Greet Kallikorm

MA work

'I am not going to tell the story how it happened. I am going to tell the way I remember it.' - Finn, in Great Expectations (1998)

The idea of half-truths and misremembered stories capture my imagination. The tales told by my great-grandmother have stuck with me since childhoodm and this is where I turn to for inspiration. I'm interested in parallel narratives that discuss similar subjects, in starkly different ways. My previous films Jam and God’s Guest, have experimented with multiple storylines, and What I Saw. What I Heard is a culmination of these efforts.

What I Saw. What I Heard is my graduation piece about loss and family relations. A phone call in the middle of the night wakes a girl who overhears her mother talking. This triggers a memory of her grandparents. The four-and-a-half minute film, inspired by Alex Katz's paper collages, is made using painted watercolour paper 3D sets and 2D puppets. This was a challenge as I have always practised hand-drawn animation. The tactility of material and working in a 3D environment together with lighting is an exciting and novel approach for me. It is the all-encompassing process of animation that intrigues and inspires me.

Info

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Animation, 2013

  • 'I am not going to tell the story how it happened. I am going to tell the way I remember it.' - Finn, in Great Expectations (1998)

    The idea of half-truths and misremembered stories capture my imagination. The tales told by my great-grandmother have stuck with me since childhoodm and this is where I turn to for inspiration. I'm interested in parallel narratives that discuss similar subjects, in starkly different ways. My previous films Jam and God’s Guest, have experimented with multiple storylines, and What I Saw. What I Heard is a culmination of these efforts.

    What I Saw. What I Heard is my graduation piece about loss and family relations. A phone call in the middle of the night wakes a girl who overhears her mother talking. This triggers a memory of her grandparents. The four-and-a-half minute film, inspired by Alex Katz's paper collages, is made using painted watercolour paper 3D sets and 2D puppets. This was a challenge as I have always practised hand-drawn animation. The tactility of material and working in a 3D environment together with lighting is an exciting and novel approach for me. It is the all-encompassing process of animation that intrigues and inspires me.

  • Degrees

  • BA, Animation, London College of Communication, 2008
  • Experience

  • Background designer, Estonian Joonisfilm, Tallinn, 2010; Producer, Skillset and Screen Academy, London, 2009; Freelance animator and designer, Foreign Office Design Ltd, London, 2007–8
  • Exhibitions

  • God's Guest, Third Sadho Poetry Film Festival, Delhi, 2012; God's Guest, Swedenborg International Short Film Festival, London, 2012; Jam, EMERGEANDSEE Festival, Berlin, 2009; Jam, Animated Dreams, Tallinn, 2008