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2017 Showreel

 
 

A compilation of recent work

An easily digestible summary of my recent animated content.

 
 
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Ray


Ray


Degree Show Project

JANUARY - MAY 2017

Created for the Oxford Brookes Fine Art Degree Show 2017, CarbonRay 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.

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The 12 Principles of Animation


The 12 Principles of Animation


The 12 Principles of Animation

AS FAMOUSLY LAID OUT BY FRANK THOMAS & oLLIE Johnston

Copyright (©) Steve R Lawson, 2017.

 
 

march 2016

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.

 
 
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Dystopian Zoo


Dystopian Zoo


In the not so distant future, animal life is a fraction of what it is today...

In the hope of preserving what is left, zoos featuring animatronic and selected 'real' animals are set up as places for learning and remembrance

Completed in April 2016, this was my biggest project to date. Video coming soon.

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The Clinic


The Clinic


THE CLINIC

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.

Copyright (©) Steve R Lawson, 2015. All rights reserved.

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Montagne


Montagne


a work in progress

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?

Watermarked first screen test for my stop-motion animation short, Montagne, copyright Steve Lawson 2014

My second 'screen test' (more of a bit of a play around...) with the titular character from my long-in-development short film 'Montagne'. In this short, he discovers his robot, which looks like it is made of stone, has stolen his glasses. Filmed in glorious technicolour black and white and in stop-motion. Copyright (©) Steve R Lawson 2015.