I would like to thank everyone that has taken the time to watch and appreciate my animation. It really is a great honor and incredibly motivating. I'm excited about creating new work and sharing it with you all!
My graduation project. I wanted to create something that would not only be fun to watch, but also tell a bit more about the process of animating. Sometimes your ideas and creations seem to have a mind of their own, and although this might actually be a good thing, you just get frustrated because it gets further and further away from your original plan...
I animated the whole thing in Toonboom first, then printed everything and cut out a large part. Then, using stop-motion technique, I re-created the animation again. This allowed for me to show a bit of the huge amount of work that goes into animating and it gave me a way to make the animator's presence a bit more tangible.
I hope you will enjoy this one!
Animation: Amanda Nedermeijer
Music: Kevin MacLeod
Sound: Amanda Nedermeijer, Rosa Groen, Freesoundproject.org
“‘Planet Asperger’ has been in the making through the contact with over a hundred people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. In the end, the main protagonists appearing in the film have been selected because of their ability to express what it means to live with Asperger’s, prioritizing this over some people with equally interesting experiences but that couldn’t easily open their lives to a film crew.
We wish to thank each and everyone of the people that for more than a year have been talking to us. Many of them have pointed out that, precisely because of their asperger’s, it was too complicated to face the experience of being recorded. Nevertheless this documentary is equally theirs: every little anecdote or sensation they have told us, have been an inspiration to the completion of this film. Many thanks to all of you.
"Planet Asperger", directed by Ricardo de Gracia & Maria Barroso