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Written on May 27th by Katy Davis | Post a comment!

After the success of my last RSA animation (Dr Brené Brown, “The Power of Empathy”), I was thrilled to be asked to create another one.

The audio of this RSA short is of Jody Williams. Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, firmly believes that each and every one of us can and should contribute to creating a better world. In this short Jody explains why it is so important that strive to make a difference.

And here it is! RSA Shorts: Jody Williams, “Anyone Can Change The World”:

I wanted to do something different for this animation. We had discussed about whether to focus on land mines and issues relevant to Jody but decided to be more liberal with the ideas so as to encourage people to think about what they can do to better the World.

As well as thinking about the script for the animation, I also wanted to do something different visually. This time, I decided to make a miniature set for my characters to ‘live’ in.

Little things!

I bought lots of little bits of furniture from doll’s house shops and then created backdrops in Photoshop, which I printed out. I shot the scenes, and did some stop motion photography of the mud, for when the little dogs start digging.

Set shoot

The next task was to create the animated characters, which I did by drawing pen on paper, scanning my illustrations in and colouring them in Photoshop. I composited the whole piece together using After Effects.

Colour tests

Final charactersAfter Effects work

“OMG, I love it!” Jodie Williams.

Hooray!

Animation still

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Written on May 7th by Katy Davis | Post a comment!

Wahooooooo! My “RSA Shorts: The Power Of Empathy” animation has been shortlisted for The Association of Illustrators awards 2014.

See the full shortlist HERE.

Fingers crossed it can pop into the next round of judging… Good luck big bear and little fox!

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