Sara Taigher

I work as a director and motion designer. My work is deeply inspired by contrasts between nature and technology

My primary expression medium, animation in all its forms, has allowed me to range from video installations to commercials, from music videos to animated movies. I’ve always enjoyed creating something that would express my ideas, thoughts and sensations through the use of contemporary aesthetics. 

After graduating in Graphic and Media Design at London College of Communication I started directing commercials hired as a motion director by the production company Filmmaster. There I learned many things especially how to deal with strict clients and how to respect tight deadlines without getting a panic attack.

I’m also deeply in love with music videos. I’ve directed and animated music videos like Solar life raft for Dj Rupture and Matt Shadetek, Valse de meduse for Le Cardamomò and Farah – the only ones for the music label Italians do it better.

In 2012 I fund my own production company and animation studio So What with Ippolito Simion and Lorenzo Giordano where I currently work as a motion director and motiongrapher.

In 2018 I complete my first animated short film Black and I start to teach Art Direction for Motion Graphics at IED – European Institute of Design in Rome.

In 2019 I start my animation directing project Robotina with Yassmin Yaghmai.

 

AWARDS

2019

2nd Prize Athens Animfest with Black

2018

Best 2D Drama: Mystery / Contrasting Visions PSIAF Palm Springs International Animation Festival with Black

Best Narrative Open World Animation with Black

Awards of Excellence Canada Shorts with Black

Best Animation Sandalia Sustainability Film Festival with Black

Audience Award Orvieto Cinema Fest with Black

2014 

Imperia Film Festival – Best music video with Valse de meduse

Tolfa Film festival – Best music video with Valse de meduse

Berlin Music Video Award, Germany – Art Director category 3rd prize with Valse de meduse

2005

Dams Film festival – Best experimental and video art video with Humanity Lost

 

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