This year’s New Designers exhibition has been showcasing some of the best in new graduate design and an area that really stands out is animation. From mystical stories through to humour, here’s what was on offer from some of the universities presenting.
Inspired by films, music and observing the world around her, Claire Louise Hill has found a passion for creating images and animation through 3D software. A graduate of Bournemouth and Poole College, her ‘A Cuckoo Adventure’ is particularly amusing, demonstrating that good story telling can be portrayed though 3D design. Her other work shows great detail in the consideration of lighting and movement.
Tom Beg of UCA Rochester showcased his animation, an eight minute adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s ‘Dorian Gray’ novel. He has presented his work as a portrait and each scene and image is just like a painting. Tom’s creation from start to finish is a work of art, retaining the watercolour quality from his initial drawings.
Alexandra Kovacs from South Essex College has displayed her work, titled ‘An Eggstraordinary Story’ about a clock maker who decides to create a musical clock, only to have a confused cuckoo lay an egg in it . A beautifully thought out story, Alexandra has created a imaginative animation that has utilised standard industry equipment and reflect work such from big name animators Pixar. Only a short piece of animation, the project has been a huge task, from concept, to story boards and scripts.
Klaudia Kovacs, twin sister of Alexandra, is also showcasing her work at New Designers this year. Her animation, ‘A Midnight Tale’ is about a lonely mouse who has lost his friend in the woods and through a magical spell get re-united. Her work creates a mystical atmosphere and the details add the the quality of her piece.