Cúl an Tí: Cill Aodáin

ca

Pádraig’s short film Cill Aodáin is premiering today, Sunday the 11th of February!

giphy-downsized-large
Tune in to TG4​ tonight at 9.30pm to see Pádraig’s short film ”Cill Aodáin’ with music by Kíla​ & vocals by Danny of The Coronas​!

The show will be a repeated on Monday the 12th on TG4 at 7.30pm.

cill-aodain_walk

Produced with Cartoon Saloon​ as part of Cúl an Tí, a documentary series on some of Ireland’s most iconic songs and poems, ‘Cill Adoáin’ focuses on the work of Antoine Ó Raifteirí – the last of the wandering bards.

img_9981Designed, directed, & animated by Pádraig Fagan

img_9978Featuring designs as well as model-making & set construction by Niamh Brennan

img_9990Additional animation by Kristina YeeBrigette Heffernan and Olly Blake. Graded by Alec Moore.

giphy-downsized-large-1

Find out more about the series here: http://www.tg4.ie/en/programmes/cul-an-ti/

Full Credits:

Designed, Directed & Animated by (Dearthóir, Stiúrthóir & Beochantóir) - Pádraig Fagan.

Additional Character Design, Model-making & Background Construction (Dearadh Carachtar Breise, Déanamh Samhaltán & Tógáil Cúlraí) –  Niamh Brennan

Additional Animation (Beochan Breise) –  Kristina Yee, Brigette Heffernan & Olly Blake.

Technical Consultant (Comhairleoir Teicniúil) – Eimhin McNamara.

Colour Grading (Grádú Dathanna) : Alec Moore.

 

Produced & Developed by (Arna Fhorbairt & Arna Léiriú ag): Ross Murray & Éamonn Ó Cualáin.

Production Co-ordinator (Comhordaitheoir Léiriúcháin) – Nicole Storck.

Creative Supervisors (Maoirseoirí Cruthaitheacha) -  Tomm Moore & Tod Polson

Executive Producer (Léiritheoir Feidhmiúcháin) –  Gerry Shirren.

 

Musical Director (Stiúrthóir Ceoil) – Colm Ó Snodaigh.

Singer (Amhránaí) – Danny O’Reilly (The Coronas).

Traditional Arrangement & Music (Ceol & Cóiriú Traidisiúnta) – Kíla.

Sound Engineer (Innealtóir Fuaime) - Michael Manning, Paul Finan & Kevin Lowery.

Studio (Stiúideo) – The Cauldron Recording Studios, The Meadow & EdenVella.

Mixed by (Meascóir) – Shea Fitzgerald.

In Collaboration with: St. Louis Community School, Coillte Mach, Maigh Eo.
(I gcomhar le St. Louis Community School, Coillte Mach, Co. Mhaigh Eo.)

Special Thanks (Buíochas Ar Leith do): Geraldine Molloy & Cahil Doherty, Carol Freeman, Pat & Bernadette Fagan, Tom Coffee-Lawton & Nasrin Khandoker.

 

Disjointed: Space Travis

27625425_1609903295752745_7467148167760792214_o
Space Travis from Eimhin’s Weed of Fortune Disjointed short, which was produced with Titmouse last Summer.
27336356_1609907322419009_6073148847887684145_n
Designed by Eimhin & built with Niamh Bennett & Svetlana Sobcenko out of a 2×4
27336557_1609905665752508_4596327143657065185_n
We installed an LED light into the body. The LED light itself was only a 2 millimeters smaller than the torso so that took some precision filing
27368283_1609905669085841_8793687856573205201_o
He’ll be sharing a bunch of behind the scenes footage on his Patreon over the coming weeks if ya’d like to pop over there for a visit: patreon.com/eimhinmcnamara

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!
Raw in camera footage from a scene
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
Part 2 Episode 4 - Weed of Fortune
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!
 
Escorting our actress from her trailerEscorting our actress to the set
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!
dj_wrapped

The Bird & the Whale @ AnimAl Frameworks Event!

23559545_1535886313154444_3117685959298504857_n
M.C. Steve Woods introducing the event
23658330_1535886319821110_6870788204200914630_n
(L-R): Darragh O’Connell, Kristina Yee, Rory Byrne, Seamus Malone, Aoife Doyle, Louise Bagnall, Carol Freeman

 

 

23561567_1535886649821077_7417730216664720058_n

23621501_1535886496487759_8811012708070992280_n

23559823_1535886316487777_582945751922808657_n

23561754_1535886536487755_4477471258444043016_n

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!

bnw

Dublin Maker 2017!

img_0413 img_0435 img_0722
Delighted to announce that we’ll have a stand at Dublin Maker 2017 in Merrion Square Park on July 22nd!
Looking forward to showing you all what we’ve been working on!

An Gadhar Dubh Timelapse

 

Here’s a timelapse from Pádraig’s upcoming film An Gadhar Dubh, animated by Eimhin a few months back!

 

2016-12-01-00-55-06

Below you can see some photos from past scene preparations and character builds too, along with a bonus little gif at the end:

2016-08-21-17-34-20 2016-11-05-19-16-43b 2016-11-09-13-36-14-1agd_shot

Happy Birthday Newton!


A little character exploration, animated blind using a NIkon DLSR in 2010, made with: cardboard, foil, acetate with glue to create the telescope lens, and a sandwich bag tie for the quill.
Isaac Newton was born when the calendar system changed from the Julian to the Gregorian, which means: he’s got 2 birthdays.

Centra – Live Every Day TV spot


Earlier on this year we were invited by Russell Curran Productions to produce an animated segment for this Centra spot. You can see our work at about the 20 second mark!

centra-live-every-day-tv-advert

The animation was designed and created by Carol with lighting and technical supervision by Eimhin.

 

In this piece on our studio space at A4 Sounds, Carol can be seen working on an initial proof of concept too from about 3:20:

Many thanks to the Russell Curran team for bringing us in on the project:

Director – Stevie Russell
Art Director – Paudge Donaghy
Copywriter – Ted Barry
Agency Producer – Rosaleen Cullen

Art In Ireland Feature!

Our studio A4 Sounds was recently featured in this special for Art In Ireland by Culture Fox TV’s Niamh Gibbons.

You can see some behind the scenes footage from our upcoming TG4 projects  ‘An tEarrach Thiar’ & ‘Cill Aodáin’, as well as an ad which Carol recently completed featuring Alphabetti Spaghetti!

The Bird & the Whale Teaser Trailer!

 

From writer & director Carol Freeman, comes a tale of a Bird and a Whale, who together struggle to survive, lost at sea.

Featuring an original score by Chris McLoughlin and produced by Jonathan Clarke, this oil paint on glass film will soon be beginning its travels in the big world outside the black=out curtains!

First up on its journey is the Galway Film Fleadh today: LINK

 

Below you can see a timelapse of the whales breaching: