My name is Gabrielle Gillette, I am 22 a recent graduate from The University of the West of England but I am originally from NY. My practice combines the best of traditional animation techniques with the refined practice of digital editing, compositing and enhancing. I really enjoy abstract video art and bold experimental editing/animation. I like to create unique styles within my art to make the content interesting for the viewer. In my practice I tend to lean towards abstract narratives and visual poetry to tell a story that matches the uniqueness of my art style.Locked Pro Plan feature
I create moving GIFS and stylized content such as press kits, motion graphics, and stylized video for The Syndical Network in order to make their instagram more creative and different.
I worked on Rumpus' game 'The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle'. I bug tested for them, and I also animated blinks and facial expressions on Animate CC. Also worked on a storyboard for a small project they assigned me about myself.
I collaborated with a team of 4 other students to create a projected installation in Shoreditch townhall, London. This project focused on the idea of the Industrial Revolution while listening to music that the composers created. The original sound the musician composed became our back track as we synthesized a visual score of the idea of self replicating machines, trick film, and dadaism.
For this project I storyboarded, animated, and directed a short animation to go along with the BBC's previously recorded audio of a brother and sister's traumatic healing after a serious burn incident. I worked with one other person and we had to communicate with the BBC to make sure that all of the story boarding and art direction was appropriate for the sensitivity of the story. We also received a kind thank you from the BBC congratulating us on our work. The work is called Mary and Leo: Plastic Surgery.
I helped set up portraits for Icona Pop's Live It Live tour in Clemson, NC also was a personal assistant to the head photographer, I helped edit photos on lightbox.
I created branding for collaborations with VCU or for the VCU information prompters on campus. I worked as a photographer to use photos for VCU's website and for their pamphlets, ect.
I began my BFA in kinetic imaging in the US at VCUarts, which focused on my editing skills with premiere. I did everything from colour correcting, to glitching and data-bending. I focused on a lot of my abstract editing which allowed me to become proficient in premiere. I also worked with sound manipulation and recording at this time which allowed me to learn sound design/soundscapes. My animation courses here I focused on traditional hand drawn animation, as well as stop-motion animation. From there I matriculated my degree to UWE. I studied stop-motion as my major strand which allowed me to obtain crucial cinematography skills, and allowed me to work extensively with a camera, lighting, and real life objects. I also learnt technical skills to build stop-motion puppets and animate them. * While I spent two years in England studying at UWE, my first year there was through Erasmus exchange with VCU and I transferred as an international student to matriculate my BA at UWE