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Mini Reel 2023

Mini Reel 2023
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I have always been enchanted by the traditional style of animating, where each frame is a drawing that, in sequence, gives the illusion of life. I was absolutely obsessed with Disney films and later Cartoon Network when I was a child.

It's why I went on to study animation in the first place.

I then found a home in the motion design industry. Although I wasn't animating frame-by-frame for many years as a job, I was at least still bringing inanimate objects to life, and found great joy in learning the different techniques of doing so. 

Now, after 10 years of animating, primarily in After Effects, I've decided to go back to my first love, traditional frame-by-frame animation. Over the last 2 years I have focused on incorporating frame-by-frame into my personal and client projects.

 This is a reel of my favourite projects to date which includes, traditional frame-by-frame animation and character & shape animation in After Effects.

For a breakdown on what I did on each of these projects, please see the version with captions on Vimeo.

Below is a breakdown of some extra bits of animation that I did for the completion of the reel.

Logo Reveal


I wanted to practice my traditional animation skills as much as possible, so I decided to do a hand-drawn logo reveal.

Although I did the"2d Animation" & "Illustration" text with shape layers in After Effects, I tried to adopt a hand-drawn feel by animating these using hold frames on every second frame. This does a lot to match the look and feel of the hand-drawn logo.

Otter Roll - Breakdown


knew I wanted to have my email address at the end, but it felt a little bland on it's own. I created this otter character rolling onto screen as another piece of frame-by-frame practice, as well as a visual teaser at the end.

Thank you for watching!

Clients: MIGHTY, Blue Ribbon Classics, Qurio, Friends of Bash, Animade, Gyaldem Massive
Agencies: fullhd, We Are Batch

Art & Animation Direction: Gabriella Jardine

Illustration: Jaco Haasbroek, Miguel Angel Camprubi, We Are Batch

2D Animation: Gabriella Jardine, Lené van Heerden

3D Animation: Gabriella Jardine, Lawrence Jaeger

A fun illustration inspired by the initiative "Girls Can Skate South Africa" and my friend Kate's killer style.

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