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Sabanilla, San Jose, Costa Rica
Hello Im Josh and welcome to my blog, here you can view my different works in art & design animation. I studied at the South East Essex College and graduated in Multimedia & Animation. I then studied at the University of Glamorgan where I completed 2 short films in 2D using Adobe Flash, Premiere, Photoshop and After effects. I am always pursuing my passion in art and animation and continue to better my skills to meet the needs of the industry. you can also visit my website at http://www.joshua-forman.co.uk/

Monday, 29 November 2010

Sonic 4 John

happy birthday john

Monday, 15 November 2010

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

An audience with the Pope

If you were invited to address Benedict XVI during his UK visit, what would you say to him? Richard Dawkins, Philip Pullman, Claire Rayner, Ben Goldacre and many more take part in our Pope quiz. Illustrations by Ralph Steadman view link below.


Tuesday, 7 September 2010

me on my way to work

made this image out of spontinuity and bordum

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Dolphin Design for Short

here is an image of a project im working on in my leisure time with some friends the storyboards have been done

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Thursday, 8 July 2010

phantasm revisit, under the red hood coming soon

looking forward to this new release


watched mask of the phantasm again recently with house mates always a joy to watch mark hamill as the joker never gets old


Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Character Design

some little designs for my friends kids tv show Garden Galaxies

Thursday, 27 May 2010


Cumple feliz Mario

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Thursday, 20 May 2010

End Of Project Evaluation

Joshua Forman

BA Animation


End of Project Evaluation

During this years Final Major Project I have learnt a lot in basic principles of animation and a lot more in the technical side of film making. I have thoroughly enjoyed working on this film in Flash, I ultimately found a new creativity of style and design during the making of this film. I started out planning to make a 2D Traditionaly animated film with a green theme with an existing soundtrack.

Which during pre-production turned out to be 4 minutes long due to the length of the song being 5 minutes I managed to cut it down to sync to my animatic at 4 minutes. So I drasticly had to find another way of speeding up production to make Sustain Twenty-Fifty my third year film. I had previously made an E-card in flash before receiving this monster of a project, and sat down to experiment with flash and create a simplistic style in which I could animate with. I did this during the end of pre production and decided I liked it.
It turned out to be a cut out retro game kind of look which now holds up throughout the whole film except for an under water background which I had created in photoshop.

On completion of the film I realised there would have to be some recycled animation and scenes aswel as a lot of tweens and panning backgrounds to finish for the deadline, so if I were to do this film again, I would have better time planning and put more time into the animation which the majority of it lacks. I created some very stylistic characters and visuals during the making of this film which I have become fond of and think I will definitely embrace into my portfolio and possibly use in other works in the future. I hope that my film is well received online and other places it might be shown and taken fairly seriously and not as just another naff green themed film effort. It holds a lot of different mixed Idea's and themes and might not make a lot of sense very clearly. But the aim was to make it quite vague and only people who are really watching or posses the knowledge of such disasters will know the true plot of the film. As a film maker being passionate about music, the music that I then chose for this film and asked for permission for is very much the main influence of the film. And I think this is what will hold it up due to the powerful melodies and subtle arpeggio's synced with colourful and striking images. And aswel as following some characters and narratives we visit a lot of real world disasters at surreal proportions.

Monday, 17 May 2010


The Shot of the penguins and polar bear trying to survive on a melting iceberg

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Bad Banana Belt

New edited version of the bad banana belt scene, new band poster in background as a hommidge to the soundtrack of the film


there will be another shot with bears and pingu's just got this pan for now

Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed

scene of adolfo experiencing loneliness and despair in the aftermath of the planets destabilization with only his money and decomposing banana's


This is a newly added shot that wasnt in the original storyboard that i thought was apropriate to kind of put some closure on the characters journey he finaly finds the girl at the bottom of the ocean

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Banana Boat

after Arturo has pulled the plug on the sea bed, we see the ocean drain and adolfo in his speed boat going down with it, for a little light humour Toco poo's on his head in this shot

Friday, 14 May 2010

The Beach

Here we have followed Arturo to the coast where he see's a mirage of the missing 24 year old girl and the banana co ship is noticeable in the background, and in the foreground we see the turtles without there eggs due to egg poachers


quick establishment shot of toco flying past the volcano before the climax


Toco shows us the devasting outcome of deforestation

Pulling the plug

City Meltdown 2

City Meltdown

Deep sea fish

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Monday, 3 May 2010

Friday, 30 April 2010

John Perkins on what to know

an important read taken from this page I urge you to read xxx


Perkins offers several ways to help stop “the corporatocracy and to end this insane and self-destructive march to global empire.”

• Read between the lines of each and every media report and help others do the same. The majority of our media outlets – newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, television stations, radio stations, etc. – are owned by huge international corporations and these corporations aren’t afraid to manipulate the news they deliver. Always seek the truth and encourage others to do the same.

• Cut back on oil consumption and shopping. When you are shopping, be very aware of the products you buy and the companies you’re supporting.

• Downsize your personal possessions, including your home, your car and your office.

• Protest against unfair free trade agreements.

• Protest against companies that exploit desperate people in sweatshops.

• Protest against companies that pillage the environment.

• Look for ways to educate others about what is going on in the world. This can be done by writing letters and emails to friends, newspapers, school boards and local organizations.

• And finally, ask yourself the following questions:

Why have I allowed myself to be sucked into a system that I know is unbalanced?

What will I do to help our children, and all children everywhere, to fulfill the dream
of our Founding Fathers, the dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?

What course will I take to end starvation, and make sure there is never again a day
like September 11th?

How can I help our children understand that people who live gluttonous, unbalanced
lives should be pitied but never, ever emulated, even if those people present
themselves, through the media they control, as cultural icons and try to
convince us that penthouses and yachts bring happiness?

What changes will I commit to making in my attitudes and perceptions?

What forums will I use to teach others and to learn more on my own?

These are the essential questions of our time.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Banana co factory shot

2050 - shot 10 rainforest

Banana co - Radiohead

Oh, banana co.
We really love you and we need you
And oh, banana co.
We'd really love to believe you, but
Everything's underground
We gotta dig it up somehow
Yeah yeah

Oh, she said no go
She said she'd like to
She's seen you
But no, banana co.
She knows if you die then we all do
Everything's underground
We gotta dig it up somehow
Yeah yeah

Everything's burning down
We gotta put it out somehow
Yeah yeah

Chiquita Banana = the real Banana co

In May 2007, the French NGO "Peuples Solidaires" publicly accused the Compañia Bananera Atlántica Limitada (COBAL), a Chiquita subsidiary, of knowingly violating what the NGO describes as "its workers' basic rights" and endangering their families health and their own. Allegedly, the banana firm has carelessly exposed labourers at the Coyol plantation in Costa Rica to highly toxic pesticides on multiple occasions. Additionally, the human rights group accuses the company of using a private militia to intimidate workers. Finally, Peuples Solidaires claims that Chiquita, despite a regional agreement between the company and local unions requiring prompt investigation of grievances, has ignored certain union compliants for more than a year

"Terry Collingsworth, a lawyer with International Rights Advocates who is leading the multi-million dollar litigation, said: "This is a landmark case, maybe the biggest terrorism case in history. In terms of casualties, it's the size of three World Trade Center attacks."


Banana co Factory

Monday, 19 April 2010