self portrait character animation
My class brief was to create a character animation that properly expressed an emotion that we felt represented ourselves. I wanted something funky and fun so I used a clip of me dancing to base the characters movement. I depicted myself in an action that was consistent with my personality but also designed my character wearing jeans, a white t-shirt, some of my favorite samba shoes, accessorized with headphones and a can of seltzer. Although a pretty standard outfit, for people who know me this look is extremely appropriate. I also wanted to depict that you can find me dancing to any genre of music, anywhere any time. I created different imagery for the background switches to match the change in music.
Imma Be by the Black Eyed Peas, Shadow on the Wall by Video Age, and Shama Lama Ding Dong by Otis Day and the Knights
New Jersey, May 2020
Process is detailed below.