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Showing posts with label animation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label animation. Show all posts

Friday, 13 May 2016

Happy Superhero Day!

Yes! There is such a thing!

(This is a clip from my film X&Y from a few years back - you can see it in its full glory here!)

Friday, 15 January 2016

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Festive animated greetings!



A festive animated non-denominational animated greeting (nb may contain unicorns)
You can see it BIGGER here -


Friday, 27 June 2014

Happy Tramp

A while back I was approached by Inbetweeners movie director Ben Palmer & Zeppotron co-founder Neil Webster who were in the process of launching Happy Tramp, a new independent production company specialising in scripted narrative comedy to design a logo which would work for print in various formats with the idea of making it move at a later stage.

Armed with only a copious amount of extra strength lager (for research purposes) I initially sketched out a few ideas... & we fairly quickly decided on the finished logo. I tried a few handwritten typefaces but we settled on trusty old Gill Sans
 After the Special Brew hangover died down a few months later I took the character & directed & animated the short clip. I sent the guys an initial animatic to which they replied -

Thanks for this. We've got a lot of notes...
1. We love it.

Why aren't ALL jobs as fun  painless as this?

You can see the clip here

Happy Tramp from Steve May on Vimeo.



Thursday, 26 June 2014

LOOK! NEW ANIMATION!

I have become acutely aware that to  iPads/ iPhone users the little 'Bat Van' animation on my website homepage which has served me well over the years has been unviewable due to technology issues too dull to be spoken of here. (something to do with a hissy fit between Apple & Adobe etc. etc.)

Basically, instead of a pleasing animation loop all the Apple device based punter would see was a white space...now I like minimalism as much as the next person but...


....LOOK! NEW ANIMATION!

 I've just introduced these little rascals in preparation for a bit of an overhaul of the site in the next few months - do come in & have a look at http://www.stevemay.biz

Friday, 24 January 2014

Cyber Streetwise campaign



Here are a few of the posters I created for the government's Cyber Streetwise campaign.
Commissioned by the agency, M&C Saatchi, with Picasso Pictures I  created illustrations for the interactive website, print and poster Cyber Streetwise campaign &  I also designed & directed 6 short animated clips showing how people take risks with web security that they would never take in the real world. The work was written by Matt Beaumont and art directed by Phil Reedy & my producer was the brilliantly unflappable Melissa Venet at Picasso Pictures. 


Friday, 17 January 2014

Cyber Street Wise posters



I was recently commissioned by M&C Saatchi to design 6 posters & direct 6 short animated spots for the government's Cyber Street Wise campaign through Picasso Pictures. The posters seem to have taken over the London Underground (& a fair bit of overground too!) Here's a few examples that have been photographed by several of my spies around London to be going on with - more soon...watch this space...

Monday, 22 October 2012

Posing with my Gold award


Me posing with my Gold award at the Association of Illustrators' Images 36 exhibition opening at Somerset House, October 2nd.

You can watch my winning entry here if you so wish.
(photograph by Robert Chadwick)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

'Anger' wins AOI Images 36 Gold award!

I was at Somerset House last night to collect the Gold New Media award at The Association of Illustrators' Images 36 awards showcasing the 'Best of British Illustration 2012' for my short film Anger a short animation I designed & directed at Picasso Pictures commissioned by Reach Out, an American
charity that supports young people with challenging issues such as anger management, drugs, bullying and teenage pregnancy. You can see the whole film here 

Very exciting to have won my second gold award - the previous was in Images 34 in 2010 for my film 'Rabbits'

The Images 36 exhibition runs from 3rd-28th October at Somerset House - free entrance - click here for  details

(big thanks to Picasso Pictures & producer Melissa Venet, the Association of Illustrators & my agents Arena Illustration)

Monday, 16 April 2012

Welcome to Alphabet City!



Animated intro for the interactive Superheroes Exhibition at the Discover Children's Story Centre featuring square jaws, a surfeit of cape-ery & a glimpse of a Super-Villain to boot! See it here

(thanks to Sam Hooper for some great sound design)

Friday, 23 March 2012

Superheroes exhibition


Over the last few months I've been working with the lovely team at The Discover Children's Story Centre designing for an interactive Superheroes exhibition which opens on the 1st April through to the 4th November - I was at the centre yesterday & it's all looking great so here's taster of the display window...more to follow

Find out more here http://www.discover.org.uk/whatson/event/superheroes

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Animated promo - 'Simple Life' by Sam Frank





I'm very excited about being able to put a link to my brand new animated promo that I just completed for Sam Frank's debut single Simple life - you can see it here http://vimeo.com/stevemay/sam-frank-simple-life

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

New animation


I've just finished a new animated short - you can see it here

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

ones that got away...


Some characters I designed for a mooted animation series a while back - nothing happened as far as I know but they're probably being reproduced on low quality lunchboxes somewhere in the world as we speak...

Friday, 2 September 2011

SPLANG!


(click to enlarge)
Sneak preview of something I'm working on...

Monday, 30 May 2011

(contains sexual swearwords)


Somebody reminded of this piece I directed for the Monkeydust series many moons ago so thought I'd post it - the talk of government targets all sounds depressingly familiar (contains sexual swearwords)