A Few of the Things I did on my Birthday weekend.

  1. Picked up an award for an awesome title sequence we made.
  2. Got stranded over night in that London.
  3. Talked for hours with most excellent friend, whilst travelling through the very beautiful Englandshire and that London, on various bits of public transport.
  4. Got invited to Slovenia.
  5. Attended a Superhero-Disco Party with 2 youngest, fielded/policed inter-child violence and cheese throwing.
  6. Stayed in the most extroadinary window-less house of a lovely man I had never met before.
  7. Got told told I didn’t look my age more times than was really appropriate or necessary, (but was still nice none-the-less).
  8. Had 6 paintings made for me.
  9. Ate red meat for the first time in 17 years.
  10. Met a man who’s photo I wished I taken to post on here.
  11. Fell asleep whilst eating cake (not recommended).
  12. Understood the value of resolve.
  13. Felt wretched.
  14. Cried at least 3 times (may be more I can’t remember).
  15. Filled up with gratitude and hope so much I nearly took off like a barrage balloon from Bristol Temple Meads platform.

British Style Genius

Recently at BDH, myself and the very clever and splendid Orla Handley made the titles for the up coming BBC series “British Style Genius“. The first episode of which goes out 21:00hrs, 7th October on BBC TWO (that’s in the UK only as far as I know).

Handley did the designing, editing, crazy-bonkers stop frame animation etc. I made CGI threads, worked out how to fit them with the stop frame, some compositing, a bit of camera holding, frowning, pointing, and occasional fetching stuff.

After the initial building of the sequence Handley went on to produce five separate colorways, to match the style of each episode of the series, which all deal with different sections of British fashion history.

This means everyone must watch all five episodes to fully appreciate the total awesomeness of this title sequence.

Update 1: BSG Featured in Broadcast
Update 2: On Cartoon Brew (Thanks Amid)
Update 3: YouTube Link
Update 4: British Style Genius wins the RTS