From the storyboard to the big screen: the complete cycle of an animated film takes shape at the Milano Film Festival 2013.
Using various combinations of digital and handmade techniques, laptops, tablets, paper sketchbooks and pencils, British filmmaker Jessica Ashman and animation director Louis Hudson lead a group of workshop participants in creating an animated film over three days. Watch the film above.
The 10 participants get one second each for every day of the workshop. 36 drawings form a stream of consciousness as a travelling character embarks on a kind of journey, and Moleskine Storyboard notebooks come to life.
Throughout the years Moleskine has celebrated film in many ways, devoting Special Editions to directors and major film festivals. Thus notebooks were born in tribute to the Tribeca Film Festival, the Locarno International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival, as well as Tim Burton, Mike Figgis, Spike Jones, Jia Zhangke and Zhang Yuan.
Moleskine also designs special layout notebooks for fans and professionals of the moving image: the Storyboard notebook for the creation of scripts and shots and the Film Journal, for building your own DVD library on paper.
Discover the Storyboard notebook on the Moleskine Store or test the page layout by downloading the MSK template from myMoleskine .
Jessica Ashman is a filmmaker with a passion for moving things in tiny increments. She specialises in stop-motion, 2-D animation and digital illustration and is currently based in Glasgow.
Louis Hudson is a 2D animation director and co-founder of comedy collective Dice Productions. He has worked with Channel 4, UK Film Council, Warner Entertainment and Oxfam. His latest film, All Consuming Love (Man in a Cat), has won multiple awards on the international film festival circuit.