I've so far found your blog fascinating to read and I've enjoyed looking at all the other animations in the Gallery and reading your critiques, so here is mine! It was inspired by the Betty Smithers Design Collection and its all my own work other than the sofa / armchair and lamp (by a Mr. Kev Clarke) and the tapestry (by Mrs. Sarah Barker). I hope you enjoy it. You'll see some other test animations on my vimeo page too. You may actually know who Danny Kaye is unlike most of my fellow students!https://vimeo.com/114262631
I'm currently studying stop motion animation at the University of Staffordshire (which I believe you are quite familiar). I'm a mature student (I use the term loosely) and I've just finished my first year. I have just applied to do a Masters by Negotiated Study so will be skipping a couple of years if they accept me. Quite a big step as I also work part time and I'm a single mum.
So here is my first animation. It was our Main Project for our first semester. We only had a few weeks to complete it (including set building, character design, storyboard, sound and editing) so I am aware of the shaky animation and unpolished look. This is mainly because I was animating at 3am and there were no retakes! hopefully next time I can aim for something a little more professional and a few more takes to get it just right. I would love to know your thoughts though, please feel free to be critical!
We (myself and Mr. Clarke) are coming to the Bristol puppet festival tomorrow so will be in the audience tomorrow night and be with you for the directing workshop on Sunday (so there's no getting rid of me I'm afraid!).
best wishes and look forward to meeting you,