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.