BBC Proms – Cello

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59 Productions’ Richard Slaney engaged me to create the animations for their collaboration with BBC Proms. The project involved projecting onto a moving cello whilst cellist Sol Gabetta played a bit from Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor.  Here is a ‘raw’ clip from the animation I produced.

The final product can be seen here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/bbc-proms-sol-gabetta-cello-film

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

‘Shaken Mirror’

59 Productions engaged me to work as senior animator on Kim Brandstrup’s spellbinding and nerve-jangling ballet based on the poetry of Søren Ulrik Thomsen. The ballet ran in May and June 2016 at Copenhagen’s Skuespillehuset.

The projections were principally about creating a shifting and uncertain sense of place using light and shadows. I built an array of interiors and exteriors that were then projected onto the beautifully stark set. Here is one example of the interiors.

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

‘Impossible’

Lysander Ashton at 59 Productions engaged me to produce animations for ‘Impossible’, a magic show that guides the viewer through centuries of tricks.

The show is touring the UK and elsewhere through 2016.

www.impossiblelive.com/tickets-tour

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

‘David Bowie Is’ Groningen

At 59 Production’s behest, I created some of the audiovisual content for the original exhibition back in 2012, notably the three videos in the exhibition’s final room, for ‘Jean Genie’, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide’ and ‘Sweet Thing’. The exhibition has since toured to the AGO in Toronto, MIS in Sao Paolo, the Martin Gropius Bau Berlin, the MCA Chicago, the Philharmonie de Paris, and the ACMI Melbourne. The exhibition in Groningen runs through the April 2016.

At each venue, the final room is redesigned, as are the videos. The video above is a mock-up of the four giant screens in the space, to give a sense of the immersive nature of the experience.

www.groningermuseum.nl/en/exhibition/david-bowie

www.59productions.co.uk

Damon Albarn’s ‘Wonder.land’

59 Productions’ Lysander Ashton engaged me as co-Animation Director, with Zsolt Baloch, to produce animations for The National Theatre’s ‘Wonder.land’. It’s a sumptuous production, created with the combined talents of Damon Albarn (music), Moira Buffini (script) and Rufus Norris (direction).

The video above of the computer game sequence is currently without Damon Albarn’s music due to the fiddly world of permissions. Below are three of the backdrops used for the action in ‘Wonder.land’.

It first opened as part of the Manchester Festival in July 2015 and moved to the National Theatre in London in November. It runs through to April 2016.

http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/wonder.land

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

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