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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Depth Map experiment

depthmaptestA quick test using an illustration by Eimhin and depth maps within Photoshop.

 

Chester Beatty Library Phenakistoscopes!

We have finished compiling the footage from the recent Chester Beatty Library animation workshops.

While waiting on the final bells and whistles for the stopmotion projects created by the students here are the Phenakistoscopes which the students made on day 1!

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Foxes #4


Eimhin spotted those two young foxes last week alongside the abandoned train track on North Circular, soon to be restored as a tram line. One would periodically hide in the bushes and pounce out at the other as they waited for them. This went on for several minutes, as they slowly traversed the length of the  track.FOXES4

Fox #3


Another fox witnessed by Eimhin, running alongside as he cycled home last week.

And in GIF form:
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You can see previous foxes here: FOX, FOXES

Complimentary Paw

Close up of the build in progress


A little pull-tab card designed by Eimhin, featuring studio intern Leroy.

Here’s a few steps in the process:

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Tarka

A little tribute by Eimhin for a friend, featuring his springer spaniel Tarka

Below is a GIF versionTarka

500!

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We’ve hit the 500 likes mark on our Facebook page!
Thanks to everyone for sticking around, we’ll have some more stuff to show you all in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!