Hello my name is Boma Ere-Bestman, I’m from Rivers state, Nigeria and I recently graduated from Leeds art University in MA Animation. My journey through animation has been very heartfelt and slightly difficult. My Bachelors Degree is in Architecture, where I learnt how to professionally create 2D and 3D designs. My desire to create more out of world projects and designs drove me into undergoing a masters course in Animation.
This has been a great decision, not only was the learning environment wonderful even while undergoing Covid-19 restrictions, the staff were also really helpful. I furthered my knowledge on utilising colours in my designs, understanding production process, software control and the principles of animation. I then used these elements to create a short film and several other minor side projects displayed on my website, www.bomasart.com.
The knowledge I have acquired has inspired me to undergo more film related projects in animation and hopefully it leads to me joining a team where I can create more ‘out of world’ projects at a bigger scale.
The image above is a concept art I created for my short film Deinnamuu. It is a perfect representation of the character's mannerisms, coupled with the feeling of resilience and journey. I would say my achievements from undergoing the masters course is not only this short film but also my organisation skills in film production from scheduling, to assembling elements, to finalising a design through colouring, lighting and line width.