2D Animation

The National Gallery is collaborating with Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design on 'Transcriptions: Animation’, an innovative new project which involves postgraduate animation students producing short films inspired by the Gallery’s collection. The views expressed by the authors do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Gallery.

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From the Film Maker:


My story is inspired by the curly-haired boy playing the organ, staring at a bird singing happily in its cage, and the relationship between the two. I was interested by the boy’s facial expression: he looks somewhat naive.

The story is about a boy who lives with origami birds, one of which has been hurt. He regards these birds as his family, so feels a deep need to help the injured one.

When the music from the music box is heard, a flower will grow, from which a flare will emerge to touch the broken bird and heal it. However, the music box is broken. Luckily, the other three birds can help the boy to fix it.

I animated the origami birds using stop motion. This is a new technique for me, so I’m quite happy with the look of the birds’ flight. I feel they look harmonious with the 2D background and the central character.

Ying Zhang

A piece inspired by William Hogarth, The Graham Children, 1742

Die Oerwoud-The Jungle
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My Willowed Friend
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Setareh Erfan
The Rocking of Venus
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Silvia Sardellaro
The Big Catch
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Chris Wilder
A Girl at a Window
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Hannah Lau-Walker
Passing By
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Frank Swan
Sundae Afternoon
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Karl Lawson
The House of Cards
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Stephanus Pretorius
The Astronomer
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Mark Jackson
La Messicole
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Hannes Stummvoll
Man is a Bubble
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Luca Panzini
Bubblegum Splash
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Mark Abbott
Window Seat
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Cecile Elsass
Pop Wild
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Chris Colman
Moulin Huet Bay
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Sam Watterson
Silent Note
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CreatUba
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Marko Horvat
Who Determines
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Christina Evangelides
Afghanimaniacs
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Thomas Bristow
Elodie
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James Demetriadi
Vulgate
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Terry Wu
Centre pieces
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Mark Pilbeam
Secret Santa
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Anna Fyda
Away
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Gauri Bajaj
The Long Way Home
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Alexander King
Identity
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Marian Femenias Moratinos
Magic Bubbles
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Escape
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Leslie Pochat-Cottilloux
Enticement
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Panagiota Chaidogiannou
The Alchemist
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Emily Braham
Study Door
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Rachel Thorn
Firefly
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Sarah Dexter
Bacchus and Ariadne
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Claudia Walde
Clouds
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Francesco Mannarini
Hungry for Love
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Kimberly Alexander
Mikha-'el
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Hackney Madonna
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