MIGRATION ANIMATION by Neil Baker
The finished film as created on location during the residency in the Transported shop in Boston.
The film is inspired by the migration of birds and people in and out of Boston, South Holland and the wash. Over many hundreds of years various migrations of people and animals have shaped the landscape, settlements and trade of this area and this film is an animated sketchbook exploration of the area and these themes.
The residency was supported by Transported - a new community focused arts programme that aims to increase the engagement and enjoyment of people in Boston Borough and South Holland with the arts and arts activities. For more info on this exciting new project visit: www.transportedart.com
Directed by Neil Baker
Animation and Artwork by Neil Baker, Hugh Cowling and Tom Hollingworth
Produced by Electric Egg
A couple of the last shots to be animated for the residency. St Botolphs Church (or Boston Stump) is the most recognisable landmark in the town and such a stunning structure.
The shot at the top was animated by Tom Hollingworth a volunteer assistant who worked on the project for 3 days and did a great job.
Where the Magic Happens
This is the temporary Transported shop in Boston Town Centre on Wide Bargate where the residency happened.
There will be more events going on in the shop over the next few weeks.
PS - i know there is no “P” it is there now.
Spoonbill, Lapwing, Swallow, Oystercatcher & 2 Black Headed Gulls
Some of the avian stars of Migration as drawn by Neil Baker & Hugh Cowling. Some of them are migratory and some residents of the UK
During the residency we had many repeat visitors eager to take a look at the work as it progressed from day to day. One such visitor was Martyn Hallam a local baker who popped by most mornings on his way home from the bakery.
One morning he even brought us some shortbread. So we drew him this as a thank you, a flying Brent Goose with a bakers hat on.
Here is the image that Tim Denton drew of Neil baker, director of Migration Animation on the pantograph with Artur, a regular visitor to the Migration Animation Residency.
Pantograph Drawings - Using Tim Denton’s Pantograph
Here are some of the images drawn on the pantograph on the Saturday during the Transported residency
Policemen by Alison
Richard by Tim Denton
Artur by Tim Denton
Richard and Artur may have just sneaked into the final animation..
Tim Denton’s Amazing Pantograph
On the saturday of the residency we were joined in the shop by designer/artist and all round creative Tim Denton who was doing portraits of people through the window using a large specially constructed pantograph. With the pantograph you drew or traced the image of the subject on the window and this was translated through the machine onto another lever that drew on a sheet of paper.
Here two local bobbies stopped by for their portraits doing drawn by Tim’s assistant, Alison.
For more info on Tim visit: www.timdenton.info
During our residency a couple of young lads visited us on a number of occassions and did a little drawing. Both these chaps drew one of the assistants on the project - Hugh Cowling
Two portraits of myself by Oskar and Artur, both aged 10. Two chaps I met during an animation residency/workshop that I have been assisting on this past week. I was under the impression that they were drawing a car that was parked outside so it came as a bit of a surprise to see that they had both just drawn me!