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#WeAreCreatives Student Spotlight: Elena Ruiz Amann

Discover and celebrate the work of the School of Art & Design's graduating students.

Illustration by Elena Ruiz Amann
Elena Ruiz Amann, BA (Hons) Animation

We Are Creatives Student spotlight

Elena Ruiz Amann, BA (Hons) Animation

My time at NTU

Studying at NTU was a great experience. The people are wonderful and the lecturers are really talented. I only wish I could've enjoyed my second and third year in the same way I did my first, but we still made it work. I feel so lucky that I was able to work with the best equipment available and all the software I could ever need. I feel like my work has improved so much, it's crazy to look at the three films I've made here side by side and think they were done by the same person.

Illustration by Elena Ruiz Amann
Elena Ruiz Amann, BA (Hons) Animation

My work

For my final project at NTU I created a short film about a little girl who's trying to grow out her hair but starts to get bullied at school for it. The other films I've done here at NTU were all pretty light-hearted and silly so for my thesis film I wanted to do something more serious and interesting. I'm really happy with the final result. It looks even better than I thought it would and I'm so pleased that I chose a simple style for the character designs and a minimalistic colour palette, otherwise it would've been impossible to make a film this long and detailed in such a short amount of time. I am incredibly proud of the work I've done. I've fallen in love with the characters and the story and seeing it slowly come to life was just amazing. I'll show this film to my grandkids someday.

My future

After graduation I plan on doing a Masters so that I can expand my portfolio while I continue working as a freelancer. Once I finish my Masters I'll just get out there and take on the world. I'll keep on creating and learning and who knows, maybe one day I'll have a little studio of my own.

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#WeAreCreatives Student Spotlight: Elena Ruiz Amann

Published on 18 June 2021
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Current students; School of Art & Design

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