Shellies animation at the Beacon Centre, Exeter

Another lovely morning with the families at the Beacon Centre yesterday making a very sweet little shell creatures animation πŸ™‚

Lumen Nature Prints and Painting

The beautiful sunny weather in Honiton yesterday was perfect for a nature walk and creating lumen prints πŸ™‚

Using just sunlight, the lumen prints were made by exposing leaves, twigs, grasses and flowers onto black and white photography paper for just a few minutes. A quick dip in fixer and the images are set.

The Imaginary Library

And we’re off! I’ve started planning in earnest for my latest project “The Imaginary Library”. It’s a children’s show, and will feature puppetry, projection mapped animation and a live score. I’ve managed to get a crack team together so it’s all quite exciting πŸ™‚

Concept drawings below – now for the Arts Council application. Chocks away!

 

Circus Puppet Story at Magic Carpet

Beautiful puppets and scenes by the guys in Wednesday’s group

Beacon Centre Easter Animations!

The lids had so much fun at The Beacon in Exeter last Thursday – here’s your film, guys, I hope you enjoy it!

Interactive Digital Media at Magic Carpet

An art-technology mashup!

First, the guys drew a jungle-forest backgound, and then, separately, created some fierceΒ  animal characters which we cut out and animated against a green screen.

Then, through the magic of digital media, we overlayed the animation on the background, and projected the whole thing onto a screen and, as you can see,! had a lot of fun interacting with our scary creations!

The animation we made:

Plus some pics of an interactive shadow puppet and projection workshop I ran with the same group at the end of 2018, but didn’t get time to post.. The guys made drawings of scenes from the Nativity story and black card shadow puppet characters, then I projected their drawings and they reenacted the story with their puppets on the big screen. We also made animal hats so participants could interact with the screen as a shadow puppet themselves. This was all done in a day – interactive digital media can make for very magical experiences for people.

Creative Club

I can’t believe we’re past half term already! The first four Creative Club sessions produced some lovely work in January and February, from moody charcoal scenes to eggbox puppets! Take a look πŸ™‚