Art Direction, Storyboards, Design and Animation

"Walk and Talk" Films

These films were produced as part of the “Walk and Talk” competition sponsored by The British Council of Singapore and The National Library. Students submitted a two-minute audio walking tour of a Singapore location and the ten winning entries were turned into animated shorts. I conducted an initial storyboarding workshop with the students and over several weeks we fleshed out story direction and artwork.

When the art contribution from a team was minimal, I designed the visual story and animated the piece. Two are shown here. Based on a few key concepts that the students shared during our workshop, “Sungei Buloh” played the hustle and bustle of city life against the quiet serene of the nature preserve. In “Bugis Junction”, the students wanted to convey the spirit of their close friendship through photos they took of their favorite places to hang out together. I animated their cartoon likenesses moving from one framed photo location to another.

Workshop and Film Screening