November 30, 2009

Day of the Dead Storyreel

This is a storyreel (animated storyboard) I made at school in 2008. It starts off with an older woman decorating a gravestone with ornaments & food. When she leaves, the relatives unearth themselves to see what gifts were left behind.

When I actually make this animation it'll look really different, and have completely different shots, camera angles, etc. This was mostly an exercise in simple blocking. I might even make it stop-motion animation with hand-made poseable puppets.

The song is by one of my mom's relatives in Mexico, and the lyrics don't really have anything to do with day of the dead, but I liked the mood and flow of it for this piece.

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