28 Nov 2013

EMPTY POOLS - Slack Tide

Its finally available! Premiered on the Guardian Website!

"For the deliciously crumpled sweetness of their new single Slack Tide, the band decided to create possibly one of the most charmingly depressing animated videos of all time. Directed by Francesca Adams (and premiered here), the video shows a sad cartoon man going through the daily monotonies of life as he struggles to cope with living on a series of circular planets. In the end, well, he just jumps off the metaphorical treadmill." (-Extract from the Guardian) 

Read in full here:

Alan is fed up of his day to day routine and decides to take the saying 'Stop the world, I want to get off' quite literally.


Music by Empty Pools, from debut album 'Saturn Reruns'
http://battle.greedbag.com/empty-pools (UK, AUS, NZ)
http://enclaves.greedbag.com/empty-pools (rest of world)

Directed and animated by Francesca Adams

Additional animation by Kristina Yee and Rebecca Barbusica
Additional sound by Axle Kith Ee Cheeng

6 Nov 2013

Interfilm BERLIN

Bertie Crisp is screening at this years Interfilm International Short Film Festival in BERLIN! 
Its screening in 'Internation Competition' in the 'Family Factor' category. 

You can find out more information here:

4 Nov 2013

Slack Tide... Coming... Er... Eventually.... (O_O)

I've been working on a music video for the single Slack Tide by a band called Empty Pools for the past few months, and its almost finished! :D

Hit some render issues and general... 'This file is far too big to handle without splitting it into 12+ files'. And the fact that I have just one computer have made what should have been a weeks work into almost an extra month (@_@) BUT the end (the real end this time!) is in sight.

The Official release of Slack Tide by Empty Pools will be in a week or so. But until then, I thought I'd post some stills and a link to the song :D

The track 'Slack Tide' by 'Empty Pools' is now available :D 
You can listen to it here: 

4 Oct 2013

Future Heroes | Heroes of Animation

So... Amazingly, got asked to be a part of this. Apparently I am a 'Future Hero of Animation' Woot :P 

You can watch the whole series here: 

3 Oct 2013


Bertie will be screening at Anim'est in Bucharest, Romania!
from the 4th to the 13th of October, (It Starts Tomorrow!) WOO! 

For more information, please go to: 

28 Sep 2013

Chairman of the Bored.

Realised I hadn't posted anything in a while. 
I don't think this picture needs any explanation. Might turn into a short series of Bored members. 
(FYI, I've purposely spelt 'board' as 'bored')

22 Aug 2013

Rugby League Challenge.

So a few weeks ago I was asked to storyboard an Ad for the Rugby League challenge at Blue Zoo.
They had some lovely character designs and ideas, and it was really fun to play about with camera angles and quick action shots.

It had a crazy fast turn around. All the boarding was done in a day, and the whole advert was finished 2 week after that.

Here is the final product:

and here are some some of my boards (There were 7 pages in total)

15 Jun 2013

Bertie Crisp is screening at this year's
SCRATCH- International Animation Film Festival
in Lecce, ITALY! 

For more information, please go to:

30 May 2013

British Animation Film Festival

Bertie Crisp will be screening at this years British Animation Film Festival! 

The 23rd June at The Rich Mix Cinema Shoreditch, LONDON!

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11 Mar 2013

Ciné-court animé

Bertie is screening in Ciné-court animé in France this month. 
(Pretty sure we're coming to the end of Bertie's festival life soon!) 

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14 Feb 2013

Lets Get Squiggling! Storyboards

So last year I got the chance to be Storyboard Artist for Ceebeebies 'Lets Get Squiggling- Letters!' at Blue-Zoo. It was pretty awesome, Each episode was based around a letter of the alphabet, so they had whole new characters and settings for each.

Here are some from one of my favorite episodes- D (Dinosaur, Dentist and Donut)

you can find out more about the series here: 

and watch the latist episode on BBC i player (which is Ep D) www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/cbeebies/episode/b01qsl16/Get_Squiggling!_Letters_Letter_D

Y was another one of my Fave episodes. It involved an over sensitive Yeti.

22 Jan 2013

Virgin Flights- Film Festival in the Sky!

Bertie Crisp is screening on Virgin Flights in the 'NFTS Film Festival in the Sky'.

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