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My first ever film!! Youtube; https://youtu.be/JSZJYRdEm6E

Hello guys, I've been working towards my BA honours degree in animation in BCFE, Dublin. So I made this little advert as part of one of our assignments. Our brief was to advertise something real, imaginary or conceptual within a time limit of 30 seconds. It was created with TVPaint, Photoshop and After Effects.

I really wanted to challenge myself with this assignment. I was way out of my comfort zone with a lot of it from beginning to end, especially some of the animation. The fact it was a solo project meant it was an absolute ton of work and took a long time to make.

This is what I handed up for the assignment but i'll be making it into a longer version and maybe add another scene and more effects when I have time as it's probably too fast at times. I had to try and fit it to 30 seconds so unfortunately had to speed some things up.

Thanks to Ciaran Birch for composing the track, he's an amazing composer and I was lucky to have him put together a track. You can check out his work here http://www.ciaranbirch.com/

Any questions feel free to post below!

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Beautiful animation!!

The best advertisement I have seen in a while.

Such a wonderful, imaginative short... the bright and ambient music in the background really brings you in to his world too! Really smooth work, and then the ending... it seems like a commercial for... a turtle?! The name made it seem like something else, but apart from that little disassociation: the adventure's just fantastic.


Wonderful artstyle and good music for the scene. Gives off a wonderful atmosphere. Sound design could do with a little bit of work and the fact this is suppose to be an advert and you only see the text at the end for like 3 seconds kinda takes away from that but either way I really enjoyed this

This looks and feels great. Only thing that stood out was immediately in the beginning where the audio doesn't match the scene. You used a forest field recording when you're scene is at the beach.

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4.00 / 5.00

Feb 7, 2018
4:26 PM EST