Fox Fires - Animated Short Film

  • Published on:  Friday, August 16, 2019
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    Graduation film from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Scotland.

    Note from the director:

    I pitched this idea in February 2018 and had the privilege of working with a number of my classmates and 3rd-year assistants. They each brought so much talent and enthusiasm to telling this story and I couldn't have been more fortunate to have them as my team. Please stay for the credits and look them up!

    Fox Fires is inspired by the Finnish folk tale of the aurora borealis. The film blends 2D and 3D animation together.

    Thank you so much to my composer, Denny Schneidemesser, for all of his help in bringing the film together and for scoring the work so beautifully. I've admired Denny's work since I first watched animated shorts on YouTube and decided to pursue animation myself, having him on board was a dream come true.

    More beautiful work on his YouTube channel:

    Keep an eye out for the Making of Fox Fires book, available for preorder soon! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date.



    DIRECTED AND WRITTEN BY: Keilidh Bradley
    PRODUCER: Lin Sharkie

    COMPOSER: Denny Schneidemesser
    SOUND DESIGN: Dirk Kluesing, Denny Schneidemesser

    CONCEPT ART: Tessa Bentley, Keilidh Bradley
    CHARACTER DESIGN: Keilidh Bradley
    STORYBOARDS: Dionne Burgess, Keilidh Bradley, Lin Sharkie
    3D MODELLING: Michael Birk, Philip Cooper, Lia Onesti
    RIGGING: Michael Birk, Philip Cooper
    RENDERING: Michael Birk, Lia Onesti

    BACKGROUNDS: Tessa Bentley
    ANIMATION: Michael Birk, Keilidh Bradley, Dionne Burgess, Lauren Kirkwood, Lia Onesti, Lin Sharkie, Melissa Stoakes

    COMPOSITING AND VFX: Tessa Bentley, Keilidh Bradley, Lin Sharkie

    ASSISTANTS: Sophia Austin, Deborah Barker, Gonzalo Fraguas Bringas, Eamonn Grady, Molly-May Lockhart, Liz Massarou, Aaron Green, Fraser Robertson, Zoe Stewart
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