con­vey­ing the story

in an­i­ma­tion, it’s es­sen­tial that the story works at an­i­matic stage

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“We had many it­er­a­tions of an­i­matic to make sure the short worked, both in nar­ra­tive and at an emo­tional level,” Tom ex­plains. “It’s very tempt­ing to crack on with an­i­ma­tion and have the ‘we’ll fix it later’ ap­proach, but this al­most al­ways ends in dis­ap­point­ment. At Blue Zoo we al­ways try and make sure we’re 100% happy with the an­i­matic before we move onto the an­i­ma­tion stage.” In Mamoon this was even more im­por­tant, as there was limited time to film, and no time to go back and tweak shots after film­ing. “The short was ini­tially set around var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing our stu­dio and a warehouse, but we soon re­alised that we needed to film in-house as we needed to ac­cess the lo­ca­tion for a few weeks of film­ing due to the com­plex­ity of the pro­jec­tion process.”

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