Monday, May 11, 2009

durians keep fallin' on my head

At long last, my thesis film is ready to go LIVE online!

I realise that up until the screening very few people knew anything about my film. From the beginning I found it hard to talk about:

"So what is your thesis about?"

"Well it's about this pangolin, she-"

"What -- a penguin?"

"No, a pangolin. Scaly anteater indigenous to Africa and Asia. But anyway, she has these durians that she treats as pets, and-"

"These what that she what?"

"Um. Okay, my film is about monkeys. And friendship. The end, go away."

It turned out to be rather nice to have people go into the theatre not knowing what to expect from me. I was able to let my thesis speak for itself and I don't know if it comes across but it's really quite a personal project to me. Lots of people congratulated me on it afterward and I am truly thankful and quite amazed by all the support. ♥ ♥ ♥ much love, all. The Dusty animation show was truly a night to remember, I couldn't be prouder of the SVAnimators of '09. I won't forget it as long as I live -- true facts.

anyhoo. I'll shut up and let my film speak for itself this time, too.

I am attempting to make some (pathetic, by comparison) recreation of our Dusty show through a playlist on youtube, which will be updated as people post their films. Check it. They deserve it.

♥ ! I'll be posting more art soonish, as soon as I get real life sorted out. Yay!


Hanni said...

Yours was definitely one of my favorite animations at the Dustys. It was really fluid and the atmosphere was gorgeous!

Are you staying in the city after graduation? I hope we'll stay in touch after our expulsion into the real world. ;)

Pannya said...

Wow, that was amazing!
The animation was nice and fluid - I especially enjoyed the part where they monkeys came in and started flitting about. The story was cute and the backgrounds and the music really set the mood.

soawesome said...

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Unknown said...

hey shelley!! im finally saying hi lol. I really loved your film. I thought it was one of the best. did you when by the way??

Can-of-Coke said...


Shelley said...

thanks everybody!!

brandon -- nope didn't win anything but i wasn't expecting to anyway. jake, alex and elyssa totally deserved what they got. :)

Millie said...

Thanks so much for hunting everyone's down! (Heh, I started doing it too, but I think it's better if there's just one link list).

Hey, remember how I excitedly told you about loosing my durian virginity (because you were one of the very few people I knew who had any idea what I was talking about) and you thought I knew what your film was about?

Wow, that's not really a very good story. But it amuses me!

Janice said...

Hi Shelley, huge congratulations for finishing your thesis! Sadly, China has blocked youtube, so I can't see the video! Urgh! But judging from the feedback, it seems like you did a wonderful job on it.