I found a box containing the drawings from my BTEC Foundation animation, along with a good whiff of air left over from the mid 1990’s. I would have been 17 or 18 years old when I made this. It was originally shot on a roll of Super-8 film – which is now long lost to the mists of time.
So I decided to re-shoot using 21st Century technology (a creaky old iPad).
Now I’m able to watch it again, I can confirm that I still don’t have a clue what’s going on, but I do remember having a lot of fun making-it-up-as-I-went-along. I think there is a gangster clown in it, and it is his birthday.
I made an animation about my partner and her friends’ ongoing legal case – to get sign-language access at entertainment events and venues. They have a Crowdjustice funding page over here – it’s a great cause; go and give them loads of money!
Recently we went on holiday to France. It was great! The highlight, for me, was Nantes, which seems to be a really quirky, fun little city. I loved following the green line and finding all the art installations and exhibitions that were going on. In fact, I almost want to run away and start my own little bijou animation-design studio business out on the island, but, (A); I am the world’s worst business person, and (B); I am also the world’s worst speaker of French. I can’t even speak Breton. And (C); I probably wouldn’t get any work done, because I’d be too busy trying to get a ride on the elephant.
Anyway, I digress. I really enjoyed exploring Nantes, and I think everyone’s favourite bit is Les Machines de l’ile. I couldn’t afford any of the expensive tourist tat though, so I’ve decided to draw my own.