Stephanie Davidson’s short film “SNOOT IN THE CITY” played to rave reviews at the March 2017 Animation Film Festival.
Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?
Stephanie Davidson: As a film student who was about two years into understand CGI animation, my motivation at the beginning was to simply create a short piece of entertainment centred around my dog. I’ve always found dog body language to be clear and so easily readable, and so thought this was a good place to start. It began with my character, and as Snoot developed and changed so did my reason to make the film as I realised I was making something about ‘home.’
Visually, I was motivated by the architecture and rooftops of Paris at night, also looking at theconcept artwork of Walt Peregoy from 101 Dalmatians. In terms of design style I looked at thefantastic stop motion animation that is…
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