Roderick looks at the vastness of the universe but only sees the futility of his efforts.
A film about the void we inhabit and how to stay sane in the face of it.
"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
Royal Television Society Award: Undergaduate Animaton, Scotland 2012.
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.
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;
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.
BAFTA New Talent Scotland 2010,
Royal Television Society Award: Undergaduate Animaton, Scotland 2010.
Manchester Exposures Festival 2009,
OFAFA Krakow 2010,
Animator Festival Poznan 2010;
"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.