Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Hello there,

I am a stop motion sculptor, model maker and animator.  From May to September 2017, I worked as a Puppet Department Junior and Additional Animator on Chuck Steel Night of the Trampires in South Wales.  In June of 2018 I underwent a three week internship at Aardman Animations where I worked on developing several short animated segments.  In recent months, I have worked with the A+C Studio on a variety of projects.

I have experience in puppet fabrication utilizing Tin Cure and Platinum Cure Silicone, Urethane Resins, Latex, Plaster and Paper.  I also have skills working in puppet design to armature construction (silver soldering), casting, molding, painting and video editing in Premier Pro and After Effects.

Previous professional experience include; Sculpting, Model-Making, Animating, Miniature Sculpting, Acting and Children's Entertaining.


Monday, 15 April 2019

Lego Set Design

Here are some clips from the Lego project which I had worked on earlier this year at A+C studios. I constructed the sets for the firework factory, Parisian skyline, frozen landscape and Frankenstein's laboratory. Great crew and cool to have so much creative freedom with the set design. 
Full version of the info bites can be found on the Lego Youtube page:

Lego YouTube Set Work from Gus Kearns on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

A+C Studios Paper-Craft Work

I recently completed work on this Paper-Craft project for British Airways with the creative team at A+C Studios based in Margate. I worked mostly in Adobe Illustrator, adapting, designing and modelling various characters and elements. If your passing though Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal over Christmas, give it a watch on the big screen!

Click Here for a link to the Behind the Scenes...

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

A+C Studios Sculpting Work

I worked on this project over a week in August with the talented artists at A+C Studios.  For my part, I sculpted the band members, instruments and the masked burglar featured in this AXA XL insurance commercial.  It was an engaging project with a quick turnaround.  Coincidentally, I watched Spinal Tap for the first time just a few weeks earlier.

AXA XL Insurance from A+C Studios on Vimeo.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Internship at Yamination Studios

I helped develop this commercial for the Colorado Lottery whilst interning at Yamination Studios this July.  I spent a busy week fabricating trees and other scenic elements alongside the skilled model makers at the studio.

And here's the making of...
The Making of Colorado Lottery Campaign from Yamination Studios on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Chuck Steel Premiere

I have returned from the week long Annecy Animation Festival in France.  Here I attended the world premiere of Chuck Steel - Night of the Trampires and finally saw the film I worked on last year.  Fantastic to see how it all came together!!  (I am lurking in the back, fourth from the right.)