Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Niamh Asple 

BA [Hons] Animation

Hi, I'm Niamh, a Wexford/Dublin based artist and animator, with a particular interest in 2D animation and illustration. I'm passionate about observational animation and the descriptive ability of animation to capture small subtle moments on screen. This showcase features my animated work for our graduate film 'Every Other Weekend,' which was completed during my study at the National Film School. Written and directed by James Naughton, I took the role as lead animator for the film which explores experiences of children of divorce through a series of moments and vignettes.

Every Other Weekend

"The film aims to explore experiences of children of divorce through a recollection of moments, memories and vignette. Based on camping trips with my dad and sister, the film explores the newly routine excursion from a children's perspective. Animated in TVPaint." written and directed by James Naughton.

Subjectivity in Film as a Result of a First-person, Homodiegetic Narrator and How it Affects the Audience’s Perception Object Reality in Film.

The aim of this essay is to explore the relationship between first-person, homodiegetic narrators’
inherent subjectivity and the audience’s perception of object reality in film. The concepts of human
perception and limitation, and external, authorial interference are central to my study into
subjective cinema and storytelling. This paper investigates the factors involved with these concepts
which determine the multitude of ways subjectivity can be purposefully or unwittingly introduced
into film and text. Three films will be examined, all of which contain first-person, homodiegetic
narrators but each will be examined under different conditions to reveal their subjectivity.