Interview with director/animator Stephanie Davidson (SNOOT IN THE CITY)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

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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