Lee Arkapaw Australia

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Lee Arkapow is an Australian animator based in Melbourne. Together with her creative partner, Tessa Chong, she tells stories through short animations and remembers the exact moment she realized that’s what she wanted to do forever: “It was a Saturday morning in 1995 when I first saw “JUST” by Radiohead, and ever since I’ve been hooked on the power of the moving image.” It was the music video for Super Magic Hats song “Sleepless” which we featured on WePresent. The animation by Lee and Tessa is not unlike a dream sequence – nothing is impossible, and together they made a magical animation that fits the description written beneath it: “You start falling, then you’re slowly running, you start dreaming of lunch, dancing, and shape-shifting into a guy with a million eyes.” We wanted to know how they made it.