Modo De Vida - A Goan Sketchbook
Animation Film Design
A quaint Goan life hides beneath its touristy facade. A Goa of sleepy balcaos, pushy fish-mongers and of pilot bikes flitting on boiling afternoons; of the blend of traditions and a penchant for slow life. The animated sketchbook film explores this erstwhile Portuguese colony.
Official Selections / Awards
Paris International Animation Film Festival (PIAFF), France 2022
Horizon Competition - Prix Du Public Winner
Festival Du Film d’animation de Savigny, Switzerland 2022
Official Selection International Documentary Competition
FEST, New Directors New Films, Portugal 2022
Official Selection FESTINHA Sub 12 Competition
London International Animation Festival (LIAF), UK 2022
Official Selection International Competition, Animated Documentaries
Animest Film Festival, Romania 2022
Official Selection - International Short Competition
Animattikon , Cyprus 2022
Official Selection - Animated Documentary
Lago Film Fest, Italy 2022
Official Selection UNICEF TEENS Competition
Hiroshima Animation Season, Japan 2022
Official Selection - World Pan-Pacific and Asia Competition
Turku Animation Film Festival (TAFF), Finland 2022
Official Selection - Documentary Film Panorama
Dharamsala International Film Festival (DIFF), India 2022
Official Selection - International short film competition
Primanima Film Festival, Finland 2022
Official Selection - International Documentary Competition
Kaboom Animation Festival, Netherlands 2023
Official Selection - Asian Presence
Excerpts from the film
A quick storyboarding process made of thumbnails, depicting various daily living activities around Goa.
The animation was produced with a hybrid approach to save time. Digital animation was done to create line arts and the frames were transferred to a tablet. The tablet was then used as a lightbox with imagery on it, physical paper was clamped onto the tablet and each frame painted to get the final animation.
Some of the final frames from the film that were hand-painted. Each A4 sheet using the process above would contain about 4 frames using this method. The oxberry style markers were used as trackers to digitally align the frames after scanning.