Work in progress for my next project at UCLA. These are color comps and character designs for an animated music video for “Dead All Along” performed by the amazingly talented, Ceri Frost. This is a terrific song by Ceri.
Logline: Peekle the faun, a mystical animal link to nature, realizes that he and nature are dead to mankind.
The death spoken of in the song is the death of manâ€™s reverence for nature. At one time, man recognized that animals represented a mystical link to nature and the divine. Peekle is a spirit animal or totem animal who linked man with nature and the divine, and facilitated manâ€™s communion with nature and the divine. Now, man no longer sees the spirit animals and has forgotten how to commune with them. Peekle is therefore dead to men, and nature and the divine are lost to us. The words and music of nature no longer inspire men.
A cut-out soldier for my animated music video, Manifestations. The soldier is jointed so that he can be animated in After Effects in a cut-out style. His helmet, gun and items on his back are all separate objects for secondary animation.
More Dream animation stills from scene two of my short film. This is from the latest render of my loose narrative, music video/short film that I have been working on at UCLA this quarter. The music is by the amazingly talented Welsh composer Ceri Frost.
This film is a combination of TVPaint, Flash, hand drawn, hand painted, and Photoshop elements put together in After Effects. This film is almost finished and should be complete before January :)