Each individual I emailed the most is represented as a silhouette and that silhouette is color-coded based on my original categorization system. As they walk closer to camera, my frequency of email conversations with them increased, and as they walk away frequency decreases.
In the background you can see the gray shadows of people who I have emailed with but I whom never really connected with in any personal or professional way. I felt it was important to show people AS people instead of lines or numbers or even drawings. I also wanted the animation to demonstrate increasing and decreasing intimacy; the way people move into our lives, come ever closer, and then leave.