Celyn’s distinct illustration style and colour palette gives this 2D film for designers Barber Osgerby and furniture manufacturers Vitra a very unique look. The film shows the life of a young designer, who, after starting up her own creative company, demonstrates how the Map Table can become an integral part of studio activity and the ever evolving environment. The natural flow of each scene, perfectly emulates the many useful aspects of the table’s construction and the growth of the simple geometric shapes Celyn uses to represent the table, reflects the versatility of the product’s design.
Concept – Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
Direction and Design - Celyn Producer - Beccy McCray 2D Supervisor – Dave Walker
2D animation - Stuart doig
2D animation - Maki Yohikura
2D animation - Manav Dhir 2D animation - Luca Toth Compositor - Alasdair Brotherston Composer - Dan Arthure Studio manager - Natalie Busuttil
Directed by: Colin V. Barton - 4 min. Color / Sound: 'The Sun' by the Naked and Famous.
Based on multiples of fours, '4 Givings' moves through the cycle of the day with the central theme of forgiveness, release, renewal, and acceptance. Following an alchemical motif, earth, wind, fire, and water recur and are represented by archetypes and abstractions.
Animated on fours, this all 35mm direct on film animation was composited in After Effects.