Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Skoven/The Forest by a secret club



Back in July last year, a secret club was out in the woods with the Forest Spirits (Skovens Ånder).
This magical experience was followed by a day at the cinema, Øst for Paradis, where we watched "Spirited Away" - a moving Japanese animation about a whole world of other spirits.
The kids who took part in our weekend event, also made some beautiful drawings of some forest spirit friends.
These we used as inspiration for this film. It was completed in December.

The project was realised with help and support from Øst for Paradis, Camera Film, Børnekulturpuljen and The Danish Filminstitute.

Following is some of the development work for the film:

ideas in my sketchbook
Early idea development form my sketchbook and some documentation of the cut-outs to animate the character

The storyboard:

storyboard: part 1

storyboard: part 2

storyboard: part 3

In order to bring the little forest spirit character to life, I cut out so many individual shapes!
Here are some of the many, many eyes, heads, hands, arms, legs and also some of the letter shapes Kenn and I used to animate the film title and credits.

cut out shapes for the animation

cut out letters for the credits

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