27 6 / 2014

I’ve been meaning to post on here for ages but I’ve been shocking busy because, as of January, I am now a student at the National Film and Television School in the UK :) Hurrah!!! I’m doing a 2 year MA in Directing Animation and loving every minute of it!

Despite having been more productive than I’ve ever been in my life, I haven’t found the time to post any of the stuff I’ve been working on so I thought I’d do a bit of a recap over the next while, starting with our first project which was:

Sand Animation

We had a very brief (one-week) workshop with the lovely Caroline Leaf who taught us how to approach animating with sand on a lightbox and trying out morphs and stuff. It was really fun and we each made a short film over the course of the week, based on a childhood memory. Here are some snaps of my lightbox while I was making my animation, The Flea, inspired by a traumatic experience with a microscope.  *spoilers*

We have since had our films scored by the composing students, who are AMAZING, so it actually feels like a proper little film now. I might even submit it to a couple of places before I put it online. (The deadline for the DepicT! short film competition is coming up).

So yes, sand animation = jolly good; would try again. Having said that, I think we were all rather glad to take the black paper off the windows and get some vitamin D in the end.

06 1 / 2014

I thought I’d make a little animation while taking the tree down today. (I also succeeded in making an impossible tangle of the fairy lights in the process.)

15 7 / 2013

20 6 / 2013

I realised I never posted my little claymation clip with the bird, so here it is. It was for a contest which required that submissions use just 24 frames of animation. Hence why it’s so short!

19 6 / 2013

18 6 / 2013

18 6 / 2013

26 1 / 2013

More watercolour attempts. This time, a series on style icon Anna Piaggi, who passed away just last year. I hope when I’m 80, I’ll be even half as daring with my wardrobe as she was. So fabulous!

More watercolour attempts. This time, a series on style icon Anna Piaggi, who passed away just last year. I hope when I’m 80, I’ll be even half as daring with my wardrobe as she was. So fabulous!

16 1 / 2013

Here’s a still from a really short animation (we’re talking 10 seconds short!) I did the other weekend for an online contest which alas, I didn’t win. I had good fun making it though! I won’t put the clip up yet as I want to fix the export settings because it didn’t come out quite right. But I will put it up here when I do.

Here’s a still from a really short animation (we’re talking 10 seconds short!) I did the other weekend for an online contest which alas, I didn’t win. I had good fun making it though! I won’t put the clip up yet as I want to fix the export settings because it didn’t come out quite right. But I will put it up here when I do.

04 1 / 2013

I got some watercolour paints for Christmas so I’ve been mucking about a bit. You might recognize these handsome fellows from ParaNorman which was in cinemas earlier this year. If you haven’t seen it you should drop whatever you’re doing and go watch it now because it is awesomely brilliant!! For reals.

I got some watercolour paints for Christmas so I’ve been mucking about a bit. You might recognize these handsome fellows from ParaNorman which was in cinemas earlier this year. If you haven’t seen it you should drop whatever you’re doing and go watch it now because it is awesomely brilliant!! For reals.