Thursday, 30 August 2012

Animation for Pleasance: Edinburgh Fringe

I worked with animator, Tim Wheatley, on a project for Pleasance at the Fringe Festival; it was a film to be projected in the Pleasance Courtyard as part of the visual effects. We came up with the idea of following a group of high-five-ing, intrepid mice on their epic road-trip from Cornwall to Edinburgh, picking up all their hitch-hiking rodents as they go. Theres nothing like a road trip... The Mice Are Out!

I loved making the film, shot with a mixture of stop-motion, (often taking a mouse each) and film footage using a Go-pro camera, which adds to what we came to think of as the 'quality-cheese effect' which I guess is the knowingly home-made, sort of natural feel of the film. We edited using After Effects.

To find out more about our mice go to:

The Mice are Out! from Poppy Rand on Vimeo.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Another direction for the summer

Looking back at old A-level work I thought that it would be very interesting to try out more charcoal drawing, going back to the beginning of my work and Fine Art. I have started taking photos of my favourite trees and I plan to make a collection of their drawings. I love working with charcoal, crushing it up in fabric to use like a powder and then building up layers of depth. Here is how I've started...

Final Set :)

Final Characters!

This was finished by the end of term!... here is a catch-up...I'm glad I did this project as it means I would't think twice before making smaller sets to photograph for illustration, as it feels like I could build on what i've learnt. I think i've set myself up with some good prop-making skills and next, some adult illustration might help me broaden how I think in 3D.

Here are some photos!