SONS Records work placement

January 30, 2010

my workspace at Sons Records, using a verry nice Apple Mac Pro with widescreen display

CD and Cover for This Is Seb Clarke (now available at HMV)

Please find the work from this placement in the back of my A3 physical portfolio



January 12, 2010


This is a finished version of my short film/animation.

Animation style influence

January 8, 2010

I really like the book/storytelling style of animaton used in this piece.

Draft Storyboard

January 2, 2010

developing narrative ideas

January 2, 2010

I have combined the last 3 narratives together, to make the story alot more complex, then just merely documenting the villages past (as recommened by Julie Depledge in my experiment and process)

During the Experiment and process class I had to mix my project up abit and add something that I usually wouldn’t consider.

I added the concept of metaphor to my narrative and then began creating more ‘imaginative’ ideas. As opposed to the dull documentation style I had been using. I had been told that I was under too much pressure from the previous inhabitants of Troedy, to create something that was true-to-life and documentative and respectful of what happened there.

However, still remaining respectful and sensitive to the subject, I have made it more imaginative and not entirely based on every aspect of the village.

My aim is not to document Troedy, but to remind people of the stories and memories hidden in places. To revive Troedy for people to remember it, as it is easily forgotten as a abandoned village. I want to recreate the happiness that was there, the life and the colour of the happy childish memories that have been shared with me by the inhabitants.

This video with tips and advice, has proven really helpful in helping my decide scene. it takes me so long to decide on what angles to use. But this video explains what connotations each angle can have.

Also, the pen he uses in the video, has greatly improved the quickness and ‘looseness’ of my drawing for storyboards. I am usually a perfectionist when it comes to drawing storybaords, takes up all my time. So I have started using my Faber Castell brush pen! the drawings are not as perfect but it has helped getting my ideas down quicker, as i think of them – rather than spending alot of time on one drawing.

Here’s to a more improved storyboard!