A CG Arts and Animation/ACT/Interreg Live Commission
On Friday, July 12th at Grays Civic Hall, Essex, the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne performed a programme of music on the theme of 'rhythm'. The programme of music explored ideas of rhythm in classical music and in the celebrated jazz of the late Dave Brubeck. The director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, Marc Feldman, challenged the CGAA community to work collaboratively to create an original work of animation designed to accompany his orchestra's performance of one particular example of early twentieth century music that blends classical and jazz rhythms to exciting effect. The animation was rear projected onto a large screen measuring 8.5m wide by 6.2m high, in front of which the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne performed live.
Over a period of ten consecutive week days, the students, staff & alumni of Ba Hons CG Arts & Animation were challenged to produce abstract digital paintings in synesthetic response to segments of the music to be performed by the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne. The CGAA community were asked to listen to a musical extract and then respond to it visually through the creation of original digital paintings in Photoshop. The animation was derived from these paintings and created using Autodesk Maya and After Effects.
I'm a CG artist working just outside of London, specialising in finding innovative and creative ways to represent unusual types of information through the use of computer generated animation and art. This approach has seen me creating animated short films as well as site-specific installation using projection mapping. My animated work has been featured on dozens of high-profile websites including: Short of the Week, Vimeo Staff Picks, BBC and even the late, great Roger Ebert's website.
In 2012 I delved into the world of film photography with no previous experience, and have been happily photographing on analogue formats ever since. When I'm not making animations, I'm probably out taking a photograph.
This blog covers just about everything you'd want to know about my creative endeavours: past, present and future. Check out the links below which will take you to my various creative and social network pages.