Took this out to Borneo with JDP productions who make Spy In The Wild programmes, it was made at John Nolan Studio where I did the animatroinc body movements, sawing wood, washing an arm and moving its neck, the excellent head movements were made by Adrian Parish and there is a camera inside the … Continue reading Orangutan That Saws !→
Designed with the client the dress movement and made the mechanics for use in a sage performance. See the dress on stage in action. “There are some fantastic coup de théâtre moments: the dress that moves by itself, twisting into new shapes as if possessed, like an haute couture version of Alien”Evening Standard “dresses which … Continue reading Hussein Chalayan, Gravity Fatigue, Sadler’s Wells Theatre 2015→
Made with Guy Stevens, it had to move in two axes and 360 degrees in both directions. 3D printed with white LED’s inside. This was for a rock musical version of the story Crime And Punishment with Set Designers by Matt Deely. Opens in May, Moscow 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oXNQ-sZ4eoAxe -100 dpi
For “Strobe” director Adam Berg, wanted to recreate movement without gravity, hindrances or boundaries. Inspired by the work of 19th-century photographer Edward Muybridge he set out to do this with stuntmen wearing LED suits, suspended from tall buildings across the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, lighting them up in sequence as the camera rolled to give … Continue reading Lexus Strobe→
Short Christmas film with Anya Hindmarch based on the Cascade show we did in 2013. A pyramid of dominoes with lifting doors and a rotating drum. Pyramid build by Mr Domino’s -Robin Weijers team from Amsterdam.
Another fun but edgy show with my team. Cascade featured an extraordinary display of, 55,000 cascading dominoes that magically triggered bags to rise from hidden locations. After we had installed the animatronics we left the dominos builders for 5 days until the day of the show. All was good until we almost had a guest in … Continue reading Anya Hindmarch: Cascade→
Yonderland is a British family fantasy-comedy television series that was first broadcast in 2013 on Sky1. We were a large team at making puppets prop and special effects. http://www.sky.com/tv/show/yonderland/video/trailer
Another collaboration with Anya’s creative team and set construction by Diagon. This show had ten rooms with animatronic effects and influenced by pop-up books. Movements controlled by my team of fifteen effects builders from behind the sets.