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Wednesday 10 August 2016

Throughout their studies, students on our BA (Hons) Animation course develop their drawn animation, stop-motion and CGI techniques, working towards creating their final project.

We caught up with Emma-Louise Osborne, a 26-year-old recent animation graduate from Southampton, to find out what inspired her final project and what her future plans are.

Tell us a bit about your final project

My film is a comical take on how the ancient Egyptians built the Great Pyramids.

What was the inspiration behind your project?

Ancient Egypt has been a life-long love of mine, and the idea for the film itself was inspired when I visited Egypt in July 2015. With every ancient structure I saw, the one question that wouldn't leave my head was: "how was this possibly built so many thousands of years ago in a time before machines?"

The ancient Egyptians were so advanced compared to where civilisation in the rest of the world was at in that time period that there has been speculation - mostly, or at least, I think, in a pseudo-serious way - that perhaps they had help from outer space. These ideas felt like the perfect basis for an entertaining short film.

What have you enjoyed most about your time at Solent?

I have enjoyed having the opportunity to learn new skills and being given the creative freedom to build on them.

What's next for you?

I'm taking a break from animation to expand my children's pony party business. I'm hoping to set myself up doing some freelance animation-related work part-time alongside this in the future.