Final Abstract Animation

With my final abstract animation I choose to have the scales and characters in front of the kaleidoscope background. I thought this made it more visually interesting and worked with the confused mystical idea of the folk tale. Although I think this animation shows in a clear way the equality of both the woman and the daughter, I’m not overly happy with it. I think maybe drawing it in 2D or adding in different animations onto the background would have made it better. The kaleidoscope background works well but more animation was needed to give it more of an abstract feel.

Storyboard for Abstract Animation

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Working on my ideas for the abstract animation, I wanted it be clear and simple and show the main conventions of the folk tale. With this in mind, I liked the idea of having a kaleidoscope to represent the confusion and magic in the old woman dressing up and fouling the daughter, then turning her into a owl. The scales would show that they are both equal to each other, and are balancing to and forth. Everyone is equal. There would be slightly high pitched music to influence the confusion, secrecy and magic within the animation. I was thinking of doing it on after effects and this would go well with doing the kaleidoscope effect and would also help with moving the scales and making the movements back and forth.