Sunday, August 13, 2017

Anibar Animation Festival

I will be teaching a Masterclass in animation production at the Anibar animation festival (Pejë, Kosovo). 
20/8/17 at 14:00. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mecal - Barcelona International short and animation film festival

I will be teaching a master class at the Non Stop festival Barcelona on March 18th, 19h at Sala de actos. I will also be a jury for competing animated films at the Mecal film festival


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

'The Prophet' unused animation.

My last job on paper from 2013.  Unused animation from 'The Prophet'.  Voice by Salma Hayek.



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

'Make Them Giants' (2015) work

My work on the O2 commercial 'Make Them Giants' (2015)




Tuesday, January 12, 2016

'Bleh'

Just for fun (and experimentation).

Monday, January 04, 2016

Work on 'Wolf Children (2012)

My work on Mamoru Hosoda's 'Wolf Children'.





My interview and some of my work are included in the Wolf Children Art Book and Official Book.
Only available in Japanese unfortunately.



Sunday, January 03, 2016

From 2005

My very first job I worked on in animation, more than 10 years ago now.
Both directed by Sylvain Chomet.
I did the assistant animation, inbetweens, and some animation for both.
Soon after finishing these, I started working on 'The Illusionist'.

'The Clan'


United Airlines commercial

Thursday, December 31, 2015

'The Illusionist' blast from the past

I found the DVD of this Japanese programme during my end of the year cleaning.  Seeing it brought back many memories of working on 'The Illusionist'.

Here's some of my work on the film.
It's hard to believe that I started working on this more than 10 years ago. Looking at my animation now, it's embarrassingly bad, but hey, at least I know that my skills have improved.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Death Parade/Billiards old and new

Illustration I provided for the staff book of Death Parade.

Linetest from the pilot film Death Billiards
Aya Suzuki 'Death Billiards' reel from Aya Suzuki on Vimeo.

I talk about the process of animating the scenes above on this podcast (from around 15:00).

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Kakehashi Project 2014

I have been selected by The Japanese Foundation through the Kakehashi Project as 1 of 5 members to represent 'New Japanese Animation Talent'.  
As part of the project we will be touring the USA, visiting and talking with studios such as Blue SkyFrederator, TitmouseIndustrial Light and Magic and PIXAR.
We will also be giving a presentation and talk at the New York Comic-Con 2014 on October 12th (Sun).


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

TSB "Borrow Well" commercial

And another TSB commercial I worked on. 原画手伝いました。

Friday, May 23, 2014

TSB "The new Plus account" commercial

Another TSB commercial I worked on... 原画手伝いました。

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Interview /インタビュー(英語)

Podcast of an interview I did with Sam and Tim from The Line collective.
The LineスタジオのSamとTimと少し前に撮ったインタビューのPodcast(英語)です。

Thursday, April 03, 2014

TSB "Lobal Banking for Britain" commercial

TSB commercial I worked as an animator on. 原画手伝いました。

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Work from last year. 昨年のお仕事。

I helped with the animation, assisting, colouring etc. 原画、動画、仕上げ等手伝いました。

Friday, March 14, 2014

Frame by Frame animation festival Oslo

I'll be giving a talk on the 15th for the Frame by Frame animation festival. 15日にオスロのアニメフェス、Frame by Frameでトークを致します。

Frame by Frame

Saturday, November 09, 2013

'Bayonetta: Bloody Fate' trailer

I did some animation for this film.
原画手伝いました。

Monday, September 16, 2013

TalkTalk commercial

I did a tiny bit of animation on this commercial... 
ちょこっとだけ原画のお手伝いしました。

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Death Billiards book / デス•ビリヤード同人誌


A 'Death Billiards' book will be available for purchase at this years summer comic market (August 10th) at Tokyo Big Site.  This illustration is my contribution to the book.
今年の夏コミ(8月10日)でデス•ビリヤード同人誌が販売されます。

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Anime Mirai

My most recent work.  I worked on the Mad House project 'Death Billiards'.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Finally announced!

The project I have been working on and the studio I have been working at for the past 8 months has finally been announced! The animated feature directed by 細田守/Mamoru Hosoda ('Summer Wars', 'The Girl Who Leapt Through Time') is called 'おおかみこどもの雨と雪/Ookamikodomo no Ame to Yuki' directly translated 'Wolf Children; Rain and Snow', but there is no official english title yet. The film is being made at Studio Chizu, Mamoru Hosoda's new studio. The film will be released in Japan July 2012!

Friday, December 24, 2010

'The Illusionist' behind the scenes.

Some behind the scenes footage of 'The Illusionist' found online. Enjoy!

- The New York Times
- Sony Classics


...and the official English trailer...

Also links for 'The Illusionist' official websites...

- L'illusionniste
- The Illusionist (Sony Classics)


Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 10, 2010

An early 'Happy New Year!' (another Comiket drawing)

I know that it's very early... I was lucky enough to be asked again from my friend/Colleague at MadHouse, to contribute an illustration to his book, which will be available to buy at this years winter Comic Market (Comiket). As this years theme was Nengajo (a Japanese, seasons greatings card), I thought I'd share it here too.
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all, and thank you thank you to everybody who took their time to look at this blog.