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A character from Pádraig’s upcoming short film An Gadhar Dubh, including the different phases of head substitutions!
Check out more from the film here

An Gadhar Dubh Timelapse


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:

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Happy Birthday Newton!

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.

Cúl an Tí: Cill Aodáin & An tEarrach Thiar Screening!

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

Raftery an mbard taisteal
A beanna mbard ghoid an seó!

An tEarrach Thiar directed by Eimhin McNamara

Fear ag glanadh cré
Gach bóithre mar thoradh go dtí an fharraige

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!


Introduction to Experimental Animation is back!




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

Cave Canem, a recent cut-out illustration piece by Eimhin.

Cave Canem

Some process:

Details of the piece:

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Pop-up Dogmas



Here’s a little family portrait made by Eimhin over the past few weeks


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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.


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Tree & Eimhin


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Some recent illustrations by Eimhin, which arrived at their destination last week


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.

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AN682847702009vet15-Fyodor-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