I’m a dab-hand with Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Audition, can handle a camera, know a thing or two about video formats and am also fluent in sound recording, sound effects and music (composition, recording and editing). Oh, and I can also do the odd voiceover too, if required - ask me about my Hugh Laurie impression. Actually, don't, The Wife says it doesn't sound anything like him.
In my spare time I like to ponder the nature of universe and to make biscuits. Well, when I say 'make biscuits', I really mean 'help The Wife to make biscuits' by doing the initial testing of the final baked versions (REALITY-CHECK: that's called 'eating biscuits') and doing the washing up of the befouled implements.
I am also a serial parenthesiser (no, really) and my penchant for parenthesis is second only to my desire to hyphenate - I just can't-help-it.
This animated segment was for insertion into a longer piece about the history of threshing in Lincolnshire. Source elements were limited to a few old wood-cut engravings - one of which came from an iphone photo - and I also photographed an old tractor and a steam-engine wheel and used those too.
My role in all of this was to take the supplied storyboard and come up with a quick way of making it all move! I chose a sort-of cut-out effect which embraces the flat, two-dimensional nature of the wood-cuts; I think this works quite well, especially given the very limited availability of both source material and time.
Unfortunately I don't have the final film - so this is just the bit that I made with some sound effects (I don't even have the voiceover). As far as I know, the completed film is now part of an exhibition at a countryside museum somewhere in Lincolnshire. If you ever see it - let me know!