Here are some iPhone snaps of my recent adventures ...travelling to partner studios and even visiting the president ...
|The crew in Norlum|
The animators in Noerlum are deep in production with some really gorgeous work being produced there . Fabian , Fredirik and I presented a work in progress teaser reel and discussed the coproduction so far at the Cartoon Cine conference while we were in Viborg.
Last week, Adrien, Stuart , Fabian and myself visited Studio 352 in Luxembourg to catch up on the layout, animation and bg work presently being done there. It was good to meet the new additions to the team and to meet again with the crew who spent time with us in Kilkenny earlier in the production. I feel like it's all going really well and I'm excited to see each new scene taking shape. They have a lovely crew in the studio now , I hope to get a chance to visit them again later once they are deeper into production.
Back in Kilkenny we have been joined by another old friend from The Secret of Kells , Niklas Kragh Andersen , a great layout guy. It's a pleasure to be working with him again.
|Niklas, me and Andrejz|
Here's a photo from a recent "fajitafriday" in Billy Byrnes pub in Kilkenny, with myself , Niklas and Andrejz Radka pictured. It was a great night with almost the entire Kilkenny crew out to see Andrejz off. Andrejz is finished his 3 month stint in Kilkenny and will continue to animate for us from Paris. Indeed another of our talented animators , Ornelie Prioule is returning to Paris to continue to work from home as well. It was great to work with them in the studio for a few months and I'm sure the whole crew will continue to be inspired by the work they send us each week.
|Gilles ,Animation Supervisor for 352 and his army issue tin mug (he really is exmiltary! )|
|some of the 352 crew including Nic Debray and Victor Ens who visited us in kilkenny and who are animating some |
lovely scenes at the minute.
We have over 60% of the posing completed and even more layouts done. The key bgs are finishing up this month and ink and paint is getting started in digital Graphics in Liege .
Hard to believe that , all going well, we will be almost finished by this time next year...
Oh and by the way there's a few photos from my visit to Aras an Uachtarian, where we celebrated 20 years of the Irish Film Board with President Michael D. Higgins. I'm pictured with such men of greatness as Will Collins , Nicky Phelan,Paul Young and Eamon Devalera.
|The lads in the Aras|
|Me and the long fella.|
|Me, Nicky Phelan (of Brown Bag fame) and Will Collins in Aras an Uachtarain|
|a production flow chart i spotted in 352 - the work of Mssr.Thibaut Ruby no doubt|