenson Devlin
Hannah Simpson
Marie Slater
Alexandra Swift
Lewis Valey



Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Rare 2012


Watch this amazing trailer we've made for our degree show this summer.
Rare 2012, Illustration and Animation BA Degree Show

Visit www.rare2012.com for more details!

Monday, 30 April 2012

Sky Arts Sting

Some exciting news. Simon Cheadle, Tim King, Angie Phillips and I have been shortlisted for our SkyArts Sting. We created this with an incredible Phantom Camera in uber slow motion. Check it out here. Awards ceremony here we come!