We animated and produced this short film, ‘The Diary of Edward the Hamster’, for the BBC, which was written, performed and illustrated by Miriam Elia. The character was a delight to work with and turned out to be a favourite on Vimeo.
Voted Staff Pick on Vimeo, 2010
The film was hugely successful and spawned a book, which has now been translated into several languages.
Miriam’s illustrations were split up into layers in Photoshop, with the animated sections manipulated in After Effects using the puppet tool. This tool allows us to add movement to otherwise still images without resorting to full blown 3D.