It's actually "The Somewhat Queer yet SILLY Mr.Tophat"
. It is about a man whose pride is so big - manifesting in the tallest tophat of all - that he loses everything without ever being or becoming aware of it.
This is my graduation film
from AKV|St.Joost (the Netherlands) in 2008. I did a BA in Animation and currently am doing a MA in Animation Direction at the National Film & Television School in the UK. I know I already linked to this film before, but now that I got a film account on DA I figured I might as well upload it fully :]
In the end this film became more a technical practice in animation/compositing than a good piece of storytelling. Because of the time limit I had to make the choice of finishing the piece instead of experimenting more like I originally wanted. Thanks to the help of some lovely (and greatly talented) bunch of people however, I managed to get a good end result I think :]CREDITS:
Direction, design & concept: Bianca Ansems
Voice-over: J.C. [link]
Music & soundtrack: Ruud Terhaag [link]
2D Animation: Merel Fellinger (as intern) & Bianca Ansems
3D Animation: Eric Giessmann [link]
Written by: Bianca Ansems, with help of Chris Wright & J.C.Shown/selected at:- tent. Academy Awards 2008
- Holland Animation Film Festival
- International Film Festival Breda with Wasserette
- Istanbul International Film Festival
- some russian film festival hah!
- Expeditie Belcrum in the pre-program for the outdoor-screening of the film Juno
- KleurenteleviZie Breda
- Cultuurnacht Breda
- Gogbot Festival te Enschede (with .TAA selection)
- Dresden (with .TAA selection)
- Milan (with .TAA selection)
- Istanbul (with .TAA selection)
- Melbourne (with .TAA selection)Made with TVPaint for 2Danimation, Adobe Photoshop for concept design/illustrations, Adobe Aftereffects for compositing, and Maya for 3D.