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*Updated 24.08.06, now with replay menu and links to my site*
This was my graduation film in 2004. My style has developed quite a bit since then. There are a couple of parodies of the British TV channels, BBC2 and Channel 4. The voice on the Channel 4 parody is a direct reference to an announcer who has a 'Geordie' accent (that's someone from around Newcastle), who narrates Big Brother, amongst other things. I thought I ought to clear that up for all the non UK residents, because it could be a bit baffling.
If you want violence, or lots of sick and twisted stuff, this isn't the film for you. If you feel like watching something thoughtful and being told a story, check it out.
Here's a short synopsis of each bit:
BBC Poo: A parody of the British TV channel BBC TWO’s ident. Introduces the next animation, ‘Poo Party’.
Poo Party: A story inspired by my childhood imagination.
Dangermouse Pyjamas: An animation about nostalgia.
The Nose Hobby: A story about my fascination, as a child, with shoving things up my nose.
Trees: An animation, using treated DV footage, about failing to seize the day.
A Bird I Saw: A short animation, using the ‘rotoscoping’ technique.
Channel 4: A parody of the British TV Channel, Channel 4’s ident. Introduces ‘Jonny 5’.
Jonny 5: Another animation based around nostalgia, which addresses the sensitivity of youth.
Blue Door: An animation which explores the darker side of childhood whimsy.
Straw Friend: An animation about anthropomorphising inanimate objects.
Spamchester: Treated DV footage, using the sound of rain to convey my feelings about Manchester (which is where I went to University).