Chuck Steel- its been a hell of a ride! 640 days=32 months=2years 8months. 7017 frames=292seconds=4.8minutes of my approved animation in the film. 3 houses. 2 cars. 24640 miles .15days more and I would have circumnavigated earth which is 24901 miles in circumference according to google.I cant thank the crew enough for all their help. From pesky Trampires on Friday to mischievous Early Men on Monday, I'm off to animate at Aardman!
Its been all go at Chuck towers! In January I celebrated one year at the studio and I thought an update was in order.
Firstly, for the directors birthday I thought I'd make a terrifying rendition of Chuck's face in cake. There was a kind of macabre satisfaction all round as it was sliced into cubes.
The big hand shots are now done, below you can see one of the more challenging ones in which I tried to make a lump of clay look natural holding a magnum.
I also gave a talk at UWE to the current BA and MA students who were all lovely and at no point threw rotten fruit at me, which I appreciate as it was my first time doing a talk! See photo below for enthusiastic animation faces.
I'm super excited because today we were given CREW SHIRTS! I can now show the world my Trampire pride with all their widdle faces across my back in an adorable skull shape!
Not animation related, but I made a promo video for my brothers LAN gaming event which you can see below. If you love gaming in Mid-Wales you should buy tickets to the next one as they are on sale now! Go to www.skynetwales.co.uk for info and tickets.
Ive been included as part of the advent calendar again! I've been sculpting and animating giant hands for a few weeks now. They present their own unique challenges and are ridiculous in a good way. I love my job :)
On Friday I attended the NFTS Aardman Academy certificate in character animation course graduation at Gasferry Road. I made a morph, met some fantastic graduates and saw some awesome showreels! Best of luck to the new graduates!
I am in the Chuck Steel advent calendar for the 6th of Dec! Pulling an intense animation face and sticking my chin out like Chuck himself, obviously just getting into character :) Follow Chuck Steel the movie on Twitter for more advent calendar pictures and updates! https://twitter.com/ChuckSteelMovie
One of mine and Roos Mattaar's student films "Verglas" is being shown in Melbourne, Australia at a pop up film festival about Christmas being projected in public spaces from a bicycle! Fantastic idea, feels very Bristolian to me :)
I am still alive and animating. In august I was promoted to Junior Animator and as of January I will be an Assistant Animator! Having all kinds of ridiculous fun which I'm not allowed to disclose, so in the long wait from now til the films release you can keep up to date with studio shenanigans on the Chuck steel blog!
So I just realised I'd left this page dead since December and it was high time for an update! So, in chronological order...
I finished my 12 week course at Gasferry road studios with an awards ceremony and industry screening. Here are some photos and our class showreel as well as links to the course pages at NFTS and Aardman Academy. They are running the course again this year so anybody interested should submit their application by June 29th, more info in the links.
I then went on to work on this beautiful trailer for an amazing director Magdalena Osinska, check out her work here https://vimeo.com/magdaosinska.
I animated on this mad little project at A+C studios in Margate (http://aplusc.tv/) in which we worked through the night in a 36 hour challenge to recreate the world famous superbowl adverts in Lego.
Chuck Steel:Night of the Trampires
I have been lucky enough to get a full-time job on this stop-motion feature until Nov 2016! I'm currently the puppet dept runner and have been spending a lot of time sculpting, soaking everything up. Its a great crew and a great project and I'm so happy to be a part of it. Here are some pictures, the trailer & the previous short film and a myriad of social media outlets where you can follow our progress!
Stop-motion animator and model maker with an interest in documentary film-making.