No Direction Home


Today I have another animation for you - this time in pencil.

The fine people of End of the Road Festival are starting a new festival called 'No Direction Home'. It's based near Sheffield, on the Welbeck estate, and is looking to be another high point of the summer.

We wanted to do a video to get people thinking about the festival,  much like the paper animation I made for End of the Road Festival last year.

Of course the difficult part with a first year festival, is that nobody really knows what it looks like. So after a few site visits to the Welbeck estate and some extended conversations over coffee with Simon, this is what we came up with:

As you can see, a lot of lead went into creating this video, and I'm not sure when my hand's going to stop cramping, but I have to say I'm rather pleased with it in the end.

(Oh, and I haven't even mentioned the whole 'robbers-broke-into-my-office-and-stole-my-computer-right-in-the-middle-of-all-this' story yet.)

One last thing! That beguiling voice you heard  belongs to Beth Jeans Houghton, who's album you should go out and buy immediately. And then buy a ticket to No Direction Home. And watch her play there.