Role: Motion, Design, and Concept
Date: February 2012
Software: After Effects CS5, Cinema 4D
Professor: Duff Yong
Sound Design: Darren Prentice
As part of my BFA in Motion Media Design, I was tasked with working with 3 other randomly assigned class members in an attempt to create an abstract, vivid, and cohesive motion piece that portrayed the four seasons according to how we as the individual visualized it. We were allowed to choose which season we wanted to portray in our particular piece, of which I selected Spring. Once we completed our respective pieces, we had to stitch them together into one video with transitions to flow smoothly between each piece. The entire piece also had to be loop-able.
For Spring, my concept revolved around a sense of rebirth and exploration. Early on we decided we were going to use geometric forms to represent our respective seasons, and for this the circle lent itself very well to that. With it’s lack of edges, it symbolizes infinity and everlasting life. With that in mind, using the circle to form into different shapes such as the ring, seeds, the crescent moon, etc, I was able to portray that feeling of growth and renewal. Everything that dies is used to rebirth something new in nature.
My other team members were: