Here’s a timelapse from Pádraig’s upcoming film An Gadhar Dubh, animated by Eimhin a few months back!
Below you can see some photos from past scene preparations and character builds too, along with a bonus little gif at the end:
A little character exploration, animated blind using a NIkon DLSR in 2010, made with: cardboard, foil, acetate with glue to create the telescope lens, and a sandwich bag tie for the quill.
Isaac Newton was born when the calendar system changed from the Julian to the Gregorian, which means: he’s got 2 birthdays.
We recently had a little screening for our in-house crew and some members of A4 Sounds of Cill Aodáin & An tEarrach Thiar!
Below’s a little peek at the projects:
Cill Aodáin directed by Pádraig Fagan
An tEarrach Thiar directed by Eimhin McNamara
These projects were co-produced with the Cartoon Saloon & Sónta Films, and will be making their way to TG4 in the New Year!
Next week we’ll be releasing prints from these shorts for sale in our shop, so keep your eyes peeled and save up your shekels!
Due to popular demand our Intro to Experimental Animation course has returned!
The course runs 7-9.30pm every Tuesday from November 1st, and provides a solid foundation in various forms of stopmotion and other experimental techniques!
You can book your place over at the A4 Sounds shop page here: LINK
Cave Canem, a recent cut-out illustration piece by Eimhin.
Details of the piece:
Here’s a little family portrait made by Eimhin over the past few weeks
It began with this rough sketch. I ended up flipping Chaloupa, and adding in a little tree topper to help the composition
Then the illustration was built up with vectors
A quick colour & layering test to make sure overlap and overhang is working
It was then broken up and outputted to our die cutter.
Tree & Eimhin
A recent portrait Eimhin created of Fyodor Grigoryevich Bortsov of the Soviet Navy. Made using watercolour stock, ink and enamel paint, with pillow stuffing for the beard.
A life well lived: Fyodor Grigoryevich Bortsov, born 1927, was a driver, diver, machine-gunner, electrician and worked on the motor torpedo boats, Pacific fleet (Photo source: James Hill) LINK
July 29th is International Tiger Day!
In solidarity with our Panthera Tigris brother here is our environmentally themed workshop film Rumble Outside the Jungle, featuring a tiger struggling to restore balance to the environment
Produced in co-operation with the PURE Project during a weeklong animation summer school in Tinahely,
Here’s a little bonus Tiger illustration by PP’s Eimhin too. We’ll soon be opening up an on-line store where prints, originals, flipbooks and other Paper Panther Paraphernalia can be purchased!