A little promo image for our collaboration with the Animation Alliance and Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland.

SCIENCE & MAGICK will be screening in the Galway Film Fleadh on Sunday the 12th during the morning animation shorts programme!

Watch the full video here:
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A video promoting Irish Animation made for The Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland.

Written and Directed by Pádraig Fagan

Live Action Director of Photography Bob Gallagher

Aidan O’Sullivan, Aoife Fagan, Carol Freeman, Sophia Kansanniva, Eimhin Mcnamara, Conor Bent, David Kennedy

Narration by Pat Fagan

Animation and Post Production by Eimhin McNamara

Sound & Music by Chris McLoughlin

Production Assistant Gareth Lyons

Produced by Gavin Carton

Thanks to the D’Olier Street Blood Donation Clinic, Dublin and Rua Red Art Centre, Tallaght, and A4 Sounds Studios, Dublin.

Special thanks to Birch Hamilton, Pierce Ryan and the staff of the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland

Behind the scenes photos and video

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Confectionary Shenanigans

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Eimhin was up to some confectionary shenanigans this week

Irish Animation Awards Statuette

PP’s Eimhin was asked to design the inaugural Irish Animation Awards trophy for the event which will be taking place in conjunction with the Dingle Animation Festival on Friday the 13th of March.


The initial concept  used a lake monster. To help tie it into the realms of animation, he created a visual reference to the bouncing ball, as well as the ubiquitous animation disc, things familiar to anyone that has ever picked up a pencil to animate.

An alternative next concept, was an attempt to incorporate the Animation ireland logo into the piece in some way, so the idea of creating a phenakistoscope with a run cycle came to mind


Above is the cleaned up run cycle, and below, you can see it in situ on the disc, broken up into 12 segments, one for each pose of the cycle.


Once Eimhin got the go ahead to focus on the Animation Ireland concept, he coloured up the final run cycle and updated it through to the disc.



In this version there is an added film-perforation motif around the edges. You can see in the mockup below, by way of a proof of concept, that the film-perforations were used in line up the internal ‘spokes’ of the wheel, so that the drawing pin would catch on them, holding the image in position momentarily.


Above is the CMYK printing template which was used to create the prototype and below you can see the final design, slimmed down and cleaned up for the Lee Brothers to fabricate!

Blue Hound

A wooden toy made by PP’s Eimhin McNamara for the 2014 Animation Art Show, which is auctioning off hundreds of lovely pieces in aid of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation and the ISPCC