Commissioned to design & produce a short animated film explaining the importance of staying in touch with your feelings.
The film is featured on the School of Life's YouTube channel.
"It's another masterpiece! So many lovely moments; you handled this incredibly tricky brief with total confidence and constant imagination and intelligence. I couldn't be happier." Alain de Botton, Founder and Chairman of the School of Life
TVC for Henry Westons Cider - Henry's Harvest (20s & 10s)
Co-directed and Animated by Florian Viale, Tracy Foster and Victoria Watson.
Produced by Victoria Watson for The Gate Films.
Created by McCann Bristol, the commercial uses a blend of different animation techniques, to reflect the craft that goes into making this tasty cider.
Commissioned to design & produce a short animated film, illustrating the key psychologial concept of transference.
This film is featured on The School of Life's YouTube channel.
"You’ve made something clever, beautiful and moving – and it’s going to open people’s eyes to some amazing things." Alain de Botton, Founder and Chairman of The School of Life.
I produced some of the visual elements, which were mapped to the Tron Kirk, as part of The Drambuie campaign 'A Taste of the Extraordinary'. These visuals brought the Tron to life, at a special Hogmanay party in 2012.
The visuals were designed, directed and produced by Andy McGregor of Andy McGregor Design + Media.
My visual input was subsequently selected for screening at an internal event at The Drambuie HQ in Russia.
'This Hogmanay, Drambuie is bringing the celebration back to its original venue as it throws open the doors of the historic Tron Kirk on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. The Scottish spirit will host A Festival of the Extraordinary – from the night before the night before to the morning after – to celebrate the first re-opening of the original home of Hogmanay in Edinburgh in 20 years.
By day, The Drambuie Surreal Sessions will include an extraordinary program of events including breathtaking digital art, extraordinary film screenings, mixology masterclasses and unexpected live performances.'
A little stop motion film where origami creatures are animated to illustrate the concept.
Client: Cello Signal - Humanising Brands with Technology
Product: Internal promotional film
Agency: The Leith Agency
Production House: The Gate Films
Producer & Director: Victoria Watson
Model Maker & Animator: Tracy Foster
Commissioned to design & produce a short animated film, illustrating how to become a better person.
Alain is an author on what some might describe as the psychology of everyday life; he is also the founder of The School of Life, which promotes emotional intelligence. This film is featured on The School of Life's YouTube channel.
Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Spring Mvt 1 Allegro by John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players
The two characters are based on characters designed by Simon Mills, a Bristol based graffiti artist. I first animated them whilst on placement with WÖNKY Films. The brief was to design cute picture messages for teens to send from a mobile or email platform.
Client: Visit Scotland
Product: Three TVCs for the 'Brilliant Moments' campaign
Agency: The Union
Production House: The Gate Films
Producer: Victoria Watson
Director: Richard Oliver
Production Coordinator & Locations Manager: Tracy Foster
The International Green Awards is about promoting sustainability.
Client: The International Green Awards
Product: All visual elements of the presentation & sting for the prestigious 2011 International Green Awards ceremony, Natural History Museum, London
Graphic Designer & Animator: Tracy Foster
Client: City of Literature
Project: enLIGHTen/ edLIGHTen
To celebrate Edinburgh's literary heritage, a small number of films were commissioned, to illustrate quotes and projection mapped to historic city central locations.
I worked with Conrad Molleson to design & produce a large-scale piece, illustrating a Robert Fergusson quote from the Scottish Enlightenment. The quote was taken from his poem 'Ode to a Gowdspink'. Our piece was mapped to the arched upstairs window of Waterstone’s flagship store on George Street.
Tracy Foster: Production Designer & Animator
Conrad Molleson: Background Artist & Composer
The quote was taken from 'Ode to a Gowdspink'
'. we aften find'
'The brawest drest want peace o' mind,'
'While he that gangs wi' ragged coat'
'Is weel contentit wi' his lot.'
7 Degrees West is Scotland’s premier luxury catamaran charter service. At Mucklehen, I made them a lovely animation to use as a safety briefing for their guests.
Client: 7 Degrees West
Product: A safety instruction film
Design, animation, direction & production: Tracy Foster
Illustration: Jim Anderson
Client: Bòrd na Gàidhlig - Gaelic
Product: Four TVCs for the campaign
Production House: Muckle Hen Productions
Producer & Director: Hannah Robinson
Art Director and Props Manager: Tracy Foster
Muckle Hen produced four diverse 30 second adverts for the Gaelic education board Bòrd na Gàidhlig, as a national call for Gaelic teachers. The ads were shot over two days in three different Gaelic medium schools, and aired nationally on STV.
Corporate and Communications Officer Steven MacIver said: "The creation of adverts was a new challenge for Bòrd na Gàidhlig but we are delighted with the way in which Muckle Hen have brought our ideas to life in such an exciting and positive way. Muckle Hen listened to what we wanted and tirelessly worked to produce products with which we are delighted and proud of."
Network Rail - Airdrie to Bathgate Rail Link Film
Muckle Hen were asked to make a film documenting this project for Network Rail. Filming took place over 10 months, drawing on interviews with politicians, stakeholders & passengers. With specially created graphics & music composition, it was carefully crafted to demonstrate how important the railway will be to the people that live along it.
Client: Network Rail
Product: A public information film
Production Company: Muckle Hen Productions
Designer & Animator: Tracy Foster
The section of track between Airdrie and Bathgate is the longest new section of rail to be opened in the UK for over 100 years.
Client: Scottish Government, Cocaine Campaign 2009
Product: TVC & Cinema age 15+
Agency: The Leith Agency
Production Company: The Gate, Edinburgh
Producer: Vivienne Jaspers
Director: Mark Jewitt
Storyboard Artist, Locations Assistant, Assistant Art Department: Tracy Foster
In 2010 Mark came second for the European Young Director Award at Cannes by CFP-E (commercial Film Producers of Europe) and the acclaimed Shots Magazine. His cinema campaign for the Scottish Government ‘Cocaine: Know the Score’ was the focus of his entry and was screened to hundreds of Cannes Lions delegates.
Creating bespoke visuals - mixing live sequences for events, gigs, clubs & festivals. I enjoy creating site-specific pieces & have done so as part of advertising campaigns & exhibitions. Projects include the creation of large-scale architecturally mapped outdoor projections.
I have also created visuals for: BYOB at The Glue Factory, Glasgow & Hidden Door 2014.
Other gigs include:
Edinburgh International Science Festival 2014
Mixcloud at The Big Chill Bar, Kings Cross, London
Edinburgh International Film Festival delegate events, Teviot House, Edinburgh
The Pyramid Stage, Kelburn Garden Party, Largs, Scotland
Wonky, The Bongo Club, Edinburgh
Devil Disco, The Bongo Club, Edinburgh
Laptop Lounge, The Voodoo Rooms & The Caves, Edinburgh
Take One Action Film Festival - opening visuals
Client: Take One Action Film Festival
Product: Opening visuals screened at Filmhouse Cinema
Video Artist: Tracy Foster
Music: “Distorted Reflections” (by Telegraphy)
Distorted Reflections by Telegraphy is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.