wow, I been busy.. hence lack of updatage.
I still am busy but might possibly be avoiding something, hence URGENT need to post last couple of projects RIGHT NOW.
so. Native Affairs is Maori TV’s flagship current affairs show… this season the show had some big changes - new presenter, new titles and graphics and a new set, featuring a 27meter long printed vinyl backdrop.
I had the privilege of designing the backdrop and building the graphics package - which included titles, stings, baseline keys etc etc and a series of seamless looping backgrounds for the 9 screen onset video wall, which was fun and crazy tricky - colour matching the displays with the printing backdrop, under studio lights…
thankfully I had the Maori TV studio tech team on my side and they did a sterling job. looks alright I reckon.
here’s the titles:
and a few stills of the studio, featuring backdrop and video wall (cheers Dave Cooke for the pics)
check the actual show out here.
smokefree pacifica beats logo design
Makaurau Sessions identity
+++ Taiaha Ha for Pitchblack +++
in 2011 I collaborated with my mates Mike Hodgson and Paddy Free of Pitchblack to create a widescreen projection to support their performance at the Kotahitanga cultural festival in Hauraki. it was a great priviledge to take some of my art home to my own turangawaewae, and always a pleasure to work with Pitchblack.
To open the set we remixed a recording of the Hauraki haka Taiaha Ha, which I illustrated in my handrawn style.
As well as Mike and Paddy, I acknowledge lovely Liane Ngamane and Frank Waitai of the Hauraki Maori Trust Board for their support in pulling this work together, and Jeanne Clarkin who put on the gig. Churs.
+++ maramatanga +++
Early in 2011 I was approached by the artist Brett Graham to collaborate with him on a couple of exhibits as part of an exhibition at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. The show is called Tai Timu, Tai Pari, Tainui: Journey of A People. As a descendant of Tainui waka it was a great honour to be invited to create work for this show. This piece, Maramatanga, is projected onto a circular screen in the ceiling of a darkened room, suggestive of the learning style of ancient wananga.
The show runs until September 2014.
+++ takarangi loop +++
This 8mx6m looping animation is showing as part of the Tai Timu, Tai Pari exhibition at Te Papa in Wellington. It uses drawings of takarangi (open spirals) by Pei Te Hurinui Jones from the Te Papa archives.
Created in collabration with Dr Brett Graham.
4 recipients of Te Amorangi Academic Excellence awards recount some of the magic moments of their PhD study.
shot by Nadia Jones
interviews by Nadia Jones and Melanie Cheung, te whare wananga o waikato