Saundersfoot C.P.

Our Animations from the 2013 Film Festival

Review
Good storytelling here with well-performed voiceovers. Excellent use of varied shots with good colour and action that fills the frame. We particularly like the animation of the soldiers when they come into frame. Very good use of sound effects and excellent voiceovers – a genuinely funny and entertaining take on Humpty Dumpty. Highly commended.

Review
It’s always a good idea to pick a nursery rhyme for an animation and this one works well. You just needed a bit more time for your voiceovers which had to be done quickly in places! However, you have made a good job of lip-syncing and your animation was filmed well with good use of angles.

Our Animations from the 2012 Film Festival

Review
Good use of a traditional story as the basis for an animation – never fails! We thought a few more close-ups would have been good – a lot of the action took place at the bottom of the frame – and the aliens could have landed in a spaceship, but still this was well done and we loved the original credits at the end.

Review
Another good use of a traditional tale with a good range of shots that fill the frame. We liked the low-angle shot looking up at the sun and the high angle shot looking down on the ani- mals. Well-planned with good storytelling.

Our Animations from the 2011 Film Festival

Review of Both Animations
Animating to a short poem or nursery rhyme is always a good idea and Little Bo Peep worked well. In The Peanut we were very impressed with the way you used different film conven- tions. We liked the moving camera effect which is usually very difficult to achieve. Creative and entertaining. Highly com- mended.

Review
Great scenery in the rat and dog environments showing attention to detail. We thought the use of mixed media for the chat room was a good idea, but the chat section was quite long. Your use of shots and angles was excellent. We were particularly impressed by the crane shot on the rat.


Our Animation from the 2010 Film Festival

Review
A great first attempt at cartoon animation, it’s just a shame it was over so quickly! You could try adding a few more frames to slow the action down (this does take a lot of time, but ‘patience is a virtue’ in animation!). We liked the boldness of the colours in your drawings and the voicing of the alien.

Our Animation from the 2009 Film Festival


Review

A very watchable and entertaining version of this epic story told very well with good dramatic voice-overs. This animation was very good technically with a steady camera, good lighting, a range of long shots, mid shots, close-ups and even one tracking shot! The models and scenery were excellent and we liked
the mixture of live action, 2D and plasticine animation.

Our Animations from the 2008 Film Festival

Review

Excellent models and scenery with good use of graphics in the titles and credits. This animation used a simple story, told it well and added a twist. The animation of the clock falling was technically accomplished and we liked the mess at the end. Outstanding and entertaining!

Review

The storyline of this animation could have been more clear. However, the models were very good and we liked the use of close-ups. The montage of close-ups at the end were especially effective.

Review

Some more careful planning might have made the storyline of this animation easier to follow. Smaller moves between shots would help the animation to run smoothly. We liked the seal model though!

Our animations from the 2007 Film Festival

Review
Excellent characters, well-made, nice and big with lots of colour. The shots were framed well allowing the characters to fill the screen. We liked the use of the toy minibus which looked effective on screen. This animation had a clear storyline which held our attention throughout.

Review
This shows how a poem can be used as a basis for an Animation – this ensures that your story has a clear structure! We liked the mixture of live action – when the owl picked up the bear – and animation. The voice-overs were clear and dramatically performed.

Review
Another animation with a clear story helped by using a poem. We liked the used of mixed media in this one and the models were a good size and colourful. We particularly liked the animation of the fire at the end which shows how home-made special effects can be more ’effective’ than digital ones!

Review
Good sheep models and once again based on a story. It was quite a difficult task to show the difference in scale as Marvin grew which you tried to achieve by changing the scenery. The most effective part was when Marvin physically grew. The story was told well with a sense of humour.

Review
We liked the attention to detail in the background scenery and the design of the characters. Perhaps the carrot could have been a bit clearer, or even bigger, in the opening shot. However, you chose a good story and animated it well with clear voice-overs.

Review
Simple scenery, well-made characters and a simple idea based on a nursery rhyme make this a good basis for a first animation. A close-up of the dog laughing might have added some variety to the shots used but an enjoyable animation with some tuneful singing!

Our Animations from the 2006 Film Festival

Review
A simple story, nicely told with clear voice-overs. A good, clear narrative with excellent characterisation. We liked the animation of the goat’s tears.

Review
We liked the attention to detail in the animation of the titles and credits. The character’s voices and the home-made sound effects were well done. We also liked the use of the board for the inter-titles and the way the set was integrated with the background.

Review
A classic story with good characterisation in the voice-overs which had lots of energy. We liked the sense of different landscapes and particularly enjoyed the imaginative animation of the underwater scene.

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