Saturday, 27 July 2013

The Energy Show

Illustrator working on "The Energy Show" - a show teaching children about energy, channeling the aesthetic of Steam-punks. 

Using Photoshop, After Effects and Catalyst; the animation will appear live on Science Museum's IMax cinema screen. The projection will incorporate photographic/video elements (supplied by Science Museum media archive) within the supporting explanatory imagery, which is created in the style of chalk-board diagrams and writing. A 3D animated character 'i-nstein' also makes an appearance.

All content will be created to be cued live.

Director: Martin Lamb
Video Designer: Nina Dunn
3D Animator: Mike Wyatt
AFX Animator: Asa Movshovitz

Latitude Festival 2013

On Saturday 20th July 2013, I pre-programmed and operated live video for National Theatre Wales & Neon Neon: Praxis Makes Perfect, in the Theatre Arena tent at Latitude Festival.

The immersive gig/album launch was for Welsh Electro/Pop outfit Neon Neon – AKA Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys and producer Boom Bip.  The show was inspired by the life and mysterious death of the Italian multimillionaire and anti-fascist publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.

See here for more details.

Friday, 17 May 2013


Praxis Makes Perfect

In a secret location in Cardiff, I was the Animator and Video Design Assistant, (artworking in Photoshop and animating in After Effects) for an immersive gig/album launch for Welsh Electro/Pop outfit Neon Neon.

Video Design: Timothy Bird
Director: Wils Wilson


For Mariinsky Theatre's current production of Gounod's 'Faust', in St. Petersburg, I hand painted backdrops, which were transformed into large scale moving oil textures.

Video Designers: Ian William Galloway & Nina Dunn
Director: Isabella Bywater

X & Y

What is the shape of the universe? Is it finite or infinite? Does it have an edge?

In their new show x & y Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould use mathematics and the theatre to navigate the known and unknown reaches of our world.

x & y is co-produced by Complicite and the Science Museum.

I had the pleasure of being Video Assistant - programming in Catalyst and animating in After Effects for a scratch performance of 'x & y'. Projecting visuals on the IMax cinema screen in the Science Museum.
We used a new Thunderbolt>PCI hub to capture the performers live in hi-res and incorporated them into the animations.

The Audience

I was Video Animator for new theatre production The Audience, starring Helen Mirren, at Gielgud Theatre, London West End. Visuals were projected onto the wall.

When I first met her, she introduced herself; "Hello, I'm Helen and I'm the Queen!"

The Audience tells the story of how for sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Mare Rider

My first taste of animating for the theatre/live performance industry was creating video content, which got projected onto hospital curtain and the actors. I worked with MESMER, under talented designers Ben Walden and Dick Straker. At the press night, I met Alan Rickman, who is a good friend of Olivier Award-winning actor Kathryn Hunter. I can't believe he saw and complimented my work! See it while you can at Arcola Theatre, the production will also tour in Sweden and Germany.