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Posts Tagged ‘animation’

An interview with Claire Powell: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet the multi talented graphic designer, illustrator and award winning animator Claire Powell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Artist Claire Powell describes how coming late to illustration has been no bad thing, why dance inspired her colouring book artwork, how to make an award winning animation in your spare time and the joy of fart machines. Love meeting my featured colouring book artists!

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Your artwork is about the freedom of dance, can you tell us more about it?
Well I knew almost immediately I wanted to feature a variety of characters in my artwork and I chose dance because I felt I could create a feeling of happiness and movement which would be fun to colour. I wanted to capture the feeling of being lost in the moment, which is how I feel when I’m illustrating and that’s how people feel when they dance to good music... or colour in! Each character is dancing in their unique way, lost in the music. The composition intentionally starts small and grows across the page – a crescendo of movement. Hopefully this piece makes people smile, maybe they’ll have a favourite character, or identify with a dance move - one… read more

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An animated video from Co-Pilgrim: Pushover

Oxford based band Co-Pilgrim have produced another beautiful animated video to accompany Pushover...

Written by Amelia Gregory

The new Co-Pilgrim animated video for Pushover was made by Claire Bennett (who sings in Co-pilgrim) & Suzy Brough. This is the same team who made the Fairer Sea video, […]

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Maz O’Connor & Marry Waterson collaborate on an animated video for Awake Awake

Combining an ancient sensibility with modern means, Maz O'Connor and Marry Waterson have made this wonderful animated video.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Folk singer songwriter Maz O’Connor releases the first single from her much hailed album This Willowed Light accompanied by a beautiful animated video by fellow folk star Marry Waterson. I […]

A Flowering Theory embroidered art animation by Stefanie Posavec and Abbie Stephens

Protein commissioned two artists to create an arts short for Channel 4 Random Acts; the result uses an extract from one of the most influential texts in scientific literature, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.

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An extract from one of the most influential texts in scientific literature, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, was the inspiration for this beautiful animation of embroidered plant forms. […]

Kingston University: RARE Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2012 Review part three

At this year's show Kingston graduates showcased animation of exceptionally high standard - look out for names such as Phoebe Halstead, Angie Phillips, Zuzanna Weiss and Rosanna Wan.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I didn’t manage to watch all of the Kingston University graduate animations at their RARE showcase and sadly none of them are available to view in full online, but here’s […]

An interview with film director and animator Britta Johnson: making the King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O video for Laura Veirs

I love the animated video that accompanies this 'Family Folk' song by musician Laura Veirs. Featuring a cast of colourful characters.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Continuing a run of blogs about brilliant animated music videos, check out this treasure from multi-disciplinary designer Britta Johnson. In November last year American folk musician Laura Veirs released Tumble […]

Andrew Bird, Eyeoneye: Animated Music Video Review

The new music video from singer songwriter Andrew Bird features a brilliant animation by Yu “Ewan” Morita. Think fuzzy felt and spinning planets!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I absolutely love the new animated video which accompanies Andrew Bird‘s song Eyeoneye, which is the first single from his album Break it Yourself, released on Bella Union earlier this […]

An interview with illustrator Alice Loveday Dupre about making the video for Farmer and His Gun by Charlie Simpson

Illustrator Alice Loveday Dupre was commissioned to direct and create the video which accompanies Charlie Simpson's new single. She explains the process of animation in this fascinating interview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Charlie Simpson – he of the chiselled jaw and big eyebrows – put his futuristic ‘triple breasted women‘ Busted days behind him long ago. He left in 2005 to be […]

London International Mime Festival Review: Plucked… a true fairy tale by Invisible Thread

My 2012 Mime Festival experience kicked off with some innovative and thought-provoking puppetry from new theatre company Invisible Thread, directed by Liz Walker.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Invisible Thread by Janneke de Jong. The London International Mime Festival has quickly become one of my January highlights – c’mon, what else is there to get excited about during […]

David Longshaw, Father Said: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Designer David Longshaw talks us through the narratives and themes of his latest collection, plus an insight into running your own label!

