Film Focus Animation An English Classic The Making of 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' (2003)

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First of three programmes in a unit exploring the craft and production processes of modern animated texts created for a variety of audiences. This programme provides an insight into the process of rendering a 2,500 line medieval poem as a contemporary 24-minute hand-drawn animation. The importance of setting and uses of colour, voice and music are each explored closely, as are the computer generated effects of post-production work. Looks at the making by Moving Still Productions in association with Vinegar Hill Productions of the Channel Four/S4C television production.

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