|The Float Folks - Coming Soon!|
Float Folks is a fun, watery world, a miniature community of slightly oddball individuals. To meet some of the characters, see the 90 second teaser below:
The job was designed and directed by Monika Dzikowicz, and the music was composed by Scott Benson, based on the original song by creator Ian Foyle. Kris Allen did the sound design, and Alex Williams produced.
|Nano Films - our film co-op|
One of the most effective ways that we can ensure that our animation students find work when they complete the course is to get out there and find work on their behalf. Last year we launched Nano Films, a small animation business making short films for commercial clients. The budgets are not large but then neither are the films, and there is nothing like client-facing projects to give our students the vital experience they need to build a successful career.
Our latest film follows from our most first project: "What is Wrong with the Global Development Oragnisation?", which is now competing for prizes in festivals around the world. This short film - about the problems faced by all organisations trying to help out in faraway places - has now got an IMDB entry, so our students can now link to their own IMDB profiles.
We think Float Folks is our best project so far. It's a fun, inventive world, full of imaginative characters. We're backing creator Ian Foyle to find the commercial funding to bring it all to life.
|Phil Quill - one of the Float Folks|
For more information on finding work and surviving in the animation and visual effects business, read our post on how to find a job in the animation industry, and check out our post about what not to do at a job interview. Also see our post on starting your own small animation business, learn how to create an invoice, and see how we are helping our students find work through our film co-operative Nano Films. Download the free Escape Studios Careers in VFX Handbook. Take a look at how awn.com can help you find a job, and read our piece about how to survive as a freelance animator. Also, find out what Cinesite look for in a student's demo reel, and read our post on setting up your own animation business.