Monday, 2 February 2009

Cross-Spec Week

Cross-Spec week is a chance to try some of the other specialisations at the school and see what everyone else does before we get settled into full-time animation. There are too many things to try out over the week so it's sort of raffle depending on what you end up doing. I ended up with the animation, documentary, sound and cinematography workshops which have all been fantastic and really make you appreciate how much skill goes into every aspect of a finished film.

On top of all this there has also been loads of seminars and masterclasses from all different people from the industry deconstructing their specialist areas of film making and explaining how each one relates to telling stories.

My first sketch is of visiting Director, Sarah Gavron (on the left), who came to discuss her film 'Brick Lane' with her producer. The next few sketches are people I saw around London and the last sketch was for my animation workshop on creating character. Using simple lines and an emotion we had to create a mask then create a small scenario involving the characters we made. My character was 'grim'.

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