Welcome to the twisted world of Alice Dukinfield. A talented storyteller, and more to be revealed. After studying a BA (Hons) Animation degree, Alice has developed her skills tremendously. Through professional software’s as well as her organisation. All while studying at The Bristol School of Animation. Her stories are fun, they make you tingle inside. Entertainment and humour, something she’ll always provide. Now Alice has graduated with a future ambition, to produce her stories through 2D Tradition. In this speciality the employment is low, please don’t ask why, I really don’t know. But never to stress, Alice couldn’t care less. She’ll peruse her goals with her hand drawn animations, producing spectacular fascinating creations.
Toby Van Klan is the short animation, in which Alice produced for her final graduation. A poetic tale following the life of a man, who goes by the name of Toby Van Klan. A troubled young man as you can see, with the mental condition of OCD. A twisted comedy, that uncovers Toby’s daily routine, keeping things tidy, spotless and clean.
Running Time: 2:50 minutes
Process: 2D Traditional
Toby Van Klan Poem
Let me tell you a story about a troubled young man, Who goes by the name of Toby Van Klan. Now ,Toby had problems you see, Problems that make him quite different from you and me. As he continuously cleaned Keeping everything in order
Cleaning and cleaning, And order and order.
Cleaning and cleaning And order and order. Yes.. you’ve guessed it. He had obsessive compulsive disorder. It all started when Toby was a young child, At the time the illness was only quite mild, But as the years progressed.. Toby became even more obsessed. Scrubbing the tiles and every corner, Lining the mugs in symmetrical order, Not to mention he has an OCD hoarder. The only place he can really truly call his comfort zone, Is lying in his bedroom all alone.
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4 Character Turn Around
Where he’ll stay awake all nightlong With the intrusive thought that something terrible will go wrong. Such as, his semi skimmed milk wasn’t screwed on very tight, And the portrait in the corridor was tilted far to the right.
“What if I tightened the semi skimmed milk bottle far too tight? Encouraging the spread of bacteria inside”‐ No Toby. That just isn’t
So he tightened the milk bottle tight tight tight, And the portrait in the corridor that was leaning far to the right? Well he just moved it to a more confortable position. Now he can rest and sleep and- oh what now? You’ve run out of bleach? Get it in the morning shops aren’t open now. So first thing in the morning, at 7 24 He downed his black coffee with a straw, And headed straight out of his front door. As Toby walked down street avoiding the cracks, His mind would wonder going completely off tracks. “What if I tightened the semi skimmed milk bottle far too tight? Encouraging the spread of bacteria inside”- No Toby. That just isn’t right. -“Which then produces a lot of gas, building up a large amount of pressure inside, causing the milk bottle to explode in my fridge, forcing the fridge to fall face down on the floor”- Stop it Toby! You’re going insane. You’re almost home now. Don’t be a pain. “And then the milk is leaking out of the fridge and onto all the electrical wires, causing sparks and flames, following up the walls and onto the ceiling, and the portrait in the corridor”- Enough now. You’re becoming a bore.
So Toby continued, walking down the cobbled street, Walking down with his big long feet and… oh dear.
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