Archive for Voodoodog
Continuing with our theme in the run up to the launch of Plastic Shores on the 4th May, next up is the truly incredible work of Alice Dunseath at Voodoodog Productions. There are some phenomena when talking about marine debris that are very hard to explain visually. We knew this at LMV when we started production so we asked around for a good animator. We got it in the form of Alice. Our remit was a difficult one. We needed animations that described how the major currents of the world’s oceans worked, how plastic circulated in those currents, and how this plastic entered the food chain. Not happy to make things simple, we also asked if this could be done using micro-plastics we collected on the beaches of Hawaii and Cornwall. The stop-frame animation Alice came up with was beyond what we could have possible imagined and forms, we think, the central point to the entire film (see some of the stills from the animation sequences below). In fact, it is so good we plan to make it into its own short film to release at film festivals. Although we feel slightly bad for the interns at Voodoodog whose task it was to separate the micro-plastics into different colours, the work Alice and the rest of the team put into creating the sequences ensures that they will be our first port of call for our next film (details not being released quite yet!).