When I was 8 we got a piece of paper and had to scribble down what we wanted to become when grown-up. After having ditched my ambitions to become a 'princess' several years back I had decided on a new career: 'Animator'. Reason: 'To be in the end titles of Disney films'. It seemed so romantically awesome to have made the films I so dearly loved.
Obviously at that age you don't realise the HORROR that animation making is. You imagine a nice light room full with nice chatty people making nice colorfull drawings.
You don't know that in reality you are butchered into a life of "monitor tans", tight budgets, no social life (in fact, as an animator you should NOT be able to even communicate properly with other people) and drawing the exact same character a thousand times.
So unknowingly I got lured into the world of animation... but I love it!
First I did a BA in animation at the dutch art school AKV|St.Joost. I did a 5-month internship in Germany, at the Trickstudio Lutterbeck GmbH, where the renowned "Sendung mit der Maus" is made. I graduated in 2008 with an end average of 8 (of 10), and a film about a man with a long long tophat.
But I decided I still had much more to learn and only just embarked into the fantastic world of animation. I found out about NFTS and it seemed like the perfect enviroment to broaden my view and skills and so this year in 2009, at the age of 23, I started the course of Animation Direction.
Playing Ghost 2011 9 mins 59 secs Colour
Dolby Digital Stop-motion
Five-year-old Amy and her Mum are divided in grief for Dad, occupying very separate worlds in their struggle to cope. But whilst Mum sinks into numb solitude, struggling to keep to routine, Amy seeks a more magical escape that ultimately has its own perils.
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