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!
We ran a sand animation workshop during this year’s A4 Sounds Culture Night Extravaganza!
Here’s some photos from the night too:
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:
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!
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:
Our interview with the Thin Air is online! We have a three page spot, with photography by Aidan Kelly-Murphy. Many thanks to Loreana Rushe for getting us on board! You can read the full issue here: LINK
In other news, we tested out one of our screens during the week and today the shirts finally arrived from our supplier, so we’ll be be getting into our first run of 25 shortly.
Be sure to check out our Shop, and by all means let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.