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 @ AnimAl Frameworks Event!

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M.C. Steve Woods introducing the event

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(L-R): Darragh O’Connell, Kristina Yee, Rory Byrne, Seamus Malone, Aoife Doyle, Louise Bagnall, Carol Freeman

 

 

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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!

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The Bird & the Whale UK Premiere @ MAF2017

Carol’s oil paint on glass film The Bird & the Whale is having its UK premiere during this week’s Manchester Animation Festival !
 
Many thanks to Steve & crew for selecting Carol’s labour of love!
Unfortunately we won’t be in attendance ourselves, but it’s a very special feeling knowing that after all the years of teaching our film to walk and talk it’s finally out in the world and making friends!
 
Screening tomorrow at 1900 in Cinema 2:
 
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The Bird & the Whale: Final Paintings

img_0149 img_0153b img_0286bA selection of photos from when these final scenes were in progress!

Featuring the work of Katie Sherlock, Carol Freeman, & Caitlyn Rooke!

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The Bird & the Whale: Project Update!



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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!

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

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Here is Caitlyn working on her infamous Storm Sequence!

You can view our timelapse of the Storm Sequence below:

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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:

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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!

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Oil Painting on Bird & Whale

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

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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.

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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.

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