The Story Behind 'Double Portrait'

Ian Bruce, the director and animator behind 'Double Portrait', talks about how the short film was made and how the original idea for the epic narrative was conceived.

'Double Portrait' won Best Animation at The Aesthetica Short Film Festival and was officially selected for The Edinburgh International Festival and The London International Animation Festival screening at The Barbican on 2nd December 2018.

'Who Knew' by The Correspondents

Title track from The Correspondents' EP released in November 2018 using a whole host of animated techniques and live stop motion.

Directed by Daisy Smith

Animation by Ian Bruce

Assistant director Angus Kemp

Live Visuals for 'Finally' by The Correspondents

2016. painted animation

An edited and shortened version of a time lapse animation showing the process of painting the two members of The Correspondents; Mr Bruce and Chucks. To be used as a visual for a song called Finally for the opening of selected live shows.

'Alarm Call' by The Correspondents

2014. painted animation

This music video portrays Ian growing up alongside his twin brother Eddie who died suddenly of an epileptic seizure at the age of 21. The project aims to raise awareness and funds for Epilepsy Society. 

'Well Measured Vice' Vinyl Animation - The Correspondents

2013. Hand drawn animation on 500 vinyl sleaves

This animation coincides with the release of 'Well Measured Vice' on Limited Edition Vinyl. Available here.

'Give You Better' by The Correspondents

2014. hand-drawn animation on paper

'Well Measured Vice' by The Correspondents

2013. hand drawn animation

Official Music Video for the first single from the album Puppet Loosely Strung.

The Couple

2010. painting video

A portrait of a girl and a boy and the objects that they gave each other during their relationship. Each painted action is synced to the song 'Islands' by the XX. The entire process took 12 hours. 

 

The Story Behind 'Double Portrait'
'Who Knew' by The Correspondents
Live Visuals for 'Finally' by The Correspondents
'Alarm Call'  by The Correspondents
'Well Measured Vice' Vinyl Animation - The Correspondents
'Give You Better' by The Correspondents
'Well Measured Vice' by The Correspondents
The Couple
The Story Behind 'Double Portrait'

Ian Bruce, the director and animator behind 'Double Portrait', talks about how the short film was made and how the original idea for the epic narrative was conceived.

'Double Portrait' won Best Animation at The Aesthetica Short Film Festival and was officially selected for The Edinburgh International Festival and The London International Animation Festival screening at The Barbican on 2nd December 2018.

'Who Knew' by The Correspondents

Title track from The Correspondents' EP released in November 2018 using a whole host of animated techniques and live stop motion.

Directed by Daisy Smith

Animation by Ian Bruce

Assistant director Angus Kemp

Live Visuals for 'Finally' by The Correspondents

2016. painted animation

An edited and shortened version of a time lapse animation showing the process of painting the two members of The Correspondents; Mr Bruce and Chucks. To be used as a visual for a song called Finally for the opening of selected live shows.

'Alarm Call' by The Correspondents

2014. painted animation

This music video portrays Ian growing up alongside his twin brother Eddie who died suddenly of an epileptic seizure at the age of 21. The project aims to raise awareness and funds for Epilepsy Society. 

'Well Measured Vice' Vinyl Animation - The Correspondents

2013. Hand drawn animation on 500 vinyl sleaves

This animation coincides with the release of 'Well Measured Vice' on Limited Edition Vinyl. Available here.

'Give You Better' by The Correspondents

2014. hand-drawn animation on paper

'Well Measured Vice' by The Correspondents

2013. hand drawn animation

Official Music Video for the first single from the album Puppet Loosely Strung.

The Couple

2010. painting video

A portrait of a girl and a boy and the objects that they gave each other during their relationship. Each painted action is synced to the song 'Islands' by the XX. The entire process took 12 hours. 

 

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