LAURI ACHTE

I’ve been collaborating with Lauri Achte for the music and sound design for Give Trip A Break. He just sent me the final version and it is awesome! I’m so impressed with what he’s done and how much it adds to the film. We talked about working together on the next part because it makes such a difference to give sound to the film. He’s doing all sorts of other interesting projects and the music in the film is brilliant. Can’t wait to show everyone!

Check out his work https://soundcloud.com/kuplasound

Exhibition at LTM

The opening at the London Transport Museum went really well, it was so nice to see everyone’s work exhibited there and we all appreciated having the special screening and watch them all again. Nice work everybody!

Back to the Trip project…

EXHIBITION AT LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Parties CharactersOur animations are part of an exhibition at The London Transport Museum, opening May 17th. Here are the characters I designed for the animation ‘Parties’ (online soon!)

THE SPACE

A few of us have our Shakespeare animations on the BBC/Art Council website THE SPACE. We also did interviews that you can see on the website too. Nice to revisit that project it was such a great collaboration. Thanks a lot to The Space, The RSC, Jo Morrison, Darryl, Steve and Birgitta!Picture 2

 

http://thespace.org/items/e0001k02?t=ccj5g

Music by the talented Laura Stevens: http://laurastevenscomposes.blogspot.co.uk/The Space interview

Workshop with Joanna Quinn

Here’s the class animation we did in the workshop. Mine is the third one, I used Trip. She encouraged us to keep it really rough and although it was a very short exercise I could see how much everyone’s work has improved recently. I definitely learnt tons in those 2 days, Joanna is such a brilliant animator and she was really encouraging.

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Now The Party’s Over…

We had our presentation today, it went well. I’m so impressed with the groups work, I’m going to miss working with them. Well done everybody! All the other films were brilliant to, amazing what can be done in a short space of time when you work together. I definitely saw huge leaps in everybody’s work.

 

Compositing…big cat, little cat

We’ve been compositing the animation. Phew! so many layers and many more to go! nice to see it coming together. Plenty of resizing issues to overcome and fine tuning left to do.

Working on the last shots

Trying to finish all the animation this weekend has been a task, but necessary so we can be final cutting tomorrow! Can’t wait to see the bits that haven’t been put together yet, and all the elements that Steph has worked on that are just great! David and Lynn are working on the lines part when the characters jump in the cab and the bus. They’ve worked really hard this weekend. Thanks everyone…last little bit!

I did some drawing in pencil for what seemed like the first time in ages. Such a beautiful feeling. Not that I don’t like drawing straight into flash but theres no comparison, for the sensation paper and pencil gives. These were just to get the position for the final shot.

         

Unseen Sketches

Some pictures from the sketch book, parts that made it into the film and parts that didn’t. Would have been fun to have her screaming on the sax! See how the Pianoman and the cat could have been friends in the end. There are so many drawings in my sketch book I’d like to post up. Hope to do a few more before the end of the project if there’s time.