Easy Art Pro welcomes Nick Underwood

Richard Allport Nick Underwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are happy and excited to now also be working with Nick underwood.

Nick had a successful career in sports marketing up until 1994 when he joined Ragdoll Productions as Head of International Marketing, where he worked on properties such as Rosie & Jim, Tots TV and Teletubbies.

After a period in South Africa and then as CEO of a small UK media plc he joined Open Mind Productions as a Consultant in 2005, and was elevated to the role of Commercial Director in 2007. Nick’s expertise is in putting together creative business models for co-productions and for licensing and merchandising. For over 30 years Nick has been conducting business on a global basis and has been responsible for numerous international brands and ventures during this period.

We look forward to seeing what the future holds with the wealth of experience that Nick brings with him.

Find out more about Open Mind’s productions and history here. www.openmind.co.uk

 

Richard Allport Artist 2013

www.easyartpro.com

All done in sunny Brighton!

 

Our final  bulk editing for the DVD’s ended last week in Brighton, so we’ll be announcing the launch dates for them very soon. We also have some other news concerning our working with local community services, but more of that in another post when things are firmed up better.

For the moment we thought we’d share with you these bizarre shapes developed by Chris Sangwin, check out his site and go buy his book if you like a head scratchin read! (Follow the link to his site)

 Richard Allport Artist 2011
www.easyartpro.com, www.richardallport.com, www.fruitbrush.co.uk

Moseley School’s Film poster design winners…

darth-vader-face dance to survive

A quick post amidst the chaos of DVD development…a recent brilliant workshop at Moseley School in Birmingham produced ideas for re-theming a film poster or designing your own. Two winners were chosen and their poster ideas are here for your lookage! (Notice the blood on Vader’s face is in the shape of two Jedi fighting!)

Enjoy!

Richard Allport 2010

www.easyartpro.com, www.richardallport.com, www.fruitbrush.co.uk

Easy Art Pro Training DVD’s…creature escapes!

Richard Allport Spog bg

A tiny “Spog” creature featured on the upcoming Easy Art Pro Training DVD set has made its way onto a screensaver for your entertainment. Feel free to right click and download and use it, for any nice non profit making purposes of course…!

Richard Allport 2010

www.easyartpro.com, www.richardallport.com, www.fruitbrush.co.uk

Easy Art Pro picture quiz begins…

 Richard Allport Image Quiz 1

This picture was taken recently and looked so strange we thought it fitting to launch a regular quiz to see if anyone can guess what the picture is of. We look forward to receiving your emails to info@easyartpro.com with what your ideas are!

Richard Allport 2010

www.easyartpro.com, www.richardallport.com, www.fruitbrush.co.uk

A blast from the creative past…

 Richard Allport Danielle Gearing winning image

Having been asked recently about the amazing photographic results that emerged from the “Searching for Creativity” workshops at Q3 Academy last year, I thought it fitting to upload some higher resolution files of some of the images created by the students.

Click here to see a full size selection of the finished images

Click here to see a full size image of the winning picture by Danielle Gearing

(Please be aware that these images are the property of Q3 Academy and are not for reproduction without permission)

Richard Allport 2010

www.easyartpro.com, www.richardallport.com, www.fruitbrush.co.uk

Richard Allport Artist Q&A second round questions…

 Richard Allport Artist round 2 questions

Q1: What are the training DVD’s about specifically?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Because there is only so much you can put into a workshop or even a series of workshops I had always planned to do a large-scale set of DVD tutorials that encapsulated everything I’d learned “on the job” so to speak.

The natural way to do this was as a set of step-by-step guides that demystified the creativity process from beginning to end. When you work long enough in the creative industries you learn that you can use techniques and methods to get very good results very fast, if you know what buttons to press and what gives you the most impact for the level of effort you put in. You can achieve amazing results in a surprisingly short amount of time; all you have to do is have the want to give it a go.

So the DVD set will totally break the creative process down and reform it in a very easy to understand and instinctive way, but also in a new and unique way never presented within the education system before. You don’t even need to be able to draw!

Q2: Do you have a CV or Biog that you can put up on here so people can read what you’ve done?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Yes, give me a couple of days and I’ll upload it in its own post.

Q3: Do you have any new workshops planned? If so can you describe what they’re about?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Yes loads. Without wanting to spoil the surprises there are themes including mythical creatures, how shockingly suggestible we all are, understanding confusion (!) and a crazy one called “How to cheat and lie!”

Q4: Do you provide private tuition for individuals or groups?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Yes absolutely! Each one is bespoke for that person or organisation so if you want any details on this at any level please get in touch directly.

Q5: How is the dragon puppet going and can we see some more development pictures?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Its about to emerge from the moulding process. It had a slight delay due to work commitments and then I had lovely bronchitis! I will post pictures of the silicone skins as they emerge from the moulds soon!

Q6: How many of the new Creativity Break interviews are planned?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Quite a few, it’s taking a while to type them all up in-between doing everything else but several are done and will be posted on here in the near future.

Q7: Can you say more about the weird events that you’ve described happening at schools in several of your posts? My son saw one and hasn’t stopped talking about it since!

A: Richard Allport Artist: Only that if you’re at a local school keep your eyes peeled and don’t blink or you’ll miss them!

Q8: Can you upload any videos of the model making processes you use?

A: Richard Allport Artist: There are several “making of” videos being edited at the moment that will be uploaded to our video channel that you can watch and download for free. Check back soon to check them out!

Q9: Do you work with recommended suppliers of the hardware and software you teach and use?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Yes. We’re currently in talks with the lovely people at PC World about a national deal for schools so we can supply the best hardware and software at the best price and with the best after sales service. More news of this and what decision we come to will follow…

Q 10:  Can you say any more about the potential large project with Q3 Academy mentioned in earlier posts?

A: Richard Allport Artist: ………………………………………….no………….shhh!

Richard Allport 2010

www.easyartpro.com, www.richardallport.com, www.fruitbrush.co.uk

Sir James Dyson’s (Expensive) Bladeless Fan……..

Take a look and see what you think…I think its around £200 GBP. Binary opposites are an interesting way to develop creativity!

Richard Allport 2010

www.easyartpro.com, www.richardallport.com, www.fruitbrush.co.uk

Blinding film clip sequence by Stink film…the best CGI ever or real?

Uber cool visual effects sequence from Stink Film……amazing cgi or real? watch the movie above then watch the making of below…

 

Check out their micro site at http://www.cinema.philips.com/gb_en/

Richard Allport 2010

www.easyartpro.com, www.richardallport.com, www.fruitbrush.co.uk