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BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation

Mike Benson

I get my inspiration from artists associated with the field of experimental animation - like like Stuart Hilton, Jonathan Hodgson, Robert Breer and Kristian Andrews. I get my ideas from every day life and the people in it.

My films have a very basic formula to them. They show suggestion of movement in the form of simple line drawings and blank space, allowing the audience to fill in the gaps. I like to play with timing and the pace in which you can move the viewer from one emotion, or visual, to another.

Mike Benson - Screen shot from my film 'View From The Backseat'

Screen shot from my film 'View From The Backseat'

Mike Benson - Screen shot from my film 'Deets'

Screen shot from my film 'Deets'

Mike Benson - Screen shot from my film 'View From The Backseat'

Screen shot from my film 'View From The Backseat'

Mike Benson - Illustration of a house from Marie Antoinette's village

Illustration of a house from Marie Antoinette's village

Mike Benson - Screen shot from my film 'View From The Backseat'

Screen shot from my film 'View From The Backseat'

Mike Benson - Screen shot from my film 'Deets'

Screen shot from my film 'Deets'

Tags: Blank Space, Hand Drawn, Ink On Plain Paper, Kristian Andrews, Stuart Hilton, Traditional Animation

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