The first short video commissioned by RTE demonstrates the engraving technique I use which is called scraperboard.
The film by Dyehouse Films was created as part of the 1916 Centenary Celebrations and promoted the Royal Irish Academy published ‘1916 Portraits and Lives’ featuring forty portraits of those involved on both sides of the Rising.
In recent years my scraperboards have slowly begun to move. Beginning with 100 illustrations for the 5 part documentary
‘The Story of Ireland’ commissioned by the BBC and directed by Micheal Connolly. The others here include the most recent, ‘Glencoe Massacre’ created in collaboration with U.K. based stonesoupvfx.com
and ‘Lindisfarne Gospels’ animated by the team at isodesign.co.uk .