Three floors of artwork, styles and techniques. It was an authentic visual fest. Not just the space was inspiring but also every stand had its special touch. The whole place itself had a unique vibe.
The really cool thing was that the artists were there showing their work and you could talk to them and ask about their work and process, which we did and found super inspiring.
This past month has been crazy and full of work but even at this times when you feel all the pressure, it’s good to take a deep breath, go to the outside and fill yourself with inspiration. Totally worth it!
I have this feeling that it’s time for me to explore and get to know what is the industry offering. Search for animation studios that I would see myself working for in a near future. I can’t wait to start working and be part of the animation industry and I also hope that it happens before graduating from the MA.
This is a list I’ve made of studios that I would like to work for:
The showreel it’s the main tool we need to get into the industry. It’s what animation companies and studios will use to decide if they want us on their team. It’s a bit scary because you have to show all your talent in one minute video.
I did my best to put all my animation work together to have my first showreel. Wanna watch it?
As you could see in my animatic, the first scene we can see the character speaking on stage. While doing many lip sync exercises I ended having my own chart of mouth positions which I use in all my animations. I try to concentrate all sounds in just 8 shapes. I draw them for you to share and hope you can find it useful.
After listening the story I was given from the Children’s Society, I started to produce HOPE, my 1 minute film. I worked on the Animatic in which I wanted to be very clear about the message I want to give. For that, I kept the drawings very simple but understandable.
We are about to finish our first year in Character Animation! Can you believe it?? Well… it’s true.
We are making a project along with the Chindren’s Society. They gave each one of us a different audio, real stories about real people from the Society. Most of them touch sensitive topics about their issues or the things they’ve been through which is devastating but also motivate us to help them in our way.
I feel lucky to have one of the most positive stories in my class. A story that is about all those people who help this children everyday with their support and how useful it is to them. The main message is that thanks to all this supportive people, children can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and that’s why I called my shortfilm: HOPE