A brief transition of the trees being coloured in, a sort of time-lapse to show my process whilst drawing. Easily put the images together in after effects.

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Inspiration

So, everything started when i drew this 2-sided A3 drawing in my sketchbook. I thought of having it move and bringing it to life with animation, but just to introduce the land and characters i had created for an illustrated book.

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It got me thinking…why don’t i start with a really simple camera pan across the land and stop where the wizard is maybe also add an animal to follow the panning camera movement.Image

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Critical Analysis throughout the project

After having seen the final edit a million times, i decided to give my opinion on the final product. Due to the piece being an informative piece i thought it conveyed the most important pieces of text really well. What i wasn’t to pleased about was the simplicity of the piece, unfortunately i couldn’t use my usual style of drawing and colours in the animation because of the actual message I was trying to send out. When info-graphics are made, they require a lot of time of pre-production to get the right amount of information absorbed by the audience, making the visuals stand out a little less than the outcome of the purpose, which in this case is raising awareness on female genital mutilation. Talking to Dan i realized that i had accomplished, in a short amount of time what I had planned to do. Therefore in terms of organization and timing I successfully got everything done to also meet the needs of Janos who helped me out with the sound design part.

Throughout the project i did have a few glitches which helped me learn and attribute a few skills and short-cuts that i learned by myself and with Dan’s help in the individual tutorials. I gained a lot of knowledge on how to make a basic info-graphic by incorporating some visuals with important text. I enjoyed this project a lot also because i know that in the future i will make good use the skills to make other info-graphics on more topics i am passionate about. In the future, i am sure i want to work for companies that offer humanitarian aid and use my creative input to help.

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