Friday, 25 November 2011

There's a rhythmic ceremonial ritual coming up

We did a music video a little while ago for Jumeee, R'nB popstar and dance choreographer extraordinaire, and he's releasing the single today. The song's called Back To The Future, and the video has already been featured on both Radar Music Video and Directors Notes, yes! Jumeee also recently performed the song at Westfield shopping Centre - the new one in Stratford I think - and won a competition for some recording time. Hooray for Jumeee. Would you like to see and listen...?

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Live in trees, chew on feet, watch Lost on cable

Some artwork from our new set of Lost postcards, drawn by me and Emily...

We'll be selling the postcard at Leeds this weekend, and hopefully they'll be up on our Folksy shop soon. They are a set of 11, and include Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Sayid, John, Ben, Juliet, Charlie, Claire, Rousseau and Hurley. Emily and I love Lost! We've been meaning to do something like this for over a year, and we finally got them done! Hurrah.

Everyday I write the book

This last week, in between animating on the new film, I've been putting together lots of new zines, magnets, flipbooks, and postcards. It's all in preparation for the Leeds Thought Bubble Comic Con, which is where I shall be this Saturday and Sunday. Come and see me! I will be in Saviles Hall near Clarence Dock, which is the smaller of the two halls where there will be in total 300 stalls selling sequential art! Here's a picture from my new flipbook to entice you:

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

You stole the sun from my heart

Earlier this year, Emily and I worked on the new film by director Charlotte Boulay-Goldsmith, called The Man with the Stolen Heart. We setup the character rigs in After Effects, took ages, but it's a lovely looking film and is now complete! It's about a sad man who loses his heart only to find that someone else is using it. It's got a real painterly look, very sketchy too.

The film's shown at a few festivals already, but it's showing this week at Encounters in Britsol, which is very cool. Emily is there this week at the festival, so if you see her say hello!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Should you plan to travel way down South...

Nest will be at the South East London Zine Fair this Saturday, and Reena, as ever, shall be selling some of our zines, including Les Petits Chiens en Costume, Les Animaux Etranges, and A Book about Poo. The event is on at the Amersham Arms, and more details can be found here.

Emily and I are beavering away at the moment on some new stuff to sell at this month's Thought Bubbble comic con in Leeds (as well as working on our film...quite busy!), so I will post some pictures of things once they are made, which will

Saturday, 5 November 2011

If you really loved me you'd buy me the Great Pyramid. Oh, I'm so forgetful, you already did

A little while ago Emily and I were contacted by Emily Alexander at the Old Fire Station in Oxford, which is a new shop/gallery/cafe/studio/theatre/exciting space. We sent off a package of things, and now those things are being sold. The shop has its grand opening today in Oxford, and they are selling zoetropes, flipbooks, and Les Petits Chiens en Costume zine all handmade by us. They are also selling lots of other really pretty things. If anyone wants to buy me a present, pretty much everything on their blog looks lovely, but definitely the pouffe by Fun Makes Good.

Anyway! The shop is at the Old Fire Station, 40 George Street or Gloucester Green, Oxford OX1 2AQ. Hooray!

Friday, 4 November 2011

When mama was moth

We finished our stop motion shoot today, and we actually managed to do all the shots we planned. We then started working on a few experimental, unplanned shots when our new strobe light broke. Stupid strobe light. However, before it broke the strobe light did help us light this linetest of a moth, which we are quite pleased with:

Here is a photo of the moth model when he is not flapping about:

I didn't enjoy making the moth much. I hate moths a lot, and to make this one I had to look at a lot of pictures of moths in close up. It was disgusting.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

I'll take the high road from factory to factory

This week we've been doing some stop motion work, using the green screen studio at Factory in Manchester. I am pleased to say that I didn't mess up the oil pastel animation - well there's a bit of a funny bump, but we've decided it is part of the charm! We've been doing lots of paper cut out animation too, and some experiments with a strobe light which we are very pleased with.

Does this drawing here look scary to you? I hope it does at least a little.