Every year, NFTS Directing Animation, Production Design and Cinematography departments collaborate on a workshop called ‘Character of Place’ where they work together to bring a location found in a picture to life. This workshop uses life size sets, experiential photography and the animation technique of pixellation.
Each project has a team comprising an animator, DoP and production designer and they get a day to plan, a day to build the set, two days to shoot and half a day to edit the pieces together which are then shown to the School in the main cinema.
Here are some stills of each project along with the teams:
Animator: Ewa Smyk; Production designer: Iasonas Houssein; DoP: Matt Vahey
Animator: Michaela Wozny; Production designer: Gabriel Robertson; DoP: Nathalie Pitters;
Animator: Neeraja Rajkumar; Production designer: Andrew Merrison; DoP: Emma Langguth
Animator: Gagandeep Kalirai; Production designer: Anna Woloszczuk; DoP: Graham Boonzaaier
Animator: Renee Zhan; Production designer: Richard Henley; DoP: Adam SIngodia;
Animator: Daniel Quirke; Production designer: Steven X. Haber; DoP: Twan Peeters;
Animator: Richard Smithson; Production designer: Tananya Kutzer; DoP: Rachel Liew
Animator: Stephanie Marshall; Production designer: Peter Coulthard; DoP: Pep Bosch