BAA British Animation Awards 2018: Public Choice Programme 3

Today was the final Public Choice Screening for the BAA. (For more information on this awesome award you can find the website here)

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Have Heart by Will Anderson
  • Digital animation in a strange cutout shapes style that looks almost like two framed 3D with the use of colours, very different style to a previous piece I’d seen of Anderson’s Monkey Love Experiments’ that originally at a previous BAA Public Choice Screening, however still showing the great emotional storytelling
  • Starts with a loop and you see this duck having to work on repeat, with unusual noise dialogue captioned to tell the story, sound used well with shots to emphasis moments
  • Felt a little long but drove the story well to the audience, feeling how the character must feel as he gets stuck in this repeat of life and depression settles in, he needs support and for those around him to have heart
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Wednesday with Goddard by Nicolas Ménard
  • Lovely mix media with detailed black and white pencil drawings used with bright bold simplified animated parts
  • Comical dialogue usage, through speech and use of words in a funny voyage to find God
  • Funny mixed proportions of body parts as well, overall making a piece that is far more dramatic than you expect from the beginning
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The Full Story by Daisy Jacobs & Christopher Wilder
  • A great development from the previous piece of work from Jacobs’ ‘The Bigger Picture’ as she introduced the extra 3D element using actual people in some of the shots
  • Shows the life of a family within this family home, the fights and the big moments throughout it as the grown boy looks around his family home before it is sold
  • Really beautiful and complex style that draws you right into the work and the added element of real people makes the audience connect further with the story itself
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The Day After the Party by Diyala Muir
  • Hand drawn sketchy style of animation
  • Life noises emphasized for affect as we follow this woman through a day, remembering the party before
  • Very strange and odd storytelling that reflects the strange and odd memories from a hungover person after a night out perhaps?
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Attraction by Emily Scaife
  • Beautiful textures and colours that move and flow in abstract illustrations of the emotion of attraction
  • Layered well with a great mix of unusual sound to build on this experimental film
  • Really eye catching and memorable
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Johnno’s Dead by Chris Shepherd
  • Another director’s work I have seen previous films of and also got to listen to a short introduction to his work at Manchester Animation Festival’s ‘Chris Shepherd Retrospective’, showing the unique styles and techniques of his film making
  • Film worked with and manipulated for this story following a jailed man, his eventual freedom and the delusions of his mind
  • Bold, dynamic and tells the story incredibly well
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Looper: Farfisa Song by Iain Gardner
  • Digital animation following an animal couple as they try to make a music video on a budget
  • Syncs up well with music in some moments as they play or dance
  • Very comical pairing as they strive for different film concepts
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Andreya Triana: Branches of Life by Katerina Athanasopoulou
  • Experimental almost mixed media animation working with film and 3D digital work
  • Great realism with an unusual music video style
  • Links well with the dramatic song
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Katie Melua: Perfect World by Karni and Saul
  • Looked like stop motion on some real world elements
  • Magical white world with really nice texture that gives it a sense of realism
  • All about a mother wanting to protect her child from the harsh world we have today as heard within the song
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To Build A Fire by Fx Goby
  • Digital animation based on a short story
  • Makes you feel incredibly cold and isolated as you empathise with the main character and his danger
  • The shots are all perfectly timed that really connects well with the audience and makes you feel distraught as he fights to build a fire

 

– Photographs in Feature Image © [images right top to bottom] The Full Story by Daisy Jacobs & Christopher Wilder, Attraction by Emily Scaife and Katie Melua: Perfect World by Karni and Saul [logo] BAA

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