School of Visual Arts Student, Nuno Nobre, Works on His Film

Today, during my visit to the School of Visual Arts in New York City, I sat in on an Advanced Digital Compositing class taught by animators Martin Abrahams and Eric Eiser.

One of the highlights of my trip was meeting animation student Nuno Nobre, 29. Nobre, who studied for two years at ESDIP professional drawing and animation school in Madrid, Spain, came to SVA to finish his thesis.

Part of Nobre’s thesis is a short film called “Foot Fetish,” a quirky story about a man who falls in love and pursues a women with his feet. After showing me a very rough cut of the film, Nobre went to a nearby drawing room to work on a 2-3 second scene.

Below is a short video of Nobre working on his animation:

The scene Nobre is working on is when the woman tries to escape from the lovelorn man by crawling out the window.

All Nobre’s favorite animated films, including Waltz With Bashir and Persepolis feature non-traditional types of animation. Unique styles that he hopes to emulate in his own work. When our talk came around to “The Secret of Kells,” he said he was very excited to see the movie, saying that he “loves the textures and the backgrounds” incorporated in the Oscar nominated film.

To learn more about Nobre, check out his website.