This is an animated shot progression (from line test through to final colour and composit) for my University short graduation film, Acorns.

Each frame is drawn traditionally on paper with blue Prismacolour pencils and a lightbox, tested in Ernest until the animation works, then it is scanned, cleaned and coloured digitally in Photoshop. The white background of the paper is removed and the background is coloured separately, finally it all comes together again to be composited in Premiere and After Effects to achieve various camera movements and actions.

The music was done by the incredibly talented Benjamin Rusch, who composed and recorded the entire soundtrack. More of his work is available online at:

The film itself will be finished this May, however may only appear online in small segments due to festival submissions.

For more information, please see my blog at:

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