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Helo Irik

  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Animation
  • ma
  • Not Funny
  • Tutor(s): Priit & Olga Pärn
  • Paint on glass, 2D digital animation
  • 4′
  • Home Office
  • Tutor(s): Priit & Olga Pärn
  • 2D digital animation
  • 7’35”
  • Fear and Loathing in EKA A Personal Journey to a Master’s Degree in Animation
  • Tutor(s): Priit & Olga Pärn
  • Written thesis


The thesis presents a recollection of my years at the Estonian Academy of Arts (henceforth EKA). It covers both personal milestones as well as professional development through the four years I spent in EKA. The main text is written as a sort of chronicle focusing mostly on producing animation films and the issues that arise with this task. The aim of this paper is to share my journey to become an animation filmmaker. I present a chronological outline of my studies alongside key events of my personal and emotional life, which greatly affected my work and productivity. In addition to that, I describe the work process and techniques used in my two films Not Funny and Home Office.