An easily digestible summary of my recent animated content.
Created for the Oxford Brookes Fine Art Degree Show 2017, Carbon, Ray is a stop-motion short film that explores artificial intelligence, self-awareness and the relationship between animator and puppet. The film sees the titular character come to life and explore his surroundings, uncovering something deeply unsettling truths about the very nature of his being.
Ray was designed, animated and edited by me, Steve R Lawson, and will be shown at Free Range 'Art Week' at the Truman Brewery in London from 07-10 July, 2017, along with original puppets and artefacts from the film.
Copyright (©) Steve R Lawson, 2017. All rights reserved.
Throughout February and March 2016, I was fortunate enough to intern with Picturesmith, an amazing and inventive stop-motion company based in East London. These videos form part of a project I worked on based on Disney's 12 Principles of Animation, as famously laid out by two of the nine old men, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston.
The videos were designed for mobile devices, and I have left the portrait mask in place.
Completed in April 2016, this was my biggest project to date. Video coming soon.
Based on my 2013 model of the same name, The Clinic was created as my final first year piece for art school. It was shown as a performance piece in a disused dental surgery on our campus, incorporating a brief walk-through complete with sound recordings, followed by a performance in which the finished film was projected into the finished set, comprising of 5 sections and 3 'rooms'.
Watch the piece embedded below or click here to view it on YouTube.
I have been working on Montagne as a concept for almost two years. The basic idea revolves around a reclusive inventor called François Montagne, who lives in an old fashioned setting but is able to produce outrageously advanced machines. Perhaps the environment could be a nostalgic representation of times past; the radio plays period piano compositions, the furniture is dated, he collects fine China and smokes four kinds of tobacco pipe.
François is working for a horrible client who rules over his life. The client is coming to visit and François must present to him the culmination of his toils - will he fulfil his brief, and what are the client's true intentions?