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"Recluse" Animation | Acylic, Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Media100

This project was a test of narrative through motion. Qualities such as pacing, composition, and sound proved to be challenging, especially while learning AfterEffects and Media100. The story concerns a recluse who lives in the desert. He creates a fictional and obsessive relationship with a girl (who looks suspiciously similar to a Gilmore Girls actress), then receives a breakup letter from her. The rest of the animation is his response to this unexpected situation. To create the piece, I hand painted each setting and enhanced them in Photoshop. The characters were painted in multiple parts so that the parts could be animated independently. Total running time is 4:54 including credits.

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