As a designer in theatre, I enjoy the element of play, and believe a performance should be just as interactive for the audience as it is for the performers. In my work I like to look at space, how it changes in a performance, how it effects a performance and try to incorporate it into the narrative as much as possible.

I am a hardcore puppetry and mask enthusiast. I have worked for theatre companies such as 'Pointed Arrow' and 'Hope Street Limited', as well as TV 'BBC Horizon' and most recently Music Videos. I like to experiment with different styles of puppetry, also fusing styles together. Most of my work is made from recycled materials as I think it gives a fantastic old haggard dimension to the work.

Friday, 9 November 2012

I See Me!

I have been asked to make another music video!

I'm very excited about it.

My initial idea was to have a Lotte Reiniger style animation video, but after coming up with interesting drawings and colours, I have decided for it to look more like her later work with colour.

Here's a sneaky peek at the storyboard and my drawings so far.

The idea is we follow the character around the city and she meets a dog and a few strangers on the way. She discovers they all look the same and are made from cogs and machinery. 
This frightens her so she runs away. Eventually she realises she is also made from cogs, but a different model! dun dun dunnnnnn

As with all of my work being made from recycled and found objects, I thought it would be really good to have the 'world' made from cardboard. This also creates a simple solution to recording the film as the parts can be used over again in different orders.

Here are a few ideas of how the strangers will look. Their eyes are made from camer lenses, similar to that from the film '9'.

Portfolio Idea

After having a meeting with Angela Chappell from the Arts Council on Monday, I have decided to try and develop my portfolio a little more, and take it in a different direction which I have been doing. This is annoying as I have spent many hours sat designing and making various parts of it, but if it will look better and get me more work, it will be worth it!

. Here are the beginnings of some costume drawings for The Lost Games of Liverpool. I'm going to finish them off today!