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!

 


 

A4 ART 4 REFUGEES EXHIBITION!

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Eimhin’s A4 Art 4 Refugees Exhibition and Fundraiser is open all day today, come in and view the artworks!

The address is:

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A4 Sounds Studios & Gallery, St Joseph’s Parade, Dorset St

 

 

INFO

The Auction begins tomorrow from 1230, if you can’t make it but are interested in bidding on a piece you can bid online here: link

For more information and the full catalogue of artwork: https://www.facebook.com/events/402705623260563/

Here’s a little walk through of the gallery:

A4 ART 4 REFUGEES – Raffle Prizes announced!

Only a few days until the A4 ART 4 REFUGEES fundraiser and art show opens! Please help spread the word!

A4 Art 4 Refugees  –  https://www.facebook.com/events/402705623260563/407252966139162

We now have a full list of Raffle Prizes:
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Raffle Prizes

 

Get your raffle tickets here: LINK

Info on the Exhibition and Auction:
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From the 5th to the 8th of November A4 Sounds and Paper Panther are hosting an art exhibition and auction in aid of the current refugee crisis with proceeds going to Global Giving to support refugees. The UN Refugee Agency estimates that more than 4 million people, half of whom are children, have fled Syria to neighbouring countries, and 7.4 million people are displaced internally within Syria. The crisis is the worst the world has seen in over twenty years and the need for refugee support is dire.  At this critical point with refugees facing a winter that is predicted to be one of the worst on record, A4 Sounds and Paper Panther put a call out for artists to donate time and work and over thirty artists have responded.

Eimhin McNamara, one of the founding members of Paper Panther, an aw­ard winning group of animators who come together to develop and create short films, commercials, TV series and workshops, developed the idea for the Artwork Auction to raise funds for the refugee crisis.

“It came about as a response to feeling so helpless to the constantly increasing numbers which are being reported. The format for the exhibition and auction came from being previously involved with the Animation Art Show, another excellent fundraiser, in aid of children’s charities. With A4’s Art 4 Refugees show we hope to not only raise funds through the creation of artwork but also to create a human connection, closing the distance between the idea of ‘them’ and ‘us’ and help build a more open and caring world community.” Once the initial shape of the project was defined Eimhin brought the idea to A4 Sounds, the arts organisation and space where Paper Panther are based, who immediately came on board as collaborators, providing a venue, event management and carpentry services to set up the exhibition space.

A4 Sounds arts organisation is involved in this initiative as it’s mission is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration to add to the field of socially engaged art through their projects and actions. They want to make art that matters. This art auction will matter to the refugees and proceeds will fully go to charity, namely Global Giving.

About Global Giving

Global Giving provides a community based crowd funding platform for nonprofits. The Syrian Refugee Relief fund provides aid services including:

  • Delivering food and clean water, providing shelters and household essentials to families in need.
  • Continuing to provide refugees with safe access to lifesaving medical aid, including reproductive health care.
  • Supporting children whose schooling has been disrupted by the conflict, and setting up safe spaces in refugee camps for children to learn and play.
  • Providing refugees with psychosocial support to help reduce emotional consequences of traumatic stress and restore a sense of hope and normalcy. 

About the Artwork

A4 ART 4 REFUGEES submissions

We have over 40 artworks for the show, with over 30 artists represented. You can view a Facebook Album of the submitted art here along with details on the artists here: LINK

In the next few days a full online catalogue will be released and, for people not able to attend the auction, they will be able to make online bids in advance, indicating their maximum bid.

There is a wide variety of work to bid on, with over thirty artists already committed to the project, from animators, illustrators, graphic designers, art directors, to fine artists, sculptors, photographers and conceptual artists

Event Details

A4 Sounds are hosting an exhibition and auction of Artwork in aid of the refugee crisis.

Opening night & Raffle: Thursday 5th of November 19:00

Exhibition open to the public: Friday 6th & Saturday the 7th of November 10:00 – 20:00

Auction: Sunday 8th of November. 13:00 – 17:00

All proceeds going towards Global Giving’s Syrian Refugee Relief fund.

The show opens on Thursday the 5th of November at 19:00, and features a raffle, with a host of prizes up for grabs. Raffle tickets are €5 each and will be available to purchase on-line before the event, as well as on the night itself. The exhibition is open to the public for the following Friday and Saturday from 10:00-20:00, with the auction itself occurring on Sunday the 8th of November from 13:00-17:00.

Sponsors

Our current sponsors include: Woodworkers and Hobbies Ltd. -Dublin​, Printlines​,
Bleecker Street Cafe Bar​, Trinity College Dublin, Michael Canning, Colm Hackett and Paddy Cullen.

If you are interested in volunteering time, donating raffle prizes or even sponsoring the event, you can get in touch with us using the contact details below.

