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:
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.