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Video Designer

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Theatre:

Simon Blakey

Video Designer & Animation Director

Zsolt trained at NFTS and the Royal College of Art.  His creative portfolio spans theatre, live events, exhibitions and film.  He has contributed to projects with SDNA, One of Us, The Mill, The V&A Museum, The Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the BFI, LIFT festival and The Royal Opera House.

Work includes:

Faust x2                                                            Current
Starring Ian McDiarmid
Video Designer
The Watermill Theatre

We Are Hull                                                         2017
Video Designer
Made In Hull / City of Culture 2017
Part of the launch for the UK City of Culture Celebrations

Unreachable                                                     2016
Video Designer
dir. Anthony Neilson
The Royal Court Theatre

Moon and Me                                                       2016
Video Designer
dir. Dawn Richmond-Gordon
Leicester Performing Arts Centre

Suicide                                                                 2016
Assistant Video Designer
dir. Nadia Fall
National Theatre

Perspectives – video installation                       2016
Video Designer (for 59Productions)
The World Economic Forum/National Geographic

wonder.land                                                          2015
Senior Animator (for 59Productions)
dir. Rufus Norris, written by Moira Buffini with music by Damon Albarn
Manchester International Festival / National Theatre

‘The all-digital Cheshire Cat – flowing multi-coloured whiskers, terrifying fang-like teeth, representing all that is enticing and frightening about the internet – is magnificent’ – The Guardian

Rewind 500 – projection-mapped display            2015
Animator (for 59Productions)
Hampton Court Palace

Into the Hoods                                                           2015
Digital Painter/ Animator
dir. Kate Prince
ZooNation / Peacock Theatre

Global Goals UN                                                     2015
Animator (for 59Productions)
New York United Nations HQ,

Searching for Balance – video installation         2015
Designer (for 59Productions)
The World Economic Forum / National Geographic

Great Britain                                                              2014
Animation director (for 59Productions)
dir. Nicholas Hytner
National Theatre

‘Giant video screens dominate Tim Hatley’s design, relaying snippets from other papers … and as the images flash past we experience the fluidity of the news agenda as well as its limits.’ – Evening Standard

Three Dances – projection-mapped display        2014
Art director, animator
Hungarian State Opera, Budapest

Lighting the Sails – projection-mapped display          2014
Animator (for 59Productions)
Sydney Opera House / Sydney Vivid LIVE Festival

Shakespeare, the greatest living playwright – Exhibition         Animation Director (for 59Productions)
Victoria & Albert Museum

Opening Night – projection-mapped display             2013
Video Designer
Hungarian State Opera, Budapest

Emil and the Detectives                                           2013
Director of Animation (for 59Productions)
dir. Bijan Sheibani
National Theatre

The true star [of Emil and the Detectives] is [the] stunning design. Expressionistic, wonky and sometimes vertigo-inducing, it evokes the Twenties setting and has a magic all of its own.’ – Evening Standard

The Baroque Story – gallery installation                  2013
Animation director (for 59Productions)
Historic Royal Palaces, London

David Bowie is – Touring exhibition                          2013
Lead animator (for 59Productions)
Victoria and Albert Museum

‘Beautifully immersive… constantly surprising, fun, curious and compelling’ – Huffington Post

London Olympic Opening Ceremony                 2012
Animation director for ‘Projection House’ (for 59Productions)
dir. Danny Boyle
This 7-minute projection-mapped sequence, celebrating 1960-2012 British art, culture and entertainment, was broadcast to worldwide audience of over 1 billion and forms a stand-alone bonus feature on the official DVD of the ceremony

Enchanted Island                                                           2012
Animator, digital painter (for 59Productions)
dir. Phelim McDermott
Metropolitan Opera, New York

12 Moves                                                                              2012
Designer/Animator (for SDNA)
Worcester/SDNA / Cultural Olympiad.

Curtain Call – film and architectural installation      2012
Designer/Animator
SDNA / London Roundhouse

Two Boys                                                                             2011
Animator (for 59Productions)
dir. Bartlett Sher, music by Nico Muhly
English National Opera

War Horse                                                                         2011
Additional animation (for 59Productions)
National Theatre, USA tour

Les Miserables
Animator (for 59Productions)
World Tour

Cooked – short film                                                           2011
Visual Effects Supervisor
dir. Jens Blank.
Selected for Cannes Film Festival 2010

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