Saturday, 6 November 2010

my latest animated film; 'Reunion'

Reunion from Alastair Mccoll on Vimeo.

This is my NFTS Directing Animation MA project 2 film 'Reunion'.

Monday, 1 November 2010

about NFTS project 3

Some shots from my last NFTS year 1 film 'Lulu and Tallulah'. Nearly done!

Monday, 20 September 2010

about NFTS project 3

I'm well into pre-production on NFTS animation project 3, where im creating an animated film to accompany a haunting soundtrack by Vicente Villaescusa. More to come soon...

Monday, 6 September 2010

about a science lesson part 2

Lunacy number 2 CLICK TO SEE BIG

Friday, 27 August 2010

about a science lesson

Part one of a series of illustrations explaining the term 'lunacy'.
CLICK THE PIC TO MAKE BIG part two coming soon.

Monday, 2 August 2010

about a man

hello hello.
I did this the other day while waiting for a phone call, i'm not sure who he is.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

about my NFTS Character of Place Workshop film

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 Chloƫ Thomson
Gaffer Mattias Pilz
Production Design by Jaime Fernandez-Castaano
with Eleonore Cremonese

Directed by Alastair McColl

(c) National Film and Television School MMX

Friday, 23 July 2010

about the birds and the BBCs

So, Jon Topf and i have been doing some animations for a forthcoming BBC Science documantary on volcanoes, he did a posh 3d seismograph and i've been scribbling on lovely high speed films of animals and nature. I love bumble-bees! Hopefully details on air-dates will be forthcoming

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

about the BBC, Mountains and open briefs...

Ooohh its been a while since i posted last, but thats ok, been very busy! I've just finished a short animated section for a forthcoming BBC documentary on volcanoes, with Prof. Brian Cox (!!!) as well as NFTS project two, both of which i'll try and get images of on here in the near future.
In the meantime here is a poster I submitted for Little White Lies creative brief #30, which asked for a poster for a film I would love to see made....

Saturday, 5 June 2010

about some sketchbook scans

Popping off to Annecy next week with NFTS. Can't wait!
In the meantime, here are some drawings

Saturday, 22 May 2010

about stop-motion in space!

My NFTS Character of Place pixilation short 'Going Out' is close to finishing post-production. It was an incredibly fun project with the awesome Barry Purves. Photography by Chloƫ Tompson, Production Design by Jaime Fernandez Castaano assisted by Eleonore Cremonese, Gaffer Matthias Pilz. Costume by Leanne Broadway. Starring Miranda Barrie. Should be Vimeo-ing it very soon, in the meantime, here are some stills...

Saturday, 8 May 2010

about Lovecraft

My friend Anthony is collecting illustrations of the writer H P Lovecraft, here is my contribution.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

about a sand animation (with Caroline Leaf)

just finished a 2 week film project with sand animation pioneer Caroline Leaf, which was a lot of fun! It gets everywhere though.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

about my sunglasses

This is a drawing I did of my sunglasses, not for a brief, I just like them. I don't usually go silly over things but I think these are possibly the most beautiful objects i have ever owned.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

about adverts from the future 01

An advert from the future. Layout by Ben Hackney, Illustration by me.