Cúl an Tí: Cill Aodáin


Pádraig’s short film Cill Aodáin is premiering today, Sunday the 11th of February!

Tune in to TG4​ tonight at 9.30pm to see Pádraig’s short film ”Cill Aodáin’ with music by Kíla​ & vocals by Danny of The Coronas​!

The show will be a repeated on Monday the 12th on TG4 at 7.30pm.


Produced with Cartoon Saloon​ as part of Cúl an Tí, a documentary series on some of Ireland’s most iconic songs and poems, ‘Cill Adoáin’ focuses on the work of Antoine Ó Raifteirí – the last of the wandering bards.

img_9981Designed, directed, & animated by Pádraig Fagan

img_9978Featuring designs as well as model-making & set construction by Niamh Brennan

img_9990Additional animation by Kristina YeeBrigette Heffernan and Olly Blake. Graded by Alec Moore.


Find out more about the series here: http://www.tg4.ie/en/programmes/cul-an-ti/

Full Credits:

Designed, Directed & Animated by (Dearthóir, Stiúrthóir & Beochantóir) - Pádraig Fagan.

Additional Character Design, Model-making & Background Construction (Dearadh Carachtar Breise, Déanamh Samhaltán & Tógáil Cúlraí) –  Niamh Brennan

Additional Animation (Beochan Breise) –  Kristina Yee, Brigette Heffernan & Olly Blake.

Technical Consultant (Comhairleoir Teicniúil) – Eimhin McNamara.

Colour Grading (Grádú Dathanna) : Alec Moore.


Produced & Developed by (Arna Fhorbairt & Arna Léiriú ag): Ross Murray & Éamonn Ó Cualáin.

Production Co-ordinator (Comhordaitheoir Léiriúcháin) – Nicole Storck.

Creative Supervisors (Maoirseoirí Cruthaitheacha) -  Tomm Moore & Tod Polson

Executive Producer (Léiritheoir Feidhmiúcháin) –  Gerry Shirren.


Musical Director (Stiúrthóir Ceoil) – Colm Ó Snodaigh.

Singer (Amhránaí) – Danny O’Reilly (The Coronas).

Traditional Arrangement & Music (Ceol & Cóiriú Traidisiúnta) – Kíla.

Sound Engineer (Innealtóir Fuaime) - Michael Manning, Paul Finan & Kevin Lowery.

Studio (Stiúideo) – The Cauldron Recording Studios, The Meadow & EdenVella.

Mixed by (Meascóir) – Shea Fitzgerald.

In Collaboration with: St. Louis Community School, Coillte Mach, Maigh Eo.
(I gcomhar le St. Louis Community School, Coillte Mach, Co. Mhaigh Eo.)

Special Thanks (Buíochas Ar Leith do): Geraldine Molloy & Cahil Doherty, Carol Freeman, Pat & Bernadette Fagan, Tom Coffee-Lawton & Nasrin Khandoker.


Disjointed: Space Travis

Space Travis from Eimhin’s Weed of Fortune Disjointed short, which was produced with Titmouse last Summer.
Designed by Eimhin & built with Niamh Bennett & Svetlana Sobcenko out of a 2×4
We installed an LED light into the body. The LED light itself was only a 2 millimeters smaller than the torso so that took some precision filing
He’ll be sharing a bunch of behind the scenes footage on his Patreon over the coming weeks if ya’d like to pop over there for a visit: patreon.com/eimhinmcnamara


We’re very excited to announce that a project we worked on last summer with Titmouse is now out:
Eimhin directed a 1 minute stopmotion segment for the Netflix Original Disjointed!
Raw in camera footage from a scene
Raw in camera footage from a scene, incorporating a cutout character and 3D set
You can check our contribution to the series here: https://www.netflix.com/ie/title/80117694
Part 2 Episode 4 - Weed of Fortune
Part 2 Episode 4 – Weed of Fortune

Thanks to
Simon Wilches Castro for inviting us to take part in this little experiment, Megan Love for her support through all the saw dust covered emails from Eimhin, as well as Will Feng’s cheerleading and the rest of the Titmouse team for their generosity and time! Be sure to check out the other episodes to see the other great animations they produced!

Ciara & Lana on the last day of fabrication, putting the finishing touche to the house set
Ciara & Lana on the last day of fabrication, putting the finishing touche to the house set
For this project Eimhin put together a regular who’s who of Paper Panther All Stars, carving puppets and props out of an oak couch, painting miniature matte backdrops, building tiny lights into tiny astronauts, giving an elephant a pedicure, bending loads of wire, and in general getting covered in dust – only the most glamorous work for such an elite!
Thanks again to Svetlana Sobcenko, Ciara Daly-Nolan, Niamh Bennett, Clare Carroll, Leigh Arthur, Sarah Walsh, Tom Lawton, Frank Prendergast, Katie Sherlock and Carol Freeman & Pádraig Fagan!
Escorting our actress from her trailerEscorting our actress to the set
A special thanks goes out to A4 Sounds, without whom we could not have got this project off the ground. Thanks to their facilities as well as the expertise of our fellow members we made it happen! If you’re considering giving studio life a go, we couldn’t recommend them enough: https://a4sounds.org/studiomemberships/
We documented the process pretty thoroughly, so over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing more shots from the building stage, as well as animation timelapses and other wee peeks behind the scenes, so stay tuned!

The Bird & the Whale @ AnimAl Frameworks Event!

M.C. Steve Woods introducing the event
(L-R): Darragh O’Connell, Kristina Yee, Rory Byrne, Seamus Malone, Aoife Doyle, Louise Bagnall, Carol Freeman







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!


New Lifedrawing course at A4 Sounds

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Above you can see some work by Eimhin made during recent lifedrawing classes he hosts at A4 Sounds.

A new 6 week course starts on the 4th of September, every Monday from 7-9PM, €50 for all 6 classes: http://www.a4soundsshop.org/product/life-drawing-course-6-weeks
All skill levels are welcome, from never picked up a pencil before to rusty old master. The key focus of this course is to engender a curiosity in the world around you, using drawing as a tool to aid understanding.
Over the duration of the course you will work on observational drawing skills using exercises such as:
Gesture & Acting, Blind & Bamboo Stick Drawing, Contour & Silhouette work, Perspective & Proportion point referencing, Tone & Colour, as well as Sculpture. There will also be some more experimental aspects, exploring deliberate distortion of the figure and stylisation of form.
If you’d like to drop in for individual classes, at €10 per class, you can book yourself in using this link: http://www.a4soundsshop.org/product/life-dawing-class

Check out the facebook group for more work from the classes here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/a4lifedrawing/

LNWC @ Cardiff Animation Nights! Saturday July 22nd


Delighted to announce that Eimhin will be attending the upcoming screening of both Late Night Work Club anthologies at Cardiff Animation Night‘s event, on Saturday the 22nd of July!
He’ll be talking about and showing some clips from recent work, along with fellow LNWCers Nicolas MénardConor Finnegan and Louise Bagnall!

For further details you can check out the link here

We hope to see you there!

Ag caitheamh tobac



Sula i bhfad!

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!


Dublin Maker 2017!

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Delighted to announce that we’ll have a stand at Dublin Maker 2017 in Merrion Square Park on July 22nd!
Looking forward to showing you all what we’ve been working on!

Dogs in Space!

Dogs in Space #1: Laika


Dogs in Space #2: Leroy


We’ve updated our print shop with some space themed prints!

You can pick them up here: http://shop.paperpanther.ie/product-tag/dogs-in-space/

These are part of an ongoing series that Eimhin’s been working on the past few years, so stay tuned for more!