Call for Animators: Austronesian Migration Animation - Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific
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Call for Animators: Austronesian Migration Animation

Call for Animators: Austronesian Migration Animation

The Centre of Austronesian Studies (COAST), University of Central Lancashire

DEADLINE: 31st May 2021

Are you creative, collaborative, and a strong communicator? Do you have experience animating? The Centre of Austronesian Studies (COAST) under the Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific (ISAP) at the University of Central Lancashire, UK is looking for expressions of interest from Animators to work with us on a short animation.
Our Project.

Our Project

In the pre-Columbian world, Austronesian speakers were the most widely dispersed ethnolinguistic population. The languages spread south from Taiwan, through the Philippines, into Indonesia and Malaysia, across all the Pacific islands, and as far west as Madagascar. This was not a single event of mass migration, but rather a process of movement with different push/pull factors.

The Centre of Austronesian Studies (COAST) is embarking on a project that seeks to understand the role that the environment and climate played on the decision for migration. Local knowledge had referred to this as a swallowing-of-the-land-by-the-sea and the subsequent displacement of peoples as fenua imi. The history of the Pacific is a history of migration. The return of fenua imi in the modern period has come with additional barriers to movement.

Colonialism created a complex legacy of political and legal associations among Austronesian speaking nations. This has meant that new territorial boundaries restrict the free movement of people between islands.

This project is looking for an animator that can produce a 3-5-minute short animation of the migration. The following film can serve as a point of reference.

To Apply

To apply, please send a portfolio or 3-5 examples of your work with your expression of interest to ISAPUCLan@uclan.ac.uk with ‘Animation Application – [Your Full Name]’ in the subject line by 31st May 2021.

Your expression of interest (max 200 words) should ideally outline your suitability to working with us on this project.

The Centre of Austronesian Studies will provide support and work closely with the Animator to provide an accurate depiction of Austronesian migration. The Animator will preferably be expected to produce the completed animation within 3 months of begin date.

COAST is open to negotiation on cost fees.

For Further information, please contact Ms Rowann Fitzpatrick, at ISAPUCLan@uclan.ac.uk.