The Common Room Animation Project
The Common Room Animation Project is a collaboration between 13 animators and spoken-word artist Talia Randall.
Inspired by the piece 'Common Room', each of the animators took on a segment of the poem, and worked on it with complete creative freedom.
The poem itself speaks of experiences that are very personal, and yet universal. Therefore, we chose to collaborate on a film which enables several designers and animators to share their personal views, experiences and interpretation of the poem.
Common Room is a Mind the Gap Animation original production. We assembled a team of seasoned professionals, fresh animation graduates and animation students, and formed a community of animators working to realize an idea they believed in.
The Common Room Animation Project was featured and won awards in multiple festivals around the world.
Best Animation, Best Script, Butterfly Audience Choice Award – BUtiful Film Festival, UK 2014
Winner - Animazion Animated Film Competition of Jerusalem, Israel 2015
Best Animation - Ayr International Short Film Festival, UK 2015
Special Mention – International Animated Film Competition for Young Artists, Poland 2015
Official Selection – AVIFF Cannes, France 2015
Official Selection – ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Germany 2014
Official Selection - Colchester Film Festival, UK 2014
Official Selection – Festival Internacional de Animacion EXPOTOONS, Argentina 2014
Official Selection – Golden Orchid International Animation Festival, USA 2014
Official Selection – Mosaic Film Experience, USA 2014
Official Selection – DELETE TV, Austria 2015
Official Selection – V FICAIJ Festival Internacional de Cine Intantil y Juvenil, Venezuela 2014
Screenshots from Common Room:
Rough test vs. finished animation:
Read more about the production process at Directors Notes.
The Common Room Animation Team:
Talia Randall - more from Talia
Yael Ozsinay (Mind the Gap Animation)
Maayan Erlich - more from Maayan
Shimi Asresay - more from Shimi
Noa Evron - more from Noa
Inbal Ochayon - more from Inbal O
Valery Yuzefovich - more from Valery
Dekel Oved - more from Dekel
Dan Berger - more from Dan
Inbal Breda - more from Inbal B
Adva Rodan - more from Adva
Tal Rachmin - more from Tal