With the visuals approved and the characters chosen, we can get started on the storyboard. This is our favourite time as all the creative juices get squeezed together to create a compelling narrative without worrying ( yet ) about the perfectionism.
On Our team we have Clare Aburn as Assistant Animator creating some of the loops for the animation.
Clare is an animator and illustrator, who in 2012 graduated from an MA in animation from the UCA in Farnham. Over the past year Clare has worked on several short films, and plans to continue to develop her skills within the animation industry.
You can view her work on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/user10615485
Here the full animatic for the animation
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The screenwriter Jonathan Carr will be writing our script for Twyford Waterworks.
He recently graduated from the NFTS and he was the co-writer of ‘The End of an Era’ an animation that won the BBC/Open University climate change competition
We had a hard time to choose between the splendid Designs created by the students of Twyford St Mary CE School.
But we had to choose… here below the winners!
Special Mention : JOE
Third Place : BRONTE
Second Place: KATY
FIRST PLACE: DAPHNE
The toad will be included in the film and animated by a professional animator… here below the final design and a test for the animation
All the designs were truly amazing, so imaginative and full of details, but we had to select only one winner. To choose the winner we had to take in consideration “character”, “style” and “economy of shapes” for the animation, Daphne’s design needed simplifying to be animated in an economical way. We lost the dots and the hat but we kept the shape, the huge eyes and the warming contagious smile.