Thursday, April 30, 2009

Giles Timms: animator par excellence

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A few years ago as I was developing the digital design curriculum for Dordt I spent some time during the summer collaborating with Giles Timms, an artist / designer at pullUin in Vermillion, South Dakota. Later that year he actually came to a Dordt graphic design class as a guest for a critique session and viewed student designed websites. He sent me the following message a short time later, saying, “I was so inspired by your student's work (I think you would be a great teacher to have with your print background) that I redesigned my website with more of a print flavour. I tried to design it like I would a print page layout and did the whole thing in Illustrator like you had shown your students to do. I had a lot of fun and I think it was really good for me to do. I feel as though I made some breakthrough's in my work and working methods after using Illustrator to design my new site (thanks to you and your students)!” 

Just after that he left pullUin, moved to Los Angeles, and for the last few years he has been pursuing a MFA degree in animation at UCLA.

Giles is a native of Wales and is proud of his Welsh heritage.

Anyway, yesterday, he sent me a message about the release of his second animated movie, a music video with Ceri Frost’s music, titled ‘Manifestations.’ He gave me permission to post his work on our blog and specifically asked me,  “If any of your students can vote on youtube for my video I would be forever grateful.”

I’d recommend visiting his blog / website to see his amazing work:

Giles added that, ‘Manifestations’ was featured on Cartoon Brew yesterday:

'Manifestations,' is also featured on BoingBoing along with a brief interview:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out, David!

    I really enjoyed working with you and I think you're an excellent and inspiring teacher. All the best, Giles


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