Nov 252015
 

So after  a year of accumulating piles of paper cut-outs, props, and animation tests from rejected grant applications, short films, experiments and workshops, I decided to not them go to waste, and make a new story out of them…..of sorts. It turned into a weird and bitter animated holiday card made with these scraps, in order:

  1. an animated loop produced in a workshop during the Animation Sans Frontieres program last month, that resulted in an interactive installation.
  2. a slide used in one of the gelatin brain sculptures I was making a few months ago. See my Instagram account for photos.
  3. a prop from a film proposal that was rejected by three different funding bodies
  4. some film from a film processing workshop I took at filmwerkplaats in Rotterdam a while back.
  5. some cut-outs from a scene that was eventually cut from my latest short film, The Lost Mariner.
  6. some pills from a music video proposal that was rejected by the funding body.
  7. a cut-out from the deBeschaving Festival trailer of 2015.
  8. some cut-outs from the crowdfunding campaign video I made earlier this year to convince people to help fund the fees for the Animation Sans Frontieres course in which I am currently participating.

Here are some photos from the Making Of process:

Quick thumbnail storyboard

Quick thumbnail storyboard

Prepping the multi-plane animation stand

Prepping the multi-plane animation stand

Selecting backgrounds for various scenes

Selecting backgrounds for various scenes

Creating one of the three cut-outs that had to be made especially for this film - everything else is recycled!

Creating one of the three cut-outs that had to be made especially for this film – everything else is recycled!

animating a multi-layered scene

animating a multi-layered scene

Lots of sound effects

Lots of sound effects

And then a couple hours hand-tracing credits a few times to get a boiling line effect, and it was done! Watch it below:

Scraps Holiday Card 2015 from Tess Martin on Vimeo.

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