There are 28 active conflicts around the world at this very moment. Over the past year, CNN has collected letters written between loved ones who have been in the path of past and present hostilities. These true stories show that love can endure the worst pains of war.
I had the opportunity to design and animate Yana's letter. One out of five letters from CNN's series Love in Conflict. Yana Galang’s life was changed forever on April 14, 2014. Her 17-year-old daughter, Rifkatu, was at boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria, for her final week of exams. Boko Haram extremists stormed the school and kidnapped her from her bed. In total 276 girls, ages 16 to 18, were taken that night.
Design & Animation: Ignacio Osorio
Music & Sound Design: Roger Lima - White Noise Lab
Creative Director: Jonathan Reyes
Associate Creative Director: Ignacio Osorio
Executive Producers: Olivia Bolton and Vivek Kemp
Producers: Ed Kiernan, Jessica King, Paula Hancocks, Mohammed Tawfeeq, Arwa Damon, Stephanie Busari, and Padraic Driscoll
Branding, Design & Development: Ignacio Osorio, Cyrus Lo, Sarah-Grace Mankarious, and Marco Chacón
This video is the result of spending months in my studio, trying to sculpture shapes out of smoke. I found that vaporizers made for the perfect shaping tool. I didn't start with a finished plan. while I was compositing the images that I recorded, a choreographed storm started to appear. For me, an audiovisual composition works as soon I keep replaying the video endlessly without having a single thought. I hope everyone here as a bit of that same experience.
Live Action Credits
DOP: Aaron Scott
Camera Assist: Robin Kay
DIT: Ewan Macfarlan
Studio Ops: Joseph Glrigari
Stylist: Victoire Simonney
Hair & Groom: Cecile Hilderbrandt
Props: Ella Sando