I initially joined the project as an animator in Jan 2016, given my previous experience using After Effects for cut out animation I quickly advanced to helping develop the pipeline. The characters, beautifully designed by Dotty Kultys and Beatriz Pinto (title sequence characters), were a welcome challenge, figuring out how they would move and express themselves, and how I could design a user friendly rigging system that would enable that with-out breaking the rules of the rigid paper cut out style.
Once Animating began I was made Lead Animator, this was such a rewarding experience. It gave me the responsibility of some of the most complex scenes involving up to 12 characters at once, a full character turn around (in cut out!), wings and water and much more. It also pushed me to drive up the standards of the animation being produced as the head of the team. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Dotty and the rest of the team making this charming short film. Keep an eye out for it on the festivals circuits in 2017