An animated video done for the band Jonah Blacksmith, on their song "Entangled Strings".
This animation was done within 5 days, at a workshop held by Anim'est festival, with two trainers from Tumblehead Studio (Denmark): Peter Smith and Magnus Møller. Peter and Magnus are friends with the guys from Jonah and they gave us permission to use their song.
I worked on concept art, character design, backgrounds and character animation, along with 5 other students.
We listened to the song first, while writing down words the crossed our minds on sticky notes. Then we put all the notes on a wall and made a story out of them. We noticed that the words "cowboy" and "underwater" were next to each other so we thought, "hey, our character should be an underwater cowboy!"
The story is pretty simple: a dying cowboy is lying in the desert, when a huge bird comes from the sky and flies through him. When he wakes up, he's wearing a bird-skull mask and is underwater. He begins his journey, and after a while he reaches a mountain made of bird skulls. He climbs it and when he gets to the top, he takes his mask off and his soul departs, leaving the skull behind- another addition to the mountain.
if you're interested you can watch my animation show reel for 2012 here: [link]
I've learned so much this past year, animation-wise and not only!
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