Monday, May 12, 2014

Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile

The end of last year/beginning of this year for me was spent working on something pretty different than anything I've worked on before. I did some animation for a documentary called Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile, a really fascinating film about Tibetan women living in a modern world yet still trying to embrace and represent the traditions of their culture, and a controversial beauty pageant that ends up becoming a political platform for these women to speak up about Tibetan issues.

For this project I took a go at animating in a way I never have before. I used pre-existing illustrations by the hand of another artist, originally from a book titled Where Is Tibet?, and collaged and edited them to become moving illustrations; to complete everything I had to add in some completely original elements that needed to blend in with the style of the illustrations.

The small bits of animation that I did are being used as transitional elements between different sections of the film, so I'm afraid they won't seem like much without the context of the film, but here are some teaser screen shots of what I did.

To learn more about the film, please visit the website or go to the film's Facebook page and give it a "Like"!