Michelle Brand

About

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Originally from Cologne, Germany, I moved to England to study Animation at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham.
I will soon be starting my Masters course at the Royal College of Arts in London.

 

WHAT I DO

My aim and enjoyment is to visually express and animate abstract ideas or thoughts, connecting philosophy and art. These can range from theories and feelings, extending to ideas needed to be expressed in commercial work.

By experimenting with all spectrums of the medium, I strive to find a connection to the audience, reflecting on how to make them think and feel.

WHY I DO IT

Animation’s materialistic character is not bound to any restrictions, and the joy lies in the infinite possibilities it offers to both creator and viewer. Animation's ability to give still images movement and a sense of life captivates me and drives me to explore it in my films. I believe that animation is one of the greatest cross-disciplinary medium, and I find it very fulfilling to work with a spectrum of means such as sound, colour, tone, atmosphere, and the material of the film itself, in order to create a unique film world that only moves, exists and lives on screen.

Screenings and awards

My films have been shown at many festivals, including the London International Animation Festival, Anifilm, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and Athens Animfest. They have won awards such as the 'German Multimedia Award' in 2012 and 2016, and have been nominated for 'Best Animation' and 'Best Script' by the Canterbury University Film Festival.

CV

For further details, you can find my CV here.