Hey everyone, this is what I’d look like if I made myself out of paper.
In case you were wondering.
There will be more to see, but for now, here’s what I got up to in the week before the festival started:
For the past couple of months I’ve been designing posters for the fantastic fringe show The One Hour Plays.
“What the hell is The One Hour Plays?” I hear you ask. Well, in their own words:
“With copious help from our audience, each play is conceived, devised, costumed, scripted and performed before your very eyes – with a newly painted backdrop and a freshly composed score! Art Attack meets Anneka Rice with live playwriting, this is a richly sensory spectacle which lays bare the nuts and bolts of the theatre in all its eccentricity.”
Above is the newest poster for the show’s run of shorter 20 minutes plays as part of The London Zoo’s ‘Zoo Lates’.
To find out more about the plays, go to their website, and to see a few more of my posters just take a scroll.
Erm… Close enough.
Allow me to introduce my new showreel to y’all!
This is a long overdue update on my old showreel, which is now over 3 years out of date, and includes music videos for The Low Anthem, Efterklang, Allo Darlin’ and Liz Green, short films and commercial work.
I’m always looking for new interesting work, so if you like what you see, please get in touch.
P.s. I apologise for the use of “y’all” earlier. I’ve been watching Deadwood again.
I worked with the Leisure society last year when I made the music video for their track ‘Dust on the Dance Floor’.
The band are a really lovely group of people, and I worked again with Christian on a little viral marketing video later that year.
Since then they’ve been in the studio incubating their new album ‘Alone aboard the ark’.
The artwork for the album was created by Owen Davey, who I’ve known since my art foundation. Owen has worked on many of my videos with me, as well as providing much of the score for my documentary, Little Tibet. He’s a very talented man.
Anyway, before I start writing sonnets…
I was very pleased to get a call from Nick asking if I’d be up for creating a short teaser for the album using a segment of a new track.
Is a bear the catholic?
The track ended up being ‘The Sober Scent of Paper’, which is a beautiful ode to the tragic life of Sylvia Plath.
I knew the video would be another paper animation, but I wanted to try using origami models instead of the cut and glued models I’ve used in the past. I wanted it to appear that the models could simply have grown from the discarded lyrics, left to take life on their own.
I kind of suck at origami, but luckily Bec Boey, from The Matey Institute, is rather a master. So having enslaved her I set about dunking things in fish tanks and constructing make-shift greenscreens.
All in the name of art.
I feel I should mention my Red Lamp here, but I think I’m planing on writing an opus about it someday, so I think
In the meantime- I mean, as I was saying…
Here’s the finished video!
If you like what you see, or more importantly what you hear, head of over to Clash Music, where you can download the full track for free and read more about the band.
New showreel coming soon.
A well a everybody’s heard about the a bird, b-b-b-bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word.
The bird is a penguin.
A couple of months back the wonderful people at MediaCore asked me to create a short animation about ‘the flipped classroom’; a new approach to teaching which aims to re-energise the teacher/student relationship.
I’m not going to explain it in any more depth than that, so you’ll have to watch the video below.
I hope you liked it, and I’ll be bringing you something rather more aquatic in the near future.