Michelle Brand
The Way to Blissful Happiness - Director

Projects

The Way to Blissful Happiness - Director

The Way to Blissful Happiness - Director

DURATION 00:30:00
MEDIUM Digital Animation
PRODUCTION Student Project, Grammar School, 2012

This animation explains three philosophical theories on how to gain blissful happiness. I tried to express abstract ideas visually, through the use of symbolism, such as the sunflower, for happiness.

Awarded with the 'German Multimedia Award 2012'.

Seven Dreamers - Animation Class Leader

Seven Dreamers - Animation Class Leader

DURATION 00:15:00
PRODUCTION Animation Class, Primary School, 2014

‘The Seven Dreamers’ is a film created by seven children during the animation class I led at a primary school. Each child made up their own story, drew the pictures and recorded their voice and sound effects. I animated their drawings and put everything together according to their wishes.

Pixel Voyage - Director, Voice Actress, Prop Designer

Pixel Voyage - Director, Voice Actress, Prop Designer

DURATION 00:11:41
MEDIUM Live-action film, digital animation
PRODUCTION Ars Electronica Festival, Austria, 2014

SYNOPSIS Jack und Jane are caught in a computergame and want to get out into the real world again. The problem: With every level their visual nature is changed and they have to search for each other again and again. After many difficult levels they to come closer to their aim… but…

The film was produced within five days at the Ars Electronica Festival in Austria. All material was created during the festival in collaboration with art- and media projects.

The film is a research project for the future of filmproduction and an open call for a better integration of film- and media arts into educational concepts, e.g. in schools.

The Thames - Director, Art Director

The Thames - Director, Art Director

DURATION 00:00:45
MEDIUM Digital Animation
PRODUCTION University for the Creative Arts, 2016

At the start of the group project, as the director and art director,  I tested many visuals and discussed with the team members which design would suit them the most to work in.

The Thames - Director, Art Director

The Thames - Director, Art Director

DURATION 00:00:45
MEDIUM Digital Animation
PRODUCTION University for the Creative Arts, 2016

Finding the appropriate visuals for my projects gives me a lot of enjoyment, and I would like to develop and explore this area further. For ‘The Thames’ project, I was inspired by the colour palette of Monet who did many famous paintings of the Thames.

Reflection - Director

Reflection - Director

DURATION 00:03:00
MEDIUM Digital animation
PRODUCTION University for the Creative Arts, 2015

‘Reflection' is a student group film about a shy man in a train who imagines what may happen to him if he talked to the lady sitting opposite him. As the director and background designer, I wished to set a contrasting colour palette between reality and imagination, reflecting the mood of the protagonist.

The Last King of Granada - Inbetween Animator

The Last King of Granada - Inbetween Animator

DURATION 00:03:00
MEDIUM Digital animation
PRODUCTION Graduation film by Pepe Gomez, 2016

'The Last King of Granada' is the graduation film by animator Pepe Gomez, on which I enjoyed working on as an in-between animator.

VideoCall Commercial - Illustrator

VideoCall Commercial - Illustrator

DURATION 00:02:00
MEDIUM Watercolour and Ink
PRODUCTION Commercial animation, 2016

For an animated commercial for Videocall, I worked as an illustrator. The most enjoyable part was to create a portfolio for Videocall with a varied selection of design suggestions that they could choose from.

Puddle - Inbetween Animator

Puddle - Inbetween Animator

DURATION 00:15:00
MEDIUM Traditional Animation
PRODUCTION Stormhouse Pictures, 2016-2017

For Stormhouse Pictures, I am working as a traditional animator since 2016 on their short film 'Puddle'.