Sunday, November 09, 2008


Vintage, Recycled Fashion and Design Boutique.

Saturday, March 08, 2008


Mad crazy snow storm outside.

The start of this lapse is not great but wait a little while and the snow flakes get bigger
and can be seen more easily. Also the quality is terrible it really needs to be seen in HD.

so here's a RS link for clip at 752*500

I think it makes for some interesting patterns.

Thursday, January 03, 2008


Well the temparature dropped from around 6 celcius to -24 in the space of a 24hours-ish.

So a photograph of my boots that keep my toes happy is appropiate.

That fluffy bit comes out and can be worn as slippers round the gaf.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Well the set survived its transportation to Montreal and is now set up for the final few shots (well the ones for that set anyway).

This pic is massive so for any of those compositing inclined click the image and save it and you can see how tight you can zoom in, or a real nice little drift in emmmm...: yummy.

I am shooting the whole thing absolutely massive like 3000/2000 pixels, why am I shooting this big? simply because I can, well that was my reasoning at the start. Combustion/AFX has no problem handling the file sizes and a 400g hard drive is well cheap nowadays... so IMAX here I come.

Well maybe not but it is really handy having the files this size because I can add in camera moves in post. So if I zoom 3x I'm still at HD and for TV I could nearly go in 4x and then pan around.

Ill post up a clip in the very near future so check back!

Montreal kicks ass but I can smell the cold on the way.

Friday, August 10, 2007


Magnets are really great.

When building the set I really wanted the floor to be plaster coated, this caused problems for the model and how to attach it to the set, ie what tie-downs to use. If I was to screw through the plaster at every spot where the models had to be attached the set would be totally ruined.

On a previous project I had put tiny but strong magnets in the models feet and a metal plate underneath the plaster but this caused problems, when the characters feet got too close to the ground they just snapped down wrecking the piece of animation.

In the above photo the magnet isn't even fully under the model and it is still holding the weight

So the new way is to have metal feet on the character and a really strong magnet on the underside of the set.

Monday, August 06, 2007


Here are a few pictures of the set contruction and couple of lighting tests.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Big thanks to Tom, Eoghan, Kevin, Laura, Carol and Denata for a fantastic holiday.
Here's a few random photos.

Food eatting place... snails were quite nice.


Day-lake, pedaloing kicks ass.

The grass lands

View looking over the lake in the evening

The dreaded junky mattress where every(one/lad) had to spend a night, in some cases a few nights!
One of the little side streets/canals.

An issue with Carols garments, Eoghans totally about to flip out.

Le Grand Écran, Annecy.

Saw so much good stuff here, really surprised by the amount of stopmotion and really good stop motion not just plastercine men with finger prints, Madame Tutli Putli and Peter and the Wolf being the stand out films.