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. 

Written and directed by Carol Freeman, ‘the Bird and the Whale’ is an oil-paint on glass animated film, produced by Jonathan Clarke, and with an original score by Chris McLoughlin

The Bird & the Whale: Project Update!



caitlyn

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!

img_0060

Be sure to check out her own work here: caitlynrooke.com

img_1236
Here is Caitlyn working on her infamous Storm Sequence!

You can view our timelapse of the Storm Sequence below:

Leave a response »

The Bird & the Whale Teaser Trailer!

 

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:

Leave a response »

The Bird and the Whale – Timelapse

Things have been a little quiet here, as animation is well underway on Carol‘s film The Bird and the Whale. To make up for it; above is a timelapse of a scene in progress from the film!

Painted by Caitlin Rooke, using 2D animation created by Kenneth Ladekjær

Enjoy!

Leave a response »

Oil Painting on Bird & Whale

Some photos from this week’s painting progress on The Bird & the Whale.

More to come in the coming weeks!IMG_9916 IMG_9918 IMG_9919 IMG_9920 IMG_9921 2016-03-27 19.16.48 2016-03-25 17.53.51

Leave a response »

New Print Added to Shop: Stormy Sea

2015-09-22A reproduction of an oil study of a stormy sea for The Bird & the Whale is now available in our shop.

1 Comment »

The Bird and the Whale

Carol's concept painting of the ship
Carol’s concept painting of the ship

Carol's concept painting for the stormy sea
Carol’s concept painting for the stormy sea

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.

1 Comment »
« Page 1 »