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Title: Crab Apples
Director: Davin Baker
Form: puppet / 3D computer animation
Length: 3:52
Synopsis: An apple a day keeps the monsters away.



Title: The Mascot
Director: Hans Brekke
Form: 3D computer animation
Length: 4:57
Synopsis:
Set on a remote Pacific island sometime after WWII, this is the story of an unusual friendship between a shell-shocked goat and a vain parrot with a dark secret.


AIM Centre Graduate Screening 2003;

Title: Prey
Directo: Sukhum Charoensantipap
Form: hand drawn animation
Length: 4:15
Synopsis: I'm not a survivor.



AIM Centre Graduate Screening 2003;

Title: Flat
Director: Sebastian Danta
Form: hand drawn animation
Length: 4:14
Synopsis:
Assorted tales of various lives lived within each closeted flat of a single apartment block. A voyeuristic camera reveals all.


AIM Centre Graduate Screening 2003; Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, 2003; SehsŸchte 32nd International Student Film Festival Potsdam, Germany; 52nd Melbourne International Film Festival, 2003; Circuito Off 4th Venice International Short Film Festival, Italy; Anima Mundi 11th International Animation Festival, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo , Brazil; 11th Art Film Festival, Tren_ianske Teplice, Slovakia; Dervio 5th International Cartoons & Comics Festival, Italy; 18th International Odense Film Festival, Denmark; 30th Telluride Film Festival, USA; 7th Annual Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, USA; Finalist, "Best Teritary Animation" Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Film, T.V. & Multimedia Awards, 2003;
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Germany 2004;

Title: Losing Face
Director: Sebastian Danta
Form: hand drawn animation
Length: 3:00
Synopsis:
A hapless office worker struggles against the slow disintegration of his face..


Pusan International Film Festival (Korea); Palm Springs (USA); Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (USA); and Krok (Ukraine/Russia) 2002;

Title: Tactus
Director: Susan Gamble
Form: digital video
Length: 5:25
Synopsis: The companion video clip to Tactus by "The Spheres". Life as a merry-go-round...



AIM Centre Graduate Screening 2003; Sour Grapes Short Film Festival, Fox Studios, Sydney, 2003;

Title: The 'A' List
Director: Janelle Kilner
Form: hand drawn animation
Length: 4:23
Synopsis: A young boy takes the quest for popularity to new heights. This gentle tale is set beside a swimming pool. Its tough being excluded from a group just because you're a bit different, especially when you're just a kid. Sometimes the only way to belong is to impress with your prowess.
Featuring delightful character designs and graphics, 'The A List' was created within a computer using a digital cut-out animation technique.


AIM Centre Graduate Screening 2003; Melbourne International Film Festival 2003; ACMI Best of AIM, 2003;

Title: Fog Eyes
Director: Hamish Koci
Form: 3D computer animation
Length: 5:44
Synopsis:
A little girl goes to a hospital run by a religious order to have an operation to help her see better. A nursing nun tells her all about God, Satan and her soul. Forearmed with this information, she finds her own cure. Set to a poem written by the director.


AIM Centre Graduate Screening - awarded "Best Character Animation" and "Best Concept in Any Genre" 2003; ACMI Best of AIM, 2003; Melbourne International Film Festival 2003; Ottawa International Student Animation Festival 2003; Edinburgh International Film Festival 2003; screened at Alfred Hospital's "Wellbeing Week" 2003; Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2004; Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2004; Semarang International Film Festival 2004; Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2004; Brisbane International Film Festival 2004; Anifest 2004 St Kilda Short Film Festival 2004; 26th International Istanbul Film Festival 2007;

Title: H
Director: Cameron Nash
Form: 3D computer animation
Length: 5:40
Synopsis: Obsession and a mask.



Title: Moth Collection
Director: Sze Chun (Brian) Ng
Form: hand drawn animation
Length: 4:57
Synopsis: When a small child discovers the light switch.


AIM Centre Graduate Screening 2003; 3rd Prize - RMIT Student Film and Video Festival, 2003; Ottawa Student Animation Festival, Canada, 2003; Sydney International Student Animation Festival, 2003;

Title: Hello
Director: Jonathan Nix
Form: hand draw and 2D digital animation
Length: 6:31
Synopsis: A stylish hand drawn animation about the eternal quest to communicate. In a digital world, can analogue find companionship? A lovesick loner struggles unsuccessfully to find the right words. A wise old gramophone has the answer.


