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WILD WEST ANIMATED SHORT

Here is a small scale stop-motion film I produced during my 3rd semester at Staffordshire University. I produced all puppets, sets, props and animation for the film.  The puppets themselves stand 4 inches high from their feet to their head.

This is an animated short I made in my free time at Staffordshire University.

 

Whilst still only on my first term, I was itching to sink my teeth into an animated short with a three act structure and story.  Although it is a rough piece of animation, I consider it a success as it was a four minute film, scheduled and completed on a tight time frame.  I had a week of pre-production, 3 weeks animation and a month of working in post-production.  The film had over 40 separate shots and 10 setups. Please enjoy!

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This set maquette on an old western saloon was completed in two days.  It is made with predominantly foam board and acrylic paint.  Although wood would have been a more suitable material to build the set with, the foam board served me well for the timescale given on this smaller scale project.

 

From May - September 2017 I worked as a Puppet Departmant Modeller / Additional Animator under Sam Holland and Darren Thompson at the Animortal Studio in South Wales.  Although my duties primarily involved sculpting multiples of replacement heads, I was also tasked to animate a few shots for the film.

 

(None of the puppet/animation work in this teaser trailer is mine as I began work towards the end of production.  Once the film is released, I will post images detailing my involvement.)

CHUCK STEEL SCULPTING / ANIMATING

This is an animation completed by Giulia Marcolini and myself for the 48 hour "Crazy Horse" competition at the Stuttgart Animation Festival in Germany. We arrived with two suitcases of equipment, puppets and sets and after two days of work and 3 hours of sleep, we competed animation and edited the film.

STUTTGART ANIMATION FESTIVAL - 48 HOUR ENTREE - PUPPETS/SETS/ANIMATION

ODD SOCK - ANIMATION

From June of 2018 I underwent an animation internship at Aardman Animations.  I worked under Lloyd Price and Grant Maisey, producing a series of short animated segments.

 

During this period I also worked in collaboration with Assistant Animators in producing replacement Plasticine mouths for feature characters.

AARDMAN INTERNSHIP - ANIMATION

 

This page showcases my professional and personal Animation work. The following sections feature various Animated projects including;

 

Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires

Aardman Internship

De-rigging / After Effects

Stuttgart Animation Festival

Wild West Animated Short

Odd Sock Film

Along with my model making skills I am also proficient in rigging puppets/elements as well as working in after effects.  For my short film ‘St George and the Dragon’, I removed the rigging elements around the swords, utilising clean plates and various layer masks.

DE-RIGGING / AFTER EFFECTS