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Written on Dec 7th by Katy Davis | Post a comment!

Ta-da! Here’s animation #3 for Happify – this one covering the subject of mindfulness, and how practicing mindfulness could be one of the single most powerful things you can do for your wellbeing. Aaaaaand it has unicorns and rainbows in it! And mice and hedgehogs… what’s not to like?!

As with all of my work, this animation was created by drawing pen on paper. Each illustration was scanned, cleaned and coloured in Photoshop and then composited in After Effects.

Melting hedgehog

I became a real grown up for this project and hired an assistant to help out with the last 40 seconds of animation so I want to give a big shout out to Kim http://www.kimalexander.co.uk/ for all her hard graft. She’s been great to work with and has an amazing skill for flow and fluidity with character movement. THANKS KIM!!

We’re already working together on the fourth animation for Happify, which should be out at the end of this month or early Jan.

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Written on Nov 18th by Katy Davis | Post a comment!

Last year I did a job for Hurricane Media, creating an animation for Together For Short Lives.

The animation tells the story of a couple at a very exciting time in their life – they’re having a baby. The film describes the heart-breaking moment it all changed when they hear the news that their child has life-limiting condition. The devastating realisation that their child is likely to die before them leaves the couple feeling lost and alone. Although there is no cure for their child’s condition, the story goes on to explain that help is at hand for the family on their journey. They learn that with care, help and support they can find moments to savour and have a life together, no matter how short.

This week, we received the fantastic news that the animation ‘We’re Having A Baby’ has won the Animation or Gaming Project of the Year at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards. The award description states “Arguably this year’s most creative award, we want to seek out the talented animators who can create pieces of work that connect with their audiences like no other.”

You can rad more about it via this write up from Bristol media: http://www.bristolmedia.co.uk/news/3223/charity-animation-wins-digital-entrepreneur-award

This not-for-profit animation is already an award-winner and has been nominated for a Media Innovation Award which will be announced later this month.

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Written on Sep 30th by Katy Davis | Post a comment!

This is the second animation I’ve created for Happify – this one covering the subject of compassion and how we should all learn to pay attention to the people around us.

As with all of my work, this animation was created by drawing pen on paper. Each illustration was scanned, cleaned and coloured in Photoshop and then composited in After Effects.

It was a fun little project. I’ve been commissioned to create five animations for Happify – three which will be launched publicly so I’ll update you with the next one when it’s ready!

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Written on Sep 21st by Katy Davis | Post a comment!

My partner in crime Billmund has been creating illustrations for (Australia) Jägermeister‘s social media for over a year now with HUGE success.

“Award winning ‘Creatures of the Night’ led to the reversal of an 8-year decline in Jägermeister sales, lifting the brand to an increase of 10% in sales”

“36 times the average rate of engagements for any alcohol brands in Australia during the campaign period.”

HERE‘s the first animated snippet of Bill Mund’s illustrations, put together by… me!

See the Jägermeister Instgram for all of Bill Mund’s illustrations here: https://instagram.com/jagermeisterau/

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Written on Sep 15th by Katy Davis | Post a comment!

I thought it was time for an update as I’ve been unusually quiet for the last couple of months…

Have you seen my most recent animation, “Meditation 101: A Beginner’s Guide”?

I’ve actually been commissioned by Happify to create five animations and two promo videos for www.toiletable.com website. I finished the second video in mid-August and then I took some time off – 5 weeks in all – as I had some visitors over from Australia.

It’s been a busy time as we’ve tried to see as much as we could, this side of the world:

England, including Bristol and Bath…

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London…

London

Scotland….

Scotland

Scotland

Ireland…

Ireland

and Paris…

Paris

As you can imagine, we’re all pretty worn out now. But it’s been amazing that’s for sure, and we’ve been especially lucky with the weather!

During my time away I’ve received a few amazing accolades.

I received an exciting email from the Reel Health Film Festival stating, “Happily, I can say that ‘Blame’ has been chosen for the Official Selection for this year’s festival. Of greater significance, I can also happily say that ‘We’re Having a Baby’ has been adjudged the Category Winner for the Creative Award.”

You can read more about the Reel Health Film Festival and my great news here: http://www.gobblynne.com/blog/reel-health/

Reel Health Awards

I also received the amazing news that my RSA animation ‘Blame’ has been chosen to be screened at Raindance Film Festival this year. I’m extremely excited about attending the event and so happy to be a part of it.

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‘Meant to Be’ has been chosen for the music video on diy acoustic treatment. Anim’est on October 8th.

‘The Power Of Empathy’ has been chosen as a EWAAC 2015 finalist. There will be an online showcase for this award and the public will decide the winners.

‘Blame’ was chosen for the final shortlist for the World Illustration Awards.

So not a bad couple of months, eh?

As the sun is beginning to hide behind the rainy clouds, my time off has come to an end and from now until Christmas I will be shut away behind a desk, with tea on tap, completing three more animations for Happify.

I will of course keep you updated with my progress and let you know when the animations become publicly shared.

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer too. Much love.

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Written on Sep 14th by Katy Davis | Post a comment!

RHISFF

This month I received an exciting email from the Reel Health Film Festival stating;

“It gives me great pleasure to tell you that you have been successful in two instances. Happily, I can say that ‘Blame’ has been chosen for the Official Selection for this year’s festival. Of greater significance, I can also happily say that ‘We’re Having a Baby’ has been adjudged the Category Winner for the Creative Award.”

Category Winner

The description of the Creative Award reads:

“From a scripted narrative to a work of animation or a conceptual idea, the power of meaningful messages about real health issues can be brought to life in a creative setting. This is an opportunity for script writers and creative film makers to demonstrate films with meaning in an imaginative manner.”

Reel Health Awards

Wowee! How fantastic!

The Festival is based in Melbourne, Australia, so although it was a weeeeny bit too far for me to attend, my good friend Rebecca Cox took my place for the evening on the 2nd September.

RHISFF

Bec said that she had an amazing time and really enjoyed all of the films that were screened. She went on to say “there was something magical about seeing your films on the big screen in a full theatre… ‘Blame’ had us all in stitches and I had tears of laughter.”

How lovely!

From the photos I’ve seen, Bec looked super beautiful and had a huge smile on her face as she collected the award. I may have to use her for future events. Even for day to day events… answering phone calls, talking to my neighbours, having dinner with my parents… she’s a good person to have represent you.

Bec finished her email to me with “Well done mate and thanks for choosing to use World’s Finest © Award Accepting Services.”

Bec

THANKS BEC!!!

n.b. The event in September was an invite-only Premiere and Awards Night for people from the health and arts industries, media and dignitaries… however if you are interested in attending the public Festival in November, you can purchase tickets from the Reel Health website here: http://www.reelhealthfilm.com/index.php/tickets/

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