Tuesday, 2 October 2018

So I finally published my current reel. Not sure why it took me so long, I think it's because I was working on newer stuff and feel like it isn't as up to date as it could be, but what the hell eh?




Animation Showreel - India Barnardo from India Barnardo on Vimeo.

Monday, 13 August 2018

WIA

I recently joined WIA - Women in Animation, and I've been attending the Vancouver chapter events. I have been thoroughly impressed with what they have to offer women in animation/film industry and I just have to spread the news!!

Their current goal is to reach 50/50 by 2025. I think this drive is really important and it's not just related to gender either. If the industry can build working environments that are inclusive and diverse, this will encourage people to apply that would ordinarily feel to intimidated to. At any level you are at, you can help with inclusion. Encourage people to show their work, encourage people to apply for jobs, encourage people full stop.

At the Siggraph WIA Summit I attended on Saturday their shared this paper. The stats are horrifying, and showing all the talk of late hasn't actually been improving the numbers, so now is time for action!

Check out the WIA website and join today regardless of your gender http://womeninanimation.org/

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In other news my lack of posts reflect that I've been beavering away at Cat and Moth and we have now formed our lighting team! I can't wait to share the teaser with you, so watch this space!


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The Willoughby's

This post has been a long time coming, Cat and Moth and my next new project has taking over all of life! Cat and Moth now has a completion date for September, eeeek! So it's full steam ahead! If you want to keep up to date, check out our newsletter over on the site, or foolow us on the many social media outlets @catandmoth

Okay onto the next thing! The next project I've just started work on is Ricky Gervais' The Willoughby's! It looks super fricking cool too.




It's also got some incredible voice talent, including Will Forte, Maya Rudolph and Terry Crews! It's based on a book by Lois Lowry. It's pretty dark, and which makes for a good combo with Ricky Gervais!


I can't wait to show you more in the future, but for now you'll have to suck up the beautiful concept art above :D

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Damn

Yay finally managed to render my second Animsquad shot from the class I did last spring. I had an amazing experience in the Expert class with Malcon Pierce and I highly recommend his class, if I can afford to, I'll do it again some day!



Saturday, 22 July 2017

Yikes!

Oohh my, I have neglected this little corner of the internet for some time!

I miss writing, and I need to do this more. I hope you are all living life to the mostest and that you haven't missed my waffling too much!

I've been keeping my instagram drawing/painting feed fairly updated, it's probably the quickest easiest outlet at the moment. I've also been selling some animation and art books, to make way for an upcoming move. I hate to part with my books but I can only carry so many.

These last few months have been a whirlwind of excitement and Cat and Moth has been taking over my life, literally! It's sooo much fun working on a short film full-time, if you ever get the opportunity I would grab it by the horns.


Working on Cat and Moth has been a huge learning curve in terms of directing, managing, creating, writing, everything! And it really has got me thinking about ways to write and create stories via film post-C&M. Next, I'd love to be able to produce stories from start to finish in the quickest, dirtiest way possible, which isn't always possible with animation. I was particular inspired to hear about Edgar Wright's story about creating lots of sketches for Beadles Hot Shots, where technically it was meant to be the audience sending in their skits, but there were never enough, so Edgar as an apprentice had to produce a ton of content, unbeknownst to Beadle. I like that phrase, it should be a title for something "Unbeknownst to Beadle", in Italics.

You can check out the whole interview by Adam Buxton here.

I think this quantity of exploration will be an exciting new endeavour. I can't wait to pick up a camera and have a play.

Is there anything you are desperate to try? What's stopping you?

Enough waffling from me today! Hopefully I can make this a more regular occurrence.

Over and Out!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

iAnimate Podcast

I got the pleasure of talking about Ballerina on the latest iAnimate podcast! I have tried to listen, but it's too cringey listening to my own voice, so hopefully it doesn't hurt your ears too much...

http://ianimate.net/podcasts/item/interview-with-ballerina-animation-director-and-animators.html

Friday, 20 January 2017

Otto!

I worked on the Otto Christmas Advert just as I was finishing up at Studio AKA, I love that studio, such wonderful people and collaborative project. 

It's been tough finding a copy to share, as most of them are Germany restricted videos. Unfortunately the only version available is with all this writing plastered all over it. But nevertheless it is such a lovely piece and I was so happy to be apart of it for a short time.


I got to help with the previz for the show and then I got to animate on there shots:


(Mum and Dad only) 


Then I had time to block these shots out:


Thanks for looking! :D