28 May 2012

Anger Management

From my first year at the NFTS, this is my 'Project Two' film.
Project two focused on character development and gave us the chance to work with voice actors for the first time.

The only rules we had was using our character, and someone else's- we have to make them hug.
My character was 'Simon', a Bat with anger management issues... the character I got was 'Vincent', an elderly Cartographer who is bitter with the world... not the most likely to hug.

The film is done completely in Biro (Ball point Pen) on paper (using a light box) Being in able to make mistakes sped me up- as I only had a few weeks to make the film.
The set up is- Simon and Vincent meet in the canteen of a community centre. Vincent has been to Calligraphy class, Simon to Anger management.

My Top animating speed on this project was 112 Frames (Individual drawings) a day- but I did have to sellotape the Biro to my hand, due to RSI...  I could only keep up that speed for about 2 days (@_@)

27 May 2012

Sand Animation!

Sand Animation from my first year at the NFTS- Taught by Caroline Leaf.

The 'Story' is based from my childhood, when I would have a plastic skellington (insted of Barbie), there was a stream in the next village me and my brother would paddle in. We would dangle our plastic skellingtons (Bonies) in the water, pretending they were fishing for us :D

25 May 2012


Bertie is now on DVD! (... A proper DVD :P)

For more information, and to order a copy, please go to: 

18 May 2012


Bertie gets his Canadian Premiere at the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto!

for more information, please visit: 
and for information on when and where Bertie will be screened there, please see: worldwideshortfilmfest.com/films/bertie-crisp

13 May 2012

Character of Place

Ok, so I've finally gotten around to uploading some of my NFTS First year projects. 
This is my Character of Place project, and one of the most fun to make!
We worked with the Cinematographers and Production Designers to create a short Pixilation/ Stopmotion animated film.
We had 5 Days to plan what we were going to film, Build and light the set, Animate the film, strike the set, and edit (O_O)
Mad... but SO much fun!!!! 

Naturally with it being Pixilation... I went the easy horror route :P ... also in props stores there were loads of hospital stuff for us to scavenge... and the NFTS also has an awesome SFX Department.

Francesca Adams - Animation Directior
Ines Afonso - Production Design
Maja Zamoja - Cinematography
Tom Drew - Sound Design
Caroline Bridges - Actress, Animation Assistant
Corinne Ladende - Animation Assistant
Tom Goodwin - Animation Assistant
Anna Lind - Internal Organs