Web Links

Paper Panther: http://paperpanther.ie/

A4 Sounds: http://a4sounds.org/

Facebook page for auction: LINK

Raffle Tickets: LINK

Global Giving‘s refugee relief fund: LINK

Contact for Press:

Eimhin McNamara

Email: eimhin@paperpanther.ie

Mobile: 0879554718

A4 ART 4 REFUGEES EXHIBITION, RAFFLE & AUCTION

A4’s ART 4 REFUGEES

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From the 5th to the 8th of November A4 Sounds and Paper Panther are hosting an art exhibition and auction in aid of the current refugee crisis with proceeds going to Global Giving to support refugees. The UN Refugee Agency estimates that more than 4 million people, half of whom are children, have fled Syria to neighbouring countries, and 7.4 million people are displaced internally within Syria. The crisis is the worst the world has seen in over twenty years and the need for refugee support is dire.  At this critical point with refugees facing a winter that is predicted to be one of the worst on record, A4 Sounds and Paper Panther put a call out for artists to donate time and work and over thirty artists have responded.

Eimhin McNamara, one of the founding members of Paper Panther, an aw­ard winning group of animators who come together to develop and create short films, commercials, TV series and workshops, developed the idea for the Artwork Auction to raise funds for the refugee crisis.

“It came about as a response to feeling so helpless to the constantly increasing numbers which are being reported. The format for the exhibition and auction came from being previously involved with the Animation Art Show, another excellent fundraiser, in aid of children’s charities. With A4’s Art 4 Refugees show we hope to not only raise funds through the creation of artwork but also to create a human connection, closing the distance between the idea of ‘them’ and ‘us’ and help build a more open and caring world community.” Once the initial shape of the project was defined Eimhin brought the idea to A4 Sounds, the arts organisation and space where Paper Panther are based, who immediately came on board as collaborators, providing a venue, event management and carpentry services to set up the exhibition space.

A4 Sounds arts organisation is involved in this initiative as it’s mission is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration to add to the field of socially engaged art through their projects and actions. They want to make art that matters. This art auction will matter to the refugees and proceeds will fully go to charity, namely Global Giving.

About Global Giving

Global Giving provides a community based crowd funding platform for nonprofits. The Syrian Refugee Relief fund provides aid services including:

  • Delivering food and clean water, providing shelters and household essentials to families in need.
  • Continuing to provide refugees with safe access to lifesaving medical aid, including reproductive health care.
  • Supporting children whose schooling has been disrupted by the conflict, and setting up safe spaces in refugee camps for children to learn and play.
  • Providing refugees with psychosocial support to help reduce emotional consequences of traumatic stress and restore a sense of hope and normalcy. 

About the Artwork

There will be a wide variety of work to bid on, with over thirty artists already committed to the project from a mixture of animators, illustrators, graphic designers, art directors, fine artists, sculptors, photographers and conceptual artists

There is a Facebook page for the auction, which provides news and showcases the participating artists work:

A4’s Art 4 Refugees  –  https://www.facebook.com/events/402705623260563/407252966139162/

In the coming weeks an online catalogue will be released and, for people not able to attend the auction, they will be able to make online bids in advance, indicating their maximum bid.

Event Details

A4 Sounds are hosting an exhibition and auction of Artwork in aid of the refugee crisis.

Opening night: Thursday 5th of November 19:00

Exhibition open to the public: Friday 6th & Saturday the 7th of November 10:00 – 20:00

Auction: Sunday 8th of November. 13:00 – 17:00

All proceeds going towards Global Giving’s Syrian Refugee Relief fund.

The show opens on Thursday the 5th of November at 19:00, and features a raffle, with a host of prizes up for grabs. Raffle tickets are €5 each and will be available to purchase on-line before the event, as well as on the night itself. The exhibition is open to the public for the following Friday and Saturday from 10:00-20:00, with the auction itself occurring on Sunday the 8th of November from 13:00-17:00.

Raffle Prizes

Our current raffle prizes include:

  • A4 Sounds Goodie Bag
  • Paper Panther Goodie Bag
  • limited edition 7” vinyls from Sissy & Cal Folger Day
  • Meal voucher from Bleecker Street Cafe and Bar
  • Group ticket from Viking Splash Tours
  • Tickets from Lighthouse Cinema
  • Prints from contributing artists
  • 6 week Life Drawing Course @ A4 Sounds (beginning January 2016)

Two of the exhibition pieces will also be selected for the raffle, to help give everyone a chance to walk home with a part of the show.

Sponsors

Our current sponsors include: Woodworkers and Hobbies Ltd. -Dublin​, Printlines​,
Bleecker Street Cafe Bar​, Trinity College Dublin, Michael Canning, Colm Hackett and Paddy Cullen.

If you are interested in volunteering time, donating raffle prizes or even sponsoring the event, you can get in touch with us using the contact details below.

