'When The Day Breaks'

Just seen this amazing animated short and it's semi-paralyzed me it's so good! 


Animation Beginnings and Inspiration

For my Defining Interactive Practice module at university we have until February to do basically any project we like, whether it be a continuation of previous work or something entirely new. I've decided to really concentrate on animation (utilizing illustration along the way) and finish off a project I started last year, although changed around a little bit.

So far I've been drawing down a lot of ideas and loose draft storyboards in my sketchbook, as well as trying to teach myself how to use Adobe After Effects. I definitely want to continue with 2D, hand drawn frames scanned into the computer as opposed to experimenting with 3D computer generated animation. 

I've also been looking at existing animations to try to work out how they were achieved and put together, here are some of my favourites.

Music video for 'No Turning Back' by Sarah Blasko, directed by Celeste Potter (not sure if she was responsible for creating all the animation) I think this is just stunningly perfect and wonderful!

'Howard'  by Julia Pott. I absolutely adore all of Pott's work, both animation and illustration

'Pipelines: Here, There, Everywhere?' by Daniel Gies / e.d. films. An educational film about pipes and plumbing systems but the animation is totally gorgeous.

Music video for 'Full Moon Reggae Party' by Tigercats by illustrator and Tigercats' lead singer, Duncan Barrett

Music video for 'Hide' by Kris Menace featuring Miss Kittin, animated by Mathieu B├ętard, Pierre Ruitz and Jonathan Djob Nkondo.

Music video for 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards' by Tame Impala directed by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling.

Dance Yrself Fitter Artwork

Here's the poster and flyer that I designed for mine and my boyfriend's clubnight at The Star and Garter in Manchester, featuring Siouxsie Sioux and Lizzy Mercier Descloux! I used the same cut n' paste trad fanzine style that I used on my Typical Girls posters because it's super fun and fairly quick to do and I really love the aesthetic that you get with it. The first night went really well and I've already started organising the next one!

Underachievers Hooded Fang Poster

My most recent poster commission was an updated version of a poster for Manchester clubnight Underachievers Please Try Harder advertising their Hooded Fang gig at The Castle in Manchester's Northern Quarter. 

While I'm on the subject of Hooded Fang, I absolutely lovelovelove this single and the amazing animation that goes with it!

Sadly I didn't actually get to go to this gig as I was at the clubnight that me and my boyfriend organise, artwork for which will be in the next post!