Thursday, 30 July 2009

Tessa's time

This image shows Tessa's days of the week as she sees them. The faint line in the centre of the image is midday.

This image shows Tessa's coloured numbers, and also her centuries. The black arrow shows where she stands, with the past centuries flowing away to her left and the coming ones to her right.

Tessa in her studio completing a stained glass window commission.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Glitter bug

I had a ball on Wednesday interviewing Tessa to see what she saw when I played her some of the new sounds. It was great fun to do and there was LOTS of glitter gel, silver paint and sparkly stuff flying around. I came back completely inspired but with loads of work to do, so I'll post a bit when I think I have some of it sorted.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Sketch books part two

I've waxed lyrical about the joys of sketch books, but recently as the film progresses and I am spending lots of time reviewing, editing and note taking, I have noticed that my sketch books are suffering. Yuk.

Lists and lists of writing, check boxes and 'to do' reminders. Not good. Worst of all is what I am sketching when I get around to it...

See below.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009


I've come to a bit of an impasse with the imagery for the final section of the film. This is partly due to all the interesting new sound effects that Adam has added to the sound track, which I just don't have any synaesthetic responses for. So tomorrow I have arranged to go and visit Tessa at her home in rural Hertfordshire and play her some of the new sounds to get her responses.

Tessa is a stained glass window artist, who has a wonderfully descriptive drawing and painting style, so it's always fascinating to see her respond to sound. Her imagery always contains lots of silver and metallic colours, and has a translucent quality (a bit like stained glass).

I've bought a whole lot of art materials I know she'll love; glitter gel, metallic acrylic paints, big brushes and (my favourite) a set of water soluble Caran D'Ache crayons. Nothing beats the amount of sheer pigment they pack, and I love to see them nestling in their little box... There's something so satisfying about new crayons.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Out of hours networking event

So my film for the Great animation Challenge is going to be screened at Lighthouse in Wolverhampton next Tuesday evening, 21st July. I'm toe curlingly embarrassed to be screened but know I must face up to my duty (wo)manfully, so if any one is around the West Mids on that date then please pop in to see my beetroot face.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Underwater video for Fax of Death

I know I have some masochistic issues but deciding to take up the Great Animation Challenge has to be proof that I need some medical help.

Three and a half minutes of animation? Crazy lady. Anyway, I did it in 10 hours (which is not a boast, more of an excuse) and finally - after one abortive attempt - managed to get it uploaded to Vimeo. Voila...

Underwater fax of death from Samantha Moore on Vimeo.

Monday, 6 July 2009

shift_life weekend

I thought I'd just post a couple of photos from the Shift Time opening weekend, where we beta-tested our 'shift_life' interactive digital eco-system. All went well and the audience responded brilliantly!

< Eugene and Dew setting up

< our little dome tent in the Quarry park, Shrewsbury!