Each of the horse characters in Disney films has a unique personality that shines throughout the films, making the audience instantly grow a connection to the character. When I was trying to figure out the personality and behaviour of my horse, I watched all of my Disney favourites for some inspiration.
Maximus from Tangled was […]
One of my favourite Disney/Pixar movies is ‘The Good Dinosaur’. The film was released in 2015 by Walt Disney Pictures and was directed by Peter Sohn. The film is set in an ‘alternate history in which dinosaurs never became extinct’. The film follows a young Apatosaurus named Arlo who meets a human friend whilst on […]
Imagining how the landscape for my film would look required more research and further understanding of which parts of America the Burro of Land Management controlled wild horses. Below is a map showing how many acres of land the American government own. According to the Congressional Research Service, the total area of land is administered […]
I am always looking for inspiration for the setting and feel of my film. I want the landscape to be vast and monotonous, to symbolise the huge space that wild horses inhabit across America. I recently watched a film that was great for inspiration called ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’. Released in 2018, The Ballad […]
The central focus of my film is the body movement and acting of the horse. I want to really focus on the flow of the horses body movement in relationship to the music and the poem. Its also a way for me to show off my animation skills by concentrating on the movement of one […]
Last week we had a workshop with Sue Tong, an art director working in the Industry. I really enjoyed her workshop about art direction that we had in first year. This year the workshop was based on layout and how the layout of your shot can determine how the audience will feel. It was […]
Planning the story of my film has been a challenge. I found an issue that I really wanted to highlight in my film. The theme of wild horses and their continuous struggle that dates back years is such a powerful narrative. After all of my research, I am certain that this is the narrative I […]
Recently, week we had a character design workshop with Sophie Koko Gate. It was really interesting to see what type of work she does and where her work fits into the industry. Before speaking to Sophie I didn’t realise that you could take on the role of a director that takes on small alternative […]
This week I watched a documentary called Unbranded. Which follows the 3,000-mile journey undertaken by four graduates to promote the adoption of wild horses. The documentary was gripping; it is a real life adventure and brought lots of attention to the issue of the treatment of wild horses.
The documentary follows the story of […]
I watched a powerful documentary on the subject of horse slaughter called ‘From the Kill Pen’. The documentary highlighted that propaganda against wild American horses is huge. The public are told that there isn’t enough room, food or water for the livestock because of the wild horses. They suggest that this is the only reason […]