Pasticherie seeks to make 'commercial'/'community' based Animations.This site features Freelance Animation work produced by Elroy since 1995 and subsequently under the banner of "Pasticherie".
This website is intended to prove 'drawn animation' is still produced - and to 'advertise' my wares. It provides the means to contact/employ me (Elroy), Pasticherie - and my esteemed, featured colleagues.
Pasticherie aims to apply the core Traditional techniques (practised and developed over my working life) to contemporary projects. This Pasticherie website and theElroy Simmons Vimeo Page archive both my earlier commercial work and my steady intent to move into independent Animation Design, Direction and Production. I hope in viewing the work featured, it's apparent that my and Pasticherie's objectives are to ceaselessly produce skilled, inventive, memorable and beautiful Animated images – to order.
I've spent most of the last fifteen years 'Character Animating'. I am particularly satisfied by a strong, drawn performance, but I'm aware that by whatever means, good character animation serves as simultaneous short and long hand (emotionally involving/ 'economically', abstractly described).
Pasticherie champions/produces drawn animation. I'm a fan of mixing disciplines/styles/techniques (the Eight-Man-One-Band refers to a mix of styles, as well as contributors), but will vigorously defend drawing. I'm sure audiences appreciate a combination of differing techniques rather than always experiencing their segregation. In recent years, this observation has been validated by work produced, by a variety of practitioners other than I. I've spent most of the last fifteen years 'Character Animating'. I am particularly satisfied by a strong, drawn performance, but I'm aware that by whatever means, good character animation serves as simultaneous short and long hand (emotionally involving/ 'economically', abstractly described).
Throughout my working life as an Animator, I've been working on a cartoon short called "A-Z". I've drawn bits and pieces when time and motivation allowed. For the last eight years, I was lucky - and honoured to be joined in co-production; working on “A-Z”, by St.Just (in Cornwall, near Penzance) based Animation
Studio, "Spider-Eye Ltd".
In late October 2012, "A-Z" was completed! It features a range of Cartoon and Illustration styles; there's a dash of AfterEffects animation, a generous splash of 3D (thanks to the excellent Cherie Hague - who built and rigged the 3D model and Simon Pike who likewise brilliantly 3D animated to my 'old school' 2D). There are also lashings of beautiful AfterEffects Compositing work, principally by Ben Weschke and Jonathon Klahr. To stretch this analogy even further, the 'icing on the cake' is the film's Musical Score - reworked from the orignal score, recorded some fifteen years ago, by the legendary Tom Kincaid. The score features performances from Tom, Saxophonist James Evans and rising star Trumpeter, Jamie Brownfield.