Written by Amelia Gregory

David Longshaw S/S 2012 by Abi Hall. We’ve been following David Longshaw‘s career since we spotted him at Fashion Scout back in 2010. His work continues to evolve in intriguing […]

An interview with illustrator Justin Wallis aka MILKBBI, as featured in Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration

The charming US based illustrator Justin Wallis featured in my first book of illustration back in 2009, and since then he's been incredibly busy...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Space Girl notebook from MILKBBI shop. Arkansas based Justin Wallis featured in my first book of illustration. Since then he’s been expanding his MILKBBI online product empire, as well as […]

An interview with illustrator Lesley Barnes, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Illustrator Lesley Barnes has contributed to Amelia's Magazine since 2009 and is featured in both my books, for which she designed the front cover type. She was super busy in 2011, with projects for Channel 4, Wrap Magazine, Soma Gallery, Penguin Classics and the V&A to name but a few.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lesley Barnes first got involved with Amelia’s Magazine when she answered the Shelter open brief back in early 2009. Since then she has appeared in both my books, and has […]

Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou describe making the video animation for new single Big Water

In an Amelia's Magazine exclusive Trevor Moss describes the making of the stop-motion animated video for new single Big Water, released on Heavenly. Fascinating stuff.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Out tomorrow, shop the fab new single from Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, pilule now signed to Heavenly Recordings. When I was sent a link to the video for Big […]

An interview with Alberto Arcangeli: the musical maestro behind Pop Down The Rabbit Hole

Italian Alberto Arcangeli is a musical wonder: he played every single instrument on his debut album and he's just won a prestigious animation prize for his video for Wheels and Love. But, by day, he is a finance manager. Read on....

Written by Amelia Gregory

Alberto Arcangeli by Gigi Gray. He’s gained plaudits as far away as China. He blends genres and styles in a totally inimitable way, look all by himself. From the dreamy […]

Interview with Swedish singer Cornelia about new single Aquarius Dreams

She's a singer, songwriter and producer: meet the multi-talented Cornelia, creator of beautiful vocals on top of intricate beats. Her latest single Aquarius Dreams is out now, accompanied by a wonderful animated video by Stitch That.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cornelia by Lisa Stannard. New music sensation Cornelia was introduced to me by Manchester based illustrator Lisa Stannard, abortion who features in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Cornelia’s Aquarius Dream […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Communication Art and Design

Best animation, illustration and graphic design from this year's Royal College of Art graduates: Tom Senior, Peter J. Laugesen, Jo Blaker, Mike Redmond, Cat Roissetter and Eleanor Taylor.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nomads by Tom Senior. I will confess that I found the new location for Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art show somewhat difficult to navigate – […]

An interview with Lesley Barnes: Creating the animated video for the Belle and Sebastian single I Didn’t See It Coming

The wonderful illustration work of Lesley Barnes gets animated in a video for Belle and Sebastian - it's a match made in heaven. Let's find out more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Concept art for the video. The talented illustrator and animator Lesley Barnes has only gone and done it again: she’s produced the most wonderful video for Belle and Sebastian‘s joyous […]

Kingston University: Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2011 Review. Animation.

Love animation? Then you'll love this lot: with work from the likes of Sophie Powell, Zach Ellams, Moira Lam and Sean Weston. Feast your eyes on this.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Detail of artwork for The Deptford Mice by Zach Ellams. As for the animation from Kingston, decease I didn’t manage to take much of it in at the exhibition so […]

Kingston University: Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2011 Review. Downstairs.

There was lots more talent to discover downstairs at Highs For Your Eyes. Meet some of the best: Soo Choi, Hannah Rowlands, Marin Matsuo, George Mein, Frances Ives and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zodiac by Hannah Rowlands. Now for the downstairs section of the Kingston Illustration and Animation Highs For Your Eyes graduate exhibition. Soo Choi was one of the nominated student illustrators […]

Kingston University: Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2011 Review. Upstairs.

Absolutely adored the work of so many Kingston illustrators: here's Ellie Tzoni, Jason Munro, Eve Lloyd Knight, Tom Clohosy Cole, Abigail Read, Henry Wood, Hey Gyeong Jang, Patricia Voskova, Jack Hughes, Sam Falconer, Sarah Maycock and Emily Rudd.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lobster by Ellie Tzoni. The illustration on display at the Kingston graduate show, sales Highs For Your Eyes, sick was of an overwhelmingly high standard, cheapest so much so that […]