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Katie Charter — Hannah and the Moon

Posted on August 1, 2012

Katie Charter challenges the medium of animation and how we interact with a narrative.

I have always been interested in storytelling and have recently been exploring the ways in which we use story to learn and to bond with others: whether it be picture books shared between a parent and child, or a cartoon caught on a Saturday morning. The aim of my film is to entertain and to tell a story, but I also want it to challenge how the medium can affect the way we interact with a narrative. I have created a picture book aesthetic by combining traditional drawn animation with digital compositing, whilst incorporating text into the design of the backgrounds in place of the usual film dialogue and narration. Alongside the film I have produced a picture book version of the story, side by side the two highlight the strengths of each medium.

Katie Charter studied Animation at Edinburgh College of Art and Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

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