A tradition in our household is to forgo Christmas cards, and instead create something special to share with family and friends.

Christmas 2016


This project was completed on Christmas Eve 2016. The visuals were created using a stop-motion technique, with photographs shot as the image was painted. The work includes watercolour, inks, and marker on paper with additional imagery made in Photoshop. The final animation was assembled in After Effects, audio courtesy Kirkland Signature water globe.

Christmas 2012


Ellen Walker: piano, general tech and animation consultant
Maya Walker: arrangement, vox, illustration, animation

This project was created at our home on the dining table over two days in December 2012. All instruments including vocals were recorded on an iPhone, then arranged and exported using GarageBand. The visuals were created using a stop-motion technique, with photographs shot as the image was painted. The work included watercolour, inks, acrylic and marker on paper. The final animation was assembled in After Effects then exported for web. Original song written by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson.