Today, I saw the most amazing wee gem of an animation at the Edinburgh Film Festival, among a showcase of short animated films, for the Maclaren Prize.
It is animated typography. It was joyous and positive and exciting, and completely stood out, for me.
The Director/maker adds this info:
Amy Johnson worked as a typist for a firm of solicitors before her record- breaking solo flight from Croydon to Australia in 1930. This film has been created with an Underwood 315 typewriter as a celebration of her journey.
Lizzy Hobbs is a name to watch, for future animation.
Note: the Maclaren prize is after Norman Maclaren, the great Scottish animator who made so many great works in the National Film Board of Canada. You can see his joyful animation “Begone Dull Care”, posted on this blog, last summer here.