This piece was created for the theme-orientated, short animation festival, SmileFaucet. The theme for this edition was Air. I had just returned from a trip to Baja California Sur, Mexico and had a bunch of footage I shot while down there. I wanted to use this particular footage that was shot on the east coast of the peninsula, you can subtly make out the Sea of Cortés in the distance.
Originally shot black&white, I stabilized and looped a segment of the footage. Then created a hand animated bird loop cycle. Through discussions and without even seeing the animation or the footage, CruJonez made a masterful track that melded perfectly with the visuals.