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The Village Heroine

The Village Heroine

by brittanyzhang on 1 Jun 2021 for Rookie Awards 2021

A short animation film telling a story of a heroic woman who sacrifices herself for the village and an elderly man honoring and remembering her as a hero.

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The Village Heroine is a short animation film made in our final years at SAE Institute.        Directed by Isaac Nathan Brittany Zhang, Kirstin Baxter, Veronica Van Schelven, Hedi Kurniawan, Aiden Turnbull and JaeWan

The Roles                                                                                                                                                         Isaac Nathan: Director, Storyboard and Animatic Artist, Special effects and lighting, Environment layout (Shrine environment), Compositing, Editor, Shrine Environment Texturing                                                                                                                                                  Brittany Zhang: Modeller and texturing for the village, Rin animation and Butterfly animation and concept artist                                                                                                                          Kirstin Baxter: Modeller and texturing for the memorial, and concept artist                        Veronica Van Schelven: Modeller and texturing for both characters, Rin and Yamato animation, rigger and concept artist                                                                                                        Hedi Kurniawan: Modeller and texturing for battlefield, market director,concept artist and motion graphic                                                                                                                                          Aiden Turnbull: Special effects  for the leafs                                                                                    JaeWan: Audio designer                                                                                                                                  Chris Vu:Combat Choreographer and stunt man             

The Teaser 

Still Renders


Environments Concept Art

The Village

The battle field 


Character concept Art



Colour script and Matte painting 

The process

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