Animators around the world join forces to put a positive spin on lockdown

Animators from around the world have come together in attempt to put an uplifting spin on the lockdown experience.
Twenty-twenty: the year the world was turned upside down. Some will say they predicted it – most would’ve laughed in disbelief. But here we are, on day fourty-something (or was it fifty-something?) of lockdown.
During a time of uncertainty, disturbance and at it’s worst – loss, creatives and studios have assigned themselves the mission of bringing some positivity to the world when it is needed most (whilst combatting the tedium of life under lockdown as a bonus).
#Flattenthecurve is a compilation video of over 90 uplifting clips based on lockdown experiences of animators across the world.
Organisers and award-winning filmmaker founders of London animation boutique Studio Desk, Kathrin Steinbacher and Emily Downe, began the project with a call for animators to contribute a short clip demonstrating something positive they had experienced during lockdown. They received a strong response, with over 140 animators around the world signing up. The first released compilation of quarantine highlights a diverse yet relatable fusion of ‘snapshots’, from touching to humorous, artistic to winsome.
Studio Desk: “After the outbreak of COVID-19 and the beginnings of global lockdown, we sent out a call to animators from around the world to send us a short animation depicting something positive they have experienced, seen, or thought in the midst of this strange time.”
Over 90 animators sent us their contributions, and this is the first film our of a series of three. We hope it will encourage people to stay home and see that there are still some positives to come of it.”


Directed By studio Desk / Kathrin Steinbacher & Emily Downe

Music & Sound Design By: Jan Willem de With

Animated/Directed by:

00:13 Animation & Sound: Angela Stempel
00:24 Animation &Sound: Trang Nguyen
00:39 Animation: Bela Unclecat / Sound: Mikhail Gavrilov
00:50: Animation & Sound: Laura Jayne Hodkin
01:01: Animation: Magdalena Kreps, Sound: Eneko Ezquerro Gómez
01:11: Animation & Sound: Lewis Heriz
01:18: Animation: Magali Garcia
01:24: Animation: Bryan Lee
01:29: Animation: Gabriella Marsh
01:39: Animation & Sound: Daniela Sherer
01:51: Animation & Sound: Anna Smirnova
01:58: Animation: Elisabetta Bosco, Sound: Francesco Maccario
02:06: Animation & Sound: Gabriela Sibilska
02:17: Animation: Iulia Voitova
02:31:Animation & Sound: Kyle Xuereb Cuningham
02:40: Animation & Sound: Kiana Naghshineh
02:54: 03:04: Animation &Sound: Hannah Brewerton
03:08: Animation & Sound: Nofar Schweitzer
03:19 Animation & Sound: Jenny Jokela
03:28: Animation & Sound: Rachel Gutgarts
03:38: nimation & Sound: Jodi Lai
03:53: Animation &Sound: Good Golly
04:03: Animation: Lydia Reid
04:12: Animation: Amanda Bonaiuto, Sound: Alex Toth
04:19: Animation: Amit Cohen, Sound: Siamese Twins On Acid
04:35: Animation: Emily Downe
04:44, Animation & Sound: Liang-Hsin Huang
04:54: Animation & Sound: Alexander Gratzer
05:11: Animation & Sound: Louisa Kohlhoff
05:20: Animation & Sound: Anna Valkanou

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