Monday, 23 November 2009

Busy. Busy. Busy

Sorry for the lack of updating this week, I have been off visiting friends in Norwich and my sister in Birmingham. Very very busy! It was nice to take a break from work though and fit in some social time. However during my visits I was a bit sick :( This makes me very sad as it meant that I couldn't really eat anything! :( Very frustrating when we are visiting lots of restaurants with yummy food! My tum still feels a bit sickly but I am hoping it'll be gone this week so I can back to pigging out! ^-^

Delicious food I didn't get to finish

Yesterday I went to Birmingham to the BIG Chinese supermarket and stocked up on the essential rice bag and many many packs of noodles for the big move this week. We also went to eat at this little place in Chinatown and got a really good lunch deal! It was £5.50 for drink, meal and dessert. Of course I could barely eat mine as my stomach seems to be rejecting everything right now but the small piece I did eat was delicious! I will definitely be going back there when I can eat properly!

We also visited the Christmas market which was great! Everywhere looked so pretty all lit up and the stands were full of lots of cool things and delicious food. I bought myself a glass nail file to "last a lifetime" (I hope) and some flower shaped fairy lights to go in my new studio area. ^-^ Here are a few photos I took whilst walking around. I love the little chocolate hedgehogs, they are so cute!

Anyway I am finally moving house today! I am so excited about it! ^-^
I have bought many things in preparation for the move and I need to do a bit more shopping today to buy some essentials like pans.... so we can actually cook.
So just a warning that this blog may be once again absent from posts until I am settled and back into my usual routine. :)

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Lyveden New Bield - Photos by Warren Shaw

Video projections created as part of the workshops

Warren Shaw, a member of our art group ctrlG has posted up some brilliant photos he took during the Lyveden Bonfire Night Extravaganza!

You can see some of Warren's other work on his site here.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Real Human Interface

This is pretty cool.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Deep Time Cabaret - Resource Pack *download now*

Download as a PDF here
For all things Deep Time Cabaret!

This is another piece I worked on for DTC. Check it out and learn all about the production, what went into making it, what inspired and what it all means. This also includes Paul Hawken's speech, 'You Are Brilliant'.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Un Tour De Manège

My friend Martin sent me this film and I really loved it! :) It has a dreamlike quality to it and the colours are so pretty. I love how it has been created as a 3D animation but with all the textures of something traditionally animated. ♥ This is just the kind of thing I am hoping to see with the new Disney film, Rapunzel.

Monday, 9 November 2009

HAFFTube 2009

My Graduation Film was shortlisted on the web competition being run as part of the Holland Animation Film Festival. You can see the details of the competition on HAFFTube's Channel. I didn't win but I hear I was listed in the festival guide which is pretty cool! ^-^
See the rest of the shortlist here.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Lyveden New Bield - Gunpowder Treason and Plot

The event was amazing! Everything went according to plan, the performers looked great, and the music, audio, lighting, projections and fireworks all fused together perfectly! Well done to everyone who was involved!

I managed to get a few nice shots last night but I know that other memebers of our group took some much better images so I will post links to those soon. Andy E is also going to be editing together a short film of the event which will hopefully be posted online. I will leave you with some of my photos from the night...

Ryan - Camera man #2 Well protected from the rain

Opening Scene on the Spiral Mound

The Architecture Scene

The video sequences created as part of the video workshops

Lyveden as it is today


The performers take their bows

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Lyveden New Bield Project: Coming to an end...

So we are only two days away from the Lyveden Bonfire Night Extravaganza! The people from Watch this Space are working very hard over at Lyveden setting up and making the final preparations for Thursdays event.

I was unable to attend the final workshop last Saturday as the deadline for the blueprint animation was just too close but I heard it went down pretty well and that everyone finished off their films on time. So they are all rendered and ready to be projected!

The FINAL Workshop

A GIF has been put together by members of the group of the HUGE stop motion piece we created during the first workshop. Using red ribbon and wool we attempted to create an image of Lyveden New Bield and filmed from inside the building itself. Pretty good for half an hours work I reckon. ^-^

Large stop motion GIF

On the other side of things Andy E and myself visited Lyveden last week for projection tests which was very cool (see previous post for images). We also all visited yesterday to hand over the final versions of our films and to see the set up for the event. It is all looking pretty impressive, I can't wait until Thurs night! Now we just have to wait until the full building projection test happens to be sure that the film can be ticked off completely! Fingers crossed!!

Lyveden New Bield Project: Images

Just a few images from the Lyveden project I thought I would share...

Blueprint Still

Projection Tests

Setting up