Friday 17 May 2013

Fastnet - Bosco and Bailebeag Window

This window shows models from Quin Films earliest stopmotion projects. Jim Quin started animating stopmotion series for RTE in 1976, starting with 'Bailebeag', an ambitious series in Irish and English. Jim Quin then animated hundreds of inserts for RTE's Bosco series, including 'Tongue Twisters', 'Gregory Grainneog', 'Aesop's Tales' and 'Faherty's Garden. 'Gregory Grainneog' was the first Irish claymation series. Some characters from RTE’s ‘Muintir na Móna’ are also shown.

Bosco - Tongue Twisters
The characters for Tongue Twisters, Muintir na Móna and Aesops were designed and built by Monica Mc Cormick.
Bosco - Faherty's Garden - Cornelius The Crow
Many of the original Bailebeag sets were constructed in the woodshop in The National Film Studios in Bray, Co. Wicklow, truly miniature film sets.
Bailebeag - Jimin and Sean
Bailebeag was revived in 1984, with new models and a stopmotion system based on one developed by Oliver Postgate (of 'Bagpuss' and 'Clangers' fame). The ‘Uncle Benny’s’ garage in the window was built in 1984 by Paddy Glynn. David Quin designed and constructed all of the Quin Film's stopmotion models from 1984 onwards.

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