I used the project to explore storytelling specially to teach an audience a complex subject. Our assignment was to take something abstract and make it concrete. I was also excited by the chance to learn AfterEffects! And make a cut-paper style project! Two kakpos, one stone.
I started making this video with the intention of talking about why the animals in New Zealand are so unique. But while I was drafting the story, I noticed that I was really interested in the kakapo. Like, really in love with them in fact. The more I learned the more I wanted to share their unique story. While they are wonderful for a myriad of reasons, I decided to focus on their very complicated mating ritual.
Story + Animation: Jacklynn Pham (jacklynn.com)
Narration: James Wagner
2013 | Carnegie Mellon University | School of Design