Cost of Curiosity
Short film (Dark Comedy) | 2021
length: 2min 14 sec
Technique: Ink & Gouache on Cel

Sound Designer: Nicholas Faris
Project Mentor: Joe King
Royal College of Art.   ​​​​​​​

Helpless insects fall victim to a child in pursuit of answers, An ode to childhood curiosity and innocence. 
The Making of
The Cost of Curiosity was made during the COVID-19 Pandemic in my bedroom in London.
The approach to making this film embodied the theme of the film, one of curiousness. I was determined to make this film on Cel but had very little resources or budget so there was a lot of experimentation and problem solving to make a process like cel affordable using limited resources. 

1. I started off by 3D printing some peg bars for my 3-hole puncher and began animating on paper.

2. I then traced my frames onto transparency film (the kind for overhead projectors) which was a cheap alternative to cels. I used a dip pen and Indian ink for the line work.

3. I then painted the opposite side of the transparency with Acrylic-gouache paint. I did some experimenting with types of paint and this was the best by far, being highly pigmented and quick-drying.

4. After the transparency was dry, I scanned everything!
Animation on Paper
Animation on Paper
Ink on Cel
Ink on Cel
Paint on Cel
Paint on Cel
Festival Selections
Cardiff Animation Festival 2022
Flatpack Festival 2022
La Guarimba 2022
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2022 
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