A baby whale separated from his family discovers a caged bird, the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Together they struggle to survive, lost at sea.
Thanks to everyone that came out to the AnimAl: Animation Alliance screening tonight!
Amazing to see such a range of mediums and subject matter coming out in the one year! Congrats to Rory Byrne (And Maps And Plans), Seamus Malone (Windmill Lane), Aoife Doyle (Pink Kong Studios). Louise Bagnall (Cartoon Saloon) and our very own Carol Freeman!
Here are some snaps from the QnA session with the filmmakers. chaired by Kristina Yee, independent animator and writer, and Darragh O’Connell of Brown Bag Films!
Special thanks to Birch Hamilton & Steve Woods for putting the night together!
Featuring the work of Katie Sherlock, Carol Freeman, & Caitlyn Rooke!
Another fledgling left the nest on the Bird & the Whale, with Caitlyn Rooke finishing her final scene!
Caitlyn was such a joy to work with, and her experience as an oil painter was invaluable in how it informed the project!
Be sure to check out her own work here: caitlynrooke.com
You can view our timelapse of the Storm Sequence below:
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:
Pre-production is going on in earnest on Carol’s Frameworks funded film The Bird and the Whale!
Below you can see the paint on glass animation test we created for our pitch this summer:
This test clip was created using one of our small scale multiplane setups, with three sheets of glass: the animation of the whale and the splash occurring on the topmost layer, the sea on the the middle layer and the sky on the backmost layer. For the full scale production of the film, we shall be using our large format multiplanes, with multiple layers of animation happening at once.