Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Patrick O’Callaghan 

BA [Hons] Animation

24 year old skilled in animation production and illustration. Interested the power of storytelling, how narratives shape the world around us, and how we can use stories to build a better future. Loves observing people and places, looking for inspiration and elevating the ordinary to the level of extraordinary.

The Forty Foot Animated Documentary.

The Forty Foot. Teaming with life, bustling with activity, and steeped in history, this seabathing place is overflowing with stories and characters. This film explores the location's history and attempts, through animation, to capture the sensations and emotions associated with this wondrous place.

How Animated Documentaries can explore how we interpret information, and aid us in our search for truth.

This paper explores how How Animated Documentaries can interrogate the way we interpret information, and aid us in our search for truth in an ever changing, chaotic world. In the modern Information Age, where access to information on the internet is quicker and easier than ever, animated documentary formats can be used to confirm pre-existing biases, simplifying larger social problems, and perpetuating a lack of understanding in different social groups. This paper explores examples of how animated documentaries can use many of their attributes to examine and identify the internal and external structures that dictate how we process information.This paper looks at the production of two films, Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? (2013) and Waltz with Bashir (2008), to show how the construction of animation in their documentary process, can raise profound questions about how we perceive the world around us and how can we explore and communicate these questions to each other.