This Week: Light Up Bristol

Light Up Bristol

Folks in Bristol, England are getting a spectacular large-scale animation show this week. The event, Light Up Bristol, which projects 400-feet wide pieces of animation across historic buildings, started yesterday and runs through this Friday. Bristol-based animator and illustrator Robin Davey, who has two pieces in this year’s line-up, explained to me what the event is all about:

“Now in its second year, Light Up Bristol is a week of festively-themed large scale video projections on to some of the UK city’s landmark buildings. All the work has been produced especially for the event by many of Bristol’s creative agencies and individuals, in a variety of media ranging from Flash and After Effects through to film, stop-motion, and shadow-puppetry. Everyone involved has volunteered their time and talents free of charge, and the event is free to all. It runs from Monday 17 to Friday 21 December in and around College Green. I’ve contributed two very different pieces to the line-up. You can see some stills on my blog here.”

Creative Review magazine has images from the animated pieces in this article. More photos from the event, including the one above by James Burniston, are posted on Flickr.


  • http://robindavey.blogspot.com/ Robin D

    Many thanks Amid for the plug!

    I was at the opening last night, along with upwards of 500 other people, to watch festive cheer win out over minor technical glitches and extreme cold. I’m assured things will run more smoothly for the remaining nights, so anyone in the area would do well to check it out.

    In the meantime, a quick snatch of my contribution has already turned up on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DecJ51t9fTo

    Thanks to the original uploader, and apologies to everyone else for the sound quality!

  • red pill junkie

    Nice sequence Robin.

    Oh! and an excellent choice of music too ;-)

  • JG

    Truly Wonderful! Great idea. Looks great even in stills and on youtube.

    Wish i could go see it…

    And good choice of music there. :)
    (Atlas by Battles playing in that video if i’m not mistaking.)