Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I HAVE MOVED TO  http://samtayloranimation.tumblr.com

I cannot really justify how long its taken me to do this but I'll be retiring this website from here on out. Please update your bookmarks and feeds. Thank you very much.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Beats Music

Together with The guys from The Line, Iria Lopez, Carlos De Faria, and James Hatley I had the enviable opportunity of providing animation for this commercial, made at Electric Theatre Collective, and directed by the legendary Shynola.

We animated digitally and then scratched and painted the final pieces on acetate. It was some of the most fun I have ever had on job, and working with Shynola was proof that its sometimes ok to meet your heros.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Happy Hour at The Pegbar and Grill

I've been doing a podcast with my friend and Line cohort, Tim McCourt. Here's the first episode. We plan doing about 15, and we aim to release them weekly over the coming weeks.

In the first episode we talk to Ed Barrett and Tom Judd of Animade.

Subscribe to us on iTunes if you like.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Show Reel

I thought I'd dip my toes into the world of show reels as a way of wrapping up the year.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Together with the guys from The Line, Si & Ad, plus the excellent people at ETC, I helped design and animate this commercial  for Talk Talk TV. Here's a few designs I did. This was day one, page one.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Some Character designs from the film

Our short film is finally up...Its been a long journey. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

New Music Video

Easy - Mat Zo & Porter Robinson (Official Video) from The Line on Vimeo.

This is something I've been working on since the beginning of the year at our studio in Hackney. I was heavily involved with the compositing. I also worked on the storyboards and 2D animation. 

Its directed by Tim McCourt and Wesley Louis. Our collective is called The Line.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Doodled whilst watching this epic video.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


My Mum made these. I did the drawings. Thanks Mum.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Call for assistants

I have been working on a 5 minute short film over the last months with boy-genius, Bjørn-Erik Aschim. We're coming to the end of rough animation now and we're looking for anyone who might be interested in helping with the cleanup.

If you're amazing at drawing and know Flash, or know someone who does, please get in touch. We would be immensely grateful for any assistance.

Tom Loughlin has made us an informative and colourful website.


Thank you thank you thank you


Monday, January 16, 2012

Spent the last week setting up a new studio space with Bjørn-Erik Aschim. Soon to be joined by the animation dream team of James Duveen, Jon Topf, Fritzi Nicolaus, and Tim McCourt. Exhausted but smug.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday, November 13, 2011

T Shirts

I have been putting together a short film in my spare time with my friend and collaborator, Bjorn-Erik Aschim. 2 weeks ago we took a day out to print T-Shirts for all the people who are giving us a hand with our mountain of work. Thanks (once again) to Luke James, for exposing the screens, and for showing us how to do it.

Also, we have Tom Loughlin to thank for the wicked website he's done us. Stay tuned for more....

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Violence Street

I put together an animation workshop in Myatt's Fields Park this weekend in Brixton as a part of The Big Draw.

It was so much fun.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

An illustration for a friend of mine's magazine. Its called bodytalk . and its very good. Check it out.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday, October 04, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

N.A.S.A 'Strange Enough' official release

N.A.S.A Feat. Karen O and Ol' Dirty Bastard - 'Strange Enough' on Vimeo.

Three months ago I made this music video together with a few friends of mine. Today it was officially released on BoingBoing.net. There is a short story of how we did it on http://www.studiogiblets.com/, our collective's new website. BoingBoing have a 24 hour exclusive, so the Vimeo video will be made available tomorrow morning.

*update - our collective is now The Line.  

Thursday, July 01, 2010

A Tribute to the mustachioed master, and national treasure, Peter Parr, who retires this year.
Peter was the animation course leader while I was at The Bournemouth Arts Institute. He set the course up in the 70's, and between then and now has encouraged several generations of animators to go on and do great things, as well as putting together an awe-inspiring library of sketch books himself. Whats next Peter Parr?

(In going some way to answering this, PeterParr has forwarded me a link to his new blog http://peterparr.tumblr.com/ where he's posted several very nice sketches from his sketchbooks)

Wednesday, June 09, 2010