Encounters 2011 Trailer

Okay, so I’m a bit late posting this.  We actually created it a few months ago.

The festival organisers wanted to make more of a distinction between the two sides of the festival, short films and animated shorts.  I’d already wanted to add some colour to the ‘Cinemen’ so this gave the perfect opportunity.  I also wanted to have something with a bit more energy.  What better way than to have the two characters running and jumping Parkour stylee.  Oh yes it’s what all the kids are doing now days.  So I’m told.

Anyway, here it is.  Thanks to Jane Davies, Chris Bowles and Kirsten Thacker for the wonderful animation, plus James T Lundie for the great music.


Ink-Dot: Tonic

Last year I was lucky enough to have a piece of artwork exhibited in an Ink-Dot show.  Ink-Dot features the work of many different designers and artists.  Each Ink-Dot exhibition starts with a theme, in this case it was the word Tonic.

I started to think of an everyday tonic to life.  As I used to live in the countryside but now live in Bristol I tend to think of parks as a welcome restbite from hectic city life.  So that was my starting point.  Below you’ll see my design progress from rough composition work to the final image.




Encounters Festival 2008 Trailer

Here is this year’s trailer for the Bristol Encounters Festival. This time I had some help. Kirsten Thacker created the 2D animation in Flash. Duncan Fraser worked on all the 3D stuff. Plus James T Lundie supplied the music again. There is a clearer version if you go to the YouTube site itself and click on “Watch in High Quality.” YouTube seems to have increased the contrast quite a bit so it’s lost a lot of detail in the picture. Oh well, not much I can do about that. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAXX0ghfzFA&hl=en&fs=1]