Here you will find all my work, scroll down for films and animations, photography and illustrations.
FILMS AND ANIMATIONS
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Connecting the Dots is a spoken word poem put into video form. The poem is a honest view of the world around me, exploring the art of learning, memory and how the brain expands subconsciously, the connections between all art forms and all people and the joys and struggles of being a human being. I created the video using lots of clips and pictures because i find it signify the way the brain works and learns through associations between things each individual has seen and experienced. Also i find spoken word is a art form that relays a lot on metaphors, being able to depict the metaphorical meaning of each lyric through film, while still having a consistent shot of the poem being read as to not distract the view too much from the message i feel works well.
1000 WORDS PER SECOND
A picture says 1000 words, in this video 1000 words are being said every second. Everyday for a year i filmed a few seconds of footage, so this video is a look back of a year of my life like a moving photo album of memories. I always thought of a camera as a magical device that captures moments and memories which are one of the most precious things to man. Its so long that i only recommended people with an impressive attention span watch. Good to watch if you just want to zone out for a while.
My first ever short paper animation film about the struggles and frustration of being creative and original. the small victory's and losses of everyday life, fighting the clock and the inevitable passing of time. About peoples inner child often lost in later life, with an element of randomness the video is ultimately open to the viewers own interpretation.
THE WRONG PATH
A animation film i created depicting the story of the song "Children's Story" by Slick Rick. The story of a mislead boy who's small mistake gets him to discover the dark side of the law in an unjust end. I chose this song because i feel it is built on a controversial topic with no real hero of the story, and while comedic at times sandwiches in serious issues in between the wacky exaggerated voices and fast upbeat feel of the song.
THE PIANO DOCTOR (EVERY MAN AN ARTIST)
As the German conceptual artist Joseph Beuys said "Every man is an artist", this is a 1st film of a series showing the everyday art in all activities and jobs showing every person is an artist in their own way. Concentrating on piano tuning and repair work of my dad of 40+ years of experience working on pianos. If i need of Piano tuning, repair or regulation contact by email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Short film collaboration between me (film creator) and my friend (spoken word poet, Fedzilla) A piece of work reflecting on her (hypothetical) children and the world they will be born into. I saw Fedzilla preform in a show i was also taking part in, approached her after the show in hope of animating her poem, she was excited about the idea so I shot parts of the film and animated others that i thought would be wonderful to see come to life making her words and thoughts physical.
BEFORE YOUR EYES
Before Your Eyes with a mixture of real film and simple animations was inspired by the song my friend created. Music by- soundcloud.com/zac-livemore
STOP MOTION ANIMATION CHARACTER TESTS
Just a small animation test of a few characters of up coming animation film i'm working on to get a feel of how they move.
STREETS OF LONDON
A short film depicting my view of the fast paced busy city of London done in Stop Frame form.
Creative Minds is a short promotional animation film i did for Phakama, an amazing creative company i work along side. I created the animation by listening to conversations between creative people and converting their views and ideas into metaphorical and visual stories and pictures.. Phakama website- http://www.projectphakama.org/
Kick Push was one of my first short films, a short fun film of me and my friends playing around over summer I shot and edited inspired by Lupe Fiasco's song Kick Push featured in the film.
The main character in the animation, "Bea" wants to break free from the life that she has and sets out to pursue her dream whilst overcoming various obstacles. Her dream is to travel, escape the clutches of her tedious daily routines/overbearing life. Music Written by Cassie Kinoshi- email@example.com
Short animation making the lyrics and thoughts physical of Lupe fiasco, Kanye West and Pharrell williams (the child rebel soldiers) through animation. The first verse by Lupe tackling the addiction of money and how one more dollar is never enough. Second verse by Kanye depicting the issue of fame and how it messes with peoples heads. And last verse by Pharrell approaching the problem of drugs particularly in young people.