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We talk to Emma-Louise Osborne, a BA (Hons) Animation graduate who tells us about the inspiration behind her final project.

10th August 2016
CGI and visual effectsComputing and gamesDigital arts

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.