The Water Bearer

Making Of and Blog for the animation "The Water Bearer" about Twyford Waterworks


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The Water Bearer at CAKE in Ormskirk, UK ( and a little bit in China)

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We are delighted to announce The Water Bearer has been selected to screen at CAKE

The film was  screened on 16th July  at 4.45  CAKE Festival CE, in the Lecture Theatre in Ormskirk, UK at Edge Hill University.

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The CAKE film festival provides a platform to showcase animation work from the UK and China celebrating animation innovation and creative process as the force in the partnership between academia and industry. The conference and festival focuses upon the important role of animation education in developing and providing new talent for the industry.

Festival Screening Programme

Film Awards Shortlist

Immerse yourself in the wonderful, the fantastic and often outrageous world of animated shorts.

All lovers of animation should sample the imagination of these filmmakers and catch a glimpse of new talent.

• Monday 14th 5:00- 6.15pm Come and see the latest graduate films from animation schools across the UK and China

• Wednesday 16th 4.30-5.30pm Show-casing the professional and collaborative work of the two countries

• Thursday 17th 5:00-6:30pm* Preview post-graduate films many of them premieres from centres of animation excellence here and in China.

• Friday 18th 2:30pm attend the presentation and awards of the best festival films.

All screenings will take place in the Creative Edge building, Lecture Theatre, ground floor except for * Multi-purpose studio, 1st floor. Screening durations are approximate

 


Trailer

The film tells the story about how young Mr Stone meets the engineer Mr Latham and together they come up with a marvellous plan to bring water to everyones home in the Itchen valley which still exists to this day. Using drawn and cut out animation techniques it is a beautiful little film which we hope the younger audience will enjoy!

To wet your appetite we have made a little trailer

 


Final Music & Sound


Sound Recording and Mixing Day

We had a fantastic time Recording for the film with the talented Sound Designer David Pringle, and actors Paul Mundell and Ellie Mitra

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Composer Alex Harwood

The composer Alex Harwood will be writing our music for Twyford Waterworks.

Alex Harwood graduated with an MA in composition for film from the National Film and Television School (2013), and an Mmus at The Juilliard School in New York (1991), graduated in Composition from the Royal College of Music (1988).

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www.alexharwood.com
Alex was composer in residence for the Juilliard Drama Division, during which time wrote for theatre productions in New York and England. Amongst numerous commissions that have been performed world wide are The Happy Prince (cantata for soloists, chorus and orchestra) libretto by Ronald Harwood, St John’s Smith’s Square, London; Untitled (voice and percussion) for Audra MacDonald, Avery Fisher Hall, NY; and Sonatina (alto flute and pianoThe National Flute Convention, chosen repetoire, 2009,USA ; Theme and Variations- written for Sir Ronald Harwood’s 70th Birthday, performed in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales.

Film scores include Ideal Wife (dir. Philip Saville), Z1 (dir. Gabriel Gauchet), Girlfriend in a Coma (dir. Annalisa Piras), Musical Star! (dir. Louis Paxton), Foggiest Ideal (dir. Kim Noce and Shaun Clark. MewLab Productions), Kiss (dir. Cathy Brady), No Man’s Land and An Anxious Mind (dir. Michael Graverson), Loose Ends,(dir. Kim Strobl), Homey (dir. Ben Garfield), Drying for Freedom (dir.Steven Lake), End of An Era (dir.Yousif Al-Khalifa), Four and Flat Frog for Italian animation studio Inkymind, Chessmates and The Bird (dir. Mikel Gurrea) and several scores for SweetDoh! Productions.

Prizes, Awards and Fellowships include:

Beaconsfield Film Society Scholar
Joined prize winner for Best Composer, UnderWire Film Festival 2011
The Cobbett and Hurlstone Prize for Composition
The United Music Publishers Ltd. Prize for an outstanding composition Student
Fellowship in Composition at Tanglewood Music Festival
Foundation for the Arts Award, NY
Boulez Fellow
Henry Mancini Prize for Composition


Freya Hotson: Hand Drawn 2D Animator

Freya Hotson joined as as a 2D Animator to create two playful shots in the animation. Freya has a wonderful talent in capturing characters and movement!

Here below her rough line tests previews for the two shots she has been animating.

Edwardian Man animation by Freya Hotson                    Woman animation by Freya Hotson

A Scot, Freya graduated with a BA in Animation in 2011 from Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee. Since graduating she worked as an Animation Department Assistant on ‘The Snowman and the Snowdog’ and is currently working as a freelance animator in London.

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You can view her work at:
Vimeo https://vimeo.com/user2647473
Blog www.running-down-hill.blogspot.co.uk


Backgrounds and Stills

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Here few work in progress still showing some of the shots for the animation. The  artwork for the piece for t it is almost complete. (Click  on the thumbnail pictures for a larger view)