The Forest

Animation is something I always dabble in but never quite take the plunge to take it any further than that. For uni in the autumn of 2021, we were asked to produce a moving image piece, so naturally, I decided to go for animation.

I had this very vivid image early on of the sort of vibe I wanted to go for, inspired by the likes of The Brothers Quay and Jan Svankmajer. I haven’t worked with stop motion animation for a long time and this is the first time I’ve ever used a solid model with an armature with Sculpey built around it (as opposed to using just plasticine or bits of junk). Had I had more time to work on this, and perhaps a slightly better armature, I’d like to have made the animation a lot smoother with more frames. Either way, this has been a good springboard for future projects.

This is also the first piece that I’ve produced music for too.