Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Thursday, December 27, 2007


A misty December evening in St. Katherine's Dock; some of my Tandem ship-mates after the studio party. The venue was the good ship Ardwina 21/12/2007.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas 2007

This year, Freya's card design adds a figurative and appropriately festive touch to some Miro-esque abstract meanderings...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Status Gimbal

Sturdier now, but Gimbal #2 has only 2 axes to grind.

The Gimbals of My Mind #1

Some plumbing pieces and skate bearings become a three axes gimbal. That bent piece of aluminium isn't very successful though ...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


In the quest to add further bits to my miniDV camera I've been looking online at various hand-held camera stabilisers. That Steadicam Merlin looks great but I'm not going to be spending circa. £600 on one of those anytime soon. At the bottom end of the scale is the $14 Steadicam; essentially a weighted stick. The search for cheap camera stabilisation captures the imagination of geeky camera buffs everywhere so the web is awash with their various schemes and adventures.
There could be an intriguing wee project here involving some bits of plastic and skate bearings perhaps...

Friday, September 21, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Evo's Spanish Date

The programme for the Animación Internacional Curtocircuíto screening at the Curtocircuíto na Rúa Festival in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) has now been published. My shortfilm Evo will screen on the evening of 02/08/2007 at the Praza da Universidade. See the evening's programme at the Festival's website.
Evo's listing looks like this...

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Smallfilms Bigideas

Who wouldn't have enjoyed hearing animator and storyteller Oliver Postgate on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on Sunday 15/07/2007? He spoke of working in bygone times when his unique originality and craftsmanship somehow found its way into the TV schedules. Would anything as inventive as The Clangers make it past the television gate-keepers of today?
Image credit © Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate.