Divya Selvan
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Divya Selvan

Animator and Motion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Divya Selvan

Animator and Motion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I have recently graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2021 and did my undergrad in Singapore with a Major in Digital Animation and graduated in 2016. I then worked professionally in Singapore’s largest telecommunications company as an in-house animator and designer for 2 years before I decided to freelance in Singapore for 1 year. Then I moved to London for my masters and freelanced in London for 3 years and am now based here. I would love the chance to work with other creatives to produce exciting animations together. I have a portfolio consisting of 3D, 2D and motion graphics animation but I have been working more with 2D of late but am very proficient with After effects. In addition to my work experience, I have a solid educational foundation in animation and design as I have always been passionate about films, conceptional advertising and storytelling.
Projects
  • Majulah Music Live Event
    Majulah Music Live EventA promotional video for a live music event in Singpore featuring local artists.
  • ANTWORKS- ANTstein Square
    ANTWORKS- ANTstein SquareAn explainer video animated for ANTWORKS on the AI behind ANTstein Square.
  • Tether-Extended Trailer
    Tether-Extended TrailerTether’s main premise is to emphasise that everyone deals with their own psyche and intersectionality. By observing how Tara, the film’s main protagonist, interacts with her most intimate domestic space, we notice other characters surrounding Tara and how they behave and react to their own peculiar set of problems.
  • Connected Things WatchPhone
    Connected Things WatchPhoneA promotional video for a WatchPhone that partnered up with Singtel.
  • Between there and here (feat Yo-yo Ma)
    Between there and here (feat Yo-yo Ma)A music video dedicated to Hrishikesh's late mother. The charcoal and blueprint style of the video was the guiding style throughout the video. He attempts to conjure up the home he spent his time with his mother in over and over but as it assembles, it crumbles continuously. Finally they meet and embrace and he finally is able to let her and the space around her go. This music video is an official selection for the SXSW (South by Southwest) film festival 2022. Directed by Hrishikesh Hirway & P
  • Twenty Twenty
    Twenty TwentyA music video I animated for Australian percussionist, Abe Rounds. Using his MRI scans along with hand drawn animation, he wanted to encapsulate his thoughts on the year 2020 in all its unpredictable madness. The album "The confidence to make mistakes" is recorded and distributed by Colourfields Records.
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Work history
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    AnimatorFreelance
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    I worked as a freelance animator for some prominent clients such as Netflix, Magnum, and Rolls-Royce and continued to freelance throughout my time in London while pursing my masters at the Royal College of Art and I continue to do so now.
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    Animator and motion designerSingTel
     - SingaporeFull Time
    I worked as an in-house animator and designer for the biggest telecommunications company and in Singapore and it was a very fast paced environment. I was part of a team of 5-6 designers and animators but at my time there, I helped to redevelop and rebrand the comapany's brand identity. It was a very intense process as the business was very large so the brand guide that I developed had to be very extensive and versatile.
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Skills
  • Animation Directing
  • 2D Animation
  • Illustration
  • Motion Design
  • Aftereffects Animation
  • Video Editing
  • After Efects
  • Character Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Cel Animation
Education
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    Master of ArtsRoyal College of Art
     - London, United Kingdom
    I enjoyed my time pursing my masters in London, the Royal College of Art focused more on developing myself as an artist and director which allowed me to oversee every aspect of the short films I made. Here, I further developed my narrative and storyboarding skills which I truly believe is fundamental to any process. Effective and efficient storytelling is key to produce strong visual language.
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    BFANanyang Technological University
     - Singapore
    I majored in Digital Animation with a minor in Art History . This programme was very rigorous but as a result, I developed a very deep foundation in all forms of animation. I had the chance to experiment with all mediums of production and this is where I realised I enjoyed the use of 2D and 3D animation to produce dynamic posing very efficiently.
Awards
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    Official SelectionSXSW (South by Southwest)
    Music video dedicated to Hrishikesh's late mother. Directed by Hrishikesh Hirway & Prashanti Aswani 2D Animation by Divya Tamilselvan & Prashanti Aswani 3D Animation & VFX by Felix Weyss Story by Hrishikesh Hirway & Jonny Sun Made with support from Dropbox