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:

The Bird and the Whale – Timelapse

Things have been a little quiet here, as animation is well underway on Carol‘s film The Bird and the Whale. To make up for it; above is a timelapse of a scene in progress from the film!

Painted by Caitlin Rooke, using 2D animation created by Kenneth Ladekjær

Enjoy!

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From a recent research trip by Eimhin for his upcoming project An tEarrach Thiar!

Oil Painting on Bird & Whale

Some photos from this week’s painting progress on The Bird & the Whale.

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The Ark Event Guide Commission

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:

A rough sketchy version

 

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Design wise, Eimhin was influenced by Roman Muradov’s work for this piece.You can view Roman’s work here: http://www.bluebed.net/

 

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A little rough animation using the above poses, showing them in situ

 

From here we provided another option, including animation drawings from Carol‘s film The Bird & the Whale:

 

 

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Animation drawings by Manuel Galiana, character design by Eimhin & Carol
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And here’s some of the scene moving

 

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!

 


 

Culture Night 2015 @ A4 Sounds!


We ran a sand animation workshop during this year’s A4 Sounds Culture Night Extravaganza!
Here’s some photos from the night too:

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The Rooster, The Crocodile and The Night Sky

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:

The Rooster:

The Rooster in action
The Rooster in action

The Crocodile:

Final still of the Crocodile, using a special forced perspective build
A shot of the Crocodile and his Night Sky cutting machine, using a special forced perspective build



Night Sky & Dawn sequence

The Night Sky being hoovered
The Night Sky being hoovered

 

And the final Dawn scene in GIF form
And the final Dawn scene in GIF form

 

 

The Animals:

The Sea in action
The Sea in action

 

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Pádraig With Frank Kelly, the narrator of the piece.

 

Pádraig and Eimhin did a bit of travelling with the film too:

An Gadhar Dubh GIFs

 

We’ll shortly be putting up some more production art from An Gadhar Dubh, but in the meantime, here are some GIF versions of our test animation:
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Showreel 2015

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!

An Gadhar Dubh Animation Concept

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: