2011 Graduation film from the National Film and Television School.
An over-ambitious beaver goes too far when he gets the chance to realise his ultimate dream. Some dreams are just too big.
The Childrens Audience Award - Fest Anca Slovakia 2013
Special Mention Award - 'No Time Left' Short Film Festival 2013
Best Foreign Student Film, China (Changzhou) International Animation Arts Festival 2012
Best Postgraduate Animation, Royal Television Society Awards 2012
Grand Prix, Kiki Tabor International Short Film Festival 2012
Commended, Animated Exeter 2012
Anima Mundi on the Road Award, Anima Mundi International Film Festival 2012
Honourable Mention, Vila do Conde Film Festival 2011
All the animations seen in the music video were created in camera. No stopframe techniques, or computer super-imposing was used; what you see is what rolled off the camera. The animations in the side-on views were produced by the camera capturing the moving reflections from the mirrored carousels, and the animations in the top-down views were created by matching the cameras frame rate to that of spinning record. The transitions between each section of animation was created by simply cutting or wiping between the bits of footage.
All the animations were created, drawn and coloured by the director David Wilson.
MAKING OF CREDITS...
Directed, Edited and Animated by Tom Kingsley
On-site Shoot Footage by Tim Keeling
The story of ‘Francis’ came about interestingly from famed radio show 'This American Life'. Broadcaster Ira Glass asked 6 American writers to create a short story about Adventure. One of these stories was written by novelist & screenwriter Dave Eggers, and was read on the show to much acclaim and praise. Richard worked with producer Kevin Batten & a team to turn the words into this short. He worked on the film tirelessly & had 40 people work on all elements of the animation. The film has been shown at Cannes Film Festival and Raindance.