This is my first animation created during my graduate animation studio. The prompt was to create a 2 minute narrative animation relating to the theme "Hypernatural." The story I created is about a living house and how it protects its family during a storm.
As my first animation, this project was about learning basic animation techniques using After Effects. I combined elements I painted and scanned with film I rotoscoped in Photoshop. I also edited my own soundtrack using bits from freesound.org and clips from songs created by Tortue Super Sonic (available in the Vimeo Music Store).
Many thanks to my sweet pup, Avery, for her patience and cooperation, my husband, my classmates, Professor Marc Russo, and the College of Design at NC State University.