Alexandra Balan

Alexandra Balan

Freelance animatorLondon, United Kingdom
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Alexandra Balan

Alexandra Balan

Freelance animatorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Alexandra Balan (aka Sasha) is an Animator and Illustrator working and living in London. Her superpowers are enthusiasm, curiosity & a thirst for knowledge. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins and Coventry University. She has worked on feature length animations (Ethel & Ernest - BBC), TV specials (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt - Channel 4) and short form online content. Her clients: The School of Life, University of the Arts London, The English National Opera, ARDOR - The Romanian Debate Association.
Projects
  • Sasha Animates Showreel 2017
    Sasha Animates Showreel 2017
  • School of Life comission - Why It Probably Wasn't Better Being Single
    School of Life comission - Why It Probably Wasn't Better Being Single
  • ARDOR Building Arguments
    ARDOR Building ArgumentsResponsibilities: - Creating 8 short videos for ARDOR - the Romanian Debate Association - Videos were graphic visualisations - real time drawing on a whiteboard - Discussing with client so as to understand their field which was unfamiliar to me prior to this project Skills acquired: - Creating and using a home-made rostrum camera - Resourcefulness and innovation in spite of short supply of materials - Understanding an unfamiliar field - debate - Improved editing skills - Managing 2 different projects at the same time (working on UAL HR animations simultaneously)
  • UAL Welcome Event
    UAL Welcome EventResponsibilities: - Creating a 1 minute animation for the HR department at UAL Skills acquired: - Design simplification (to meet tight deadline) - Negotiating with client regarding scope of video - Managing 2 different projects at the same time (working on ARDOR project simultaneously)
  • Funky Farmyard
    Funky FarmyardDrawing personalities from our domesticated friends. 2012 - 2013
  • People on the Tube & Life Drawing
    People on the Tube & Life DrawingPeople on the Tube & Life Drawing 2015
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Projects credited in
  • School of Life - How to Approach Strangers at a Party
    School of Life - How to Approach Strangers at a Party
  • School of Life - Why We Shouldn't Worry About Dying Young
    School of Life - Why We Shouldn't Worry About Dying Young
  • Notable Women AR
    Notable Women ARAUGMENTED REALITY APP, IOS AND ADROIND An AR Experiment that lets anyone see 100 historic American women where they’ve historically been left out: U.S. currency.
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Work history
    Animation Assistant Trainee
     - Full Time
    Responsibilities: - Drawing inbetweens for the upcoming feature film animation Ethel & Ernest - Collaborating with 26 other trainees, supervisors and line producers to meet tight weekly deadlines Skills acquired: - Better understanding of TVPaint software & Cintiq tablet - Improved time management skills - Faster drawing speed
Skills
  • Art Direction
  • Music Videos
  • Drawing
  • People
  • Mixed Media
  • Animation
  • Cartoon
  • Illustration
  • Character Design
  • After Effects
  • Tvpaint
  • Concept Design
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Sketching Ideation
Education
    MA Character Animation
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    Comprehensive animation course - hand drawn, digital 2D, 3D, stop motion
    Illustration Graphics
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    Comprehensive visual arts course including illustration, animation , graphic design
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