This is a short graphics video I made for Illusion Studio a few months back. It was my first extensive After Effects project and had lots of fun. It would have been better if I could have extended on it, but it was more of a side project and other work needed to get done.
The idea for this project was meant to project the lazy evening attitudes of old English gents with big bushy mustaches after they have had an extensive day fox hunting with their beagles and fat horses. After such work, the only thing a man wants to do is settle in a fantastical place to drink tea, smoke cigars, and enjoy the women oddities around their home. The clouds represent the Indians brought back from wars as their "servants". The Mermaid represents the unimaginably strange and beautiful females to entertain them (she absolutely MUST drink tea!). The moon is night time relaxation. Balloons represent festivities while the stairs represent 'going up' in whatever ways you wish to define that as. A gentleman is floating in space to enhance his whimsically light-headed understanding of the evening. Having the vegetation in front of the moon emphasizes the realistic world you have to walk through, to the water you must cross, in order to enter a world beyond the everyday for incredible relaxation and gentlemanly pleasure.