Sunday, 26 February 2012

BUFVC Learning on Screen Awards

I'm pleased to announce that Damned has been shortlisted for the Learning on Screen Award in the Student Production Postgraduate Category by the BUFVC (British Universities Film & Video Council). The awards ceremony takes place in London on 26th April.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Damned Commended at Animated Exeter

Woohoo! Damned receives a Commendation at Animated Exeter Awards Night.

"An ambitious story well told and with great character design."

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Nexus Storyboards - Hotels.com



A couple of commercials I storyboarded last year at Nexus Productions went live recently so I thought I would post some of the boards that I made for them. The first one is for Hotels.com and is directed by Smith & Foulkes. Unfortunately I didn't hold onto the final boards (they're somewhere at Nexus) but I did find a couple of shots that were cut early on that I managed to hang onto.

The first one is when the characters go to a German beer festival. Initially the idea was that with each location their costumes would change but it ended up being just the cups they're drinking from. Whilst storyboarding I sat next to Bjorn-Erik Aschim who was working on the character designs so I was able to incorporate some of his early designs into the boards.

The second panel is for when the characters are in an English tea house. I've posted a grab from the finished commercial so you can see how the shot ended up. In the first pass the statue behind them was an old portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

Anyways, I'll post about the other commercial soon (for which I kept all the boards).

Monday, 20 February 2012

British Animation Awards

I'm very proud to announce that Damned has been shortlisted for Best Student Film at the British Animation Awards.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Skwigly Magazine

Whilst at Encounters Film Festival back in November I did an interview with Ben Mitchell from Skwigly Online Animation Magazine. I talked alongside Francesca Adams about our graduation films. You can read the interview here.

The Interview was lots of fun and I learnt that, when what I say out loud gets translated into text, it makes no sense. To overcome this happening again, I shall take to carrying around small index cards of prepared answers.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Animated Exeter

I'm pleased to announce that Damned has been selected for Animated Exeter in the UK. The festival takes place 11-19 February. We will be screening in 'The Graduates' competition, so if you're around then please come along. More information can be found here.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

MPSE Golden Reel Awards

I'm very pleased to announced that Damned has been nominated for a Golden Reel Award!

Huge congratulations to Sound Designer Tom Drew, Composer Jon Wygens, and Sound Recordist Howard Peryer who spent many long hours making the film sound absolutely amazing!