Graphic Design

A New Hue

George Rigby
George Rigby
Jennifer Hardy
Stephen Tucker
"A New Hue" is a graduate film which embraces a paper aesthetic. It was created by George Rigby, Jennifer Hardy and Stephen Tucker from Bournemouth University's NCCA.
The Concept

The story revolves around the introduction of two contrasting characters living in a paper world, juxtaposing paper's plainness with its potential for creativity and transformation.

The film's two central characters each embody these opposing ideas: Lily, a curious yet tentative paper woman who has never seen colour before, and Blot, a personified blob who is the very embodiment of colour.
A selection of initial storyboards.
An early sketch of Lily alongside many, many variations in the search to find Blot's perfect shape.
A composition sketch to discover how the environment can support the characters and the story.
The Production

The entire production lasted for around 8 months during the team's final year of study at the NCCA, alongside various other projects, exams and academic shenanigans.

A selection of shots at different stages in the production.
Progressions from initial storyboard, to 3D pre-visualisation, to animation, to the final render.
Development of Blot's shader
Experimenting with creating ink spreading
Applying that technique to the animated character

The team's hope was to create a fleeting, memorable story with a distinct, charming aesthetic that could be enjoyed by anyone with a love of animation.

The final film
George Rigby Animator, Story Development
Jennifer Hardy Texture Artist, Compositing
Stephen Tucker Character Design, Rigging, Lighting
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