Titles for a ‘5 questions’ interview series with Vice & Samsung
A small series of animated factoids for a podcast from Vice and Samsung.
A (very) short film about the scale of space, and gravity at play.
'I wish to fall from so high that I no longer fall I wish to feel the awe of orbits within orbits
A (very) short film about office life
Record/Record is one of My Graduate Films from the Edinburgh College of Art Animation Programme. The film uses a series of layered paper cut-outs to create an echo effect, and a sense of depth, perfect tools to explore the themes of record and memory present in this film.
This piece was made for a collective of short form animations called Exhibit A around the theme 'running on empty'.
Exhibit A - Running on Empty
Étude is one of My Graduate Films from the Edinburgh College of Art Animation Programme. The film acts as a conversation between composer Laren Polic and myself. By continually responding to each other’s audio and visuals, we created a rhythmic animation that visually maps sound by exploring categories of line, colour and texture, before blending these elementstogether in a hectic finale. This piece acts as an exercise in skill, and a study ofhow to portray a complex piece of music through animation.
A Field Guide to Internet Behaviour
A Field Guide to Internet Behaviour is a series of animated gifs that aims to start a dialogue surrounding social media. While most people use some form of social media, the discourse surrounding the medium is often extremely negative and distorted – I wanted to start an honest conversation about the way we use it. Through observing and interviewing social media users, I created a something that reflects the multitude of ways people interact with technology and the internet. The field guide allows people to identify their own social media usage, engaging them on a familiar level and encouraging more self-aware discussion. In the future, I plan to take this project further, identifying more character types, categories and sub-types and developing the characters as Facebook stickers – making the conversation part of social media itself.
It opposed to the very public nature of Social media. Patricipates only in a controlled and quiet way, ensuring securuity and some degree of anonymity.
Takes pleasure in the online provocation of others.
Uses the attention from social media to affirm self worth.
Engineers their social media presence by building an online persona through a careful curation of events in their life.
Uses social media as a way to ease anxiety and abate awkwardness by substituting unwanted social interactions with online ones.
Documents their life and thoughts through social media, often as they are happening.
Usues social media platform to discuss, promote and practice activism and engage in political thought
Sees gaining followers, subscribers and likes as the most crucial part of social media, and works hard to acheive that.
Rarely posts their own content, instead distributes the work of others according to their interests and the interests of others.
Uses social media as a platform for comedy. Their main goal is to make others laugh, and is rarely serious.
Often finds sustained attention online, both positive and negative, to be distressing. Regularly takes sustained periods of time away from social media as a result.
Nina & Flick
Nina and Flick is a collaboration with animator Vera Babida and was made as part of the Glasgow AniJam in 2015. The Film earned the overall winner of the competition, going on to be screened at Glasgow Short Film Festival, and later went on to be nominated for a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award.
Nina and Flick
She Said is a music video made for the Edinburgh Based Band Roy's Iron DNA. unfortunately, the song was eventually cut from the album and the music video was never used. The film went on to screen at the World Festival of Animated Film in 2015.
10 Films 10 Days
10 Films 10 days is a project run by the Edinburgh University Edinburgh College of Art Animation Department where participants are challenged to create 10 films in 10 days, challenging participants on their imagination, resourcefulness, and endurance. This collection is a selection of my best entries to the competition in 2015.