CONCEPT This visual poem takes the viewer through the mind of someone with anxiety, as they struggle to see the world beyond their own mind. A diffracted lens changes their perception, trapping them in an echo chamber of self reflecting thoughts and emotions. In order to shatter the lens and break the cycle of self consciousness, they must accept the present moment.
ROLE Creative direction, 3D Design, 2D & 3D Animation, Cel Animation, Writing
My goal was to make the world feel illustrative, while maintaining a 3D space that the character can interact with. I achieved this through use of grain, 3D lights, and a limited color palette. I wanted to use these glass elements to create procedural fracture effects that also supported the design. By refracting both light and color through the glass elements, I could add colorful accents to further unify the compositions.
3D CHARACTER ANIMATION
I utilized Mixamo's motion capture tools to bring my character to life with preset animations. This helped give naturalistic body language to much of the character animation you see in the piece.
3D ANIMATION PROCESS