At around 15.30 yesterday I handed a dvd of A Game of String, the animated film that I've been working on for the past two years, over to my tutors.
It had been an intense couple of weeks, not just for me but for the whole Edinburgh College of Art; as assessments were closing in people were working 24 hour days in their studios, sometimes catching a nap in the corner surrounded by art materials, take-away food and energy drink cans. Thursday at noon I started the final edit and kept working until the next day, when I had to deal with a final hurdle in the shape of a computer clusterfuck - the animator's curse. In any case, I burnt the dvd and stuck around a little longer just soaking up the atmosphere of hundreds of talented people doing their very best all at once, as graduating students were putting the finishing touches to their degree show exhibits, before they would inevitably be kicked out at five o'clock. This is what I will miss the most about art college.
Then I went home and slept for 14 hours.
Now, just to clarify, while the film is finished for marking, it's not quite ready to be seen by anyone else, which is why I'm not posting it just yet. However, to satisfy the curious, here are a few stills:
If you're in Edinburgh, be sure to visit the ECA Degree Show which will be open to the public (and free) 12-20 June. More details here.