A story my mom loves to tell about how she rescued my very first drawing. Nowadays, I think she’s glad I’ve moved on from Crayola murals to digital motion. :]
Created for the Storytellling module at Hyper Island.
"The most cathartic thing about making it was the growth of kid-me shown non-verbally by where she stands in the first shot to the last.
Second best thing about the process was that… I wasn’t stressed!
I felt this compulsion to act stressed, almost to “lower myself” but realized - isn’t it better to set the example that you can make passion projects and NOT burn out?*
(*if it's not possible in school… then will it ever be possible :'D)
It didn’t feel like I was forcing it … I took breaks when I felt like my body needed them.
I worked at other schools (waayyy prettier) campuses to mix things up … when I felt like it. When I felt like I was over-ambitious I cut shots and ideas until it felt manageable/fun again.
It makes me think of that one session long long ago when I had a great day, and you asked me why. And I said something about being able to ask myself in the moment “do I want to go to J’s place and watch this?” instead of planning out a strict schedule.
I’m glad I had enough space to practice that when making this project.
Music: Flower Playing by Anan Ryoko
Direction, Animation: Rae Xiang
Face Rig: Patata School
thanks mom :)