20091127

The street of leaves.


I'm currently making a 3rd year animation called the street of leaves.
If you are interested in this film please have a look here
www.frederick1800.blogspot.com
cheers!

p.s. please follow there and comment!!!

20090910

Japan time over for now...

I will be moving back to an older but revamped blog space now that my time in Tokyo has come to an end.
It's not the end though, as I shall reinstate don't Japanic! when I go 'back to the future'.
ha.
Visit the 'new' FRED' simagi nation and memberise yourself for up-to-date work from my feeble mind.
All the best!

20090823

First published modelling work

B E A M S
mens casual catalogue
made front cover with my back & back cover with my face!







20090806

"BREAKING INTO THE OLD HOUSE"




Is the imaginative new name for a 'soon to be made' collection of photographs/drawings and short film of a very old house that I recently broke into for this purpose.
So watch out!
Here's a sample!


click on photo to view large

The house caught my eye because it looks so out of place. Next to the house is a building site, and several estate-like buildings which all identical to the buildings of Tokyos many many suburbs.
When I entered the house I found that you could be completely isolated from the rest of Tokyo, amongst old cars and motorbikes, huge towering tree's, the deafening sound of bugs and the humidity and heat took you to another world that existed probably only in Japan's past.

20090803

(almost) finished work!

Hi!
I have (almost) finished my work, in that the module for study in tokyo has finished, but i still have to trim some corners and create a presentation for UWE back in bristol.
So here is my animation as it was when screened at Tokyo Zokei University on Saturday the 18th of July.

The module brief stated that I should write about a powerful memory, which was a bit disapointing as i wanted to write about my time in Japan rather then the past. It also required a narrative over the top which i found to be excessively cheesy. But i guess it wouldnt make sense without it as my animations never seem to do. This one almost does!
Those of you who have spent your time in Favell may understand the sentiments i'm trying to get at with this one.
Thanks to all computers, equipment, students and professors at Zokei without whom nothing would have happened and whom I could not understand at all!

I will be returning to the Uk on the 14th of August and soon after to Bristol as i must submit to UWE by the 17th. Soon i hope to see you all!

Please let me know what you think!

20090711

what happens when you put peoples from bristol in japan





The bristolians come to tokyo!
oh those crazy kids!
what will they do next...





Team gayjin, doing my work for me.
Adam is my inbetweener and everyone else does colouring in!
Thanks guys, i lube you!



















On another note i am now a 'part time model'..

Check out my leopard shoes...
I will put up more photos when they go to print, today i was paid to have mugshots taken of me in a hat.



More intensity!




I will be back on the blogging properly when i have finished my course! I havn't had much time in a while with my busy schedule.

Also I have added a thingy so you can comment from your facebook account, if you choose connect with facebook from the menu in the comment box ting.
Also complaint means comment, dont be afraid/afred.

20090624

For good times, choose Suntory times.


Hi folks,
Japan has been very hot recently and I struggle to cope in the humidity.
There is too much work to do at school and not enough time before my screening!
so today I took a little time out and painting things.
1. Takuro's skateboard. (i hope he pays me..)
2. A cupboard. Someone fobbed off their cupboard on me and i need to be able to get rid of it (or fob it off onto someone else) by the time i leave so I decided to make it better.


That is a little toy car glued on for fun:)
Here is my personal animating space at the university:
Its ok. quiet.
I will show everyone when i have more painted things or work.

20090619

The treehouse creation group!!

The treehouse group are a group of people making nature friendly art, involving creating houses in precarious places. They have a cafe (in a tree) in a backstreet of Harajuku that me and Anna went to see yesterday. The house is beautiful, and we ate a bagel and drank beer in a huge pine tree.
It was beautifully made, check them out and if you're in Harajuku go have a look. their website is also worth seeing for the treehouses they have made.

Right next to the treehouse happened to be the headquarters of the Design Festa that I went to, I spoke to an Australian guy who told it was opened in '98 and now the festa has grown to be the biggest design festival in the world. quite an accomplishment. The whole building was covered in scultpure and structures and there was not a surface that wasn't painted.

Right after this I was asked to be a model... by a random in the street. maybe theres a job here?
Watch this space...

20090615

Futomakagawatamawhatever...





Shinjuku!

Last week I took a brief excursion to the land of shinjuku (my first time, but also, oddly, the first time for a girl I have met, so me and anna went together :)


My first visit to the hustle and business of Tokyo's tallest district.
Shinjuku stands at the center of Japans success in the worlds economy, and is the most expensive land in the City. The west houses the government Metropolitan building which is dubbed 'tax tower' due to its US$1billion cost.


East Shinjuku is a place for highend fashion and entertainment for men. the 250,000 (predominantly men) that work in the west part everyday come through here the kicks etc..
Me and Anna found a Hello kitty shop, some expensive bags, a healthy transexual population, but the best part is the cluster of neon lights with the skyline as a backdrop. Has an extremely energetic and unreal feel to it.
I didnt really a get a chance to appreciate this place properly so I plan to make a trip back soon to stroll around some more.

20090611

Favell

'Favell'
is a piece of workinprogress (animatic) to be screened at Tokyo Zokei university on the 18th of July.
If you are in Tokyo please come!!

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Animator, Illustrator and English teacher in Tokyo

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