So I have only just realised that this week marked my first full year as a full time freelancer. I left my old studio job last year to pursue a career more animation and illustration orientated and It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride. I had always freelanced part-time (since 2009) but it was only until last year I took the plunge into full time. Not everything was so smooth sailing, I encountered some bad points that were quite overwhelming but from all the cons, they were out weighed by the pros I gained from venturing out into the wilderness as a freelancer.
I have learnt a lot about myself and how I worked, stressed out a load, met some incredible new people across the UK and worldwide, stressed out some more and worked on some fun projects throughout the year. It’s been quite the experience and hope the next year will treat me as well as this one did!
Here is a little cloud face with hair…just because I can.
Bay Area - We’re All In
'We're All In' is a type based animation for an event hosted by Bay Area Teach for America.
Working alongside the talented Man vs Magnet and Sara Bennett (Shabello) once more, we put together this fast flowing and engaging animation full of strong messages and statistics. The original video was quite long, so Man vs Magnet helped cut it down into neat little, easy to digest chunks for you viewers to watch. Enjoy!
Client: Teach for America
Produced at Man vs Magnet
Director: Matt Smithson
Design / Animation: Oliver Sin, Sara Bennett, Matt Smithson
Character Animation: Arthur Metcalf
Producer: Nathan Jew
Music composition for the original version: Sunday Ent
Music used for this here montage is Little People ‘Aldgate Patterns’ (Marley Carroll Remix)
It’s better when people are happy and smiling :) :) :)
Being John Malkovich
My Being John Malkovich film poster for the Silver Screen Society for February, dedicated towards The Criterion Collection, a video-distribution company that sells “important classic and contemporary films”.
"Silver Screen Society honors the many stories told through the world of cinema by bringing each month a new film and a continuous stream of creatives that carry with them their own unique interpretations and ideas."
See more at Silver Screen Society
Print also available on Society6