Well Thought – Monster To Mice website goes live!

I recently completed work on an a short piece called Monsters to Mice, which was commissioned by Well Thought.  I provided the voice over as well as creating the animation and design.

Well Thought describe themselves as “Experts in strategy, marketing and design.  Our network extends us into behavioural science, management consultancy and research.”

Here’s a link to the site:

http://www.wellthoughthq.com/

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WW1 Wilfred Salmon and the First Blitz website goes live.

http://wilfredsalmon-firstblitz.blogspot.co.uk/

Along with my colleagues Shelly Wain and John Harmer, I worked on three animated sequences training volunteers from Bexleyheath and St. Paulinus School in Crayford over the summer term.  Over two days, I worked with the Pupils from St. Paulinus school, who created the characters for the funeral procession scene, the animation for which was overseen by Shelly at the Bexleyheath Armed Forces Weekend.  John oversaw the filming of the shots involving the Gotha bombers flying across the sky and the puppet of Capt. James McCudden, which I made, set in Joyce Green airfield.  I also oversaw the animation of the scene with Salmon flying his aircraft.  There are a couple of images from the Bexleyheath workshops, which took place on 23rd June 2017, which can be seen near the bottom of the page.

 

Here is a link to the finished film, which combines live action interviews as well as the animated sequences.  The live action was made by volunteers, overseen by Digital Works. http://www.digital-works.co.uk/history.html

 

Recent and upcoming work

I am pleased to say that I have begun work on a new project with Westminster Archives, as well as with a new client Well Thought, a management consultancy based in Winchester.

The Westminster Archives film centres on Private Samuel Godley, who fought in the Battle of Waterloo.

The commission for Well Thought is under wraps for the moment but will be embedded in their new website, which is under construction.

I recently ran a workshop with Theatre Tots, based in Woolwich, London.  The children devised a story around the theme of Elf School, then voiced and animated it within the space of a morning.

The Hour: Animation to promote new art prints by Neil Wyatt at The Handmade Cyclist

I was commissioned recently to animate five art prints by graphic artist Neil Wyatt at The Handmade Cyclist. The Hour record was broken most recently by Bradley Wiggins.

THE HOUR

The purest test of a rider and machine, the hardest ride of them all.

A series of five artworks by The Handmade Cyclist, exclusively available from www.thehandmadecyclist.com and www.rouleur.cc

 

Here’s how the Handmade Cyclist website tells the story behind the prints:

THE HOUR

The Hour Record. The purest test of a rider and machine, the hardest ride of them all.

The story of The Hour is one of drama and intrigue disproportionate to the simplicity of the challenge. From the great Eddy Merckx’s shattering of the record in 1972 to Bradley Wiggins’s awesome fusion of fitness and technology in 2015. This series of prints illustrates the great and sometimes controversial record-breaking rides that defined their eras.

The Hour strips aside every outside influence on the rider. One rider, on the track. No wind, no hills, no drafting.  Just the rider and the bike.

The man-machine.

 

 

If you want to buy the prints there are two sources.

They can be purchased directly from The Handmade Cyclist

http://thehandmadecyclist.com/collections/the-hour

or

Signed copies are available from Rouleur Magazine.

Here’s their take on the story of The Hour:

The Hour Record, one of the most gruelling events in cycling; the purest of tests and most prestigious of records – one hour, one bike, one rider

Five screen prints, commissioned from artist Neil Wyatt, celebrating 40 years of Hour Record history. The achievements of Merckx, Moser, Obree, Boardman and most recently Wiggins are commemorated as A2 prints. These seven-colour hand-pulled screen prints are exclusive to Rouleur, each one numbered and signed by the artist, limited to 100 of each edit.

https://rouleur.cc/shop/rouleur-products/hour-record-screen-print-merckx?cur=GBP

https://rouleur.cc/shop/rouleur-products/hour-record-screen-print-moser?cur=GBP

https://rouleur.cc/shop/rouleur-products/hour-record-screen-print-obree?cur=GBP

https://rouleur.cc/shop/rouleur-products/hour-record-screen-print-boardman

https://rouleur.cc/shop/rouleur-products/hour-record-screen-print-wiggo?cur=GBP

Nature Magazine animation

I recently animated a couple of sequences for Nature Magazine, which can be seen here at the 3:30 point as well as 8:00:

The brief was to animate Lego bricks, but virtual ones as opposed to actual bricks. I created these in Photoshop then animated them in After Effects.

TV Pilot

I’m excited to announce that I have been asked to participate in a friend’s TV project.   Jenny Muncaster is an artist, based at The Colour Factory in Winchester, who is about to embark on a brand new TV series (title TBC) in which she encourages members of the public to create their own art using a variety of techniques.  I have been invited to create some animated sequences as well as some voice overs (possibly).

Here is the sequence that I created fore the pilot episode.  A second version was used in the version that was taken to the Cannes TV festival and won a distribution deal after a bidding war.

https://vimeo.com/122363162