Sound of Silent – an animated short


Sound of Silent - set WIP

I’ve started a new blog, documenting my progress building, creating, animating, designing – everything imaginable that goes into creating a short animated film, over here;

Please check it out, and feel free to give me some feedback. The film is a story my friend, Gafyn Lloyd a Music Engineer and I came up with about 4 years ago. I’ve decided that I would really love to get this film out there, and so I’m planning on working really hard on this, along with other animation projects to get myself back into the swing on things. I hope you’ll check it out often, as I plan on updating it weekly.

– Iestyn

Out of a Forest

I find this wonderful animation Directed by Tobias Gundorff Boesen highly inspirational.

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The story is wonderful, with an awesome twist at the ending, with the lovely song ‘Slow Show’ by The National complimenting it quite nicely. There’s an awesome blog, documenting the process, from doing the models to the shooting, and tests on their blog;

Seriously, check it out folks!

Back to Animation!


End of last year, my beloved PC gave up and died. I was really sad to see it go, I loved that thing, but, on the upside, I’ve been converted, and converted I have indeed, to the awesome that is Mac.

My girlfriend was telling me how awesome her Mac was, and after a lifetime (ish) of being with PC, I decided that a change was in order, so I jumped in, and got me a new 27″ iMac.

My Office

This new machine is just pure awesome. From the moment I switched it on, everything just worked, everything! Everything is so sleek, smooth, with nice lines, curves where there should be, and the power of this thing is phenomenal!

So! Because of this awesome beast of a machine, and wanting to be with my girlfriend, I’ve started animating again. After a looong break of doing things that I’ve been wanting to pursue, such as mountaineering, and just general break from the computer, it’s time to buckle down, and make things happen.

I’m working away on my demo reel, and right now, I’m working on a pantomime shot. I’ll be sure to keep the blog posted as to how the progress goes.

‘The Passenger’, ‘French roast’ and ‘Sound of Silent’


I’ve been following a wee animated film on the web for a little while now, and I’ve just realised that it’s been released! This beautiful, and funny film is called ‘The Passenger’ – created by Chris Jones.


Everything about this film is just awsome. The animation is solid, the camera work is amazing, great lighting and textures – and the audio is fantastic! He’s got an awesome website, where you can see some really cool ‘making of’s’ (this film took him 8 years to make!);

The Passenger

Seriously awesome film.

Another film I came across this week – and highly enjoyed the simplicity of it was ‘French roast’

French Roast

Check them out folks!

As for me – in the New Year, production will start back on my short film ‘Sound of Silent’, and this is where I’ll be uploading all my tests, drawings – anything related to the film.

Just a ‘sneak peek’ of what the set used to look like for you all;

Sound of Silent Set

Can’t wait to get back into animating my film – it’s been a wee while.