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A Midnight Tale

2013 // Childrens, Student Film, Traditional 2D

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Dir: Julia Young


What is the film about?

A mouse shelters from the cold in a clockmaker’s shop, where he meets a cuckoo.

What influenced it?

I was mostly influenced by children’s books, using textures to try to give the effect that the film is a moving children’s book illustration.

A little background information...

I wrote a script for the film in my ‘Narrative Forms’ module at the beginning of my second year at University and wanted to expand it into a finished film.

How was the film made?

The film was animated in traditional 2D – pencil, light box and paper – then cleaned up in Photoshop, with final lighting and compositing in After Effects.

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@lewisheriz @skwigly That first time you see it move is such a buzz and then you add sound and it just enters a whole new stratosphere.
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