AIM Centre Graduate Screening - awarded Best Production in an Animated Film ACMI-Mickey Duck Award and Best Use of Sound in an Animated Film Soundcorp Award 2003; Best Animation - Nashville International Film Festival, 2004; Best Animated Short - Seattle International Film Festival, 2004; Fripesci Award for Best Film - Annecy International Animation Festival, France, 2004; Ebenseer Bear in Bronze - Festival of Nations Film Festival, Austria, 2004; Best Animated Short - LA International Film Festival, USA, 2004; Best of International Session - Melbourne International Film Best International - Festival, 2004; London International Film Festiaval, UK, 2004; Audience award for Short Animated Film - Eksperimento Film and Video Festival, Phillipines, 2004; Certificate of Merit- Best Animation - Chicago International Film Festival, USA, 2004;
Melbourne International Arts Festival, Chris Doyle's 'Ecstatic Citiy' NGVI installation 2008;

Title: The Secret Life Of Ladybirds
Director: Kim Pickburn
Form: digital cut-out animation
Length: 4:58
Synopsis: Revelations in the retirement years.



AIM Centre Graduate Screening 2003;

Title: She Sells
Director: Karla Pringle
Form: digital cut-out animation
Length: 7:15
Synopsis: The ins and outs of the fish trade.



AIM Centre Graduate Screening 2003; 46th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany (International Panorama Programme)

Title: Amnesia
Director: Thomas Pullar
Form: digital video animation
Length: 3:46
Synopsis:
A music video clip set to a song by the Australian group, Machine Translations.


AIM Centre Graduate Screening 2003; Best Tertiary Music Video - St Kilda Film Festival, 2003; Winner of "Best Tertiary Music Video" ATOM Award, Film, T.V. & Multimedia;Turkey Shoot Music/Video Festival in the USA;

Title: Ig
Director: Paul Rutter
Form: hand drawn animation
Length: 4:30
Synopsis: A sensitive overweight man, too shy to embrace the friendship of the local neighbourhood kids.



AIM Centre Graduate Screening 2003;

Research Paper Abstract (2003):
Aesthetic Values Of Hand Drawn Line In Character Animation

This paper analyses the use of line in hand drawn character animation. Using my own short animated video IG as one of the case studies, I will review how initially rough artwork is manipulated to produce clean, homogeneous lines in a fashion that underscores the dominance of Disney’s aesthetic toward general expectations and readings of character animation. This report will look at the uses of the rough spontaneous line in character design and how the graphical content evokes the potential of the character when practiced in the preparatory stages of traditional methods of cel-based character animation.  I am also particularly interested in how rough, loose, free line qualities can create weight, movement and spontaneity within a character’s performance and overall aesthetic; while looking at how such varied line quality can contain a range of visual sensibilities that appear to survive only in animation produced for adult audiences. Here then, we will discuss other contemporary animators and studios, through such works as Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003), Sylvain Chromet’s Triplets of Belleville (2004) and William Kentridge’s Johannnesburg, 2nd Greatest City After Paris (1989); whose ‘non-Disney’ character animation style is revealed - as much as anywhere else - through the subtleties of performance and character expressed through the graphical quality of line-work.

Title: Perftech
Director: Marta Tesoro
Form: 2D digital animation
Length: 6:18
Synopsis: In a world where perfection is the ideal, things can get scary.



AIM Centre Graduate Screening 2003; Best Female Director in the Victorian Student Animation Festival, 2002; 2nd Prize - RMIT Student Film and Video Festival, 2003; ABC Noise; Plummet, Melbourne Fringe Festival; Voted "Best Film" - "Shoot" Channel 31

Title: She Wears a Mask
Director: Thomas Pullar/ Jonathan Nix
Form: digital video animation
Length: 3:30
Synopsis:



AIM Centre Graduate Screening 2003;

Title: Reiterate
Director: Sze Chun (Brian) Ng
Form: puppet animation
Length: 3:30
Synopsis:



 



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