Some photos from this week’s painting progress on The Bird & the Whale.
We were recently asked to put together some illustration concepts for The Ark‘s upcoming event guide.
The main thrust was to create an image which showed stages in an action, or animation.
Here is what we cooked up for them:
We also have some upcoming workshops in the Ark:
Our first workshop is being hosted by PP’s Pádraig at the Ark as part of the Animation Art Show, with a more in depth series of workshops beginning in June and continuing into August which you can check out HERE, HERE, & HERE
We’ll be posting more information on those workshops once final details are all confirmed!
PP’s Pádraig recently had the pleasure of hosting a Sand Animation workshop with the Animation Students of Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Many thanks to the participating students and the staff and board of BCFE!
Pádraig Fagan’s The Rooster, The Crocodile and The Night Sky is this week’s Irish Film Board Friday Short!
Funded by the Irish Film Board’s Frameworks film funding scheme and produced by Barley Films in 2007-2008, The Rooster was created using cardboard, crepe paper, tinfoil and dreamy Super 8 footage of a glittery blue velvet Night Sky.
Below are some concept images and photographs from the making of the film:
Night Sky & Dawn sequence
Pádraig and Eimhin did a bit of travelling with the film too:
We’ve added an additional workshop option: Miniature Puppet Building!
Design and build miniature figures, using a wire skeleton armature, masking tape, and stuffing!
It’s usual duration is 60 minutes, with a group size of between 10-25 students, and suitable for ages 10+
You can view this workshop along with the many other options on our Travelling Animation Workshops page.
If you’d like to get in touch about any of our workshops, you can contact us at email@example.com or via the contact form below
Our showreel is now on-line!
It shows a number of different techniques, such as oil paint on glass, cut-out, digital collage, puppet and hand drawn animation and features work produced for Barley Films, HarperCollins, the Irish Film Board, the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland, the Villagers/Domino Publishing, AIB, and the Cartoon Saloon and with music by Chequerboard: chequerboard.com/
We hope you enjoy!
Pre-production is going on in earnest on Carol’s Frameworks funded film The Bird and the Whale!
Below you can see the paint on glass animation test we created for our pitch this summer:
This test clip was created using one of our small scale multiplane setups, with three sheets of glass: the animation of the whale and the splash occurring on the topmost layer, the sea on the the middle layer and the sky on the backmost layer. For the full scale production of the film, we shall be using our large format multiplanes, with multiple layers of animation happening at once.
As a little treat for any newcomers, here is the animation test we created for our initial pitch of Pádraig’s Frameworks funded film An Gadhar Dubh: