Animated Review

  1. Now on Vimeo VOD: vimeo.com/ondemand/levelodelelephant/158143873

    paper cut-out animation, 9'04", © Folimage / La Boite... productions 2014

    Script, direction, design: Olesya Shchukina
    Music: Yan Volsy
    Sound design: Philippe Fontaine
    Cinematographer: David Toutevoix
    Backgrounds: Lucrèce Andreae, Sandrine Héritier
    Animation: Lucrèce Andreae, Marjolaine Parot, Olesya Shchukina

    Distribution and festivals: j.mourlam@folimage.fr
    To buy a dvd: http://www.folimage.fr/en/boutique-accueil/dvd-folimomes_152.2.htm
    Some making of photos: http://spitsbergenisland.com/Le-velo-de-l-elephant-The-Elephant-and-The-Bicycle

    # vimeo.com/94838847 Uploaded
  2. This warm and witty spot showcases Dorset Cereals’ personality and links to nature, aiming to build on the emotional connection between consumers and the brand. Directed by Conor Finnegan, the ‘Life Begins at Breakfast’ message uses entertaining animal characters supporting the brand image to reinforce how important breakfast is to starting the day.

    The brief was to create a world where Mike, a bird DJ who works at Dorset AM, wakes the nation with his early morning radio show, Dawn Chorus. It was a tight enough schedule from initial go-ahead, with just two weeks for model/ character-maker, Jessica Dance, to create all 18 characters (each one lovingly crafted in 100% organic British lambs wool). Meanwhile, Andy Gent and his team were creating the miniature sets and props that make up the film. We had a two day shoot at Clapham Road studios where we shot all the puppets live-action on set, puppeteering them on sticks and creating walk-cycles with lumpy wheels. After the shoot it was back to Nexus HQ where we began adding all the 2D animated arms, legs, wings, eyes and 3D beaks, etc. It was lovely to see the film come together from initial designs to sets and characters being built to finally adding the VO and animation. Each step getting closer to the finished product.

    # vimeo.com/94948822 Uploaded 15.8K Plays 17 Comments
  3. See all the videos associated with this project at Plasticine Rhythm

    More at andymartin.info & twitter.com/handymartian

    On 28th April 2014 I put on a Plasticine Rhythm workshop at 'Pick Me Up' at Sommerset House in London. At it attendees learned the principles of replacement stop motion and made a companion piece to my animated short Plasticine Rhythm. This is the result.

    Watch behind the scenes footage from the day at vimeo.com/94840111

    Thanks to Pick Me Up (pickmeuplondon.com), Somerset House and Strange Beast (strangebeast.tv) for helping put on the workshop.

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    Watch 'Plasticine Rhythm' at vimeo.com/andymartin/plasticinerhythm

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    Listen to and download 'The Plasticine Rhythm EP' featuring all the songs associated with this project for free at soundcloud.com/handymartian/sets/theplasticinerhythmep

    # vimeo.com/94692235 Uploaded 3,325 Plays 2 Comments
  4. An old film I was working on right before we decided to do Late Night Work Club

    the classical music I used rather heavy handedly in this video is Mendelssohn Symphony Number 4

    Most of this film was made in 2012, a few new bits added in 2014.

    # vimeo.com/41308958 Uploaded 16K Plays 27 Comments
  5. It’s about a dark and odd friendship. This film was inspired by the death of my cat last year. I had a strong regret feeling after her death since I did not take care of her really well.
    My second year film at CalArts 2014.

    Sound Design by Pin-Hua Chen

    # vimeo.com/94487843 Uploaded 1,271 Plays 6 Comments

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