For us creative types cutting a new reel is like timing a Bonzi tree. It is a perpetual process that can take many years to perfect and no matter how much you snip, snip, snip there is always going to be more work to be done and nobody else is going notice any difference. With all that said, I present my latest and eh greatest animation reel, check back in a few weeks and undoubtedly there will another newer even better version that is two frames shorter.
As the Laurels mount up Abe’s Story continues to make it’s mark on the festival circuit around the Globe. From South Korea to Canada international audiences are getting a chance to see and enjoy all our hard work. Next up we have the festivals Washington DC, Dingle, Omaha, Nevermore, Moscow and Rome.
Keep up to date with the latest Abe’s Story news at our freshly minted website and of course I will see you all at the Oscars in 2021.
Here are some red carpet interviews from Santa Barbara.
One of the more inspirational places I have had the pleasure of working was at UPP in Prague.
I rented an apartment through AirBB near in the old Jewish Cemetery in Zizkov. For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of Cemeteries and the one in Zizkov out of all of them is the most hypnotic.
Other than sleeping or working on big budget films like Wonderwoman or Allied this is the place were I spent most of my time.
Cemeteries have that timeless nature that reminds us of our own mortality. All the great, wise, talented people that occupy these spaces once had thoughts and worries. Just like living.
I returned from Prague in the Spring. Leaving Zizkov and it’s dead to rest in peace.
In Victorian London, Abe an obscure Irish writer struggles to find inspiration while he balances the demands of his hectic day job as theatre manager.
Starring Colin O’Donoghue as Abe, David Bamber as Henry, Owen Roe as Richard and Jonathan Ryan as Arminius Abe’s Story takes it’s visual inspiration from Victorian Shadow puppet theatre.
Written by Adam H. Stewart and Garry Walsh Abe’s Story represents the first foray into animation for Snackbox Films and will premiere at the 2019 Galway Film Fleadh in July.
Creating a new directing and cinematography is a tricky thing for an editor. Probably the best argument why you should avoid editing your own work. All that being said I feel proud of my latest reel, it only took me four years to complete. Full breakdown available on request.
Special thanks to you to all those brave souls who let me point a camera at them and also for additional photography, Paul Deng, Matthias Grunsky, Richard Walshe, Paul Lucas and Bhaskir Maj. MUISC: FKA twigs – two weeks. SHOT ON: RED Scarlet / Canon 5D / 7D ; Vintage Nikkor & Canon L Series Glass.
The process of photo surveying involves taking multiple photographs (50-100) from various angles of an object which is then used by 3D software such Photoscan to create a 3D model.
Today I was photographing Crucifixes for Penny Dreadful Season 3. An average of 70 shots each, and there were 10 different variations.
No prizes for guessing what I’ll be seeing when I close my eyes to go to sleep tonight…….
I am always amazed at the power of music…..
I was given a couple of hours of footage by the client which we whittled down to less then a minute for A Roll. I sourced my own B Roll using three tracks as a guide.
Winged Victory for the Sullen
These three finished edits are identical, but for me the music completely changes the feel and tone. What is your favorite ?
I this big auld baseball was modeled in in Maya for Prologue Venice Beach, CA.
I’m not a huge fan of Baseball but I have to admit tuning in just to see my Baseball on ESPN.
I guess you could say that I am easily pleased.
For the last four months I’ve been working on the Showtime TV Series Penny Dreadful currently shooting it’s 3rd season at Ardmore Studios, Bray Ireland. I’m in the VFX department working with Supervisor James Cooper and much of my work has been under NDA so I can’t really post much, until the show airs that is …