Since my childhood I became fascinated by animation. My infatuation with cartoon-watching went beyond being an enchanted audience to creating my own characters and scenarios. My parents noticed and encouraged my illustration abilities, although, a couple of times, I got in trouble at school for creating comic strips about the unbearable headmaster.
As my drawing skills were developing, I acquired a reputation for caricaturing people and drawing comics. Then, at the age of 12, my father brought home an amiga computer, along with Disney animation studio. The first animation program released by Disney on personal computers…
I remember devouring the manual from end to end and never stopped animating that summer. The ability to add motion to my illustrations giving them a magical life of their own was captivating. I knew then: an animator is what I wanted to be.
I found this amazing demonstration of Disney animation studio…
Sadly I don’t have any of the animation I created back then. But I still remember the joy and the excitement of being able to animate, this i will never forget.
(The Gin Joints) team logo animation The Gin Joints is a team of filmmakers and film enthusiasts. The team participate every year in the 48 hours filmmaking competition held once a year all over New Zealand. An amazing weekend with furious filmmaking. this is the animated introduction logo of the team.
A small animation i did last month to submit for the “Like Mind short film Wellington competition”, didn’t make it to the competition but love to share it here. software: toonboom studio, after effects, soundtrack pro.
papercut animation by Palestinian animator Ahmad Habash and German artist and art therapist Melanie Stiehl. A collaborative work with Melanie Stiehl. a study of light and Shadow, perception and illusion. Created by cutting paper into different shapes in every frame to give the illusion of what exist on the blank surface.
Liberally inspired from a true story. Fatenah is a Palestinian woman who lives in Gaza Strip. Her simple wishes were her consolation in the absurd living situation around her. But when she discovers a lump near her breast, she will start a journey to save her dreams. The original story