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The Fox and the Wild!

 Our semi-annual collaboration with Clive McFarland has another instalment!

Fox and the Wild is in shops in the UK and US right now:  http://clivemcfarland.com/fox

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TED-Ed: The Myth of Oisín and The Land of Eternal Youth

Carol’s most recent collaboration with TED-Ed is out!
This time we travel into the distant past of Éire, telling the story of Oisín and Tír na nÓg!
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Designed and Animated by Carol Freeman & Katie Sherlock .
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With music and sound design by Chris McLoughlin (https://www.chris-mcloughlin.com/)
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 We hope you enjoy!
You can check out Carol’s previous TED-Ed project on James Joyce’s Ulysses here: 

NETFLIX & SAWDUST

We’re very excited to announce that a project we worked on last summer with Titmouse is now out:
Eimhin directed a 1 minute stopmotion segment for the Netflix Original Disjointed!
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Raw in camera footage from a scene, incorporating a cutout character and 3D set
 
You can check our contribution to the series here: https://www.netflix.com/ie/title/80117694
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Part 2 Episode 4 – Weed of Fortune


Thanks to
Simon Wilches Castro for inviting us to take part in this little experiment, Megan Love for her support through all the saw dust covered emails from Eimhin, as well as Will Feng’s cheerleading and the rest of the Titmouse team for their generosity and time! Be sure to check out the other episodes to see the other great animations they produced!

Ciara & Lana on the last day of fabrication, putting the finishing touche to the house set
Ciara & Lana on the last day of fabrication, putting the finishing touche to the house set
For this project Eimhin put together a regular who’s who of Paper Panther All Stars, carving puppets and props out of an oak couch, painting miniature matte backdrops, building tiny lights into tiny astronauts, giving an elephant a pedicure, bending loads of wire, and in general getting covered in dust – only the most glamorous work for such an elite!
Thanks again to Svetlana Sobcenko, Ciara Daly-Nolan, Niamh Bennett, Clare Carroll, Leigh Arthur, Sarah Walsh, Tom Lawton, Frank Prendergast, Katie Sherlock and Carol Freeman & Pádraig Fagan!
 
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A special thanks goes out to A4 Sounds, without whom we could not have got this project off the ground. Thanks to their facilities as well as the expertise of our fellow members we made it happen! If you’re considering giving studio life a go, we couldn’t recommend them enough: https://a4sounds.org/studiomemberships/
 
We documented the process pretty thoroughly, so over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing more shots from the building stage, as well as animation timelapses and other wee peeks behind the scenes, so stay tuned!
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The Bird & the Whale @ AnimAl Frameworks Event!

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M.C. Steve Woods introducing the event
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(L-R): Darragh O’Connell, Kristina Yee, Rory Byrne, Seamus Malone, Aoife Doyle, Louise Bagnall, Carol Freeman

 

 

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Thanks to everyone that came out to the AnimAl: Animation Alliance screening tonight!
Amazing to see such a range of mediums and subject matter coming out in the one year! Congrats to Rory Byrne (And Maps And Plans), Seamus Malone (Windmill Lane), Aoife Doyle (Pink Kong Studios). Louise Bagnall (Cartoon Saloon) and our very own Carol Freeman!
Here are some snaps from the QnA session with the filmmakers. chaired by Kristina Yee, independent animator and writer, and Darragh O’Connell of Brown Bag Films!
Special thanks to Birch Hamilton & Steve Woods for putting the night together!

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The Bird & the Whale UK Premiere @ MAF2017

Carol’s oil paint on glass film The Bird & the Whale is having its UK premiere during this week’s Manchester Animation Festival !
 
Many thanks to Steve & crew for selecting Carol’s labour of love!
Unfortunately we won’t be in attendance ourselves, but it’s a very special feeling knowing that after all the years of teaching our film to walk and talk it’s finally out in the world and making friends!
 
Screening tomorrow at 1900 in Cinema 2:
 

Hullabaloo Children’s Arts Festival 2017!

We were recently invited to Edenderry Youth Cafe to host a series of claymation workshops as part of the Hullabaloo Children’s Arts Festival programme this year!
Here’s the completed video:

If you’d like to book us in for an animation workshop with your school, organisation, or company you can get in touch with us via halo@paperpanther.ie or using this contact form:

Life Style Sports: SPARK

We were recently commissioned by FLTR to produce animation for Life Style Sports. Above you can see the raw animation. We also provided compositing for the spot, with FLTR doing some final finetuning for the client.  The finished piece can be view here: LINK

Below are some select stills from the project, which were particularly fun coming up with:

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New Lifedrawing course at A4 Sounds

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Above you can see some work by Eimhin made during recent lifedrawing classes he hosts at A4 Sounds.

A new 6 week course starts on the 4th of September, every Monday from 7-9PM, €50 for all 6 classes: http://www.a4soundsshop.org/product/life-drawing-course-6-weeks
 
All skill levels are welcome, from never picked up a pencil before to rusty old master. The key focus of this course is to engender a curiosity in the world around you, using drawing as a tool to aid understanding.
Over the duration of the course you will work on observational drawing skills using exercises such as:
Gesture & Acting, Blind & Bamboo Stick Drawing, Contour & Silhouette work, Perspective & Proportion point referencing, Tone & Colour, as well as Sculpture. There will also be some more experimental aspects, exploring deliberate distortion of the figure and stylisation of form.
If you’d like to drop in for individual classes, at €10 per class, you can book yourself in using this link: http://www.a4soundsshop.org/product/life-dawing-class

Check out the facebook group for more work from the classes here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/a4lifedrawing/

LNWC @ Cardiff Animation Nights! Saturday July 22nd

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Delighted to announce that Eimhin will be attending the upcoming screening of both Late Night Work Club anthologies at Cardiff Animation Night‘s event, on Saturday the 22nd of July!
He’ll be talking about and showing some clips from recent work, along with fellow LNWCers Nicolas MénardConor Finnegan and Louise Bagnall!

For further details you can check out the link here

We hope to see you there!

The Bird & the Whale: Final Paintings

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Featuring the work of Katie Sherlock, Carol Freeman, & Caitlyn Rooke!

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