Collaborating for Success in Animation and VFX

AFTRS danta

Susan Danta, AFTRS' Head of Animation & VFX, has written an interesting article asking if there is a formula for creating and producing lasting and impactful stories through animation and the use of visual effects. She argues that there is. “The secret is this: a truly collaborative approach to creative production, particularly with key discipline areas of sound, music, writing, production design, editing and cinematography, to enrich storytelling through sound and image.”

To illustrate her point, she contrasts two award-winning past projects from students in AFTRS programs - animated short film 'Birthday Boy' by Sejong Park and live action short 'Plastic' by Sandy Widyanata displaying beautiful VFX. You can read her views and enjoy links to the projects and an AFTRS showreel, here.