The Water Babies by Level 2
Winner for the Best Achievement Overall Category
The Bournemouth BFX Competition is a 6 week competition between 10 shortlisted teams at Bournemouth University to create 15-30s sequence based on one of five selected passages. I directed a team of first year animators to create a 30s CG animation based on the children’s story of The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley.
To keep with the children’s story I wanted to create a short which felt like a moving illustration. The style aimed for was a richly textured moving painting, with a simple but immersive atmosphere. This was achieved by using hand painted watercolour matte paintings and textures which were then scanned and further manipulated in the computer.
Level 2 Team:
Rebecca Meilak (Director, Concept Art, Texture, Effects, Matte Painting)
Matthew Margerison (Production, Animation, Editing)
Alister Chowdhury (Look Devepolment, Rendering, Compositing)
Ashley Gin-Sing (Rigging, Animation, Rendering, Storyboarding)
Edgar Jardin (Modeling, Animation, Texturing)
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