BFI Film Makers magazine on Ethel and Ernest

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The summer 2015 edition of the BFI magazine Film Makers features an article about Ethel and Ernest.

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BFI Film Makers magazine. Issue 3 Summer 2015

BFI Film Makers magazine. Issue 3 Summer 2015

Richard Fawdry

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The very talented Richard Fawdry working on designs of Susie the cat for the Ethel and Ernest film. This is not the first time that Richard has been involved with a Raymond Briggs project. When he was at the TVC studio he worked on When the Wind Blows (1986) as a storyboard artist, key animator, and layout designer. In 2012 Richard animated on the Lupus Films production The Snowman and Snowdog. For Ethel and Ernest Richard has been responsible for much of the storyboard, doing key layout design work, and many of the character designs.

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The Ethel and Ernest art department at Lupus films

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Some stunning artwork is being produced on the film, masterminded by Robin Shaw from his corner of Lupus films. Nice to see plenty of paint and brushes still in evidence amongst all the computers in the studio.

Art Director Robin Shaw is an animator and illustrator and long-term Briggs devotee. During 15 years as a commercials director he designed and directed Irn Bru’s ‘Phenomenal Christmas’ ad, a witty homage to Briggs’  ‘The Snowman’. As assistant director of ‘The Snowman & The Snowdog’  he was responsible for the design of the film’s flying sequences. His first children’s book is due for publication in 2017.

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Robin Shaw (art director) and Mat Williams (assistant art director) on the Ethel and Ernest feature film_July 2015

Robin Shaw (art director) and Mat Williams (assistant art director) on the Ethel and Ernest feature film_July 2015

Robin Shaw _ Art Director on Ethel and Ernest

Robin Shaw _ Art Director on Ethel and Ernest

Robin Shaw (art director) and Mat Williams (assistant art director) on Ethel and Ernest.

Robin Shaw (art director) and Mat Williams (assistant art director) on Ethel and Ernest.

Studio photos from July 10th 2015

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Lead animator Thierry Torres was in the studio today. He has been producing some brilliant animation for us. Here are some examples of his previous work http://thierrytorres.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/3d-animation.html.

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Assist animator Aude Carpentier and lead animator Thierry Torres at Lupus Films studio, London, July 10th 2015

Assist animator Aude Carpentier and lead animator Thierry Torres at Lupus Films studio, London, July 10th 2015

From left to right: Animation Director Peter Dodd, Animation Supervisor Isobel Stenhouse, lead animator Thierry Torres, and line producer Natasha Abrahams, Lupus Films, July 2015

From left to right: Animation Director Peter Dodd, Animation Supervisor Isobel Stenhouse, lead animator Thierry Torres, and line producer Natasha Abrahams, Lupus Films, July 2015