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selection of my work available online:

SHORT FILMS
I made while studying at Edinburgh College of Art
"etude" (2011)
"an interrupted story" (2011)
"Mrs Robinson" (2009)
"monster in the toilet" (2009)
"but it makes me happy" (2009)


MUSIC VIDEOS and OTHER COMMISSIONED WORK:
projects I directed and animated
"What Is This Thing Called Love" music video
"Seven Angels" music video
"Time To Fly" music video
"Gravity Always Wins" music video
"Kaleidoscope" opening titles animation
"Duggy Dug" series of promotional videos
"Oobicoo" promotional video


CREDITED ON:
selection of projects I worked on as part of a bigger team, mostly in post-production
"Ooglies" TV series (Kolik Ltd)
"Quiet is..." TV series (Kolik Ltd)
"Sailing to the Moon" music video by Jess Ashman
"No Place Like Home" short film by Catriona Bruce
"Crab"short film by Cadi Catlow
"Diving Bell" music video by Live Circus
"Edward's House of string" by Cindy Derby

ETUDE


"etude" is a strange old film from 1930s, made recently in 2011 in Edinburgh College or Art. It was one of my graduation films, made on a rostrum table with cut outs and paint on glass (or as I call it: pain on glass).

Here you can watch the making of video were I foolishly reveal all my tricks.

animation, and all the visuals: design, lighting, puppets, editing, etc...: A.H.Leszczynska
sound design: Dimtiris Patrikios
piano: Rob Harrison

Nominated for:
Royal Television Society Award: Undergaduate Animaton, Scotland 2012.

Screened at:
DOK Leipzig 2011, Germany;
Exposures Manchester 2012, the UK;
Flip Animation Festival 2011, the UK;
Glasgow Short Film Festival 2012, the UK;
OFAFA Animation Festival Krakow 2012, Poland
Annecy Animation Festival 2012, France




AN INTERRUPTED STORY

"An interrupted story" is one of my graduation films.

It was animated with pencil on paper and then coloured and composited digitally. Here's a little extract of how that looked like.

animation: A.H.Leszczynska
sound design: Peter Smith
music: Gareth Griffiths
(they won BAFTA Scotlan New Talent award
for that music, hell yeah!)

It also got shortlisted for:
British Animation Awards 2012 Student Category;

Screened at:
BuSho 2011, Hungary;
Anima Mundi 2011, Brazil;
Encounters Festival Bristol 2012, the UK;
OFAFA Animation Festival, Krakow 2012, Poland;
Animafest Zagreb 2012
Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2012, Japan




MONSTER IN THE TOILET ON THE THIRD FLOOR

a short film I made on my second year in college.


Nominated for:
BAFTA New Talent Scotland 2010,
Royal Television Society Award: Undergaduate Animaton, Scotland 2010.

Screened at:
Manchester Exposures Festival 2009,
OFAFA Krakow 2010,
Animator Festival Poznan 2010;




MRS ROBINSON



"Mrs Robinson": a short film made for a project on the second year at ECA. Starring my classmates: Cationa Bruce and Will Anderson. Was out before certain Nicorette advert!






BUT IT MAKES ME HAPPY
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A short, silly film made in the summer before the third year in college.
Still, has been screened on OFAFA Krakow 2010 and London Short Film Festival 2010.
Music: Neil MacDougall.