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  • Acorns (2012) Trailer

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    WATCH THE FULL FILM NOW ON VIMEO: http://vimeo.com/43920793

    "Upon a hill grows a grand Oak tree, which also happens to be home to a playful tree Spirit. Amber, an imaginative and curious youngster, befriends this Spirit and through the seasons they form the strongest of friendships. Every day the Spirit gives Amber an acorn to plant, but the little girl is naive and threads them onto a necklace instead. One night, their friendship is tested during a storm and Amber must realise on her own the importance of caring for nature."

    Winner of the Royal Television Society Wales Centre for Undergraduate Animation 2012 and Winner of Best Film and Best Animation at Newport Games and Animation Graduate Show 2012.

    Screening at The Inconnu Festival (Paris) and the Mecal International Short Film and Animation Festival (Barcelona) in April 2013. Click here for more screening information: http://www.littleacornfilm.......

    My graduation film at the University of Wales, Newport; the final film runs at 5:06 and took 9 months to complete. "Acorns" will make its' online debut in a year's time.

    Visit the blog here for pre-production artwork and the latest news: http://littleacornfilm.blog...

    Written, Directed and Animated by Gemma Roberts

    Music by Ben Rusch

    Lead Digital Colourist and Clean-Up Artist - Eleanor Roberts

    Post-Production Assistant - Alex Huxley

    Additional Compositing by Cosmo Wallace and Michael Alfred

    Additional Scanning - Alex Brewer

    Digital Colourists and Clean-Up Artists - Emily Roberts, Nadine El Kheshen, Cassie Austin, Gemma Ursell, Ying Sun, Kojo Acquaah Harrison, Emmanuel Viscarra, Victoria Clark, Zara Williams, Nina Ashill, Sarah Huxley, Paul Littlefair, Eva Wagner and Stephanie Walker

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  • AmberDust's Animations Play all

    Animation tests, short films and showreels from University and personal projects.
    • 2D Animation Showreel (2017) by Gemma Roberts - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 5,784 views
      A selection of my hand-drawn character animation and assistant animation (clean-up) work from 2012-2016. A variety of traditional paper animation, and Flash & TVPaint animation. All footage animate...
    • Acorns (2012) - An Animated Short Film - Duration: 5 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 26,068 views
      Winner of the Royal Television Society Wales Centre 2012 Award for Student Animation.

      “Well told and animated with just the sort of design and animation idiosyncrasies that tickle my fancy. Brilli...
    • "La Fameuse invasion des Ours en Sicile" : teaser - Duration: 47 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 2,518 views
      Premières images en avant-première du film d'animation de Lorenzo Mattotti, adapté du livre de Dino Buzzati. Lire ici : https://film-animation.blogs.la-croix.com/exclusif-premie......
    • Hoover, that's who - official advert 2017 - Duration: 31 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 9,166 views
    • "Acorns" Skipping Shot Progression - Duration: 35 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 1,188 views
      This is an animated shot progression (from line test through to final colour and composit) for my University short graduation film, Acorns.

      Each frame is drawn traditionally on paper with blue Pri...
    • Cat Walk Cycle Pencil Test - Duration: 10 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 36,105 views
      A walk cycle based on my family cat, Mila, produced while teaching on a 2D animation degree course in Manchester. Referenced from Richard William's Animator's Survival Kit.

      About 10 frames shot on...
    • Hyacinth and Richard Try To Keep Up Appearances HD - Duration: 22 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 2,661 views
      A short lip sync animation for University with my own designed interpretation of Hyacinth and Richard Bucket from the BBC show "Keeping Up Appearances". The dialogue snippet is from Episode 8 "A Ba...
    • Hoover, that's who - official vacuum advert 2017 - Duration: 31 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,265 views
    • Tree Spirit Animated Pencil Test - Duration: 7 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 6,372 views
      Pencil test for a shot of my film, still a little rough but I'm experimenting with the flowing tail and getting the squirrel-like run... not sure if there will be time to fix things! Wish me luck f...
    • Swing Dance - Duration: 14 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 2,565 views
      Danielle and Fred the Hippo put on their dancing shoes as a part of my Character Animation brief at Uni.

      The frames were animated in Photoshop and due to so many technical difficulties in Flash, i...
    • Amber Walk Cycle V3 - Duration: 11 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 1,105 views
      New walk cycle of my protagonist Amber, for my final film at Uni, "Acorns". Previous versions were too old and in different outfits. This is more accurate to my character now she is younger though ...
    • Amber Walk Cycle V2 [Rough] - Duration: 11 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 1,674 views
      A slightly cleaner version of my previous walk cycle for Amber, in more traditional-looking British clothes. She's still a bit old for my film though, so the next animation will be younger.

      For mo...
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