The Third & Final Year of University.
I had planned to pitch an animation of which the (very unfinished) concept art above was designed for, although for many reasons I currently am unsure if I wish to follow through with this idea.
It’s a depressing story line with a very depressing character, and just like method actors, an animator must think/act like his characters to fully create a deep and well thought out character. With this comes my first flaw, Over the past couple of years I’ve been suffering from a bizarre mental and physical illness and I feel that the character is not only already a reflection of myself and my feelings, but I am worried that if I choose to work with such depressing tones I may fall victim to a greater depression myself.
- Right now awaiting my “life-changing” operation which is only a few weeks away, has made me change my mind.
I will not work on my own project knowing that my last ever hospital appointments will ruin it, so for now I will be pitching myself as a freelancer willing to work for anyone on the course that needs a decent and dedicated 2D animator. Rather than attempting a leader role that my health isn’t quite capable of right now.
By the end of the third year I aim to have a high quality showreel full of many varieties of animation styles and a professional quality of work! I may not be pitching “the big score” but I will be dedicated and as always I won’t let my team(s) down.
- Alex Papanicola