Web Links

Paper Panther: http://paperpanther.ie/

A4 Sounds: http://a4sounds.org/

Facebook page for auction: https://www.facebook.com/events/402705623260563/407252966139162/

Global Giving‘s refugee relief fund: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/syrian-refugee-relief-fund/

Contact for Press:

Eimhin McNamara

Email: eimhin@paperpanther.ie

Mobile: 0879554718

 

Logos:

 

Logo & Poster Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/es7er18nr8xrm4t/AADf_JTPNuCsXvju_X-DEC6Ua?dl=0

 A4 ART 4 REFUGEES EXHIBITION, RAFFLE & AUCTION

Premiere of Mini Movies at OFFline Film Festival in Birr, Co. Offaly

The premiere of our latest workshop films will be happening on Thursday the 8th of October at noon in the Birr Theatre and Arts Centre! The films were made with the students of St. Brendan’s Community School in Birr.  Book your places now, you won’t want to miss them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From the 5th to the 8th of November A4 Sounds Studios are hosting an art exhibition and auction in aid of the current refugee crisis – with proceeds being split between Global Giving‘s refugee relief fund and to aid the Civic Centre in the Calais Jungle. We’ve created an event page here where you can keep track of things: LINK

 
The show opens on Thursday the 5th of November at 19:00, and features a raffle, with a host of prizes up for grabs. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase on-line before the event, as well as on the night itself. The exhibition is open to the public for the following two days from 10:00-20:00, with the auction itself occurring on Sunday the 8th of November from 13:00-17:00.

 

In the coming weeks we will be photographing the artwork, putting together an online catalogue and building and prepping our venue space for the exhibition.
Our participating artists come from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: illustration, animation, photography & sculpture – and there’s still room for more!

 

 

For anyone who know might be interested in submitting artwork the main guideline is that the piece is ready to display, i.e. has a frame/presentation box, otherwise we are open to all mediums and approaches. The pieces may be pre-existing, though originals are preferred where possible. We shall be offering up T-shirts, prints and other consumables as raffle prizes too!

 

 

If you are interested in contributing to the show, volunteering or donating raffle prizes you can fill out this handy form below:
(submissions due by the 26th of October)

The Address for submissions again is:
A4 Sounds Studios,
St Joseph’s Parade,
D07 ER81,
Dublin,
Ireland

 

If you are interested in sponsoring the event through donation of a prize please get in touch using the above form too, and if you have any questions you can use the contact form below:

FREE ANIMATION WORKSHOP IN NEW ROSS WEXFORD!

We’re hosting a FREE STOP MOTION ANIMATION COURSE in St. Michael’s Theatre, New Ross, Co. Wexford on Saturdays 10th, 17th and 24th October, from 11 to 4.30 each day. Participants will design, storyboard and animate a short film using stop-motion animation techniques during this course.

Above is our last collaboration with the County Wexford Youth Film Project created by participants during last April’s Wexford Widescreen Youth Film Festival 2015.
County Wexford Youth Film Project is funded by the Arts Department of Wexford County Council and The Arts Council, in partnership with St. Michael’s Theatre and there are no fees involved for the young people taking part. Each year, films from the project receive their premiere at Wexford Widescreen Youth Film Festival in St. Michael’s Theatre and project films have also been screened at international film festivals and on television.

This free course is open to teenagers from across County Wexford, however places are limited and anyone interested in taking part can book in advance by emailing wexfordyouthfilm@gmail.com or calling St. Michael’s Theatre on 051 421255.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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:

Whirligig!

SCREENSHOTWe’re delighted to announce that we are now being commercially represented by Whirligig!

Check out their site below, along with the other talent on display here:
http://www.whirligig.tv/

 

Many thanks to Julie and Samantha for bringing us on board!

 

Press Round Up

Here’s a collection of press our work has received in the past few years:

  • March 2015 Eimhin’s trophy design for the Irish Animation Awards at the Dingle Animation Film Festival featured by the Irish Times here and by Scannáin here

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  • October 2014 Our submissions for the Animation Art Show featured in the Irish Independent here

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  • October 2012 Pádraig’s film The Rooster the Crocodile and the Night Sky featured in the Irish Times here

  • November 2011 PURE Wicked Animation Film School featured on StopMotionMagazine.com here
  • November 2011 PURE Wicked Animation Film School featured in the Clare Champion here and the Wicklow People here.

  • September 2011 Eimhin’s collaboration with Adrien Merigeau for the Villager’s Cecelia and her Selfhood featured on Cartoon Brew here

  • August 2011 Our stop-motion workshop at Waterville’s Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival was featured on the 29th of August edition of Nationwide, an Irish current affairs programme on RTÉ.
  • February 2010 After The Rooster, The Crocodile, and the Night Sky was nominated for an Annie Award, Eimhin was interviewed by Nicola Corless of the Clare Champion [article no longer online]