Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NDU International Film Festival

'SHOOT' has done it again!!!!  My film has just received an award for 'Best Animation Movie' at the NDU International Film Festival in Lebanon.  Thank you to Silk Road festival director, Carla Mooney for picking up the award on my behalf.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Portlaw Pumpkin Festival

I know its been quite a while since I've worked on my own personal work, but here is an illustration I created for an upcoming Pumpkin Festival for a small and wonderful community called Portlaw, Waterford.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Song of the Sea - How to draw Ben

Here is a little video demonstration showing myself drawing Ben from the Oscar nominated animation feature 'Song of the Sea'.  An on-line tutorial I created to promote the launch of  Song of the Sea's exhibition at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland.  A film I'm very proud being involved with.  

Friday, July 10, 2015

Butler Gallery - 'Song of the Sea' the exhibition

It has arrived!  Song of the Sea's exhibition opened 4th July 2015 at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland.  Twice Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon, presents an interactive, multimedia exhibition of original drawings, prints, storyboards, animation and scene realisation, revealing an insider's view of Cartoon Saloon's movie-making process.  The exhibition includes a large visual timeline of Song of the Sea history.  It shows the production process from initial drawings to the delivery of a world-class animation film.  A proud creation of mine.  The exhibition will run until the 11th October 2015.  So come on down and meet me, Animator In Residence.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SHOOT - Layout Development

Hi there!  To celebrate 'SHOOT' winning the Royal Television Society Award for Best Student film in London,  I have posted some more images of behind the scenes showing the layout process.  Each storyboard was translated into Autodesk 3ds Max to recreate the virtual world for the film.  I worked closely on each scene, such as camera positions and prop placements, ensuring a strong composition and a cinematic look for the film.


Friday, June 5, 2015

Best International Student Animation

SHOOT won 'Best Undergraduate Animation'  at the Royal Television Awards in London over the weekend.  Sammy Khalid (SHOOT), Dr. Mark Byrne (BCFE) and myself receiving our awards.  A proud moment for sure.

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Royal Television Society Awards 2014

Having won the Award at the Royal Television Society (http://www.rts.org.uk/for Best Student Animation Film, SHOOT will now head to London for the International Film Awards in June. Wish us luck!!!