Monday, 17 December 2012
Super epically excited to announce that Bird World has been selected for the animated film category of Festival Premiers Plan D'Angers!
This is an excellent festival for 'Bird World' to be in, and am very much hoping to be there come January.
Bird World from Alastair Mccoll on Vimeo.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
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Artwork from 'THE NEWS & THE WEATHER'
Think Robert Anton Wilson's 'Illuminatus' Trilogy crossed with breakfast television in the UK from the eighties...
#Animation #Illustration #Illuminati #TVAM
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Such a long time since my last post, simply because 2012 has been a roller-coaster of insane and brilliant!
The response to Bird World has been amazing, with official festival selections so far including
Bristol International Film Festival (UK), Anima Mundi (Brazil) and Fresh Film Fest (Prague ) and more news on festivals coming soon!
More information on Bird World can be found on the new Bird World tumblr, which will feature artwork, articles on Bird Worlds singular production technique, as well as features on cast and crew.
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
And here is the trailer:
BIRD WORLD Trailer
2012 6 mins 30 secs Colour Dolby Digital
Mixed Rotoscope & Key Frame Animation
SPARROW is struck by a plane and lands wounded in a mysterious city inhabited by anthropomorphised birds.
With the chaos of urban life all around him, Sparrow goes on a heady journey of self-discovery and is faced with a choice: should he follow his natural instinct and flee, or adapt his nature and embrace city life.
This animated short with its distinctive illustrative style is a seductively immersive experience about our unnatural love affair with the city. A film for anyone who has ever lost him or herself.
Laura Swan -Sparrow
Miranda Barrie -Dancing Bird
James Thompson -Paramedic/Tramp/Bouncer
Jamie Stone -Sushi Bird
Alastair McColl -Director
Len Rowles -Producer
Ingeborg Topsøe -Writer
Arthur Mulhern -Cinematographer
Thalia Eccleston -Production Designer
Esteban Frost -Production Designer
Arttu Salmi -Editor
Maria Anne Aburn -SFX Supervisor
Robin PW Blick -Online Editor and Colourist
Sarah Byers -CG Supervisor
Jonathan Hill -Composer
Steve Bond Sound -Designer & Re-recording Mixer
Louisa Thomas -Costume Designer
(c) National Film & Television School 2012
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Sunday, 25 July 2010
Going Out, my pixilation film for the NFTS Character of Place workshop!
Done in a week a few months back, was lots of fun!
Pixilation/ stop motion film
Starring Miranda Barrie
Stylist and Costume Leanne Broadway
Photography by Chloë Thomson
Gaffer Mattias Pilz
Production Design by Jaime Fernandez-Castaano
with Eleonore Cremonese
Directed by Alastair McColl
(c) National Film and Television School MMX