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Dead All Along: Get The Kids to Stay Close

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Giles Timms is a freelance motion graphics artist from Wales who now resides in Los Angeles. Today we feature one of Timms’ eclectic animations, Dead All Along, which is accompanied by the music of Ceri Frost.

Dead All Along

The story goes like this – Enchanted by a pixie, a child called Yorick enters a magical kingdom, but when Yorick returns he finds his world ravaged by time. Now we know to get the kids to stay close. Dead All Along was entirely hand drawn in pen and ink to create the animated cut-out style.

Dead All Along

Dead All Along || Ceri Frost from Giles Timms on Vimeo.


  • 2D design and illustration – hand drawn in pen and ink and colored in photoshop
  • 2D animation in After Effects and TVPaint
  • Compositing in After Effects
  • Made at the Animation Workshop at UCLA’s Department of Theater, Film and Television, 2009

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