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Hello! I am Chanakan Jeffries, Chan for short; I am an Animation student, who is specialising in storyboard art. I have always had a deep rooted interest in art and sketching imagination onto paper, where I can reveal stories and depict characters in fictional scenarios. I have a natural resilience and curiosity to create, develop and share visualised stories to captivate others. With this in mind, I am interested and assured of my path to becoming a Storyboard Artist, where I can continue to learn and develop my artistic skills.
GET TO KNOW CHANAKAN
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Versatile, resilient, reliable, organised and kind.
What hobbies do you have?
I enjoy playing various video games as well as sketching. Both of which I have been doing since a young age. I enjoy the feeling of immersion within a fictional world, and sketching fiction and imagination onto paper.
What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?
Strengths - Organisation is one of my core strengths, where I am able to organise and distribute my workload in a healthy way.
Weakness - I tend to take on more work than usual in an attempt to help the team and innate guilt of not helping.
Tell us an achievement you're proud of.
I am very proud to have been both an Animator and Storyboard Artist for two award winning animated shorts: 'Pet Shop' and 'Sweet Heart'
Describe your favourite animated sequence.
I'd have to say that my favorite scene is from an anime called 'Demon Slayer'. The animation sequence between Tanjiro and Rui was amazingly done and just jaw-dropping; especially combined with the VFX.
If your life was a movie what would it be and why?
Maybe 'Turning Red'! As it was easy for me to relate and connect to how the family acts, very good resemblance of an Asian household. Also, because I really do love the message of self-acceptance.
What was your crowning moment of your time at Escape?
I suppose my crowning moment would be the time where I worked in a group and was instantly trusted to produce storyboards, end-credit art and additional animation work.
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