Our semi-annual collaboration with Clive McFarland has another instalment!
Fox and the Wild is in shops in the UK and US right now: http://clivemcfarland.com/fox
We were recently invited to Edenderry Youth Cafe to host a series of claymation workshops as part of the Hullabaloo Children’s Arts Festival programme this year!
Here’s the completed video:
If you’d like to book us in for an animation workshop with your school, organisation, or company you can get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org or using this contact form:
We were recently commissioned by FLTR to produce animation for Life Style Sports. Above you can see the raw animation. We also provided compositing for the spot, with FLTR doing some final finetuning for the client. The finished piece can be view here: LINK
Below are some select stills from the project, which were particularly fun coming up with:
We built a miniature vacuum former for a project which is currently in production. It ain’t pretty, but it works!
Looking forward to exploring this method more in future!
Here are two timelapses we set up for some dialogue scenes from An Gadhar Dubh.
In the second video you can see the jaw substitutions on the bottom of frame, alongside the dialogue X-sheet.
We used a similar method for all characters with dialogue, many of which needed multiple angles; so for Peadar, the main character, we have 25 mouth shapes (9 key mouth shapes with softer variations for nuanced performance) and 25 heads in a full rotation. Thankfully the heads viewed from the back don’t require jaw substitutions (we’re not that mad), but we ended up with about 440 different jaws for just that one character.
There are more posts on the processes and techniques we’ve developed for An Gadhar Dubh here: LINK
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.