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William King
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom
I am now on patreon, please come and visit, your support would be awesome.
www.patreon.com/williamking


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I was born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire in 1967. I worked as a plant breeder/laboratory technician for 14 years before a change in career to follow my childhood dream of filmmaking. I have worked as a cinematographer, director of lighting, editor, composer, scriptwriter, special effects technician, producer and director.
Forming MoonCloud Productions in 1999, I made several short films and music videos. 2003 saw me experiment with animation and rotoscoping resulting in two films shown at the Meniscus Film Festival, A Devil’s Heaven (a collaboration with Japanese artist Ankoku Koubou Maki), and the competition entry, Atmosphere. I also made the United Nations music video Crazy World for singer Andrea Meadows in 2004.
Illness saw me withdraw from film production until 2009 when, working for WeKnowMe Productions and Patchwork Pictures, I made 12 music videos and short animated films; Storyboard: Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers, Black Bikini and Black Bava Sabbath are among my more notable works. My last effort for French Composer Josue Pelissier was the short film Origins.
Unfortunately the pressures of production resulted in my having to again withdraw from all film work and put my fragile health first. In the last few years, I have begun to experiment with canvas and digital painting as a means to keep creatively occupied without the stresses or pressures of my chosen career. This work has resulted in The Dreaming Fly series of abstract paintings – which were exhibited in Hull in 2011.

I am an aficionado of world cinema, French and Japanese being particular favorites. All time classics for me are as diverse as Alien, Fargo to Delicatessen and Amelie. I am passionate music listener from prog rock to techno. On any given day I may switch between Spock’s Beard and Infected Mushroom. I also enjoy the classical music of Mozart and Vivaldi and especially enjoy the operas of Verdi, he is a musical genius!
I much enjoy photography and lazy walks alongside water! I derive much enjoyment being besides a river or the sea. I have an eclectic range of interests especially history, from museums to old castles. Astronomy, true crime, conspiracy theories, science fiction, horror, fantasy, art of all types, live music, good coffee or Yorkshire tea, camping, live theatre, are just a few things which appeal to me.

Current Residence: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Orc Medium/Goblin XXLarge
Favourite genre of music: Prog rock/metal - orchestral soundtracks
Favourite style of art: Digital Sci-Fi
Operating System: a battered V.1.1 troglodyte brain
MP3 player of choice: Spotify
Shell of choice: Turtle
Wallpaper of choice: Natural foliage
Skin of choice: Yours to get under
Favourite cartoon character: Granny o'Grimm
Personal Quote: Ho-Hum!
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A DEVIL’S HEAVEN
 By
William King.  

Once upon a time I was a filmmaker!
 Embark upon a surreal headtrip inside a dying junkies mind. This is a bad trip, a descent through madness unto death. These are the terminal visions from the final 5 minutes of an overdosing  drug addict's life. This is the poem which became the basis for my first festival screened animated short.
Made in association with Japan's Ankoku Koubou, the film started as an experiment to see if single images/paintings could be animated into a short film. Having never tried animation before the whole film was created by much trial and error as i made up each scene as i went along. Some frames had over 9 animated layers, and 25 frames were individually animated to create one second of film. Working solo the project took over a year to complete, including the soundtrack. The film made its debut at the Meniscus Film Festival 2003 (out of competition). The film was also re-edited as a music video for the band Genie's Eye and re-titled The Drug's Trilogy. I prefer the original version.
  • Listening to: Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Reading: The Twelve by Justin Cronin
  • Watching: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns
  • Playing: too busy to play
  • Eating: Hallucinogenic Daffodils
  • Drinking: Sparkling Water

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Just starting to upload work to patreon....please do come and support me, your patronage would be awesome and all digital works are being made available as high definition downloads available to all my supporters. thanks xx
www.patreon.com/williamking
ah, having to put the deviant watermark on all my work due to theft...so sad!
Just finished my first bird...an African Fish Eagle, trying my hand at merging abstract elements from my Bedlam styling into this to create a surreal piece.
been up since 5am finishing my first bomber pic The Spirit of Great Britain: Avro Vulcan bomber painted for my brother. Just uploaded.
Uploading bedlam pics and also uploading plastic wax factory prints to redbubble.

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