jelly London Film Night is a Liar's Autobiography

Fri 15 Feb 2013

jelly London’s Film Night Extravaganza. Have you heard of ‘A Liar's Autobiography?’  Well, you have now.

 It’s the little animation experiment that did! Let’s talk in numbers for one moment shall we?

Close to two years of hard work by three directors, one sound design legend, two technical supporters, one highly excitable Australian, fourteen animation companies, one beautiful Line Producer, five Pythons, a few lawyers, loads of favours and the voice of man who had been dead for twenty three years. And five jellies attended the screening.

 The comedy factor was not the only feat which encouraged our animation team to take a film night out together, more that this is an astounding story from a technical production perspective. Jelly London’s motion producer, Natalie decided to ask each of the team to pick their favourite style from the film and then she tried to work out which studio created which part but ran out of time because, well, she is a busy jelly bee, so you will have to find the missing puzzle pieces for us jellies...

 What was Sam’s (one of jelly London’s Animators) favourite style? “Yes, it’s a very hard choice. I really liked the 2D style where you can see the characters intrinsic joints. The colours were nice and the paper cut out style of the design was impressive. Like a great portrait, the artist (or studio) remains unknown.”

 What was George’s (another of jelly London’s Animators) favourite style? “I loved the scene in the plane (the 3D part but it had a hand drawn feel and texture about it though) and also the dynamic transitions. Again, I am afraid I am also not sure which studio did this one? Above all though I am going to pick the 'Space-pods' sequence by Treat Studios in Islington, this is because the colour and character design mix my two favourite kinds of 2D and 3D animation.”

 What was Helen’s (jelly London’s production assistant) favourite style? “I liked the 3D characterisation of the initial Mum and Dad in the car with Graham in the back. It bode well with the comedy of the script. I did also like the style of the oil on the glass (the alcoholic part) as the audience could glean the details of the paint strokes and it made the motion more fluid with matched the theme of the overall scene in a beautiful way.”

 If you do not have a clue what we are talking about, maybe you should check out the movie for yourself. We rated it for sure.