random updates from an irish animation student

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Busy Bee

i've been very busy with the film and thesis.  Here's some stuff from the preproduction.  Maybe more substantial film updates to come. 

del model sheet

Ethil Model sheet

Final Penguin Design Doodle

Thumbnail storyboards


Friday, October 28, 2011

Ridin' low

just a quick doodle of my good friends fast fingered fatricidal fiend doin' what he does

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

current project

im currently working on my film, im at an early stage now, just working up concept art and solving plot problems.  Making a short film is hard, let alone making it well.  Hopefully i can come out with something to be proud of, here's some doodles and research of the world, character development and ending with a concept sketch of how the film could look

bear doodles

just a sketchbook scan, for character reference, thought of basing a character on a bear

Terminal Tim

Monday, September 12, 2011

Astro Quest

So here are some examples of work from my film "Astro Quest"

Coloured billy

ok so i was playing with flash and took this as a lesson to remind myself how buttons and such work. these are some smaller parts of my film astro quest, just hit the little play button man and you can see some keyed/half animated sections of my film

from humble beginnings, to intergalactic space hero to suffocation, Billy's been through it all!

as always thanks alot for taking the time to look at what im working on, cheers

Catch up post no. 1

alright so here's some old work that hasn't surfaced before.

First off here's a small ad made for a fair trade project, in my feedback i was told being cruel to the little guy in my video wasn't the 'fair trade way' I used the project as a way to test out stuff in after effects, flash and premier. Green screen and compositing were fairly shameful, but i did my best, we had 3 weeks to do it and thats what i came out with. it rendered out wonky with some things showing that should have, but i was too rushed at the time to fix anything.

When clearing out my old harddrive i came across one of the stopmotion tests for an esting (for the channel e4) i was working on in second year.  I spent 14 hours shooting only to scrap it all and quickly throw together a flash esting with a badly put together gorilla character

Ok so its sloppy but i thought i had destroyed it all, this was all that remains, i love stopmotion but i learned i really dislike using clay.. too bad i bought several kilos of the stuff, oh well..

i thought since im showing old work my next post will have a load of stuff from my unfinished film "Astro Quest" 

i wanted to post the title card but it, with alot of other work was lost when in june or so my computers hard drive completely failed and my backup corrupted. (sucks eh?)
//edit.. found it

Its been a while..

ok, i'll open with a bang, here's some more recent work.  This is my first attempt at a showreel and i hope, come april/may i shall be able to take this down and link a better one from my vimeo account.

here is a link to my portfolio - also subject to renovation in the next 8 months or so

ok so over the coming week i hope to rejuvenate this blog.  A more definite look should be sorted out along with a few posts. i have some sketches and that since last i posted.. ofcourse that would be expected given how long its been, in saying that its disappointing at how little i have to show for the gap.

i also found this site megaswf that hosts swf files.  localhostr, which i used to use for this service only has download links now, so anyway, hopefully there shall be some more frequent updates from here on in.

thanks, i'll be back soon