1. Bog Eye Man

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    from Owen D. Davey Added 59 0 0

    Following on from our collaboration with poet Tim Wells on our film, Robey, Craig Bilham and I have just finished this one with poet Jemima Foxtrot, who incidentally is up for the Arts Foundation Award. We filmed Jemima at her then home of Balfron Tower in East London (soon to be rid of all its pleb residents to make way for listed-Brutalism fetishising dosh digglers) as she performed her poem Bog Eye Man, faultlessly and repetitively until we got our act together.

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    • Robey

      06:35

      from Owen D. Davey Added 14 0 0

      The stories in this film are told by the poet Tim Wells, a local to Hackney who agreed to be recorded by Craig Bilham and myself in June 2014. Over the month that followed, we took a number of journeys in around the west end of Seven Sisters Road and the now derelict Sir George Robey pub, attempting to trace the settings of Wells’ stories, collecting video footage and audio recordings that we felt had a connection to the words. The soundtrack also contains elements of Klaar and O.D. Davey recordings, as well as Mudie’s Mood, the track referenced by Wells within the film. Our main inspiration was dub music; highly manipulated, built upon and reshaped versions of original reggae tracks - the type of which Wells was raised on - their results often lilting, fading, echoing, full of interference like a memory of the original parts, momentarily lucid and confused. Wells’ stories themselves are a truthful account of the dirty fantasies and dirtier reality of a youth misspent in the pubs and parks of Seven Sisters Road during the 1980s, told with the poignancy of sentiment, despite it all. This film was commissioned by Rowan Arts for the heritage project Seven Sisters Stories: www.sevensistersstories.com This project was supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Islington Council.

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      • POW

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        from Owen D. Davey Added 311 1 0

        POW is written and read by Rebecca Perry and is taken from her first collection of poetry, Beauty/Beauty, which is out on Bloodaxe Books: http://www.bloodaxebooks.com/titlepage.asp?isbn=1780371454 This poem seems to me - at least at its most superficial (at the level at which I wanted to start thinking about it) - to be about the visual but often unacknowledged associations we make with certain words and phrases that mean something separate to those associations. So I took each phrase and entered it into youtube, ripping whichever bits of video I most liked from each page until I had collected two or three pieces of video for each line of poetry. I then repeated the process using single words, resulting in another four or five pieces of video per line of poetry. I then edited some of this together, using human emotion to make the choices. Then refilmed the footage twice over to unify it in its own linear strand of video resolution. This is what gives the cuts the white bursts, the images the warped slant and the colours the deep saturation. I thought that using the algorithms of the internet to help me choose the images associated with each word or phrase would be interesting because that is so often the way in which we search for the meaning of words now, and also adds an extra dimension of chance - of association - into the process. The internet often throws up unexpected/unwanted results when we give it words, and we see this as a failure - a misinterpretation of our own words rather than the internet's own interpretation of them. So in this film you have Rebecca's original associations, as expanded in her words, my associations as inputted into the internet, and the internet's associations, as chosen through its interpretation of my search history. The internet is a kind of brain but one that we don't usually associate with emotion; simply literal interpretation. But it has contributed to this emotional outcome as much as I have.

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        • When it comes to Christmas, there's no place like Manchester

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          from M–Four Design Studio Added 410 29 0

          The 2014 Manchester Christmas TV ad developed and produced by Kilogramme for M-Four Design Studio and Marketing Manchester. Taking the illustrative style of Owen Davey's initial skyline artwork, Kilogramme brought his illustrations to life in this short 20 second ad promoting Manchester's many festive destinations. Directed by: Sam Jones Producer: Jon Turner Character Design: Emma Reynolds and Sam Jones Background Design: Kristian Duffy and Owen Davey 2D Animation: Sam Jones, Jonathan Redmond 3D Animation: Jon Salter 3D Build and Composite: Paul Campbell Music: Heather Fenoughty at The Composer Works

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          • Robey

            06:35

            from Rowan Arts Added 675 2 0

            HD Video. 6:36 minutes. 2014. Dir/Camera/Sound: Craig Bilham and Owen Davey Words: Tim Wells The stories in this film are told by the poet Tim Wells, a local to Hackney who agreed to be recorded by Craig Bilham and Owen Davey in June 2014. Over the month that followed, they took a number of journeys in around the west end of Seven Sisters Road and the now derelict Sir George Robey pub, attempting to trace the settings of Wells’ stories, collecting video footage and audio recordings that they felt had a connection to the words. Our main inspiration was dub music; highly manipulated, built upon and reshaped versions of original reggae tracks - the type of which Wells was raised on - their results often lilting, fading, echoing, full of interference like a memory of the original parts, momentarily lucid and confused. Wells’ stories themselves are a truthful account of the dirty fantasies and dirtier reality of a youth misspent in the pubs and parks of Seven Sisters Road during the 1980s, told with the poignancy of sentiment, despite it all. This film was commissioned by Rowan Arts for the heritage project Seven Sisters Stories, www.sevensistersstories.com. Owen Davey curates video-strolls.com, an archive of films about place and journeys. This project is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Islington Council.

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            • Track Day Process

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              from Owen Davey Added 982 53 2

              A time lapse of my screen whilst creating an illustration of a car. See the finished image here: http://www.owendavey.com/Track-Days

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              • Benecol – Steve’s Heart

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                from Owen Davey Added 7,643 521 7

                Illustrator // Owen Davey Animator // Vector Meldrew Producer // Mother London Client // Benecol

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                • Unidentified Piano (2010)

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                  from Callum Alden Added 29 0 0

                  music video which was a kind of exercise in getting-to-know-final-cut. nothing more, a lot less. music by catgut // http://littlecatgut.com

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                  • Orange - The Feed

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                    from Tim Ruffle Added 411 18 0

                    I was lucky enough to work with Poke on this lovely animation for an Orange website called The Feed. The Feed isn't running anymore but it was a cool site that you could interact with and be apart of something new each month. This video explains a little about it how it worked. All the illustration and design was done by the super talented Owen Davey. Check out Owens work at www.owendavey.com Produced at: www.pokelondon.com Client: Orange © Poke London 2011

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                    • Working Progress

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                      from Owen Davey Added 772 35 0

                      This video condenses several hours of hard work into a few minutes. It shows my working process for digital colouring, from start to finish. The piece is from my new picture book 'Laika' which is due for release in the US is October and the UK in November 2013.

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