Well the time has finally come- yesterday I submitted by major project/grad film. The short 2D animation follows the pre-show everyday rituals of a travelling Carnival troupe, and took about 6-8 sleepless months to complete during my final year at RMIT. It won't be online (in full) for a while, but I will make and post a teaser/trailer shortly!
Now I'm going to sleep some more!
The Show (2010) Written, directed & animated by Rebecca Hayes
Sound design by Angela Grant
Oh, and I redesigned the blog! It's lighter and much easier to read now. Productivity!
With the Carnival of Mysteriesnow open (and almost sold out!) and only two weeks left to work on my Grad film, things are raaaather crazy. Many sleepless nights ahead to get this beast coloured and finished!
If you like the show Community, and you like good comic art, it's probably in your best interests to check out the Community Comics blog! I've made a few (like the one below), and they're a bunch o' fun!
Shadowplay is now online! A series of stop-motion vignettes created for Drawing No 1, a group exhibition exploring the mysterious realm of childhood, held at c3 contemporary art space in July/Aug 2010.
The animation was created traditionally using a series of handmade shadow puppets. The final work was then projected onto a mystical dream catcher, suspended within the sky. The projection created a multi-layered viewing experience where visions of shadows moved in and out of focus amongst the clouds...
Drawing No 1, curated by Jemila MacEwan. Including artists Julia Atkinson, MONA FRANK and S.P. Jamestwon, Rebecca Hayes, Finn Robertson, Jemila MacEwan
I'm just putting together a post including my stop-motion work which was included in Drawing No. 1, a group show exploring the Craft Cubed festival theme of childhood held at c3 contemporary art space last month.
Here's a preview for now!
Still from the animation
This exhibition was a Craft Cubed sattelite event and a RMIT Union Arts supported presentation.
The dead lines for my short film are creeping closer and closer... be prepared for more sporadic updates here!
I've just started rough animation after a fair few weeks of finalising all the layouts and backgrounds in the film. I will do a proper post soon about background art, but for now a sneak peek at some production tests experimenting with the final look of the film! I'm combining traditionally painted backgrounds and artwork with digital character animation.
Finally starting to see it all come together... And just a few doodles from the sketchbook of ponytails, scarves and dalmatians. Now back to the animating I go.
More visual development for my grad film. The Giant and the Child use the Hall of Magic Mirrors to perfect their appearance...
Also, Drawing No. 1, the group show I've been working on is opening this Wednesday (21 July), 6pm at c3 Artspace! Come along! Material and immaterial artifacts from the exile of childhood... The works span video, installation, animation, photography, painting, soundart and sculpture.
Things sure are getting crazy around here- I'm currently in the final stages of pre-production for my final year animation. I'll be posting more once things calm down a bit, but for now here's a WIP of one of the main characters in a Perspective run/walk exercise made for my 2D unit.
Finished! Huzzah! Animation exercise in secondary action for uni. Animated entirely with pencil and paper... and lots of scanning
Also, I've just finished up our website for The Sisters Hayes, check it! My sisters and I have a show coming up in a few weeks for the 2010 Next Wave Festival, so if you're in Melbourne this May be sure to check it out. More news on that to come verrry soon!
Anyone else agree that this year is moving way too fast? I don't have much to post at the moment, have been animating on paper and pencil lately (yay) and have yet to scan it all.. For now a just a quick character sketch: