Tycho Brahe Planetarium’s ‘Made In Space’

59 Productions engaged me as one of 3 animators to create animations for the new permanent installation in Copenhagen’s Tycho Brahe Planetarium. It was an extraordinary job. I was tasked with creating visual depictions of impossible-to-see quarks and electrons, as well as animating the formation of the Universe we see today. No mean feat! The result plays on a loop across 5 massive screens, as well as various 4K TVs.

To learn more about the project, visit 59’s page on the project: http://59productions.co.uk/project/made-in-space/

Project produced by 59 Productions: www.59productions.co.uk

‘Songs of Abdulkareem Abdulqader’

And so to Kuwait City’s new Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre for a projection-laden celebration of Kuwaiti songwriting hero Abdulkareem Abdulqader. Below are some stills from my sequences from the show.

Project produced by 59 Productions: www.59productions.co.uk

‘Life of Galileo’

59 engaged me to work as lead animator for Joe Wright’s production of Brecht’s ‘Life of Galileo’ at the Young Vic. It was a spectacular show all round, with superb performances from the cast and excellent (and loud) music by The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rownlands. A giant 13 metre dome spanned the ceiling – upon which were projected various epic space sequences.

It was a considerable challenge creating these sequences, particularly in the freeflowing to-and-fro of theatre, but we pulled it off (to judge by the reviews). Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to show the epic final sequence, so here is a simpler one (alas also without the music).

Project produced by 59 productions: www.59productions.co.uk

59 Production’s ‘City of Glass’

Long time client 59 Productions embarked on their enormously ambitious stage adaptation of Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy. It opened in Manchester and then moved to London, where it was greeted by rave reviews.

I was one of four lead animators on the show. There is animated content for every second of the 105 minute production, so it was a big undertaking! See some of ‘my’ bits here, mapped onto a 3D model of the set to give a sense of how it is in the space:

Project produced by 59 productions: www.59productions.co.uk

‘David Bowie Is’ Tokyo

Another ‘David Bowie Is’ install, another city. This time was Tokyo, at the Terrada warehouse and it was bloody fantastic.

If you don’t mind an uncharacteristic lapse in quality (the video was filmed on a smartphone), then you can check out my ‘Jean Genie’ video/lighting as it appears in the space:

You can read more about the exhibition in the following post:

http://www.marcosandeman.com/2016/03/11/david-bowie-is-groningen/

One Two: Trailer

Trailer and website are live!! See them here:

http://www.onetwoseries.com/

‘One Two’ is a comedy series that strips away the glamour of the music industry and exposes the gritty grind, the Sisyphean struggle and the glorious vanity of it all.

The series has been written and produced by Nat Jenkins. I’ve directed three of the six episodes, one set in London, one in Copenhagen and another in Amsterdam. They’ll be released over the next couple of months on LesInRocks and VICE Holland.