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Kernel


A graduation film, made by a team of determined students.

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Kernel


A graduation film, made by a team of determined students.

Kernel is the CG animated short I wrote and directed during the final year of my Digital Animation degree at University College Falmouth. I worked with a fantastic team of a dozen others to produce this 4:30 minute piece of which we are extremely proud.
 

Synopsis:

In the not too distant future a city lies bereft of intrigue and knowledge under a vast smog of ignorance.

One man above the dreary bustle seeks to return the vitality of wisdom with his Cathexis Tree; a botanical marvel designed to absorb the clouds of discarded intellect roaming the rooftops and reproduce it in the form of Kernels.

When haste precedes caution, Leonard discovers the true potential of his creation; that one must sow the seeds of knowledge to fight the rot of ignorance.

fullscreen, 1080 pennies, and with headphones for recommended viewing experience.

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The Team


A look at the amazing people who worked so hard to bring you Kernel

The Team


A look at the amazing people who worked so hard to bring you Kernel

Team Kernel

Team Kernel

Olly Skillman-Wilson: Director, Writer, Lighting Artist
Laurence Nairne: Creative Producer, Script Editor, Animator
Charlie Minnion: Lead Compositor, Editor, Storyboard Artist
Hugh Herbert: Writer, Animator
Dan Emmerson: Animation Director
Luke Jefferson: Rigging, Texturing, Technical Director 
Kai Fraser: Dynamics, Stereography
Liam Fraser: Dynamics, Stereography
Jake Jones: Modelling, Texturing, Compositing
Ryan Mace: Modelling, Texturing, Compositing
Nigel Kitts: Lead Texture Artist, Animator
Alan Matthewman: Fluid Dynamics, Cloth Simulation


Here is a short moment with some members of the team, speaking about their roles and experiences on the project.

Bioreel

Some live action shot for animation reference

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Post Mortem


relive the ups and downs of the production process with this exciting and controversial expose.

Post Mortem


relive the ups and downs of the production process with this exciting and controversial expose.

Here I've included the post mortem I wrote on the project which is a mixture of blog posts detailing the work, and evaluations of the work itself and the process of producing it. It has been censored in places to avoid controversy.


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The Making of Kernel


Peek behind the Kernel curtain...

The Making of Kernel


Peek behind the Kernel curtain...

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Press it, and all the classified behind the scenes and material and concept work will be revealed for your internet based consumption.