Saturday, 24 April 2010

Photoshop brushes and what I've been up to.

Not posted anything recently, I've been busy at work finishing off our current BBC series, and also squeezed in an "animated comic" for a Teachers TV programme, which I hope to post up soon. In the mean time, here are some stills from it:


It's actually illustrating the story of a boy who I worked with on the Dhag Dheer project (although he's Turkish, not Somalian), and his family's trouble with immigration officers since living here. It's a powerful story.

Slightly less serious, I recently found a lot of really cool, free custom brushes for Photoshop online, and this is what I made playing with them:


It's kinda silly and gory, but, well the blog is called Monsters Are art, what would you expect!?

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

I want CS5!

The Rotobrush tool in After Effects looks AMAZING!

Anyway, if you want to help me win it, or have a go yourself then click here.

Awesome, thank you! :o)

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Sea Fever

We're putting the final touches to our latest BBC4 series at the minute, it's called Sea Fever and is three one hour programmes telling about the British relationship with the sea over the past one hundred years.


It's shaping up very well, hopefully it will be as well received as the rest of our stuff for the BBC.

Friday, 9 April 2010

More audio generated stuff!

This is a work in progress audio driven video piece I've been working on, the track is called Threshold Consciousness and is by Two.Seconds.Per.Sonar . Not much more to it than that, hope you like it :o)

Updated! Now the full length of the track, but needs a bit of work in the middle still.


Threshold Consciousness Audio-Generated Clip from Michael Lansdell on Vimeo.

Dhag Dheer, complete and online!

Dhag Dheer is a film made in collaboration between Integrate Bristol and the City Academy, Bristol. You can see previous posts about it here.

Well, the final film is online now!

If you'd like to watch it you can go to the Integrate Bristol website, or click here.

I hope you all enjoy it.