Our first Brief in my University’s Moving image module was to create a film or animation based on the poetry of William Allingham. I decided to use a style of moving illustration, similar to some of the work I’ve been doing whilst working with Uproar Comics.
Heres the final piece:
Ideally I would have liked to have got all of this coloured, but deadlines were tight so had to settle for just black and white drawings. There are a number of mistakes or imperfections that I’d like to iron out as well, so maybe I’ll do a directors cut in future!
The video was shown at the Allingham Arts festival in Ballyshannon, Donegal earlier this month, and won joint first prize in a competition between entries. Although limited to just students this year, the organizers aim to open the competition to entries from outside in the future! The video is now on permanent display along with winners from the previous two years.