Motion & 
Graphic 

Blend In 

Motion Graphic: An abstract narrative.

ELEMENTS

Watercolor | Collage Collection

TOOLS

Ps | Ai | Ae | Pr 

CREDIT

Tianyi(Me): Storyboard & watercolor, motion guide & retouch, visual & photoshop retouch, scenes: "class & rules", "in mind", "blend in", sound, scenes combination.

 

Shuju Lin(super efficient): Digital dots storyboard, photoshop, camera movement, troubleshooting, scenes: "incubation", "birth", "sky, girl & whale", transition finalization. 

 

Sachiko Nakajinma (Her first time using Ae!! Amazing works): Photoshop, music (piano), scenes: "rain", "ocean", ballon & wave movement simulation.
 

Special Thanks to Gabriel Barcia-Colombo

 

MUSIC

音雨香 (Sound, Rain, Scent)

Composed by Hiroshi Suzuki, played by Trio MATHEMATA (Sachiko Nakajima piano / Hiroshi Suzuki saxophone / Hitomi Aikawa percussion) 
(from the album "Music from Myoshi Temple, Taizo-In" by Trio MATHEMATA)

 

RYUUHYOU 流氷 by YURiKA
"Land of the Lustrous (Anime)" Original Soundtrack

SCENES
INSPIRATION

For some reason, I’m always crazy about the ocean, sky, whale, and moonlight. In this 3 weeks animation project, I tried to come up with a solution – to combine those elements (using watercolor) and graphical visual experience. Therefore, I came up with a concept of Inner & Outer representation of mind and behavior. 

 

People always say that we can never understand other person’s thought, the original idea was to demonstrate the contrast between the ongoing thoughts as well as the outer expression.  During the process of the storyboard, I decided to raise this concept into another level, which relates to my experience of growing up in the education system heavily rely on the standardized tests.

 

There’s a theory says that humans are born from chaos, there are no rules, each individual is totally different, but as we grow older, we enter schools – a smaller dimension of society. At school, we are trained to obey rules, blend in with the group and slowly divide our mind into the outer and inner expressions.   

 

Believe or not, this super abstract, non-sense storyboard totally followed this concept. 

My illustration made in 2017 using C4D has become the major inspiration for this project.

MODEBOARD
DIGITAL
STORYBOARD
STORYBOARD
PROCESS​
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